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  • midlifelove 12:19 am on February 17, 2010 Permalink | Reply
    Tags: , boosts Vit D., cod liver oil, mackerel, salmon, sardines, , sunbathing, sunscreens, sunshine, , tuna, Vit D, Vitamin D   

    Sunshine boosts sex drive 

    The idea of taking a break in the Caribbean sun to rejuvenate your sex life isn’t just an escapist fantasy, according to new research.

    An hour of sunbathing can boost a man’s testosterone levels – and his sex drive – by 69 per cent, European researchers reported in the Daily Telegraph have found.

    Sunshine is vital to boosting Vitamin D levels, and the new study shows Vitamin D is essential for good testosterone levels.

    Stimulated by UV radiation, 90 per cent of Vitamin D in the body is produced by the skin, although it can be found in cold water fish like tuna and salmon, and in cod liver oil.

    And while sunscreens with a sun protection factor of 8 or greater will block UV rays that produce Vitamin D, but it is still important to routinely use sunscreen whenever sun exposure is longer than 10 to 15 minutes.

    Testosterone Fluctuates With Sunshine

    Researchers at the Medical University of Graz in Austria found men with more Vitamin D per millilitre of blood had much more of the main male sexual hormone circulating than those with less.

    And the average amount of testosterone over the course of the year was subject to the same fluctuations as the Vitamin D level.

    Both decrease from October – at the beginning of the winter months – and reach their lowest level in March because of the weaker solar radiation during this period.

    Not Enough Sun

    Season, latitude, time of day, cloud cover, smog, and sunscreens affect UV ray exposure, so if you live somewhere with little sun, it is especially important to include good sources of Vitamin D in your food.

    In Boston – for example – the average amount of sunlight is insufficient to produce significant Vitamin D synthesis in the skin from November through February.

    Ad Brand, spokesman of the Sunlight Research Forum in Veldhoven in the Netherlands, said: “Men who ensure their body is at least sufficiently supplied with Vitamin D are doing good for their testosterone levels and their libido among other things.”

    Best Foods For Vit D

    While sunshine is the most effective Vitamin D source, it can also be obtained by eating fatty fish –cold water varieties like salmon, mackerel, tuna and sardines, by taking cod liver oil, eggs, beef liver, or UV irradiated mushrooms.

    Foods like cereals and milk are now routinely fortified with Vit D.

    Testosterone is the most important male sexual hormone. In males it is mainly responsible for the development of the sex organs, the formation and maintenance of the typical male sexual characteristics, sperm production and the controlling of male desire.

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  • midlifelove 11:55 pm on February 7, 2010 Permalink | Reply
    Tags: AARP magazine, , hot marriage, Jim Jerome, keeping up with young wife, male enhancement, ,   

    Michael Douglas: Keeping Marriage Hot 

    Michael Douglas answers the questions we’d all like to ask – like how does his 65-year-old body keep a smoking-hot marriage going with much younger wife Catherine Zeta-Jones – in a recent interview in AARP magazine.

    And not surprisingly, like many men his age, he relies on a little male enhancement.

    On Catherine: “God bless her that she likes older guys. And some wonderful enhancements have happened in the last few years—Viagra, Cialis—that can make us all feel younger.”

    Pick Up Line That Almost Blew It

    He talks frankly with interviewer Jim Jerome about how he almost blew his first meeting with Catherine, when he opened with a leaden pick-up line.

    “I want to father your children,” he said.

    “I’ve heard a lot about you,” she responded calmly. “It’s nice to know it’s all true. Good night.” And she was gone.

    Smitten, he persevered with roses and romance and the rest as they say is history. His second time round chance at marriage and children is something he never expected.

    Family Most Important

    “My career was the most important thing in my life, followed by marriage and children,” he confesses. “And it’s completely reversed now. I never anticipated starting a family and the joy of raising kids at my age.”

    Early on, the couple came to terms with the 25-year age gap between them: “Catherine is an old soul,” Douglas says.

