Having a low desire for sexual activity is one of the most common reasons people visit a sex therapist. It's estimated that nearly 25% of men and 35% of women have low or absent sexual desire.
Sex is a vital part of health and wellness that is often overlooked. Having sex with your partner can increase several "feel good" chemicals in the body/brain including dopamine, oxytocin, and endorphins. Having sex with your partner can also lower stress hormones, raise self esteem, and reduce the risk of depression.
The major influence of sexual desire for humans is hormones. Having a healthy balance of hormones (mainly testosterone, estrogen, and progesterone) is vital for sexual, physical, and mental health. Unfortunately, there is an epidemic of low testosterone (and elevated estrogen) that is going largely unnoticed by conventional doctors.
Low testosterone is linked to:
Increased risk of heart disease
Increased risk of diabetes
Increased risk of osteoporosis
Lack of energy
Increased risk of being overweight
Elevated estrogen levels are linked to:
Endometriosis and fibroids
Obesity (specifically in the belly region)
Difficulty losing weight
While our hormone levels fluctuate with age, there are countless lifestyle factors that we can alter to create a healthy balance of hormones: boosting our sex drive, assisting in weight loss, reducing anxiety, and giving us the confidence that we need to succeed.
In episode 69, Joe shares supplements, foods, and life hacks that you can use to balance your hormones and increase your sexual desire.
PerfectKeto MCT powder
Why testosterone is important for men AND WOMEN
Why we need to protect our testosterone
The dangers of low testosterone
The dangers of elevated estrogen
How testosterone influences sex drive
What lifestyle factors lower testosterone
What lifestyle factors raise estrogen
Horny goat weed to increase libido
Horny goat weed activity on PDE-5 enzyme
How horny goat weed decreases erectile dysfunction
Horny goat weed vs Viagra/Cialis
Horny goat weed increases testosterone
What is I3C (indol 3 carbonal)
What foods naturally contain I3C
I3C increases estrogen metabolism
I3C's impact on aromatase
New research on fenugreek
How fenugreek can increase testosterone
Foods to avoid
Other lifestyle factors that influence hormone balance