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Diabetes can hit men below the belt

High blood sugar can be a bedroom buzzkill

Gentlemen, if you’ve been having problems in the bedroom, your ego can really take a blow.

Having trouble “in the moment” is a real mood killer, and you might beat yourself up for not being able to “perform.”

But it’s not that you’re not man enough… or that you’ve lost your “mojo.” Because what’s ruining the moment time and time again could be a warning sign of something ELSE going on in your body.

We already know that a little too much dormancy “downstairs” can be an early signal of cardiovascular disease. After all, you need good circulation to get enough blood flowing where you need it most when Cupid comes calling.

And according to a new study, a limp “member” may also be one of the first indications of something else that may seem completely unrelated: diabetes.

The meta-analysis, published in Diabetic Medicine, reviewed 145 studies involving a total of nearly 90,000 men.

Turns out that more than half of diabetic men also suffer from this emasculating condition — making it all boil down to not much more than a coin toss when your blood sugar is out of control.

According to the data in this latest review, men with diabetes were also three and a half times MORE likely than men without the disease to deal with this frustrating condition.

Not only that, but they started having troubles with their tentpoles an average of 10 to 15 years EARLIER than men who didn’t have diabetes.

That may be because diabetes can damage nerves and blood vessels everywhere in your body — including “down there.”

So, if you “can’t get no satisfaction,” get checked for diabetes in the exam room… before you give up on “action” in the bedroom.

And if you already know you have diabetes, I can’t think of a better motivator to get your blood sugar under control.

Switching to the Paleo diet — which eliminates the sugars and grains that can spike your blood sugar — is a simple way to stay on track. And you’ll still feel more than satisfied by enjoying plenty of fish, meat, eggs, and dairy, as well as nuts, vegetables, and fruit.

Cooking with cinnamon… drinking tea… and even taking the supplement berberine (a.k.a. “Emperor’s Salt”) are all perfectly natural, non-toxic ways to help regulate your blood sugar, too.

Staying active and shedding some extra pounds can do a world of good as well. Just 30 minutes of walking a day will cut your risk of diabetes by almost a third — and once you’ve got your blood sugar in check, there’s another great form of exercise that will help keep it that way.

And it’s the very thing you haven’t been able to do!

If you still want a little help in the bedroom after controlling your blood sugar, studies have shown that a “cocktail” of safe and natural ingredients — including L-arginine, pycnogenol, and red ginseng — can lead to an improvement by as much as 90 percent.

Three-ingredient combo increases blood circulation

This three-way trick will spice up your love life

Gentlemen, nothing makes you question your manhood more than an when things stop working below the belt.

The fact is, if you’re a senior suffering from ED, you’re not alone. By the time you reach 75 (and beyond), your risk of experiencing ED will have climbed up to 77.5 percent.

But if there’s one piece of good news about ED, it’s that you don’t need some pricey and dangerous prescription drug to get your love life rolling again.

In fact, I’ve found a natural three-part combo that’s been proven to help restore function… and could give you your bedroom mojo back in a hurry.

In a breakthrough study published in the World Journal of Pharmacy and Pharmaceutical Sciences, researchers found that a combination of l-arginine, pycnogenol, and red ginseng may help put the boom back in your bedroom.

L-arginine’s unique ability to relieve ED has been confirmed by a number of studies that have shown its ability to form a substance called nitric oxide (NO), which increases blood flow “down there” during sexual arousal.

The more NO there is, the stronger the response when you’re feeling stimulated. (This is exactly how those prescription penis pills work, in fact!)

But combining l-arginine with pycnogenol and red ginseng seems to supercharge its effects.

Pycnogenol, extracted from the bark of French pine trees, is a potent antioxidant and anti-inflammatory that also increases blood flow. In one study, men ages 25 to 45 with documented ED experienced a mild positive effect after taking a low dose of oral l-arginine for a month; but it was when pycnogenol was added that the men’s improvement skyrocketed to as much as 90 percent!

Red ginseng has been used in traditional Chinese medicine to increase stamina, strength, and virility in men — but it shouldn’t be confused with Siberian ginseng. The Siberian variety doesn’t contain the same therapeutic compounds that are found in the other ginsengs.

One great thing about this combination of l-arginine, pycnogenol, and red ginseng is its safety record. This is essential, since the potential side effects of common ED drugs aren’t tolerated well by many men, and are dangerous to some.

