Up for Summer Fun? Beat E.D. Naturally

hoseAs we are in full on summer mode, it is time for fun, travel, play, and of course we are feeling a little more frisky as the stresses of life seem to lessen for summer.

Stress is the equivalent of a cold shower when it comes to our libido. Modern life with our cell phones, laptops, and our diminished “off the clock” time causes some serious “down time” in the bed room. It is disappointing for both you and your partner when you can not rise to the occasion for a little R & R. But before you go for a pill, injection, or dosing up on hormones, make sure it is not something that can be fixed naturally.

First step do a little at home DIY test to make sure the problem obtaining or maintaining is physiological or mental/ emotional. Physiological can be a cardiovascular, blood pressure issue, hormone imbalance,  even too much stimulants or too much depressants (alcohol can be a huge downer). An mental /emotional this can be performance anxiety, issues from past relationships, guilt, abuse, body image issues, and more.

Here is a quick video to show you how to do an easy at home test to find out you have a strip testphysiological
issue or mental emotional.  Also below is a link to an information packet to help uplift you package naturally 🙂

 

Link to Tips for a Better Erection http://bit.ly/28ZllWI
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Do not Nuke Your Nuts


“Is that a cell phone in your pocket your are you just happy to see me?”

Or are you just trying to reduce sperm count, cause mutant DNA (poorly formed sperm not x-men sperm) and increase your risk of testicular cancer?

In short, it is a very bad decision to opt for convince over health by placing cell phones and laptops on or next to your testicles. Save roasted nuts for culinary purposes only. Yes, I have had too many patients who are trying to conceive and the sperm morphology—the structure—is abnormally formed and unhealthy. Sperms with stumpy or missing tails can not swim. Those of you not wanting to conceive can find other forms of birth control. The cellular changes to the testicle comprise only a percentage of the problem, we are also seeing higher rates of testicular cancer.

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Save the Cock, photo by Dmitry Vinokurov 

At one time “tighty-whities” presented the biggest danger to your sperm count, now the world posses larger threats. Saving your balls from more than tighty-whities and biker shorts, which can also decrease your chances of attempted insemination for other reasons beyond the increase testicular temperature, but I digress). Our modern world provides cell phones, lab tops, toxic chemicals, and zeno-estrogens (estrogen mimicking molecules in plastics, pesticides, hormones in our food, etc) just to name a few dangers. It is time to get educated so you can take action.

Two options to save your family jewels other than going off grid are as follows.

  • First do not carry your phone in a pocket or put laptops on your lap, despite its name. 
    • Backpacks or messenger bags work great.
    • Belt clips with EMF protection
  • Second, if you don’t want to carry a some type of bag (bookbag, messenger bag, brief case, man bag, or laptop case) for your electronics; place a blocker directly on your devices.

 

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Going Nuts?!?

The incidence of testicular germ cell tumors (TGCT), the most common cancer in men aged 15 to 45 years, has doubled over the last 30 years in developed countries.

“Tumour risk associated with use of cellular telephones or cordless desktop telephones.” Hardell L1, Mild KH, Carlberg M, Söderqvist F.

“Lifestyle and testicular dysfunction: a brief update.” Agarwal A1, Desai NR, Ruffoli R, Carpi A.

“Biophysical evaluation of radiofrequency electromagnetic field effects on male reproductive pattern.” Kesari KK1, Kumar S, Nirala J, Siddiqui MH, Behari J. Cell Biochem Biophys. 2013 Mar;65(2):85-96. doi: 10.1007/s12013-012-9414-6.

Is My Self-Esteem Low Enough to Date you?

Admittedly, this sounds arrogant. So let me explain.2013-09-17-The-Adventures-of-Self-Esteem-Girl

Today, as I flipped through the radio stations I heard some guy saying he just goes up to girls in bars and briefly chats them up and ask if he can give them a night they never will forget. This apparently works well for him. I, of course, make smart ass comments in my head about STDs causing the lasting memory. However, as I continued to listen, guys call in making comments about how all those girls must be “trolls.” It started me thinking. I thought about all my fabulous friends and myself, if we would go home with this guy. How many times have we said yes to a date or have given our number out to people (this goes for men, women, straight, gay, and bi) that were just not in our highest interest. Many amazing humans have dated the worst humans, the meanest girls, the bad boy, or the dead beat leach, etc. It may not even be that drastic, we just  date people that were are not a good fit for us. Why? We need to feel connection, love, or something other than hurt.

Life can be hard. When someone comes up to you and is interested in you (or even just interested in getting into your pants) it can be just the ego boost you need. I admit it, I had months of meeting guys that every time I said I was a doctor, they physically took a step back! To go from open body posture, leaning in to a step back and arms folding…sucked. My med school friends and I joked about our degrees being the ultimate “cock block.” Yes, we do realize that we don’t want to date guys that were too insecure to date a doctor, but it still hurt. After a while the bar drops, the self esteem drops, you think things like “Hey, at least he bathes somewhat regularly!”  This can happen to anyone, any profession, and any age group. It does not take much. It could be a bad relationship where a partner repeatedly criticizes you. That slow tearing down can drastically lower your self esteem to the point where one nice comment can get you to hop into a another not so great relationship. At one point in my life, my desire to be wanted grew, it did cloud my judgement. As a naturopathic doctor, I am into health, yet I somehow dated an alcoholic, overweight, fracking supporting narcissist,  (yep, not a bright spot in my life) but he seemed like a nice guy at first. Yep, he asked me out and made a genuine effort, that is it.