    Still, there were complications. Douglas’s future in-laws-David, a retired confectioner, and Patricia, both now 62—were three years younger than the groom.

    “I wasn’t quite the son-in-law they’d envisioned. I do like to wind up Catherine’s father and call him Pops.”

    Hands-On Dad

    Just finished filming Wall Street 2, Douglas is playing “house husband” while Zeta-Jones comes home at midnight and sleeps in late with her starring role in the Broadway musical A Little Night Music.

    He is waking before 6:00 to help get the kids off to school. “I love to be the first face they see,” he says. “It’s a selfish pleasure. It’s a very special time, the mornings.”

    Zeta-Jones says that Douglas thrives on his at-home role: “Michael tells me that [new fatherhood] keeps him agile. He’s a terrific, extremely hands-on father.”

    Staying Fit at 60

    Douglas stays fit and energized by hiking, diving, and taking family skiing trips near his Quebec farm. But he admits that age has its limitations, in particular when he goes to the gym. “It used to be you got that 30-minute cardio workout and that great sense of euphoria. Now you finish and go, ‘Phew, I’m glad that’s over.’

    These days, the Douglases’ social life often amounts to hanging out with the kids or catching up with friends at a local restaurant. “You’ve got these few years of unequivocal love when Mom and Dad can do no wrong. So we’re a tight family unit.”

    Different from Dad Kirk

    It’s a different domestic scene from the one Douglas grew up in. His father, Kirk, according to Michael, didn’t handle parenting well. “I was the product of a divorced family,” he recalls. “My dad was always torn; he was working really hard and would want to see us. But then, with all his Kirk Douglas passion, he’d try to be a father for a week, a summer, whatever. It was tough.

    “I think it’s easier for me to be a good father. I’m not so concerned about my career,” Douglas continues. “I like to be home a lot more now.”

    Natural Enhancement

    If like Michael you’d benefit from a boost to your sex life, but prefer herbal to pharmaceutical products, there’s plenty to choose from.  For more information see  http://www.herbaligniteusa.com.

     
  • midlifelove 5:10 am on December 22, 2009 Permalink | Reply
    Tags: dope ban, Doug Barron, golf, PGA Tour, ,   

    Testosterone in Golf 

    While rampant testosterone seems to have got Tiger Woods into all sorts of trouble at the top of the PGA tour, a golfer with low testosterone at the bottom of golf rankings is facing quite a different problem.

    Doug Barron is suing the PGA after he was suspended for failing a dope test. Since 2005 he has been receiving monthly shots of synthetic testosterone, after struggling for years trying to understand why he was chronically fatigued and had absolutely no sexual desire.

    The golfer’s natural testosterone count when he was prescribed the shots was 78 nanograms per deciliter of blood. Most healthy men his age have a testosterone level between 300 and 500.

    CNN quoted Barron as saying “I was a 35-year-old man who, you know, wants to be living like a 35-year-old man. I was kind of embarrassed in a way. It wasn’t easy on me or my wife.”

    Testosterone Didn’t Turn Him Into Tiger

    Barron is far from a rock star in his sport. He reportedly earned about $33,000 last year, and during the previous eight seasons on the PGA Tour, his top finish was a tie for third place at the 2006 Byron Nelson Championship, one year after he began testosterone therapy.

    Testosterone, banned in professional sports because it promotes muscle mass and strength, amongst other things, obviously hasn’t transformed him into Tiger Woods.

    Barron got into trouble after the PGA introduced drug testing in 2008.

    When the ban went into effect, Barron told the Tour that he was on beta blockers (for chest pain) and testosterone. He requested a therapeutic use exemption, arguing that he needed them to live normally.

    Couldn’t Function Without It

    PGA Tour physicians say they measured Barron’s testosterone levels at 325 in November 2008 and 296 in December 2008, according to court records. The Tour ruled that that Barron’s testosterone count was within acceptable range. He had to get off the drugs.

    But Barron’s attorney said the testosterone levels were within acceptable range because Barron was receiving the shots.