To raise your NO levels, you can also supplement with citrulline, quercetin, and the aptly-named herb “horny goat weed.” Foods such as spinach, garlic, cocoa, pomegranate, and all the citrus fruits can also help raise NO levels.

Finally, I would not be able to sleep tonight if I didn’t mention that exercise also has been shown to increase nitric oxide levels as well.

And since you get a good workout from doing the “horizontal mambo,” once you jumpstart your battery, your engine shouldn’t have any trouble running.

Have fun!

Shock wave therapy could treat erectile dysfunction

A “shocking” way to get rid of bedroom issues

I can’t understand why so many men would choose to suffer in silence — sometimes for years — with a problem in the bedroom rather than get some help.

Sure, it can be a little embarrassing to talk about. And maybe you think it’ll just “go away”on its own.

But these days, you can’t turn on the TV without seeing a commercial talking about erectile dysfunction. The cat’s out of the bag: It happens to LOTS of older guys!

So gentlemen, if you’ve lost your mojo, the time for you to start talking about it is now — because a new study has discovered yet another drug-free way to put the rock back in your rock’n’ roll.

And it just may shock you.

In an analysis of 14 studies of more than 800 men, low-grade ED could dramatically be improved by low-intensity shock wave treatment.

In fact, on average, the men considered their erectile function TWICE AS GOOD after receiving this “stimulating” treatment.

I know it’s hard to imagine zapping your manhood with anything… and even a medical device might not sound any safer than, say, a cattle prod or a taser.

But fortunately, most of the guys in the studies were able to endure the treatments with no anesthesia. In fact, most of them reported no pain at all — if anything, just a “tingling” sensation.

Now, you don’t have to work up your courage just yet — because this treatment is still in its experimental phase and hasn’t been approved for use in the U.S.

But what this study tells us is that there are many ways of enough blood flowing “down there” — which can usually clear up most mild to moderate cases of ED that aren’t caused by disease or medication.

Instead of shocking your member into submission, you can get some high-voltage virility by supplementing with something that’s already in your body, but you may not have enough of: testosterone.

Your T levels tend to wane as you approach your “golden years,” so hormone replacement therapy with bioidentical testosterone can get them back up to where they were when you were at your peak — and keep them there.

Your doctor should be willing to work with you on a plan to replace your depleted testosterone. But if he’s not, there’s something you can do right now, while you wait for a second opinion: try some vitamin D. Previous studies have shown a vitamin D deficiency to be linked with ED, so try upping your intake with supplements or eating Paleo-friendly foods that are high in D, like eggs and salmon.

But if the big D doesn’t correct your ED, you’re not out of options. Other scientifically-proven natural treatments like L-arginine and Korean Red Ginseng are safe and readily available at a reasonable price at your local drugstore. You can always try Korean Red Ginseng as a tea as well.

 

Natural treatments boost sex drive for women

Ladies, give your libido a huge (and natural) boost

Q: My wife and I are in our 50s. She went through menopause when her ovaries were removed, and her sex drive has really decreased. There are lots of products out there for men, but not really for women. We’ve looked everywhere. Is there anything we can try?

G.R.: Loss of sex drive at menopause — especially in a situation where the ovaries have been removed — is very common.

In lots of cases, women who have had their ovaries removed are good candidates for testosterone therapy, which can increase sex drive. We tend to think of testosterone as a “male” hormone, but it’s actually very critical to female sexual function.

There are many other nutrient and hormone deficiencies that can affect sex drive, or cause other symptoms (like fatigue and depression) that can lead to decreased interest in sex.

For example, being too low on iron (anemia) can send the libido plummeting, and research has shown that anemia is fairly common in postmenopausal women. In one study, women showed increased sexual desire after correcting their iron deficiencies.

There are also some herbal remedies that are used around the world by women to improve their sex drives. Two of the most common are “maca” (sometimes known as “Peruvian ginseng”) and “muira puama.”

Maca and muira puama are often found at your local health store. If not, you won’t have any trouble locating them online.

Want me to answer your question next? Just drop me a line at askdrrothfeld@nutritionandhealing.com

Sex can boost your brainpower

The easiest way to grow brain cells

Forget crossword puzzles and Trivial Pursuit. If you really want to boost your brain as you age, I’ve got something way more fun: SEX!

New research shows that regular sex can speed the growth of new brain cells, at least in rats.

More specifically, the middle-aged rats in the study grew extra neurons in the hippocampus, or the part of the brain where memories are made. These are also the cells needed for cognitive function — and the cells that often start to struggle as you age.

In a way, it’s as if sex can undo the effects of aging.

