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Getting Intimate with Your Health
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Natural Solutions for Intimate Problems
Intimacy helps to forge a loving bond between a man and a woman, while the lack of intimacy can cause increased tension and friction in a relationship.
When one party loses interest completely or has health problems that make intimacy undesirable, it's time to seek some help.
Loss of desire is often due to0 unresolved conflicts in a relationship, it can also be an early warning sign of other health problems such as low thyroid, hormonal imbalances, depression or excess stress. These problems should be identified and corrected.
Good Nutrition Can Improve Your Love Life
Healthy sexual desire and function starts with a healthy glandular system and it's not just the reproductive glands. The endocrine system is highly interconnected, the thyroid, adrenals, pancreas and pituitary glands all play a role in reproductive health. The general poor nutrition of most modern Americans, coupled with exposure to xenoestrogens and other environmental toxins are taking a toll on the endocrine system, which is affecting on our reproductive health and our ability to be attractive our partner.
General physical and emotional health increases our attractiveness to the opposite sex. This is because attraction is primarily based on instinctive programming in our lower brain. Researchers have found that certain clues that trigger attraction are linked to signs of good health in a prospective partner.
Skin problems, such as acne, aren't just cosmetic problems are usually signs of deeper health issues, such as a toxic condition of the liver and colon, overburdened kidneys and hormonal imbalances. Taking care of your skin is an inside job that starts with good nutrition and detoxification.
Another piece of information research has uncovered about attraction has to do with waist-to-hip ratios. Both sexes find a slimmer waistline more naturally attractive. Excess weight around the abdomen is a sign of internal health problems such as blood sugar imbalances, stressed adrenals, low thyroid and so forth.
You should start by getting refined carbohydrates like sugar and white flour out of your diet. You should eliminate bad fats like margarine, shortening, processed vegetable oils and deep fried foods.
You should increase consumption of fresh fruits and vegetables and select high-quality proteins and fats. Proteins should be organic and from grass-fed animals or deep ocean fish. Good fats, such as wild salmon, sardines, avocados, olive oil and Super Omega-3 EPA are important.
Feeding our body right will not only help us look and feel our best, it will also give us more energy. This is important, since fatigue is a major reason for low sex drive.
Supporting Glandular Health
Sex drive is a complicated thing, it is largely the result of our hormones, so keeping our glandular system balanced is important. Xenoestrogens are disrupting the hormonal balance of both men and women and should be avoided but they aren't the only hormonal imbalance that results in reduced sex drive and health.
Low thyroid is a major cause of loss of desire in women. The thyroid plays a critical role in reproductive health that naturopathic doctors refer to it as the "third ovary." Low thyroid can reduced sexual desire, cause weight gain, dry and lack-luster skin, hair thinning, fatigue and depression. It's easy to see why thyroid health is important to feeling attractive and having energy for intimacy.
Thyroid Support is a thyroid glandular with herbs and nutrients that support thyroid health. Just one to two capsules a day can be very helpful in rebuilding a low thyroid.
The Alien Estrogens that Destroy our Love life
Xenoestrogens are environmental chemicals that mimic estrogen in the human body. Xeno means foreign, so these unnatural estrogens are aliens to the natural order of the body. They disrupt the endocrine system contributing to uterine fibroids, endometriosis, breast cancer and uterine cancer in women. In men, they contribute to reduced testosterone levels, lowered sex drive, weight gain, loss of muscle tone, the development of “man boobs” or breast in men, erectile dysfunction, prostate enlargement and cancer, lowered sperm count and infertility, undesended testicles and even deformations of the male sex organs.
Start by avoiding the common sources of these chemicals, which include: pesticides and herbicides; hormones fed to commercial chickens and dairy cows; laundry detergents and cleaning products and soft plastic containers. Choosing organic foods, especially dairy products and eggs. Soft plastics are as major source, so avoid foods or water from soft plastic containers. Do not microwave food in plastic containers or put hot food into plastic containers. Don’t allow your children to chew on soft plastic toys.
Detoxify from exposure to xenoestrogens by supporting enzyme system in the liver that break these chemicals down. Cruciferous vegetables, such as cabbage and broccoli contain sulphur compounds such as Indole-3-Carbinol which accelerate estrogen break down in the liver. Indole-3-Carbinol can also be taken as a supplement.
In women, increasing progesterone with Pro-G-Yam Cream will block receptor sites from taking up excess estrogens. One can block these receptor sites using phytoestrogens. Breast Assured is a phytoestrogen formula that helps block these alien estrogens. Eating whole grains, beans and dark, leafy- green vegetables counteracts xenoestrogens and protecting you against this alien menace.