    He “just couldn’t function at all,” Barron said of his attempts to get off the medication. Without the testosterone, he was listless. Without the beta blockers, he was having chest pains.

    He ignored the warning and had his monthly shot anyway. “I took a risk I should have known better than to do, and I got a shot of testosterone” in July just before the St. Jude Classic in Memphis, where he failed a random drug test.

    Good Sex Life a “Major Life Activity”

    His year-long suspension started in September, so he sued under the Americans with Disabilities Act.

    “The definition of a disability is something that impairs a major life activity, and intimacy with your wife is a major life activity,” said Barron’s attorney Jeff Rosenblum.

    Doug Barron isn’t the first to run up against the issue of testosterone. Golfer Shaun Micheel, who was granted a therapeutic exemption for abnormally low testosterone by the Tour in 2005 and was allowed to use synthetic testosterone.

    In August 2006, Micheel was runner-up to Tiger Woods at the PGA Championship — a major tournament he won in 2003 — and defeated Woods in the first round at the 2006 HSBC World Match Play Championship. According to the PGA Web site, Micheel has earned $8 million since he went pro in 1992.

     
  • midlifelove 4:08 am on December 11, 2009 Permalink | Reply
    Tags: david schnarch, , , , low desire, low libido in men, second most common sexual problem, ,   

    Does Men’s Low Libido Mean No Sex? 

    The woman on the phone was practically whispering. She had a question she wanted answered.  Did low libido (lack of interest in sex) mean a man couldn’t “do it”?

    It became clear as the conversation continued that she suspected her husband was using low libido as an excuse to refuse to have sex on some occasions, while coming on strong when it suited him.

    She wanted the definitive answer: if a man had low libido did that mean he couldn’t get an erection. And if he could, did that mean he didn’t have low libido?

    The conversation terminated abruptly – the impression was the man under discussion had entered the room – and so the caller never stayed long enough to get the answer she probably didn’t want to hear – that it’s just not that simple.

    Most men with lack of libido can achieve erections, but have lost the desire to have sex.

    Out-of-Sync:  Feelings and Physical Arousal

    Sex therapist David Schnarch Ph D. says physical arousal and subjective arousal do not always occur hand-in-hand. You can be obviously physically aroused, but not feel that way. And conversely, you can feel a strong sense of desire, but find your body is not responding.

    Says Dr Schnarch in Resurrecting Sex (Harper Collins) “Subjective arousal has to do with what you’re feeling (or not) about what your body’s doing. Sexual desire has more to do with your interest in engaging in sexual behaviour. Low desire is always relative to other factors – age, sex, health and life context.  Low desire generally shows up as persistent lack of sexual fantasies and disinterest in sexual activity.”

    David Schnarch notes men are just as likely to experience low desire problems as women – between a third and a half depending on which research you believe – but men are loathe to report it.

    Low Libido Second Most Common Men’s Problem

    Low libido is the second most common sexual dysfunction in men after premature ejaculation according to a recent issue of the Journal of the American Medical Association. And a loss of “mojo,” as film character Austin Powers would put it, is also very difficult for men to discuss, despite the help available from health professionals.

    “Impotence and loss of libido are two very separate things,” says Richard Milsten, M.D., a New Jersey-based urologist and coauthor of “The Sexual Male” (W.W. Norton and Company).

    “However, men who experience impotence commonly experience a decrease in libido over time,” he adds. When libido drops and impotence is not a problem, there are numerous factors a doctor might suspect as the cause.

    While any illness can decrease sex drive, some conditions, such as thyroid disease, tumors of the pituitary gland (which controls most hormone production, including sex hormones) and depression, are directly linked to low libido, says Dr Milsten.

    Low Libido Relationship Problems

    Desire problems drain intimacy and good feelings from the relationship.

    One in five married couples has a non-sexual marriage (being sexual less than ten times a year). Three in ten non-married-couples who have been together longer than two years have a non-sexual relationship.

