The Top 5 Natural Ways to Increase Low Libido

Posted February 21, 2008. There have been 7 comments

How's your sex life lately?

This question may be a little intrusive, but your libido actually has big implications for your health.

Low libido affects men and women. When faced with low libido or impotence, men (unfortunately) often turn to performance enhancing drugs, like Viagra. Women don't have the same options in prescription drugs, which is actually a blessing in disguise.

Even though pharmaceutical drugs seem like an easy answer, they don't solve the root cause of low libido.

More than just putting a damper on your love life, low libido can also indicate a health condition that you may not have heard about from your doctor: adrenal fatigue. Your adrenals are the glands above your kidneys that secrete hormones and directly influence your energy, metabolism, sleep and sexual organs.

To learn more about your adrenals, read Adrenal Fatigue: Symptoms & Solutions for This Under-Reported Condition You're your Doctor Doesn't Know.

So if you haven't been in the mood lately, then it's time to boost your lagging libido, nourish your adrenals, and improve your overall health at the same time.

Here's 5 Simple Keys to Nourishing Your Adrenals and Boosting Your Libido:

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  1. Get your minerals. Your adrenal glands are the workhorses of your body, and you need to treat them well. They thrive on an abundance of all the minerals, especially iodine, zinc, selenium, copper and magnesium. Our modern lifestyle and food choices can deplete your body of many minerals. Play catch up by getting your minerals from these sources:
    1. Ocean Plant Extract. Formulated from mineral-rich sea vegetables, Ocean Plant Extract is a highly concentrated, raw source of trace minerals including iodine. It is especially good for nourishing your thyroid.
    2. Young Coconut Kefir. Drink this delicious probiotic-rich fermented drink and you'll cut sugar cravings, boost your energy and immunity and create younger looking skin to boot! It is an excellent source of potassium and a very good source of natural sodium.
    3. Eat leafy greens. Collards, kale, and turnip greens all provide you with easy-to-absorb minerals. Make sure you steam cruciferous vegetables to get all the health-enhancing benefits.
  2. Sleep. Now, this may seem counter-intuitive. After all, sleep is probably not what you have in mind when it comes to sex. But, your adrenals (and the rest of the systems in your body) may very well be sleep starved.

    It turns out that good solid sleep is essential to a healthy libido and a healthy body. So if your love life is a priority, make sleep a priority too.

    For tips on how to encourage sleep, read 10 Resolutions to Commit to Better Sleep.

  3. Toss the Viagra (and female Viagra). It may be tempting to try drugs like Viagra, Levitra and Cialis. And women might try non-prescription supplements that call themselves "female Viagra." But these drugs and others like them just treat the symptomsinstead of addressing the root cause of the problem.

    Ultimately, if you experience low libido, your body might be out of balance. Take a holistic approach to improve your mental and physical health and your sexual performance and stamina should reflect the happier new you. Exercise - even a good morning walk- is vital for improving libido and improving your mental and physical health rapidly.

    In the meantime, consider taking adaptogens, specific herbs that help your body recover from stress and give you energy:

    1. Holy Basil (or Tulsi) is a cherished herb of India that promotes stamina and energy. It is also known to promote clarity of thought and calmness. Stressful situations will still happen but you will find yourself not reacting to the stressor.
    2. Ashwaganda is a powerful herbal supplement that energizes your body and minimizes the negative effects of stress. Ashwaganda is traditionally used to enhance male reproductive health and sexual function.
  4. Cut out sugar. There are many reasons not to eat sugar. It disturbs your sleep, leaches minerals out of your bones, ages you rapidly, depletes your adrenals and thyroid and disrupts hormonal balance. Sugar puts you at risk for degenerative diseases. Sugar consumption is also a major factor in adrenal fatigue.

    You may think that you need a sugar "high," but once you wean yourself off it, you'll have more energy than before for whatever it is that you want to do!

    You don't have to give up that sweet taste in your recipes or beverages though... be sure to read more about and try the New Body Ecology Lakanto, the amazing calorie-free zero-glycemic all-natural one-to-one sugar substitute.

