In our busy-bodying, fast-food-eating, sitting-still-tv-watching society, it‘s no wonder that so many people are suffering from decreased libido. Fortunately there are several natural ways to get your groove back in time for Valentine’s Day!
Eat right and take vitamins.
Lack of libido can be due to nutritional deficiency so make sure to include the following:
- Zinc 30mg plus 3mg copper/day (eat raw pumpkin seeds)
- Vit B 50mg 3x/day (eat whole grains, oats)
- Vit E 400iu 2x/day (eat nuts/seeds, wheat germ, eggs, sweet potato)
- Essential Fatty Acids – like flax or fish oil
- Drink 1⁄2 cup carrot juice daily
Bring on the oysters! Foods that are known to spark things up include oysters, organic dark chocolate, anise, basil, arugula, asparagus, and nutmeg, Herbal teas/tinctures. Herbs like gotu kola, damiana, ginseng and don quai have been proven to increase libido. Do not take if you are on medication of any kind without first consulting your physician.
Aromatherapy oils– A few drops can be added to bathwater or massage oil to stimulate your drive. Try cinnamon, ylang-ylang, rosewood, and patchouli
Also remember to slow down, rest and relax so you have enough energy to produce sufficient hormones, exercise to improve circulation and make you feels better about your body, and if you have kids…get a babysitter once or twice per month to have some one on one time!
What If There’s A Deeper Problem?
If these simple measures are not enough, there may be an underlying problem like poor circulation due to arteriosclerosis, hormone imbalance like estrogen or testosterone deficiency, or depression.
Whether the cause is psychological or physical, the root of the problem can be removed through personalized homeopathic treatment and nutritional counselling. Do not be embarrassed to seek help- you’ll be so happy you did!