    As the woman caller mentioned at the start indicated, if a man reports low libido his partner often feels rejected and suspects it is just her he doesn’t desire. That can lead to a lack of trust and further emotional conflicts.

    Are there any medicines for low sexual desire?

    Drugs for ED such as Cialis, Levitra and Viagra have no effect on sexual desire – only on erections. Raising testosterone levels, either through injection, patch or herbs like tribulus terrestris, can help. And a number of other herbal remedies that have reported good results in stimulating men’s desire, including horny goat weed, tongkat ali, and muira puama.

    Read more about these herbs and natural sex enhancer Herbal Ignite at http://www.herbalignite.com.

     
  • midlifelove 10:49 am on November 20, 2009 Permalink | Reply
    Tags: die sooner, falls, , , muscle mass, , testosterone therapy,   

    Lower Testosterone Equals More Falls 

    herbal igniteIn sports, testosterone shots or creams are supposed to be magic bullets that spur athletes to train harder, run or bicycle more quickly, jump higher, swim faster, hit a baseball farther, recover sooner, and, let’s not forget, increased sex drive and combativeness.

    Testosterone injections can make male rats more aggressive in marking their territories, cause castrated red deer to grow antlers, and induce female rhesus monkeys to screech like males. In studies on humans, testosterone injections have increased and strengthened muscles.

    Now research has shown men 65 years and older with low testosterone have more falls than men of similar age with higher levels of the sex hormone.

    Researchers think this might be because low testosterone levels also lead to impaired vision, muddled thinking and poor coordination, according to a study by the Oregon Health & Science University in Portland. The research found men with the lowest testosterone levels had a 40 per cent higher risk of falling.

    Die Sooner Too

    The study involved 2,587 men aged 65 to 99 starting in 2000 and continuing to March of 2005. Their testosterone levels were checked through a blood test, their grip strength, leg power and balance ability were recorded and every four months they reported whether they had fallen.

    Testosterone decline is a normal part of aging in men. The doctors noted that previous studies have shown that older men with reduced testosterone who got shots of testosterone experienced an increase in muscle mass and strength.

    Older men with low levels of the hormone testosterone may die sooner than other men their age with normal testosterone levels, another study suggests. But no “cause-and-effect” link has been established to justify testosterone supplementation, the professionals say.

    Regain Youth with Testosterone

    Researchers found that among 794 generally healthy older men, those with the lowest testosterone levels were 40 percent more likely to die within the 1985-2004 study period.

    “Like women on hormone replacement therapy, many older men are turning to testosterone therapy to regain some of what has been lost physically and mentally in the aging process,” said Dr. Eric Orwoll, a professor of medicine at the Oregon school.

    “These results validate the need for more research on this trend in treatment for men in the advanced years of life.”

    Testosterone in Herbal Products

    The herb tribulus terrestris has been shown in clinical trials in Europe to naturally build testosterone levels in men when taken as a dietary supplement. If you want to give testosterone levels a boost but don’t want to resort to injections, this in one option to consider.  Herbal Products like Herbal Ignite have been used with success by thousands of men to  increase testosterone levels and with them, enjoy the benefits including better sexual performance and higher energy levels. For more information see http://www.herbalignite.com.usa.

     
  • midlifelove 10:21 am on November 16, 2009 Permalink | Reply
    Tags: complex carbohydrates, estrogen, , sex hormone, SHGB, sugar, , uterine cancer   

    Sugar Kills Your Sex Life 

    cokeNext time you’re tempted to bite into a chocolate muffin at morning tea, just think: too much sugar could be making your sex life a turn off.

    New research shows high levels of fructose and glucose entering your blood can deactivate the gene controlling the amounts of sex hormones in both men and women, as revealed by a Canadian research published in the Journal of Clinical Investigation.

    How Sugar Impacts Hormones

    The research on mice and human cell cultures shows we should replace simple sugars (like table sugar, glucose and fructose) with complex ones, like starches, found in grains, fruits, legumes (peas and beans), and other vegetables, if we want to keep the fires going in bed.

