Sex?!? – That got your attention now, didn’t it ;-)

By Thom Underwood - February 16, 2020

Although often considered a ‘taboo’ subject, issues with sexual performance are far more common than most people think. The trouble arises when prescription medication fails to deliver desired results, which an overwhelming amount of people experience – between 10 to 52% of men and 25% to 63% of women. As sexual health has always been a personal matter and one which can easily become entangled with issues of self-worth and self-image, the failure of medical drugs to deliver expected results can contribute to low levels of self-esteem and emotional distress.

The fact of the matter is that just as every relationship is different, every BODY is different too, and will respond in largely contrasting ways to medication. Functional medicine, however, focuses on helping the individual to not only figure out what is best for their unique needs and symptoms but also how to PREVENT it from occurring again and lower the risks of the condition worsening, using natural treatment options.

Issues surrounding sexual performance can include (but are not limited to):

  • Erectile dysfunction in men
  • Lowered libido
  • Vaginal dryness
  • Sexual performance anxiety

All of these conditions have in the past been treated with pharmaceutical drugs, a large amount of which can have negative side-effects when used over a long period of time. With the help of natural remedies, many people have seen their symptoms decrease significantly and sometimes even completely subside. 

What Are Some Functional Medicine Techniques?

By looking at the individual as a whole as a means of treating their sexual performance issues, functional health professionals can identify the root cause of the issue instead of simply making it disappear temporarily. The only way to truly heal from an issue like this is to dig deep and find the root cause – whether it be physical, mental, environmental, emotional, or spiritual. These are the elements which functional health focuses on in order to get to the true cause of the issues like these that often manifest themselves physically. 

In terms of sexual health, it is of utmost importance to recognize and acknowledge your own struggles with performance. Not being open to these issues is often the primary cause of them worsening and festering over time. Learning as much as you can about the issue – be it a hormonal imbalance due to anxiety, a nutritional issue, or something else entirely – is the best and only way to make effective changes.

There are foods you can include in your diet that boost sexual health and increase libido – while we can’t necessarily promise they will increase your performance, improving your nutrition WILL help to ensure that your sexual health is improved significantly!

Foods to boost sexual health include:

  • Spinach
  • Dark chocolate
  • Peppers
  • Green tea
  • Oysters
  • Pesto
  • Ginger
  • Pumpkin seeds
  • Bananas
  • Potatoes
  • Fatty Fish
  • Coffee
  • Red wine

What combinations of these will you try?

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