  5. Balance your hormones. If your sex hormones are not in balance, you may experience low libido and performance issues. Fortunately, both men and women can benefit from the adaptogenic affects of the Super Tonic Chinese herbs. There are many excellent choices, but one of the best known and most widely used herbs, Dong Quai is commonly thought to be a "gynecological regulator". This is true, but it is an outstanding blood tonic for both sexes. A blood tonic builds blood. If you have anemia, had had surgery or an injury, Dong Quai helps rebuild red blood cells. Women benefit after their monthly "cleansing" to replenish lost blood.

Our fermented drink made with Dong Quai can help you balance your hormones and regain your libido, while it also helps you fight infections and the signs of aging. Great for men and women,learn more and try Fermented Dong Quai now!

Dong Quai is prized for its ability to enhance fertility and reproductive function as well as support prostate health and fight general signs of aging and depression. Contrary to earlier reports pharmaceutical studies show that Dong Quai does not have estrogenic actions but does have hormone balancing properties.

Body Ecology's founder, Donna Gates, liked the benefits of Dong Quai so much that she asked Grainfield's of Australia to use it in their FermFlora process creating a wonderful new probiotic liquid for the Body Ecology product line. To learn more, read: An In-depth Guide to the Benefits and Uses of "Women's Ginseng" (Which Is Also Great For Men!)

Body Ecology supports a healthy lifestyle, and we know that having a healthy sexual relationship with a loving partner is an important part of longevity and vitality.

So as you begin to address your health, nourish your adrenals, and give your body the rest it needs, you may find that you have all the ingredients for spicing up your sex life.

Post Categories: Adrenal Fatigue Fermented Foods Women's Health

7 Comments

  • JM,

    I am sorry, but I have to comment. Your comment seems to express your frustration in the spelling mistakes of others, but I must point out that you too made a spelling error. I thing that comment was so petty. I appreciate the article for someone wanting answers to her questions. I found the article informative. Thanks!

    Posted on Mar 4 at 9:42 am

  • Good information. It's great to read how holistic options and natural sources of supplements can help with libido by improving general health of a person. But needs to do so intelligently/critically and not simply go by what one hears/reads in the media. For example I used to eat a lot of Tofu and then found a lump in my "breast" (I am a guy okay) so I had to have myself checked out (yes, a Mammogram!! and a visit to the oncologist). And found out that all natural products/supplements derived from nature are loaded with estrogen (the female hormone) and that is why I developed the lump which was (phew!) not breast cancer.

    In any event I have heard about zinc and selenium in more medically oriented books as being good for libido. As for Viagra treating symptoms, I think the article is referring to increased sexual activity with the use of Viagra which does not address the root cause of low sex drive/arousal when it is more likely because your lifestyle (exercise, food, R&R etc.) and therefore your body is out of whack. Or as Mrs. Costanza said in "Seinfeld" "you can't treat your body like an amusement park"., Basically show some respect for your body, take care of it and DON'T take it for granted or "use it like an amusement park" :-).

    JM I think you were referring to the spelling in comments, rather than in the article. It wasn't clear from how you worded it.

    Posted on Dec 20 at 1:22 pm

  • would you people please learn to spell....and viagra not to be taken so often...my husband also had a nosebleed after taking it only one day..so to me, that is a clear indication this drug is not for you.. try some of the suggestions above... excercise is really the best course of action.

    Posted on Oct 15 at 7:27 am

  • who wrote this piece of crap? viagra isn't treating symptoms at all, in fact it does NOTHING for your libido.

    Posted on Mar 16 at 11:53 am

  • Just wondering what is you take on virswiss? An all natural enhancement. Does it work and isit safe?

    Posted on Jan 27 at 3:51 pm

  • After reading this I too have increased my libido by taking 100mg of Viagra and I had the most horrible nosebleed after taking it 3w days in a row...

    Posted on Jan 8 at 10:57 pm

  • after reading through the riteup,i gain confidence in myself of having a high libido. Greatwork guyz

    Posted on Sep 1 at 2:49 am

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