    That’s because when the simple sugars go to the liver to be metabolized, the excess is stored as fats. All that work for cells synthesizing fats, deactivates the SHBG (sex hormone binding globulin) gene, plummeting the levels of SHBG protein in the bloodstream.

    This protein tunes the levels of testosterone and estrogen circulating through the body.

    Why that’s a Problem

    Less SHBG protein translates into higher testosterone and estrogen levels, increasing the likelihood of acne, infertility, polycystic ovaries, and uterine cancer in overweight women. T

    It also impairs the ratio of estrogen to testosterone, so women are more exposed to heart disease.

    Blood SHBG is already used to assess the levels of blood testosterone, to check for hormonal imbalances and likelihood of getting type 2 diabetes and cardiovascular disease.

    Previously, it was thought that high insulin levels lowered SHBG, as overweight, pre-diabetic persons possess high blood amounts of insulin and decreased SHBG levels.

    What To Do About It

    The answer is to eat less of the simple sugars – candies, sugary drinks – and more complex ones found in grains and vegetables.

    If you’ve already noted a decline in sexual performance you could consider supplementing with a herbal sexual enhancer like Herbal Ignite, made of totally natural herbal ingredients, while you get your lifestyle changes in place for long term benefits.

     
  • midlifelove 7:08 am on October 27, 2009 Permalink | Reply
    Tags: clinical trial, coronary artery disease, fixing erectile dysfunction, herbal alternative, , pelvic artery, pelvic stent, stents, stents for erectile dysfunction,   

    Pelvic Implants On The Way 

    pelvisDoctors have recognised for years now that erectile dysfunction is often an early warning sign of coronary artery disease, often preceding the onset of atherosclerosis by three years.

    Not surprising then that doctors at medicine’s “cutting edge” should look to the stent – a standard treatment for coronary disease – for fixing erectile dysfunction.

    And that is just what is happening, with ten medical centers in the US embarking on a stent trial that will no doubt perk the attention of men with ED who have found no other alternative that works for them.

    While some doctors involved in the trial see the results as mainly being suitable for young men who have suffered traumatic injuries that affect arterial flow, others are more hopeful the technique – if successful – might have wider uses.

    From Heart to Pelvis

    Stents are metal mesh tubes that commonly are placed in heart arteries during angioplasty procedures.

    With coronary disease, arteries become occluded and blood flow is decreased. In the new procedure being trialled with 50 men in ten medical centres throughout the US, the stent is placed in arteries in the pelvis to open up the arteries and allow blood flow, thus correcting the erectile dysfunction.

    The stent surgery may be invasive, but if it works, it may become quite commercial in the sense that it will be popular, like the breast implant, according to ABC news.

    Viagra Doesn’t Work for 50%

    Lead researcher Dr Jason H Rogers (UC Davis Medical Center, Sacramento, CA) says studies have shown that up to half of the 25 million U.S. men who report erectile dysfunction, or ED, do not adequately respond to drugs such as Viagra and Cialis.

    “There is an unmet clinical need for some other therapy to help these men.”

    Besides Viagra and Cialis, other ED treatments include vacuum pumps, self-injected medications and implants, each of which has drawbacks, Rogers said.

    “Invasiveness and the lack of spontaneity for intercourse are two of the major drawbacks” of the alternatives to popular medications such as Viagra, Rogers said.

    Not Penile Implant

    In the study, a tiny mesh tube coated with a drug would be threaded though a small incision in the body and implanted in arteries that supply blood to the penis, Rogers said.

    “Our theory is there are men who have blockages in arteries that feed the penis and that limits their ability to get an erection,” Rogers said. “We are not putting stents inside the penis, or putting some rigid metal tubes in the penis to make it stiff.”

    Results will be known in 2011.  Would you be interested in having this treatment, or interested in your man having it? Is it just a natural progression of medical science for an increasingly aged population? Let us know what you think.