Male testosterone levels have been falling in recent decades. This could be due to the combination of xenoestrogens, poor diet and lack of exercise. Testosterone is important for a man's reproductive health and absolutely vital to his general health. Testosterone reduces fat, builds muscle and improves a man's mood and confidence.
While testosterone is the hormone that makes a man, a man, women need it, only in lesser amounts. A certain amount of testosterone combined with estrogen is essential for a woman's sex drive. Progesterone, on the other hand, tends to lower sex drive in women.
A great supplement for enhancing testosterone levels is DHEA-M. DHEA is the basic building block for all reproductive hormones, including testosterone, estrogen and progesterone. DHEA-M combines DHEA with herbs that have been used historically to enhance male sex drive and testosterone levels. Other remedies that may help enhance testosterone levels in men (and women) include Korean ginseng and Men's Formula.
Erectile dysfunction is when a man has a problem achieving or maintaining an erection. It’s becoming an increasingly common problem. Estimates suggest that 30-50% of men have this problem to one degree or another.
Erectile dysfunction can be due to a number of causes. Poor circulation can be a major factor since it is blood flow to the penis that causes an erection. Low levels of testosterone, blood sugar problems and anxiety about performance are other common causes.
The popular drug “Viagra” works by increasing nitric oxide release in the penis, which dilates the blood vessels and increases blood flow. “Cialis” and “Levitra” work in a similar fashion. These drugs are not without side effects. Common side effects to Viagra includes flushing of the face, headache and nasal connection. Rare side effects include low blood pressure, sudden hearing loss, heart attacks and arrhythmia. In some causes Viagra has even been a cause of death.
L-arginine provides a more natural alternative to the drugs used for erectile dysfunction. L-arginine is an amino acid that directly effects nitric oxide levels. It is found in Solstic Cardio which can lower blood pressure and improve blood flow to the penis, helping erectile dysfunction.
Other supplements that may be helpful for erectile dysfunction include: DHEA-M to increase the testosterone levels; Mega Chel to improve general circulation; KB-C for urinary and reproductive chi (energy) and Korean Ginseng which has been long prized in the Orient for increasing male “potency”.
Erectile dysfunction can be a side effect of prescription drugs which may interfere with male reproductive function include anti-inflammatories, antibiotics, antifungals, statins (cholesterol-lowering medications), antidepressants, calcium channel blockers, sleeping pills and high blood pressure medications.
X-Action Reloaded works like Viagra, without side effect. For men and women it helps to be more loving and care as well.
DHEA is produced in the adrenal glands, along with numerous other hormones that affect metabolism, stress levels and fluid retention. The adrenal glands even produce sex hormones. DHEA-W for women with herbs for women and DHEA-M for Men with herbs for men.
High stress levels deplete the adrenal glands, which can result in severe fatigue, excessive emotional sensitivity, poor sleep and a loss of interest in sex. It's only natural that our sex drive would diminish when we're in stressful times, as this isn't the best time to be bringing children into the world.
Adrenal Support is a glandular formula that helps rebuild depleted adrenal glands. It contains adrenal substance, herbs and nutrients that support these glands, which can help increase energy levels and interest in intimacy. It works well with Thyroid Support when you're just too tired to be interested in sex.
Nervous Fatigue Formula is helpful for when you feel “burned out.” It reduces mental confusion, improves sleep and mood and helps rebuild normal sex drive. This is a good formula to use when the pressures of life are interfering with your ability to be intimate with your partner.
Other Barriers to Intimacy
For some women vaginal dryness may interfere with the pleasure of intimacy. This may be due to low hormone levels, but using Silver Shield Gel as a lubricant can help. Use of Pro-G-Yam Cream and Vitamin E daily will help vaginal dryness.
Silver Shield Gel is good to apply when there are problems with vaginal yeast infections that make intercourse painful or unpleasant. Couples often transfer infections back and forth, so both can apply Silver Shield Gel topically to prevent this from happening.
Uterine fibroids or endometriosis can make intimacy painful for women. If intercourse is painful, seek medical help to determine the cause before determining an approach to treatment. Menstrual Reg, Pro-G-Yam Cream and V-X are possible remedies for uterine fibroids and Paw Paw Cell Reg and IF-C may be helpful for endometriosis.
Barriers to intimacy can be overcome with patience, love, good communication and appropriate natural remedies.