Good Sex Requires Proper Nutrition!

 FOR MEN (And those who care about them)

Good Sex 1A satisfying sex life requires a healthy body, which depends on sound nutrition, exercise, and sufficient rest.  For the most part, sexual function is controlled by the endocrine glands, which secrete specific hormones.  In order to function properly and produce sufficient hormones, these glands have certain nutritional needs.

The pituitary gland has both direct and indirect effects on sexual and reproductive functions.  Its hormones need the B-complex vitamins, pantothenic acid, niacin, vitamin E and zinc.  Any deficiency of the pituitary causes underdeveloped sex organs, and impotence in men.

The adrenal glands, produce a small but significant amount of sex hormones.  These glands need vitamin A, the B vitamins, pantothenic acid, vitamin B-1, niacin, vitamin C and E, and the unsaturated fatty acids.  Adrenal exhaustion can result in little strength or desire for sex.  An inadequately supplied thyroid can also cause a lack of desire or strength for sex.  Iodine, the V vitamins, vitamin B-1, and vitamin E are essential for the production of its hormone, thyroxine.

Good sex 2The male sex gland, the testes, are composed of 2 glands; one secretes testosterone and the other produces sperm.  (Testosterone increased sexual desire in both sexes.)  Vitamins A, C, E, and folic acid work with testosterone to produce sperm and other male characteristics such as a deep voice and facial hair.  The nutrient content of sperm includes calcium, magnesium, zinc, sulfur, and vitamin B-12, C, and inositol.  A deficiency of vitamin E causes a degeneration of the testicles; too-low levels of zinc result in immovable, useless and infertile sperm.  In male laboratory animals, a manganese deficiency causes loss of sex drive, lack of semen, and degeneration of the seminal tubules.  Testosterone levels proportionately decrease with the amount of marijuana smoked.

The sex hormones are made from cholesterol.  Cholesterol-containing foods need not be limited as long as the body has sufficient amounts of the other nutrients needed to properly metabolize the cholesterol.  These include wthe vitamins B-complex, C, and E, magnesium, manganese, zinc, and lecithin.  Refined and processed foods are greatly lacking in these nutrients; in their absence cholesterol is unable to enter wthe cells and remains in the blood, eventually helping to form plaques.

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Impotence, the male’s inability to achieve erection of the penis has been related to a magnesium or a combined zinc and vitamin B-6 deficiency.  Other factors associated with impotence are emotional problems, physical illness such as diabetes, and the intake of drugs and alcohol.  Although levels of testosterone decrease with age, this doesn’t cause erectile impotence because the penis requires only minimal amounts of the hormone for successful operation.

Sterility can occur in the male and is often the result of a zinc deficiency.  Studies have shown that the higher the blood histamine level is in men, the quicker the ejaculation.  Men too low in histamine can’t achieve ejaculate prematurely.

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Sexual desire and performance can be adversely affected by numerous things including drugs, alcohol, cigarette smoking, caffeine, some common medicines such as certain tranquilizers, anti-hypertensives, and anticholinergics.

Perhaps you can see more clearly now that no general diet. can ever hope to give you what you need and no expert can generalize about nutrition and give you the specifics you must have to effect a major change in health, and I’ve only discussed one issue today.  It’s important to understand that your individual differences required the correct and specific nutritional program that will take into consideration:

            *   your age

            *   genetic individuality

            *   any existing health problems,   and

*   the nutritional needs unique to YOU, as a man

 

Sex 6To Conclude:

Nutrient deficiencies are an epidemic in our society and it’s vital to find out where you stand so that you can become nutrient sufficient.  To this end, in a few weeks you will have the opportunity of checking out my “heart project” it’s called; Dr. Henry’s HealthTest© .  It’s helped thousands of people over the years, recently, completely updated, including its copywrite and for the first time I’m offering it to the general public so that we can all –

STOP, The Food & Vitamin Guessing Game!(TM)  Each test is individually designed based on the answers you give. Not only that, but if you’re low or very-low in any nutrient you will receive a complete explanation and a list of foods in that particular category.  If that’s not enough – I will design the right food program for you, again, based on your answers and you won’t have to count calories, carbohydrates, fats, fiber, etc.  I’ve done all the work for you .and so much more.Good sex4

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B COMPLEX and EYES:

B Vitamins Prevent Macular Degeneration:CVD2

More good news in the B Vitamin department:  Data from the Women’s Antioxidant and Folic Acid Cardiovascular Study (WAFAC), involving more than 5,400 women with cardiovascular disease or risk factors, showed that supplementation with a combination of folic acid, vitamin B6 and vitamin B12 reduced the 7-year incidence of age-related macular degeneration (AMD) by one-third.

