How to Increase Libido & Sexual Function
God created men and women to be fruitful and multiply. This command is based on His amazing design of the human body to produce LIFE. It comes from an intricate system of endocrine glands, sexual organs, hormones, seed and eggs that come together to bring forth life.
Men have hormones that can produce seed and bring life well into their 60's, 70's and beyond. Women should be able to bring forth children well into and through their 40's, at least until menopause. It is a lack of health according to God's design of the human body that leads to reduced sexual function and libido. It is NOT a result of age, but more accurately described as a lack of proper healthy lifestyle.
Top 5 Causes of Low Libido & Sexual Function
Alcohol - Beer is estrogenic and dangerous to men and women, but especially men. It isn't cool to drink beer. It never has been and never will be, but marketing and advertising are twisting our minds into thinking it is. All alcohol is acidic and damaging to the liver, glands and sexual organs.
Poor Nutrition - Chronic sugar eating, white flour, sweets, bread, pasta, soda, grains, fast food and other delicacies weaken the body and lead to poor hormonal function.
Synthetic Hormones & Drugs - We are duped into taking synthetic hormones, birth control pills, "bio-identical" hormones, Viagra, Cialis, Levitra and other man-made chemical toxins. They are a CHEMICAL band-aid for a body that isn't working properly, causing many long-term dangerous side effects, including cancer.
Synthetic Estrogens - Soy and hops in beer are estrogenic hormone mimickers. Hormones pumped in animals to bulk them up go right into our body through dairy and meat products. Soy protein powders have caused damage to many people thinking they were doing something healthy. Herbicides, pesticides, and plastics all contain synthetic estrogens. Avoid exposure to these things.
Stress - Stress makes everything worse. It shuts down every system of the body when we are in "fight or flight" mode. Decrease your stress and your mood to give your hormones a lift.
5 Foods for Healthy Sexual Function & Libido
Nuts & Seeds - Why? They are the reproductive part of the plant! Isn't God an amazing designer? Nuts and seeds have vitamins, minerals and healthy fats known to increase health, vitality, brain function and sexual function.
Pumpkin Seeds - Pumpkin seeds are loaded with magnesium, zinc and healthy fats. Eat a few as a daily snack, or buy some pumpkin oil to add to your salads.
Chocolate - The problem is the SUGAR. So be careful here and don't use it as an excuse to eat junk. You can make your chocolate sauce using raw cacao. But yes, chocolate does contain nutrients that release endorphins that have an aphrodisiac response in the body.
Avocado - Have you ever considered how the avocado looks like a baby in the womb? Again, God is a good designer, and nothing is by mistake. The healthy fats in avocados are superb for hormone health and sexual function.
Water - Blood flow is crucial, so we must hydrate our bodies. If you are drinking soda, coffee or other beverages, they can be hormone busters. So think hydration and blood flow!
5 Herbs & Supplements for Sexual Function & Libido
Deer Antler - It is amazing for both men and women. Deer Antler strengthens the adrenals, increases blood flow, increases strength, stamina, and vitality.
Maca - Maca has been used now for decades to help with hormone balancing, fertility, sexual function, and libido.
L-Arginine & L-Citruline - Both are amino acids. L-Arginine is a vasodilator and can have the same positive effect as the dangerous drugs without the side effects.
Testosterone Boosting Herbs - There are many marvelous herbs to increase testosterone such as Tongkat Ali, Stinging Nettle, Horny Goat Weed, Deer Antler, etc. Some nice herbal formula blends and essential oils include:
Minerals - Almost everyone is lacking in minerals because of our diets and food and water supply. Minerals help the body function daily, and magnesium and zinc specifically have been shown to help increase libido and sexual function.
5 Therapies & Lifestyle Tips for Sexual Function & Libido
Exercise - Of course! Blood flow. Without blood flow, nothing works... Jumping jacks, push-ups, pull-ups or some jogging. It doesn't have to be complicated. Just move.
Far Infrared Sauna - Toxicity is a big reason why so many people are unhealthy. One of the quickest ways to detoxify and heal the body is through sweating. Sweating can be achieved through exercise, but even greater with a far infrared sauna (coming soon to Spirit of Health).
iMRS Machine - This electromagnetic therapy device heals the body at the cellular level and increases circulation throughout the entire body, down to the capillaries. There is nothing we know of better for increasing circulation fast than the iMRS...
Hot/Cold Shower - Sound like fun? If you want to improve circulation and wake up your nervous system quickly, switch the shower from hot to cold, back to hot, back to cold and continue. Try to do about 30 seconds before each switch. Good morning!
Fasting - One of the quickest ways to cleanse the body of impurities is through fasting. If we consider the above reasons for poor sexual function and libido (drugs, sugar, alcohol and other toxins), it makes sense to fast and cleanse out impurities. Try going 7-10 days on just raw fruits and veggies, or better yet try our kidney and lymph cleanse to get things moving.
Sexual function and libido are important. It's a significant role in God's kingdom and an astounding aspect of His design. It comes naturally through proper stewardship of what He gave us. It is never too late to throw away the drugs and chemicals and pursue God's natural design of our bodies. Choosing God is choosing life and brings longevity and a deeper connection with God and creation.
"Therefore I urge you, brethren, by the mercies of God, to present your bodies a living and holy sacrifice, acceptable to God, which is your spiritual service of worship. And do not be conformed to this world, but be transformed by the renewing of your mind, so that you may prove what the will of God is, that which is good and acceptable and perfect." Romans 12:1-2
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