Are Drugs Necessary?

Are Drugs Necessary?

Natural and Effective Ways to Improve ED

We have become used to the idea that there is a pill for every illness and that we should go to the doctor to get the treatment.

The truth is, all health conditions can be improved simply by adopting a healthier lifestyle, including diet and exercises. Here are the best tips to improve erectile dysfunction naturally without taking any drugs.

  1. Diet

    You are what you eat and your diet can have a significant impact on your sex life. Scientific studies indicate that a Mediterranean Diet is not just good for your heart, but it can improve sexual function as well, and those who follow it have a lower chance of getting ED. This diet emphasizes the consumption of fresh fruits and vegetables, fish and white meat, whole grains, healthy oils like olive oil, nuts and seeds. Yes, a glass of wine most of the days is included in the diet, if you like it.  What is missing from this diet: processed foods and other high fat high sugar foods and red meats.

    The Mediterranean diet also helps you lose excessive weight, reduce the risk for diabetes, help with high cholesterol levels, and reduce your risk for heart diseases, which are all well-known factors involved in ED.

  2. Exercise

    Regular exercise, especially high intensity interval and weights/resistance training, boosts the testosterone and human growth hormone levels. Both hormones can help improve your erectile function. In addition, other “feel good,” anti-depressant hormones such as oxytocin, serotonin or dopamine are increased in the body during and after exercise, which will further enhance your sex drive.  Even if you don’t like going to the gym, take a 30 minute walk every day and stay active.  Mind-body exercises such as yoga and tai-chi are also beneficial.

    Beside diet and exercise, consider making healthier choices every day. If you smoke, quit as soon as possible, as smoking is strongly associated with ED. If you drink heavily, this can be another cause for your ED because it lowers testosterone levels and causes other hormonal imbalances. Are you stressed? Find stress management techniques to reduce this problem.

Boost Your Testosterone Levels Naturally

You really don’t need testosterone replacement therapy. Although available by prescription, the long-term safety is not fully evaluated. In fact, in one study it has been linked with an increased risk of cardio-vascular events.

On the other hand you can safely and efficiently boost your testosterone levels just by using natural foods and supplements. Just 2 Brazil nuts a day can increase testosterone levels, as they are packed with selenium and magnesium, also known as the “sex minerals.” They have antioxidant qualities, promote prostate health and boost your sex drive.

Oysters contain high amounts of zinc, another important mineral that is involved in a large number of your body’s processes. It also promotes the repair and regeneration of cells and gives protection from free radicals. Furthermore, studies show that healthy levels of zinc help improve the sexual function, increase the sperm count and put you in a better mood.

Brenda VantaBrenda Vanta

Brindusa Vanta (typically goes by Brenda) is an alternative health care doctor, author and medical writer. She has a history of writing for a variety of health-oriented websites and she focuses on nutrition and homeopathy. She received her MD degree from Iuliu Hatieganu University of Medicine, Romania, and her HD diploma from Ontario College of Homeopathic Medicine.

Jun 6, 2014
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