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Live That Healthy Libido Lifestyle!

Does the thought of making love feel more like a chore?

 

Are you too tired most days and just want to sleep once you hit the sheets?

Well, it may be because a few of your hormones are off-kilter!

When your sex hormones and cortisol levels are imbalanced, you will not really feel up to getting much action. Cortisol, your stress hormone, can lower your sex hormones (estrogen, progesterone, and testosterone) and when its levels are high. This usually occurs because of long-term emotional or physical stress on the body.

When estrogen and progesterone levels are low, it can affect sleep patterns and cause mood imbalances, both of which are needed for a healthy libido. Low testosterone level (yes, in females too) can cause a loss in your sex drive and contribute to vaginal dryness. The same goes for low DHEA levels, another hormone made by the adrenal glands. Additionally, blood flow to your sex organs can be diminished as a result of chronic stress and low sex hormones, also leading to low libido.

When you have balanced hormones, you will have your desire back!

 

Get a Hormone Assessment

One of my absolute favorite ways to have a comprehensive look at your cortisol levels and sex hormones is via a simple urinary test completed in the comfort of your home. When you complete the comprehensive panel, it includes testing for certain neurotransmitters, melatonin, and a couple of B vitamins, which are important for hormone production and balance. Schedule your assessment here!

 

Healthy Diet for Healthy Hormones

Supporting your hormones with diet is foundational. Eating an anti-inflammatory diet and including healthy fats and leafy greens promotes the production of your sex hormones. Focus on foods rich in zinc, as zinc boosts hormone production.

7 Foods to Consume for a Healthy Libido:

  1. Leafy Greens: contain a high source of magnesium which can promote blood flow and other nutrients that support liver detoxification, which supports sex hormone balance.
  2. Avocados: packed with vitamins that promote a healthy circulation
  3. Pumpkin Seeds: rich in zinc, which is a mineral needed for healthy testosterone levels
  4. Oysters: also contain zinc which can boost dopamine
  5. Garlic: contains phytoestrogen which can positively influence estrogen levels
  6. Dark Chocolate: and all the women are saying yes! Dark chocolate can enhance dopamine, your feel good hormone. Unless you have a sensitivity to chocolate, enjoy organic dark chocolate on a regular basis.
  7. Green Tea: can help with increasing blood flow to your sex organs and it supports liver health, which is important for hormonal balance

Supplements to Support a Healthy Libido: 

While diet and lifestyle are foundational, certain nutrients and herbs are helpful aids in supporting hormone production and function. The products below are helpful in stimulating a healthy libido. Adaptogens are herbs that optimize your adrenal glands and regulate your stress response. Adaptogens such as Panax Ginseng can promote healthy circulation to the sex organs. Velvet Deer Antler is a great adaptogen that can improve energy levels. Maca is an excellent herbs that improves estrogen, progesterone, and testosterone levels. These herbs should be used under the guidance of your physician and after a thorough hormone assessment. Purchase these professional-grade adaptogens by creating a free account here.

 

Be well,

Dr. Yas