But it’s not a one-and-done deal. To get the benefits, you need regular sex — because when the rats stopped “doing it,” the new brain cells stopped growing at the faster rate.

Of course, unlike humans, rats are pretty much always having sex. They spend most of their waking hours either eating or going at it (not a bad life, if you ask me), so it’s hard to say if the results would be the same in the humans.

I suggest you conduct some experiments of your own. If you don’t notice any benefits, make like a rat and keep trying.

And even if regular sex doesn’t help your brain, there are plenty of other proven benefits: It can boost your immune system, lift your mood, protect your heart and even make your face look younger. (It’s true! Read this for more.)

Some older folks are afraid of sex, thinking it could cause a heart attack. This is a myth; sex is perfectly safe for those with heart disease and in most cases even after a heart attack.

You can even do it after heart failure — but speak to your doctor first.

I had all the details on safe sex for heart patients in the October 2013 issue of my Douglass Report newsletter. Subscribers, use the password in this month’s issue to read it for free online.

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Sex can keep you alive

Want to live longer? Have more sex!

Sex doesn’t just make you feel alive. Sex will also keep you alive — and if you don’t “do it” regularly, you could find yourself facing an early expiration date.

Well, if you’re a fruit fly anyway.

New research on the bugs finds that being denied sex can cause stress levels to skyrocket and trigger the body to burn off its supply of fat.

Maybe that sounds like the start of a daffy new fad diet — LOSE WEIGHT THROUGH ABSTINENCE! — but this wasn’t just a matter of losing the insect equivalent of a spare tire.

No, they burned off their essential fat stores — making them more prone to starvation, and shortening their buggy little lives.

I doubt any human would ever waste away from lack of sex (although it could certainly feel that way at times). But don’t dismiss this study, either, because fruit flies and humans have a lot in common, at least on the genetic level.

We share some brain chemistry and basic neurological functions, and roughly 75 percent of all diseases in humans have equivalents in fruit flies.

In other words, there could be something to this — and it would certainly help explain why humans who don’t “do it” regularly have a higher risk of disease and an early death.

In the flies, regular sex was even able to undo some of the damage of aging — and, again, this is not unique to them. In humans, regular sex is proven to boost the immune system, protect the heart, fight pain, prevent depression and improve longevity.

And even if sex doesn’t extend your life, it will at the very least make the years you have more enjoyable.

PS: Seniors often ask me when it’s safe to have sex after a heart attack. Short answer: Sooner than you think.

I had the complete guide to safe sex for heart patients in the October 2013 issue of my Douglass Report newsletter. Subscribers, use the password in your current issue to login and read it online.

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New push for HPV shots is built on lies

New nonsense over HPV vaccines

Someone’s getting desperate!

Sales of HPV shots are plunging faster than No-bama’s approval ratings as even parents who sign their kids up for every vaccine that comes down the pike turn away from this one in droves.

So now, Big Pharma has an offer they hope you can’t refuse.

Instead of subjecting your little ones to the usual dangerous, expensive and painful three-shot sequence, bring them in for just one dangerous, expensive and painful shot.

This comes after a failed attempt to get people to sign their kids up for two shots. What’s next — half a shot?

Maybe they’ll throw in a free toaster, too!

On the other hand, they’re absolutely right when they say one shot is about as effective as three — because the entire three-shot sequence isn’t worth a darn in the first place.

HPV shots are often called “cervical cancer vaccines,” especially by Big Pharma’s in-the-tank media pals. In reality, the shot offers only SOME protection against SOME of the strains of HPV responsible for cervical cancer — and that protection might run out in just a few years.

In exchange for that very limited protection (if you can even call it that), your daughter or granddaughter faces some of the worst risks of any vaccine — including devastating nervous system disorders, permanent disability and even death.

(Get the shocking truth in this free report from the Daily Dose archives).

HPV shots need to be taken off the market — and pronto — but Big Pharma and its CDC lackeys are actually pushing to expand them to boys as well as girls.

Don’t fall for it.

The human immune system will clear HPV 90 percent of the time, no shots or drugs necessary. Boost your immune system, and that number will likely climb even higher.

More importantly, HPV is a sexually transmitted virus. Teach your daughters (and sons, for that matter) to be responsible and abstinent. It’s safe, painless, free and 100 percent effective.

There’s not a shot in the world that can promise all that.

I’m not done with kids’ health yet — especially girls. Keep reading!