    Herbal Alternative

    Some herbal alternatives offer a solution for erectile dysfunction that does not involve either surgery or pharmaceutical medicines. Herbal Ignite is a formula containing herbs to boost testosterone, provide natural PDE5 inhibitors, and a natural anti-stress remedy.  Check it out today at http://www.herbaligniteusa.com.

     
    • Philtron3030 1:22 am on October 28, 2009 Permalink | Reply

      Penis Stents? Are you kidding me?

      Power to them if it works. Just seems like time to find another hobby than sex. I hear fishing is nice…

  • midlifelove 4:08 am on October 24, 2009 Permalink | Reply
    Tags: , drunkest guy ever goes for beer, , excess alcohol, , , , long term alcohol abuse   

    Drunkest Ever Guy Goes For Beer 

    This guy gives new meaning to the word “paralytic” drunk and that’s for sure. The Drunkest Guy Ever has already gathered millions of YouTube views and you can see why – it’s horribly riveting to watch him scuttle around on his back like a crippled beetle, trying to right itself.

    And you can bet his problems in “getting up” will extend far beyond standing on his two legs.

    His girl friend – if this loser has a woman in his life which would be surprising – will have already discovered that excess alcohol consumption produces budding “super-studs” who end up being “all talk and no action!”

    Alcohol Abuse Causes Impotence

    Case studies have shown that long-term alcohol abuse causes alcohol impotence in men even when they are sober.

    The bottom line is that at best excess alcohol leads to chronic sexual under-performance and at worst chronic alcohol impotence.

    Yet other recent research shows women with any brains don’t stick around for men who drink and smoke excessively. Sorry buddy, failing to get more beer is the least of your problems!

    Herbal Help

    Herbal alternatives can help with erectile dysfunction, but if you’re drinking as heavily as our friend here is, there’s nothing going to save you from a life of bummed out sexual disappointments.  For the rest of the men in more control of their lives, there’s Herbal Ignite.

     
  • midlifelove 3:12 am on October 11, 2009 Permalink | Reply
    Tags: alcohol abuse, , , , ,   

    Drink Hard, Fail in Bed 

    drinkWhen you are involved in a marketing a herbal supplement that helps men recover their mojo – as we are with Herbal Ignite – you frequently get men ringing up asking whether they can drink alcohol with the product.

    The answer is yes, no problem (ie., no unpleasant side effects) but I always want to ask them “Just how much alcohol are you planning on drinking?” That’s because the question raises red flags about how their drinking may be affecting their health.

    Are they in fact suffering from alcohol-related erectile dysfunction and expecting a herbal pill to fix the problem?

    For as wise old William (Shakespeare) of Stratford noted hundreds of years ago alcohol “provokes the desire but takes away the performance” (paraphrased.)

    The level of safe drinking recommended by medical authorities is around 14 units (glasses) a week for women and 21 a week for men. Indulge in a little “stress relief” via glass or bottle a few times a week and it takes no time at all to have exceeded the recommended levels.

    Moderation Good for Sex

    There’s no argument that small amounts of alcohol, in particular red wine, can be good for you. Alcohol consumed in moderate amounts can release sexual inhibitions, intensify libido and temporarily enhance feelings of wellbeing and self-esteem.

    A Harvard study which showed heavy drinkers and abstainers were the most likely to become impotent also showed moderate drinkers were the least likely to have erectile dysfunction problems.

    These findings are consistent with other studies, which have shown that people who have one or two drinks a day have lower cholesterol and therefore better blood flow. Good circulation is essential for male sexual performance and restricted blood circulation is also a cause of sexual difficulties among women.

    Heavy Drinking Deflates Mojo

    Long term over-consumption however affects the nervous system and impairs the impulses between the brain’s pituitary gland and the genitals, causing problems with triggering and sustaining an erection.

    Alcoholism also disrupts hormone levels, in particular, testosterone and estrogen. Low levels of testosterone diminish sexual drive and function.

