Libido. Have you lost yours? FIND IT!

Libido. It is the primary human drive that drives the population. At its roots, one of the human body’s most primitive functions. People spend a lot of time, and a good deal of money in their adult lives either trying to improve or maintain it. And, not just for pro-creative purposes.

 At the beginning of our evolutionary journey, our desire had its central role in procreation. No copulation meant no population if you get my drift. Today we look at libido much differently. Men view it differently than women. And, men will do more to keep it with their time, energy, and money.

Not all of us keep our sex drive with advancing age due to multifactorial reasons. Stress (mental or physical), hormones, and adrenal function are at the top of the reason list.  Our lives are stressful. Often overlooked are cardiovascular UN-fitness, medications, and medical conditions. Some people are even ok with the loss of libido. Contented may be a better choice of words. Ther are others who measure their quality of life by it.

The thought of losing libido to a male, means that he might as well surrender and let the beast eat him. Hardwired into all males is this thought process: Loss of desire means” I may be less of a male specimen.” It’s primitive psychology of the male brain. I AM THAT I AM. Without me, the population does not increase.

http://psychology.about.com/od/theoriesofpersonality/a/personalityelem.htm

Mental or physical or chemical?

We can tie many things back to our lack of sexual desire and inability to perform. Physical and psychological. Yes, stress and busy lifestyles are huge contributors. Additionally, I write a lot about environmental xenoestrogens and their role in hormone disruption, but sadly, my information gets read by mostly women. At least, according to the analytics.

Interestingly, men are not only affected by this exposure, but they are appearing to be MORE affected than their female counterparts.

http://balancedconcepts.net/tips_avoid_xenoestrogens.pdf

Too few men have even ever heard the term “xenoestrogens,” let alone understand the consequences of repeated daily exposure. Yet many women aren’t conscious of the dangers of plastics or chemicals in body care products.  I want to show the guys a little love and shed some light on something that could affect not only you but your male children. The link provided here should be watched by any man considering carrying on the family name.

Chemical Castration.  The first ten minutes of this documentary tells the whole story.   https://vimeo.com/15346778 “DISAPPEARING MALE.”


What Effects Libido MOST?

In this documentary, you will see how not only belly fat but mood and libido are affected by environmental chemical exposure. You will see how a man’s ability to procreate becomes threatened close to the point of extinction of the human species. NO KIDDING.  However, this subject is truly no joke. The threat is all too real. 

Just a warning: If you don’t watch the video, then take this one tip. DON’T eat non-organic strawberries. This heavy saturation of a chemical called Atrazine is shown to cause sterility in males.

It’s a chemical feminizing male frog. Did I get your attention?

Environmental chemicals may very well be the main reason why males are losing their sex drives at earlier ages. It’s not the only reason, but a significant cause. Additionally, as men near middle age, the most significant contributor is poor cardiovascular health and medications.  After all, circulation is what carries our blood supply to everywhere, and the male sex organ is at the farthest end of the road—low man on the totem pole in order of blood flow importance. 

Medications could also be a culprit. Recreational and prescribed drugs are both desire killers. Older men are more inclined to lose libido simply because They take more medicinesThe medications that affect libido are too numerous to name in total but include Prozac and mood-altering drugs. Some blood pressure medications. Also, PPI’s taken to reduce heartburn.  Zantac, Prilosec, or similar. Especially, cholesterol medications and statins.

Additionally, for women, birth control pills themselves are notorious robbers of your libido. So, what CAN we do to help?


 Aphrodisiacs

A term used to name substances that help stimulate arousal, blood flow, or both. The word “aphrodisiac” comes from the name of the Greek goddess Aphrodite, the goddess of love and sexual desire. Herbals, pharmaceuticals, foods, drinks, aromatherapy, and medications are some ways in which people try using to make their intimate life not only more pleasurable but more predictable.

It’s too bad that most of the studies done on synthetic formulations are primarily tested on rats.

Essential oils have a subtle effect on libido due to their enhancement of mind and mood as they exert their positive impact on our physiology. They probably won’t help a man get an erection. But they might stimulate some foreplay ; 0

Read Latest Breaking News from Newsmax.com http://www.newsmax.com/FastFeatures/aphrodisiacs-viagra-herbal-drugs/2010/11/22/id/377857/#ixzz3tdFnvSAq

Dr. Mark Hyman and many other prominent docs today agree: Most body systems do best with a diet that is high in healthy fats. Fats and cholesterol provide the raw materials to make our hormones.  On a statin?  Kiss you, libido goodbye.  It won’t be long before this drug leaves you… FLAT. 

Fats and cholesterol are not even issues, as we have been told. They are a solution. 
https://youtu.be/AwkBB2Z6914  INFLAMMATION, NOT CHOLESTEROL linked to heart disease. When our circulatory system is impaired by plaque growth or inability to pump blood efficiently, the vessels furthest from the heart suffer the most. Typically, the extremities are the first to feel the effects of poor circulation.

Guess where the second place is?  Dr. Steven Masley claims that arterial plaque is” reversible” and he uses the most state of the art testing to check what is called  “carotid IMT ” testing.

The Ultimate “TEST”

It appears that the “thickness” of the intima (or tunnel inside the artery)  is very telling of atherosclerotic plaquing and build-up.  Dr. Masley, a 3-time fellow, claims that ” the carotid IMT test is far superior to ultrasound” insomuch as ultrasound testing can only see calcified plaques.  Calcifications indicate those plaques which have been growing over time.

These calcifications are less likely to break off and cause damage.  The newly formed lesions are softer and have more of a chance of breaking free under pressure, dislodging, and creating a blockage. They have not yet had a chance to calcify. Dr. Masley claims  that “Carotid IMT will detect these softer and newer plaques, which are the culprits in most strokes.”

Too Much Of A Good Thing?

We now know that high-intensity exercise, like running, causes arterial injury. Plaques form in the lining of our arteries as a result of “inflammatory injury.” Similar to how a scab would build on a wound, these cholesterol “scabs” attempt to patch and heal the arteries.
It is these that break off and dislodge in smaller vessels of the brain and heart. Blood flow through the more modest vessels decreases as the vessel narrows.

 

Supplements that may help.

You will hear about supplements ranging like maca, Tribulus, or ginseng, which provide energy and have shown some small success in boosting libido. Women are less likely to benefit from supplementation alone. Intellectual stimulation works wonders for most women. 

 Desire increases the more “stimulating” the conversation. I don’t discourage testing out a few supplements after checking with your physician. What you might be surprised to find most beneficial are the simple things.

Eating clean is a good start. Living GREEN and decreasing chemicals in your environment rank high. Curbing alcohol can’t hurt. Exercising smarter, not harder, is a proven scientific strategy.

 Keep alcohol consumption to a safe amount. Exercise smarter, not harder. Learn how to stimulate and activate the sacral chakra which governs the reproductive organs.

Find healthy ways to reduce stress. HUG more. Don’t keep your cell phone in your pocket and reduce EMF exposure whenever possible. All of these can go a long way toward keeping your arousal high. And for goodness sake, eat organic strawberries. Our survival as a species may depend on it.