CVD3The women were randomized to placebo or a combination of folic acid (2.5 mg/day), vitamin B6 (50 mg/day) and vitamin B12 (1 mg/day), as part of a cardiovascular risk reduction intervention.  All of the patients were over age 40, and two-thirds of them had histories of cardiovascular disease.  The remainder had three or more CVD risk factors.

In a sub-analysis to determine whether B vitamins lowered the incidence, the researchers found that with an average follow-up of 7 years, the incidence of AMD was 3% in the placebo group versus 2% in the B vitamin group.  Forty-four of the placebo-treated women developed “visually significant” AMD versus only 26 of those taking B vitamins.

We know that elevated levels are associated with increased risk for AMD and B vitamins lower homocysteine.  The current study suggests that supplementation with these 3 B vitamins can lower the risk for AMD, although it’s not clear if this benefit is directly related to homocysteine-lowing or is attributable to some other mechanism(s).

In this writer’s opinion it is always best to start with a complete B vitamin complex, you are still low or very-low in any vitamin after a couple of months then, and only then should you increase.

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Health Tips

BOSWELLIA:

BoswelliaResin from the Boswellia serrata tree, an anti-inflammatory staple in Ayurvedic medicine, is now showing promise as a colorectal cancer tumor inhibitor, according to research carried out by Dr. Ajay Goel, director of epigenetics and cancer prevention at Baylor Research Institute in Dallas, TX.  Dr. Goel and his team have studied boswellia and its impact on colorectal cancer for the past 3 years and recently announced they have “multiple lines of encouraging evidence suggesting that in addition to its anti-inflammatory activities, boswellia is an important modulator of epigenetics in colorectal cancer, and very likely other human cancers as well.”

There are, as you know hundreds of vitamins, minerals, enzymes, amino acids, herbs, etc. available today – many sound just like what we need – but, why not find out what you may really need and how to synergistically take those added nutrients, if necessary and of course the correct balanced food program.  STOP, The Food & Vitamin Guessing Game!  Check out my individualized HealthTest© today, and if you have any questions: contact@drhenry.com

                                                                                                                                                           

LEUCINE:

In laboratory animals, supplements of the amino acid leucine (abundant in high quality proteins such as whey) LEUCINEreduced blood sugar levels and improved their ability to process fat.  In supplemental animals liver levels of fat and glucose improved.

“It had effects that improved insulin sensitivity improved their ability to metabolize sugar and fats and their overall metabolism improved.”

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MAGNESIUM:

magnesium-cells-youngerMagnesium acts with and is essential to the activity of vitamin D and yet most Americans don’t get their reference daily intake (RDI) of this important mineral.  Extensive research showing that vitamin D deficiency plays a major role in the development of many diseases, including a variety of cancers (breast, prostate and colon) as well as diabetes, heart disease, arthritis, osteoporosis, psoriasis and mental illness, has prompted many people to take vitamin D supplements.  However, their effects are greatly reduced if magnesium is deficient.

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 R-LIPOIC ACID:

R-Lipoic acid is a potent, water and lipid soluble antioxidant that, based on animal experiments, may prevent ALA_increases_metabolismcataracts caused by oxidative stress in the lens.  Since R-lipoic acid is both water-soluble and fat-soluble, it can get deep into the eye tissues and destroy free radicals that cause protein changes resulting in cataracts.  Animals given chemicals to induce cataracts had a 60% reduction in cataract formation when treated with R-lipoic acid.

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DHA:

docosahexaenoic acidThe omega-3 fatty acid docosahexaenoic acid (DHA) is highly concentrated in the retina and supports the function of the light receptive retinal cones and rods.  The retina contains higher concentrations of DHA than any other tissue of the human body.  DHA is essential to the healthy functioning of the retina and macula.

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B VITAMINS:

Insufficient B-complex vitamins result in paralyzed eye muscles, itching, burning, light sensitivity, blood shot eyes and watering eyes.  Nearsightedness is often a result of stress.  The B vitamins are necessary for normal nervous systemvitamin-b12function and may be the single most important factor for nerve health.  Pantothenic acid (B5) in particular is an anti-stress vitamin.  Thiamin (B1) is important for intracellular eye metabolism and riboflavin (B2) deficiency has been linked to cataracts.  B-complex vitamins with extra riboflavin are recommended for hyperopia (farsightedness).