How can we stop this crazy behavior? We need to learn healthy self love (I am not talking masterbation but that too is healthy) and to raise your own & each others self esteems. As a society we tear each other down easily and seem to forget how to build each other up. Practice positive self talk, say nice things to your self rather than critical. Practice giving complement out, sadly, at first it is a little awkward. Fears about giving complements include: fear of people thinking you are being fake (like a used car salesman), weird or you are hitting on them. I soon learned how easy it is to give genuine complements without it feeling odd or fear that people would think it is a come on. Learn to accept complements. Yes, just soak them in and say thank you! If you brush them off like you are not worthy of them you are denying the giver and missing out on an amazing gift. Just imaging handing someone a gift and they say “keep it, I am not worthy.” Kinda sucks for both of you.

Building people up. “Bless that which you want” is a Huna Philosophy. Many times that we tear others down it is because we are jealous in a way or that we see an aspect of ourselves in that person that we don’t like. When we see that guy with the sports car and think “midlife crisis car” or “compensation,” what are we doing? We may not want that car but we may just want the extra cash to do something that we value. So why not just think “good for him!” Any time you find yourself thinking or saying something negative things, try blessing it. It can be as easy as saying to your friends “I wish I had the ovaries to wear that!” or telling someone they look amazing to their face.

Next time that person you know is not good for your wellbeing is chatting you up, smile, thank them for the flattering remarks and walk away knowing you love yourself and that is perfect. Maybe the right person will come along, maybe not but you will never know if you don’t raise the bar for yourself.

Self-esteem song: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=AMf8xa__d9o

 

Health & Joy,

Dr. Susan Lundgren

image from http://www.lastkisscomics.com/comic/the-adventures-of-low-self-esteem-girl/

Shoes Verse Sex: Libido Health and Clothes

As many of you know we don’t always make the best food choices for our health, but the same can also be said of our clothing choices. Way back in the days of varsity track, coach Williams nicely informed us how high heels would shorten our Achilles tendons, making us more prone to injury. However, he failed to mention how later in life we may be tempted to put our dear Achilles in peril to make our legs appear toner, butts perkier, and basically create a flashing sign announcing to the world that we were absolutely ready to have great sex….or meaningless sex that we may regret in the morning. When pondering this and other clothes we don, not for comfort, but purely for sex appeal, I scientifically calculated the paradoxical effect.

First take the CFMs…for the people who have lived under a rock (or my mother, who is already dying a small death that I am writing this.) CFM is the acronym for “Come Fuck Me” heels. At the start of the evening you look amazing, feeling like you are ready to take the world by storm. Everything works according to plan. You have the attention of some potential suitors, scored a drink or two, which helps dramatically with the stabbing pain starting in your toes. Unfortunately, we are not designed to sport all 100 and some odd pounds on a 2” x 2” platform at our toes and a thin spike at our heel. Now, too many drinks will certainly lead to an imitation of a weeble, too few certain pain. So, you are holding at a respectable 2 drinks, nursing the 3rd, knowing it is the key. If find a place to sit you will ruin the effects of the heels; you must stand. Now two hours have past, the pain is evident on your face, body language and manner in which you respond to anyone who dares to speak to you. Fantasies of punishing the stupid man (you know it must have been a man) that invented heels enter your every thought. You start to think about what a fabulous weapon these CFMs could make. The next person that says something that stupid and obvious is going to get impaled on that spike. You see what has happened the heels that were sure to get you laid now have turned you into a psyco bitch waiting to inflict pain similar to the pain you are feeling. Ok, it is not that dramatic, but scientist have proven discomfort to full blown pain drastically decreases libido. So here is the paradoxal graph of the CFMs.

   Shoes Wearer’s Sex Appeal verse Hours Spent in Them*

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*This graph takes into account moderate drinking by both the wearer and the potential suitor.

 Now lets take, Spanx…both men and women are now slipping oppressive, fat squeezing girdle like things under their clothes to appear slimmer, sleeker and less lumpy. First, the obvious, you may look amazing but there is no way in hell you are taking off you clothes in front of anyone with those lurking beneath. You might as well have on a chastity belt. Next, you have a strangle hold on your lymph system with these things. Do you really think that is going to work at well for you in the long run? Your lymph, in short, is your body’s sewage system, not something to keep stagnant. If you back up the lymph you’ll get everything you were trying to avoid, unattractiveness in various forms! Frequent colds & flu, fatigue, dark circles under eyes, and cellulite are just a few symptoms of stagnant lymph.

Next, Affliction shirts, (ok, there really is not any health concern here) you just look like a douche bag. However, we do need to be aware of synthetic materials, and none organic materials. These have nasty chemicals to protect them from mold, rodents and insects during travel across seas. They also have neurotoxins from pesticides, dyes, and plastics that off gas for weeks. To the chemically sensitive these are worse than modern rock put to muzak; to the rest of us they are just one more straw adding to our toxic load burden and messing with our endocrine system and neurological system. So you may look and act like a douche bag. To top it off, synthetic fibers do not breath, causing you to sweat more again losing points in the dating realm.

Since we all would like to be attractive and healthy, I suggest we get real. We wear comfy clothes that make us feel good and express our healthy self. Today, I went out and bought a 6 pack of ‘I am never getting laid’ under wear. (anything that comes in a 6 pack just implies that, so I was being redundant.) I also am planning to buy a few tee shirts to show off my regular self. I think it is official, I will never date again…please send Humane Society emails for cat adoptions.

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