Men, it’s time to talk about your libido, because it’s not just about sex…
Your libido is actually tied to your overall health in ways you might never have considered.
When your libido is lagging, you’ll most likely feel a bit “off” — both physically and mentally. And you may have written it off as “just the way things go” as men age. But that’s not necessarily true.
In fact, you might be surprised to discover just how good you can feel again. And it takes just a few simple additions to your daily life to naturally boost to your testosterone and restore your energy levels.
(And these recommendations aren’t just for men. Women can also reap considerable benefits for their sexual and overall health as well…)
Step One: Boost nitric oxide
Nitric oxide (NO) is a colorless gas that relaxes the inner muscle of your blood vessels, giving them the flexibility they need to move blood smoothly throughout your body.
And NO is a true multi-tasker. It powers up your immune system while reducing inflammation. And as Dr. Fred Pescatore notes in his Perfect Sleep Protocol, nitric oxide also happens to increase blood flow to the genitals, thus helping with erectile function.
Nitric oxide is also essential for getting the rejuvenating rest you need every night. And there are five foods he recommends to help trigger NO production:
- Beetroot. Beets are an excellent source of nitrates, which your body converts to NO.
- Garlic. Allicin, a key compound in garlic, pumps up your nitric oxide levels.
- Omega-3 fatty acids. Dr. Pescatore recommends frequent helpings of the six types of fish that are packed with omega-3s: salmon, mackerel, herring, lake trout, sardines, and albacore tuna.
- Walnuts, pistachios, and almonds. These nuts supply vitamin E (an NO booster) and l-arginine, an amino acid and a primary building block of nitric oxide.
- Watermelon. As Dr. Pescatore notes, “Watermelon is high in citrulline, yet another nitric oxide star.”
In addition, you can also support your body’s natural production of nitric oxide by exercising regularly, reducing consumption of sugar and simple carbs, eating antioxidant-rich foods (which prevent NO breakdown), and eating foods that contain plenty of folic acid, calcium, and vitamins C and E — all of which support pathways that release NO.
Step two: Get enough sleep
After your NO levels have been increased through proper diet, exercise, and proper lifestyle interventions, you’ll start to enjoy the benefits of naturally-induced, restful sleep.
Of course, if you’re a man, consistent sleep will also boost your testosterone.
Dr. Pescatore cites a Journal of the American Medical Association study in which University of Chicago researchers demonstrated how inadequate sleep significantly reduced testosterone levels in healthy young men of college age.
To put this in perspective, Dr. Pescatore explains, “Testosterone levels naturally decline by 1 or 2 percent every year. So those of us that left our college days behind us years ago are already running on low.
“And if sleep loss affects healthy young men in that way, well, those of us from age 50 and up, who already have lower testosterone, you can only imagine the result.”
Dr. Pescatore goes on to list the key health factors impacted by testosterone:
- Bone density
- Energy levels
- Muscle mass
- Overall well-being
- And, of course, libido
And when all these factors begin improving, due to more NO production and better sleep, you’ll likely feel better than you have in years.
If you struggle to achieve restful, refreshing sleep on a regular basis, know there are safe, drug-free solutions that can make all the difference. Dr. Pescatore offers a variety of easy-to-follow strategies to eliminate common sleep disruptors in his Perfect Sleep Protocol. Click here to find out more about this online learning tool or to enroll today.