How to make stress your friend | Kelly McGonigal

Stress. It makes your heart pound, your breathing quicken and your forehead sweat. But while stress has been made into a public health enemy, new research suggests that stress may only be bad for you if you believe that to be the case. Psychologist Kelly McGonigal urges us to see stress as a positive, and … Continue reading How to make stress your friend | Kelly McGonigal

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DIRTY DOZEN ENDOCRINE DISRUPTORS

12 Hormone-Altering Chemicals and How to Avoid Them There is no end to the tricks that endocrine disruptors can play on our bodies: increasing production of certain hormones; decreasing production of others; imitating hormones; turning one hormone into another; interfering with hormone signaling; telling cells to die prematurely; competing with essential nutrients; binding to essential … Continue reading DIRTY DOZEN ENDOCRINE DISRUPTORS

EWG’s Tap Water Database: What’s in Your Drinking Water?

When most Americans drink a glass of tap water, they're also getting a dose of industrial or agricultural contaminants linked to cancer, brain and nervous system damage, developmental defects, fertility problems or hormone disruption. That's the disturbing truth documented by EWG's Tap Water Database – the most complete source available on the quality of U.S. … Continue reading EWG’s Tap Water Database: What’s in Your Drinking Water?

Erectile Dysfunction: Symptoms and Causes

The most obvious symptom of erectile dysfunction (ED) is not being able to get an erection. But, if this problem becomes frequent or lasts a long time, you should see your doctor. There are many causes of ED. Sometimes, the culprit is another health issue. Understanding the signs and causes of ED is the first … Continue reading Erectile Dysfunction: Symptoms and Causes

Erectile Dysfunction in Young Men

Erectile dysfunction in old age is common, but what do doctors look for if a young man is struggling with ED? Learn about the common causes of ED in young men. A lot of men might expect to deal with erectile dysfunction later in life. Half of all men between the ages of 40 and … Continue reading Erectile Dysfunction in Young Men

‘Sleep Sex’ Might Be Nightmare for Some

Sexsomnia -- having sex while asleep -- is a common complaint of patients seeking treatment for sleep disorders, new research shows. Nearly 8 percent of patients referred to a sleep disorders clinic reported they had initiated or taken part in sexual behavior while sleeping. Men accounted for three-quarters of the self-reported sexsomniacs. "We were surprised … Continue reading ‘Sleep Sex’ Might Be Nightmare for Some

Could the Pill Lower a Woman’s Sex Drive?

Women who use hormonal contraception such as birth control pills may be at higher risk for having sexual problems than women who use no contraception or non-hormonal contraception, a new study suggests. The research isn't the first to find such a link, said Dr. Irwin Goldstein, director of sexual medicine at Alvarado Hospital in San … Continue reading Could the Pill Lower a Woman’s Sex Drive?

6 Herbs to Enhance Female Libido

Source: 6 Herbs to Enhance Female Libido by Dr. Edward Group DC, NP, DACBN, DCBCN, DABFM  Aphrodisiacs have been used throughout history and many ancient aphrodisiac mixtures are still popular today. When it comes to herbal aphrodisiac supplements, male sexual health products are often the most abundant in supply. Regardless of the focus on male sexual health products, … Continue reading 6 Herbs to Enhance Female Libido

Muira Puama and Brain Health

I’ve talked at length before about muira puama and its place in sexual health tonics. It’s been referred to by indigenous peoples in the Amazon as “potency wood” for quite some time and seems to hold promise for supporting male and female sexual health. Now, emerging research also seems to support the idea that it has … Continue reading Muira Puama and Brain Health

Can Mucuna Pruriens Promote Male Fertility?

Source: Can Mucuna Pruriens Promote Male Fertility? by Dr. Edward Group DC, NP, DACBN, DCBCN, DABFM  Infertility and low libido, common symptoms associated with male dysfunction, have been heavily researched and written about for centuries. Henry VIII, the famous King of England during the sixteenth century, is a prime example. He did his best to hide his infertility … Continue reading Can Mucuna Pruriens Promote Male Fertility?