If you have a low libido and sexual desire, if you don’t want to have sex with your partner and you are interested in how you can improve your sexual life, then this article is right for you.
Well, this is becoming more of a common problem. I see women all the time I practice who are suffering from poor libido that is interfering with their private lives. Well, many people believe these challenges are just part of aging, but lately, even young women are reporting issues of bad libido or low libido. And guess what? Bad habits like smoking, drinking, environmental poisons, anxiety, and stress – they all screw up your hormone balance.
I had one patient who came to me recently, she is post-menopausal, and she was consuming lots of sugar, and she gained weight, and she had low libido. I told her to eat whole foods good fat low sugar carb diet and gave her some vaginal estrogen, a few drops of testosterone in the right place every night and she was very happy. And I know it works because I keep getting calls for refills of the testosterone drops from all my patients.
Eliminate sugar intake
Do you know that sugar is the main thing that causes hormonal imbalance? And sugar in all its forms like flour products because they raise insulin. Once you understand how insulin can impact your other hormones you begin to connect the dots about how superfluous sugar can lower your libido. First of all, sugar decreases the level of testosterone in men and then changes its metabolism in females. This hormone isn’t just a male hormone. Imbalanced levels of this hormone in women can lower libido.
We also know that sugar rises stress level and it decreases energy. Now feeling energized and relaxed, guess what? It is the key to a good sexual life. So bottom line removes all the refined, processed sugars and all the carbs. This includes sugar drinks like sodas and fruit juice, baked goods, pasta, bread.
Review your medications
Next, review pills that you are taking. Often the side effects of drugs like anti-depressants and birth control pills, guess what, they cause poor sexual desire. Contraceptives have been shown to decrease testosterone which we know is necessary for your sex drive. Also, these medications can cause damage to your gut causing a whole set of inflammatory responses and a whole list of challenges which cause more hormone imbalances. If possible, I recommending working with your doctor to find a better way of treating these problems.
You also might want to take supplements to support your sex hormones like Maca which can actually boost libido; fish oil which lowers inflammation and supports healthy hormones; and a good multivitamin – the magnesium which can help with stress and energy, so as for iron and Zinc which many people are low in them.
Change your diet
And you also want to heal any gut dysfunction. Antibiotics and other meds as well as a diet – heavy and processed foods – are harmful to your gut and they make it hard to produce serotonin. By the way, did you know most of the serotonin in your body comes from your gut, not your brain. So clear any bad bugs in your gut by eating whole foods, by avoiding antibiotics, by taking probiotics.
Now when it comes to the diet you want to eat foods and support your hormones, you want a low glycemic or low sugar diet that’s plenty of leafy greens, like collards, kale, cruciferous veggies and lots of good fats like fatty fish, nuts and seeds, avocados, coconut oil.
You also want to remove artificial sugars which can actually increase your risk of diabetes and obesity.
Remove environmental toxins
Next, you don’t want to be exposed to toxins. It is your endocrine disruptors, plastics, chemicals in our cleaning products that are used for cleaning our house, our paints, our cosmetics, all these things damage your body. Things like LED and BPA, and phthalates, parabens you put on sunblock all that stuff it messes up your hormones.
Living clean and green by buying natural products when it comes to cosmetics and domestic products is really an important part of balancing your hormones.
Finally, focus on the lifestyle changes. Stress really kills your libido. So it’s important to unwind and find relaxation methods that really work for you: massage, meditation, yoga – all these are great practices. There’s also important to getting adequate sleep, 7-8 hours of deep sleep every night it’s critical. Also can off the electronics because they disrupt your sleep, the bedroom should be for sleep and romance or sex only.
Also, exercise and movement are really important, and people don’t do enough of them. Find something you enjoy to do and getting pleasure, enjoy your life with your partner it’s really important for connecting intimately.
Also find ways to improve joy throughout the day like dance, music whatever you like -these are all great ways to bump up your happiness and your sex drive.