How To Help Your Erection

I have always thought the worst of aphrodisiacs. Did not even believe they worked.
I now believe.
Trust me, they work. I staunchly refuse to go into any details of my new – found certainty. Well, maybe someday soon.
Part of that journey exposed me to the fact that most men are consistently ingesting these sex aids. They come in tablets, pills, roots, herbs, potions and elixirs.
The psychological dependence on these aphrodisiacs trouble me. Luckily I found the article below online, and in my usual benevolence, decided to share.
It’s a list of stuff that will pique your interest. Read and learn my friends…

(Originally published as :- THE 13 WORST FOODS FOR YOUR ERECTION)

In terms of performance, it’s been said that the penis has a mind of its own. That doesn’t mean you can’t give it some brain food. And on the flip side, certain foods and drinks can have been shown to impair male sexual performance by either directly or indirectly messing with hormone levels. The penis is dependent on testosterone to function properly, and anything that lowers the ‘T’ can lower the ‘D’ .

The 13 foods and drink below are among the worst cockblockers.

1. SOY

If date night regularly includes sushi, order your appetizer wisely. A study out of Harvard School of Public Health found just a half serving of soy per day was enough to slash sperm count by 40 percent in healthy males. Large amounts of soy can drastically reduce testosterone, according to a study in theEuropean Journal of Clinical Nutrition; researchers found that men who had 120 mg of soy a day saw the decrease.

2. WHITE BREAD AND PROCESSED CARBS

There’s a reason why “white bread” is an insult. Eating too many simple carbs can lead to weight gain, and increased body flab has been shown to raise a man’s estrogen levels and lower testosterone. According to a University of Buffalo study printed in the journal Diabetes Care, 40 percent of obese participants had lower-than-normal testosterone readings.

3. TOO MUCH BOOZE

This is no surprise, but there’s science behind it. Alcohol desensitizes you and slows reaction time, and binge drinking can affect hormone levels. According to a report inStrength and Conditioning Journal, researchers say that guzzling the alcohol equivalent of five or more drinks appears to suppress the production of testosterone. Smaller doses (one to two drinks) appear to have little or no immediate effect on testosterone. So keep things moderate: Two drinks a day.

4. NON-GRASS-FED BEEF

Whenever you’re adding the protein-rich benefits of red meat to your diet, always choose grass-fed beef. The typical farmed variety is often fed artificial hormones and antibiotics, which can cause a disruption in testosterone levels.

5. BOTTLED WATER

Water isn’t the culprit here; it’s the plastic bottle. Bisphenol A, commonly referred to as BPA, is a chemical component found in most plastic food containers and cans that’s associated with negative impacts on fertility in both men and women. A Slovenian study in the journal Fertility & Sterility found a statistically significant association between urinary BPA concentration in men and lower total sperm count, concentration and vitality. And a study out of Harvard School of Public Health found women with the highest BPA levels in the body produced 27 percent less viable eggs.

6. CANNED SOUP

Could Spaghetti-O’s could be getting in the way of your O? Maybe. Canned soups and meals are notoriously high in dietary sodium (a can of Spaghetti-O’s has 1780 mg—as much as 10 bags of Doritos!), which can lead to elevated blood pressure and diminished blood flow to certain parts of the body, including the genitals.

7. FLAVORED SODA

According to a study published in the Central European Journal of Urology, researchers found that high fructose corn syrup — the dietary villain that’s attracted all the wrong kind of attention these days because it’s the main sweetener in soda — increased the risk of erectile dysfunction, because it raises cholesterol levels and damages the arteries in the penis.

8. FARMED FISH

When you’re buying fish, always opt for wild over farmed, which is often packed with contaminants. Analyzing 700 salmon bought in stores from Edinburgh, Scotland to Seattle, Washington, a team led by Ronald Hites, PhD, of Indiana University, found that the farmed product contained up to 8 times more PCBs—cancer-causing industrial chemicals that were banned in 1979—than the wild variety. Other chemicals found in farmed fish include dioxins from herbicides (the most famous being Agent Orange). Exposure to PCBs and dioxin has been linked to lower T levels.

9. MICROWAVABLE POPCORN

Not only is microwavable popcorn one of the 8 Foods Most Likely to Cause Cancer, it’s bad for your erection as well. The culprit in both cases: The lining of the bag. Conventional microwave-popcorn bags are lined with perfluorooctanoic acid (PFOA), also called C8. High levels of PFOA exposure have been linked to lower testosterone levels.