    It’s not surprising then, given these facts, that excess alcohol consumption often produces budding “super-studs” who end up being “all talk and no action!”

    Case studies have shown that long-term alcohol abuse causes alcohol impotence in men even when they are sober.

    Regardless of whether over-consumption is caused by physical or psychological factors, the bottom line is that at best excess alcohol leads to chronic sexual under-performance and at worst chronic alcohol impotence.

    Solutions for Alcohol Caused Impotence

    The obvious answer is to seek help in controlling drinking.

    These days a large number of people are looking into alternative medication to get stronger erections and increase libido.

    While conventional remedies for Erectile Dysfunction such as Viagra or Cialis are helpful but they come with a huge price tag and side effects.

    Supplements like Herbal Ignite are proving increasingly popular cause of its 100% natural and herbal makeup.

    You’ll find a lot more information about natural sexual stimulants at http://www.herbaligniteUSA.com as well as the opportunity to order herbal sex boosters.

     
  • midlifelove 12:59 am on October 5, 2009 Permalink | Reply
    Tags: 30 minutes exercise, extend sex life, Italian obesity trial, maintain sexual health, midlife, , reverse erectile dysfunction,   

    Get Walking To Improve Sex Life 

    man walkingResearch shows that walking a couple miles a day can significantly help men’s chances of avoiding, or even reversing, erectile dysfunction.

    Studies show a brisk two miles (or 30 minutes) a day, even if you start at mid life, can maintain your sexual health and  extend your sex life by ten years.

    Men who initiated physical activity in midlife in the Massachusetts Male Aging Study had a 70% reduced ED rate compared with sedentary controls.

    Even better, combine exercise with losing weight, and the positive benefits for your sex life as well as general health can be even more dramatic.

    One Third Enjoy Better Sex

    Losing weight and increasing exercise enabled a third of obese men from 35 to 55 who had sought treatment for erectile dysfunction to regain sexual potency, Italian doctors report.

    During the two-year-long clinical study at the Second University of Naples, Italy, 110 obese men (average weight 103kgs) ate 300 fewer calories a day and increased activity time from 48 to 195 min/wk compared with 84 min/wk for the control group.

    The men reported erectile dysfunction but were screened to exclude diabetes, heart or prostate disease.

    Supervised For Success

    The key to the success of the programme seems to be that the group who lost weight had sessions with a personal trainer and nutritional counsellor every month for the first year, and then bi-monthly during the second year to help them keep motivated.

    The control group had general education information at the same regular intervals, but without supervision did not act on it.

    By the end of the study, all the men in the supervised group had lost weight and enjoyed other health and sexual improvements, while there was no change in the weight for the control group, and only three of 55 men had recovered normal erectile function.

    The men did not know that the study was specifically examining the potential improvement in sexual function.

    Sex Life Not Only Benefit

    Apart from the improvements in sexual function and self esteem, there were other health benefits:

    • In the supervised group, overall blood pressure was lowered, but not in the control group.
    • In the supervised group, overall cholesterol levels dropped, but the subjects had an increase in their good HDL cholesterol levels. The control group’s overall cholesterol went up, but with no increase in their good HDL levels.
    • Triglyceride levels and C-reactive protein counts also dropped for the supervised group, but not the control, reducing the chance them developing diabetes.

    Herbal Solution to Erectile Dysfunction

    Want to boost your sexual performance while you get started on your exercise regime? Herbal Ignite contains tribulus terrestris which boosts testosterone levels reduced by metabolic changes associated with obesity. Tribulus is a traditional herb which has been used safely for centuries by men seeking a boost in sexual performance. See http://www.herbalignite.com for more information on how to turbo charge your sex life.

    References: Journal of the American Medical Association, Saigal CS, Obesity and erectile dysfunction: common problems, common solution? 2004, vol 291 pp 3011-3012

    Journal of the American Medical Association, Esposito K et al, Effect of lifestyle changes on erectile dysfunction in obese men. 2004, vol 291 pp 2978-2984

     
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