By David Blyweiss, M.D., Advanced Natural Wellness
January 12, 2018
- The problem with the little blue pill
- Men: Rediscover your inner stallion
- One more trick to get your mojo back
Okay folks. A generic version of the “little blue pill” is now available for about half the price of the branded version. I’m sure many men are very excited about this prospect.
I’m not one of them.
All this does is make my job harder. That’s because erectile difficulties are not something to be trifled with. And no matter how easy it sounds to boost your performance with a pill, it won’t do anything to “fix” your potency issues.
The sad fact of the matter is that erectile dysfunction is typically a symptom of an underlying health condition. It’s often a sign that you have clogged arteries, high blood pressure or heart disease. Diabetes, metabolic syndrome and obesity are also common reasons you can’t perform in the bedroom.
If these health problems are not addressed, not only will your romantic overtures fail, so will your overall health.
So sure, you can pop as many “get-it-up-in-a-hurry” pills as you want. But you might also be hurrying your way to a life of disability – maybe even death – if you don’t take your erectile problem as a serious wake up call.
Now that I have your attention, let’s talk about what really needs to take place to get you fit, firm and resilient in the bedroom – and keep you brimming with good health at the same time.
Rediscover Your Inner Stallion
All it takes to rediscover your inner potency and be ready for action at the drop of a hat is to develop a few new habits. And what better way to start than at the beginning of this New Year?
The first habit you absolutely must adopt is to ramp up your physical activity. You don’t even have to spend a lot of time on it. In fact, in the December 1, 2017 issue of Advanced Natural Wellness I explain just how easy it is to get all of the strength, aerobic and high-intensity interval training you need in just about 15 minutes a day.
The next absolute must is to get in the habit of choosing foods that support your circulatory health while also promoting healthy glucose and insulin metabolism. There are a lot of them out there… and they don’t have to be dull or boring.
In particular, foods that boost your nitric oxide (NO) levels are prime candidates to add to your daily meals. This compound is absolutely necessary to maintain smooth, relaxed arteries that keep your blood flowing everywhere it’s necessary, whether it’s to your heart, brain or nether-region.
At the same time, low NO levels are associated with insulin resistance and obesity, so decreased levels may have a profound role in weight gain and the development of diabetes and metabolic syndrome that can interfere with your performance.
To compound the problem, by the time you reach age 40 your body makes about half as much NO as it did in your youth. This may be why ED is no longer an “old man’s” problem. Today, it also affects about one in four men under the age of 40.
One way to get more NO is to eat foods that are high in arginine. This amino acid is an immediate precursor to the production of nitric oxide in your body. And some of these foods are a welcome addition to anyone’s menu.
- Shellfish, like crab, shrimp, lobster and shrimp are all high in arginine. So are mollusks (clams, mussels, oysters, scallops.) As an added benefit, these seafood delights are a great source of omega-3 fatty acids, which are good for your circulation too.
- Spinach, asparagus, cauliflower, brussels sprouts, collards, kale and artichoke can also help boost nitric oxide. Some of these veggies, like cauliflower, brussels sprouts, collards and kale have the extra benefit if helping to balance hormones.
- Chives, garlic, shallots and onions are also good sources of arginine.
You can whip up a dinner – every night of the week – with these foods. Just pick your shellfish and choose a veggie. Then spice them up with chives, garlic, shallots and onion.
And when you both want a snack, stay away from the chips and popcorn. Go for the nuts instead. Snacking on pumpkin seeds, peanuts, almonds, cashews, Brazil nuts and pistachios will boost much-needed nitric oxide levels. Strawberries, blueberries and cherries are also good snacks. They boost vascular function and NO bioavailability.
In addition to these food choices, there’s one more way to help add strength to your erections.
One More Trick to Get Your Mojo Back
For a sustained boost in nitric oxide, you may want to start taking a nitric oxide-boosting supplement. But don’t select just any old nitric oxide enhancer.
By far, the best NO booster available to you is beetroot juice. It will give you a prolonged increase in nitric oxide that could potentially go a long way when it comes to boosting bedroom performance.
The best NO enhancers are plant-based, with beetroot juice as the main ingredient. However, keep in mind that these formulas vary from one manufacturer to another. So make sure to choose the one that gives you the biggest bang for your buck.
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