American Heart Month and Valentine's Day are both during February, so there are abundant messages about heart health and romance this time of year.
For the estimated 30 million men in the U.S. with erectile dysfunction (ED), both their romantic lives and their heart health can suffer. In fact, research shows that ED can be an early warning sign of heart disease. (I've emphasized the link between erectile dysfunction and cardiovascular health on mindbodygreen before.)
Around 300 years ago, Ben Franklin wrote that an ounce of prevention is worth a pound of cure. Similarly, I often tell my male patients “to be hard, eat no lard!"