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VITAMIN D:

The largest study to date on the link between vitamin D and common respiratory infections, shows that people with the lowest vitamin D levels report having significantly more cases of cold and flu than those with higher levels.

VITAMIN DSince vitamin D is produced in the skin from sun exposure, that could explain why most colds and flu occur in the winter when there is less sunshine.  Vitamin D acts as an immune system modulator, preventing excessive expression of inflammatory cytokines and increasing the ‘oxidative burst’ potential of macrophages.

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OLIVE LEAF:

Olive leaf extract and its active component, oleuropein, appear to interfere with viral infection and/or spread by aceite-de-olivadirectly inactivating the virus or by preventing virus shedding, budding or assembly at the cell membrane.  It’s able to directly penetrate infected host cells and irreversible inhibit viral replication.  Since this effect seems to apply to both active and latent viruses, olive leaf extracts could prove to be a major weapon against the common cold and flu, as well as many other viral and bacterial infections.

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BOVINE COLOSTRUM:

BOVINE COLOSTRUMBovine colostrum is another useful supplement for cold and flu protection.  This thick, yellow substance, emitted by the mammary glands during the first 24-48 hours after birth, is rich in nutrients and immune factors that protect against invading organism and facilitate development of strong immune system.  By boosting a weakened immune system, colostrum’s immune factors can help prevent such conditions as colds, flu, diarrhea, sinusitis, asthma, allergies, herpes, viral bronchitis, candidiasis and ear infections.

                                                                                                                                                             

RESVERATROL:

RESVERATROLResveratrol may improve how the human body responds to insulin, the hormone responsible for sugar and fat metabolism.  Hungarian researchers report for the first time that a daily 10 mg dose of resveratrol is associated with reductions in insulin resistance in type-2 diabetics.  According to the researchers:

“The present study shows for the first time that resveratrol improves insulin sensitivity in humans, which might be due to a resveratrol-induced decrease in oxidative stress that leads to a more efficient insulin signaling via the Akt pathway.”

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POMELLA:

Pomegranate extract from Verdure Sciences has been granted two new patents.  This rich source of antioxidants, POMELLAhas been linked to improved heart health, but a growing body of science indicates the fruit protects against prostate cancer.  Studies also report a role in joint health by slowing cartilage loss in arthritis.  Ellagitannin compounds like punicalagins and punicalins, account for half of the fruit’s antioxidant ability behind the reported health benefits.

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ASTAXANTHIN:

Astaxanthin, the pigment that gives krill oil its colour, can boost the body’s defense against obesity-induced ASTAXANTHINoxidative stress, according to South Korean researchers.  At a dose of only 5 mg daily, researchers saw a reduction in oxidative stress markers plus an increase in the blood’s antioxidant capacity … including a 193% increase in superoxide dismutase (SOD) levels.

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WHEY PROTEIN:

Whey protein is a “functional food” with a number of health benefits.  The biological components of whey (including lactoferrin, beta-lactoglobulin, alpha-lactalbumin, glycomacropeptide and immuno-globulins) demonstrate a range of immune-enhancing properties.  In addition, whey has the ability to act as an antioxidant, anti-hypertensive, WHEY PROTEINanti-tumor, hypolipidemic, anti-viral, anti-bacterial, and chelating agent.

The primary mechanism by which whey is thought to exert its effects is by intracellular antioxidant.  A number of clinical trials have successfully been performed using whey in the treatment of cancer,  HIV, hepatitis B, cardiovascular disease, osteoporosis and as an antimicrobial agent.  Whey protein has also exhibited benefit in the arena of exercise performance and enhancement.

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SARCOPENIA:

Sarcopenia (skeletal muscle wasting with aging) is believed to underlie a number of serious age-related health issues.  While it may be seen as inevitable, decreasing this gradual loss of muscle is vital for healthy aging.  Elderly individuals are still able to respond to both resistance training and the anabolic signals provided by protein ingestion, provided specific amino acids, such as leucine, are present. sarcopenia

Whey protein, a rich source of these essential amino acids, rapidly elevates plasma amino acid levels, providing the foundation for muscle mass preservation.  Several studies have shown whey protein to be effective in augmenting the effects of resistance exercise, particularly when taken in the hours surrounding the exercise training.  Simple dietary and exercise strategies that may improve the maintenance of skeletal muscle mass could reduce the incidence of many age-related health issues and improve the quality of life for many aging folks.

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