Hormone crisis leads to early puberty

Girls are growing up faster than ever

We’re swimming in so much estrogen it’s a wonder we’re not drowning in it — and if you think all those excess hormones are damaging us adults, wait ’til you see what it’s doing to kids.

Especially little girls.

Little girls are hitting puberty earlier than ever, according to the latest research –with overweight and obese girls now developing breasts at 8 years old.

Yes, 8 years old.

That’s second and third grade in most places!

This is more than just the inconvenience of having to take a young child shopping for a bra. Early puberty is a serious developmental issue that can lead to behavior problems in the short run and cancer over the long haul.

Everyone’s looking for the reason for this surge in early puberty and today, I’ll give you two: Estrogen… and more estrogen.

The first estrogen comes from obesity, as fat causes the body to produce more female hormones.

The second comes from outside — all the estrogens around us, in estrogen-like chemicals such as BPA and plant estrogens such as soy.

Next thing you know, your chubby little girl is a fat woman — and she’s still in elementary school. And while the new study focused on girls, this estrogen crisis extends to boys as well.

They’re also getting female hormones from obesity and the environment — and that’s why we’re seeing so many pudgy and effeminate little girly-men running around these days (and most of them need bras of their own).

Consider this a wakeup call.

First, help keep the kids and grandkids in your life trim. It’s not hard; kids are calorie-burning machines — just keep them away from junk and fast food, and make sure they’re outside playing and not parked in front of the boob tube.

And second, limit exposure to all those other estrogens. Start by eliminating soy and all packaged goods from their diet.

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Natural movements as good as exercise

Stay active and fit without exercise

Fitness isn’t about sweating, straining and possibly hurting yourself. It’s about staying active, vibrant and HAPPY.

Sex covers all three  — especially that last one — but since you can’t “do it” all day, let me give you a few runner-ups that will also deliver the health benefits of exercise without the misery of the gym.

Start by taking care of business in and around the house. Get to work in the garden, get busy in the garage and make sure all the fix-it projects actually get fixed.

All that activity will keep you upright and out of the grave, with new numbers showing that these and other “active hobbies” can slash your risk of death by 30 percent.

That’s the same benefit as exercise — and all you have to do is all the things you’ve been putting off.

Along with that reduced risk of death, being active will also keep you out of the ambulance, cutting your risk of heart attack and stroke by 27 percent.

Gym exercise, on the other hand, can actually induce a heart attack or stroke.

Active hobbies will also help keep your waistline in check, your blood sugar under control and cut the risk of a clot, according to the study of more than 4,000 seniors tracked for an average of 12.5 years.

Of course, gardening and fix-it projects are just examples here. Anything that keeps you on your feet will do the trick — whether it’s dance lessons, a hike through the hills, golf, tennis or chasing the kids off your lawn.

Just make sure it’s something you like, not something you hate. Staying healthy and alive is about having fun — not making yourself miserable.

Sex your way to fitness

Forget running — try sex instead

Show me someone who likes gym exercise and I’ll show you someone who’s either a liar or a masochist (or both).

There’s only one place people REALLY like to grunt, groan, moan and sweat, and that’s in the bedroom — and new research shows why sex is just about the only form of “exercise” that gets my full endorsement: It works!

In fact, you can burn almost as many calories hitting the mattress as you would hitting the pavement or treadmill.

For men, sex burns 4.2 calories per minute. And for women, a good bedroom romp will burn off 3.1 calories per minute, according to the new study. That’s more than a walk… but not quite as much as a run.

And while walking and running only work out the legs — and come with a risk of knee and ankle damage — sex will get your whole body moving and grooving at once.

And if you do it right, there’s no risk of injury.

The downside? If you want to burn more calories, you need your sex sessions to last longer than a commercial break.

Most people manage to do that easily, with the study showing that the average session lasts 24 minutes — long enough for men to burn off 104 calories and women to burn off 69 calories.

But 24 minutes is what I’d call “a good start.” If you REALLY want good sex and good exercise at the same time — and if you really want to please both your partner and yourself — make it last a whole lot longer than 24 minutes.

It’s worth the extra effort — because along with moving your muscles and burning calories, sex can help prevent heart problems, and even help you recover if you already have them.

If that’s not enough, sex also unleashes a wave of feel-good endorphins, which can help lift your mood, ease stress, fight pain, boost your immune system and prevent disease.

Of course, there’s only so much sex you can have in a day (but feel free to test your limit), and that means you also have to pick some other ways to stay active.

But you still don’t need to waste time and money — or risk injury — in a gym.

Keep reading!