10. PROCESSED MEAT

Processed meats contain high levels of saturated fats and cholesterol, which clog the penile arteries, because they’re small and quickly collect plaque.

11. DAIRY

Cheese is one of the foods highest in saturated fat, which can lead to arterial blockage. And when it comes to both milk and cheese, cows are often fed artificial hormones that have been shown to cause endocrine disruption. In a University of Rochester study published in the journalHuman Reproduction, men who consumed more dairy products had “significantly” less motile sperm than those who consumed less.

12. PIZZA

With it comes to refined carbs and cheese, pizza is double trouble for your erection. According to a Harvard study, it’s the second-highest contributor to saturated fat intake in America. If you want to completely kill your erection, order a Meat Lover’s Pizza (see #10) and don’t be surprised if that’s the only loving you get tonight.

13. MINT

A study printed in the journal Phytotherapy Research found that spearmint can significantly reduce levels of testosterone, a hormone that plays a big role in libido. In a separate study published in the journalUrology, researchers gave one group of rats water and the others peppermint tea. Ultimately, the rats who drank the tea had lower levels of T. If you like the occasional cup of mint tea, don’t swear off the stuff; just consume it in moderation.

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http://www.eatthis.com/worst-foods-for-erection

The Birth Control Pill Is Killing Women, But No One’s Warning Them Of The Risk

May 7, 2015 (STOPP.org) — The young newlywed put herself at risk for collapse, stroke, heart attack, and death every day when she popped her birth control pill. Tragically, she had no idea there was any danger. Even medical personnel thought her symptoms were no big deal, and on more than one occasion chalked her symptoms up to dehydration. They never told her it could be that her contraception was causing blood clots.

Her name was Kate. She was a 28-year-old business woman whose story is told in “What Every Woman Needs to Know about Blood Clots” posted on the National Blood Clot Alliance “Stop the Clot” website. Kate’s symptoms started while she was in Hawaii on her honeymoon. She suffered pain in her calf that was so intense it woke her up at night. She went to an orthopedic surgeon, who ordered scans, found no problems, and dismissed her. She forgot about it. Seven months later she passed out in an airport following a flight. Medical personnel said she was dehydrated. 

Completely unknown to her, Kate had developed deep vein thrombosis in her calf. From there, blood clots began breaking off and going to her lungs. These blood clots in the lungs, called pulmonary emboli, “can be life-threatening and in 10-15 percent of cases, cause sudden death,” according to Dr. Jack Ansell. Dr. Ansell is a hematologist and member of the National Blood Clot Alliance’s Medical & Scientific Advisory Board. The Alliance website goes on to quote Dr. Ansell: “The first sign of a PE can be death.”

Thanks to Kate’s mother, a nurse, who suggested that she might have pulmonary emboli, Kate got help and did not die. She caught it before it killed her. Many other women are not so lucky. They don’t learn the truth until it is too late.

The truth is, “(t)he relative risk for thrombosis in patients who take COCs [combined oral contraceptives] is three- to five-fold higher compared with that of nonusers.” Thrombosis means blood clots that can cause stroke, heart attack, blindness, brain damage, and death. Still, women are not warned about the risk of blood clots with their daily steroidal hormone pill. This is serious and senseless deception and negligence.

According to a Canadian Broadcasting Company report in June 2013, birth control pill manufacturer Bayer paid out in excess of $1 billion to settle thousands of birth control pill lawsuits in the United States. Those settlements were all related to two low-dose contraception pills, Yaz and Yasmin. At the same time, an investigation by the CBC revealed that pharmacists suspected the deaths of 23 Canadian women were attributable to those two same pills. 

Miranda Scott, only 18, was working out at the University of British Columbia gym when she fell over backward and died. Her autopsy showed that she died of blood clots throughout her body. She was taking Yasmin at the time of her death. Her mother is now part of a Canadian class action lawsuit against the drug manufacturer, along with hundreds of family members and women who have been harmed or killed by the pill. 

Yet, even as Bayer pays out huge settlements, it says it “stands by” its birth control products. Even Elizabeth Kissling, writing for the radical feminist magazine Ms, is troubled by the cover-up and lack of education and testing women are given before being prescribed the pill. 

“Today . . . young women are again dying from something purported to help them, something that affects mostly women. Thousands more are experiencing life-threatening, health-destroying side-effects, such as blindnessdepression, and pulmonary embolism,” Kissling said, citing accounts of young women who had suffered all these consequences. 

