After several posts that turned out to be justified vendettas against the pharmaceutical companies, FDA and USDA, I decided to lighten it a bit. LIGMO. Let It Go, Move On. I have recently seen this acronym on the back of safari taxis here in St. Thomas. I thought it was cool. I am sure everyone has already heard this acronym. I am always the last to know…
Several times I have read that a healthy sex life is a direct reflection of your whole health. Of course nutrition has a lot to do with sexual vitality. Any diet and lifestyle that maintains good circulation, normal weight, fresh foods, few pharmaceuticals, will lead to better sexual function. It makes perfectly good sense a diet high on the anti aging scale and cardio vascular health is also great for the reproductive system.
- A good intake of protein is important, particularly fresh fish. Fish, good for the brain, good for sex. Farm raised fish is worthless, in fact harmful.
- A diet high in fiber and essential fatty acids.
- Know that cholesterol is a precursor to all the sexual hormones.
- Regular exercise but caution excessive exercise, particularly in women can reduce hormone levels and sex drive.
- Foods high in zinc such as pumpkin seeds.
- High mineral seaweed with lots of chlorophyll.
- Niacin, one of the active forms of B3 increases blood flow.
- Ginseng herb has been used since ancient times to raised seuxual energy.
- Dong quai aka angelica- is a female herb that acts as a hormonal tonic.
- Damiana leaf has helped many people stimulate their sexual appetites.
- Maca-a south american herb has supportive qualities that have been known to improve sexual desire.
- Sarsaparilla root- Was a main ingredient in Old Style root beer. Also Sarsaparilla drink and tonics were very popular in the late nineteenth century and early twentieth century. In the attic of my 1850’s built farm house, I found several old advertising pieces touting the miracle cures of sarsaparilla tonic. Increased sexual desire was among the many benefits of this tonic. I still have several of these advertising papers. (each is like a four page newspaper with wonderful sketches and includes complimentary calenders from 1896,) being descriptive in case you want to buy one.
- Yohimbe bark- Yohimbe is a category of compounds called alkaloids. Alkaloids are a class of molecular structures. They are naturally occurring in some plants and are normally considered stimulatory. The unique alkaloids from the yohimbe plant have aphrodisiac properties. Yohimbe increases sexual desire in female and sexual function in men. (I think men always have the desire). Constituents of yohimbe often are isolated and used in pharmaceuticals as in antipsychotics and sexual dysfunction prescripts. Yohimbe alkaloids have even been isolated for synthetic medications which facilitate recall in traumatic memories of post traumatic stress disorder.
One is likely to find a raft of possible adverse effects of this bark. However, unlike synthetic medicine, plants possess an intelligent matrix of compounds that render harmless any potential adverse effects. I can personally attest there are only favorable effects of ingesting a little yohimbe.