She referenced a first-person account posted on xojane.com, that highlighted this shocking quote by a young woman who almost died from pulmonary embolism caused by her birth control pill. “‘Isn’t this bizarre?’ [the young woman] asked doctors in the hospital. They shook their heads and informed me that they regularly encountered otherwise healthy young women with blood clots, almost all caused by birth control.”

The pill kills truth. It exists and is prescribed to women amid a swirl of chaos; amidst contradictions and lies; and amidst dead, blind, and profoundly injured women. Prescribing doctors tell women birth control is perfectly safe if they don’t smoke. Emergency room doctors tell women they “regularly encounter otherwise healthy young women with blood clots, almost all caused by birth control.” Billions of dollars are paid out by drug companies to settle lawsuits, while they say they still stand by their contraceptive pills.

Women need to know. Join American Life League and a host of sponsors around the nation on June 6 to expose the lies and shine the light on the truth about the pill. For more information, visit our website, thepillkills.org.” 

Credits:

1) http://www.lifesitenews.com

2) STOPP

How To Get Rid Of Belly Fat (Pot Belly) Part 2

A pot belly isn’t built in a day. Or a week for that matter.
In truth it is nurtured and developed over time.

True story… I had a love interest that grudgingly dated me on the condition that I, “develop something in front I can hold unto.”
And she meant it. I was lean and mean those days. The relationship did not end well.

I see you at my local gym. I know you will read this. Thank you.

The African diet is a set up.
It is designed to make you fat. It’s like soul food, it is best just at the point of entry. Otherwise…. Fatty, dangerous, tasty and delicious!!

I’ve always loved it in Europe. Easier to watch what you eat. Variety exists. Calorific value is easier to account for.

But you are where you are now. You are probably overweight and/or have a belly you would rather have flatter or firmer.
You just had a baby and would love to have your stomach flat again. Firmer, tauter than before if possible.

Muscles have memory. It’s easier to reactivate previously tone muscles than to awaken muscles atrophied- for lack of a better adjective.
My point is that if you have not worked out all your life, it’s going to be hard to start.

If you are female and partial to diets, same difference.

So, what to do?

Firstly, surgery. Cosmetic surgery. Nip and tuck.
Liposuction… Gastric bypass… Whatever.
Quick fix your gut.
If you can afford it that is. And till the next child drops in, or indiscipline kicks in.

Secondly, mediate.
Slimming teas, tablets, pills, fat binders… Etcetera.
Careful though. Some of those things will kill you. Do your research first. Consult your doctor.

Thirdly, work out.
Tiresome. Painful. Physical and psychological discipline required.

Fourthly, diet. Watch what you eat and drink. Watch whatever goes into your mouth.

Fifthly, ‘Ef’ it! You’re beautiful just the way you are. Someone, somewhere loves you regardless. Or… You’re comfortable in your skin. It bothers you not. It’s the natural response to age or prosperity (or indiscipline).

Sixthly, (these ‘lys’ are starting to sound wrong… Sigh… You get my point though? No? Fret not, it’ll come to you) a medley of all the above.
A salad of all the ‘lys’.
A mix-tape.
A ‘jack-of-all-trades…’

Finally, die.
Go to heaven, hell or whatever you believe your afterlife to be. Be free of all the hassle of being what is not you.
Give up. Be free.

I favour the sixth ‘ly’.
It worked for me.
I have a few people that love me just as I am.
I watch what I eat; low fat, as little carbohydrates as I can manage. Sadly, I drink whatever, and eat whenever. But I’m still on point because I work out. A lot.

I have never been fat. Or grossly overweight. I don’t beat myself up investigating BMI and all what not… I just try to be fit. And muscular. And lean. And sexy.

1) don’t work out at home alone. Get your closeted behind to a gym. Get inspired there or corrected when you’re erroneously killing yourself/body part.
2) start off each session with at least thirty minutes on a treadmill or cardio session or whatever raises your heart rate significantly. Whatever physical exercise (no not sex perv) makes you sweat.
3) pick up weights. You lose pounds faster. No ladies, you aren’t likely to develop muscles. You have hormones and estrogen in particular. Please stop being lazy and argumentative. Thank you.
4) gym membership is a lifestyle. It’s not a quick fix. It should be for life.
5) Lipo 6 Black. Hydroxycut. Green Tea extracts etc… Are popular weight loss pills you can safely use to JumpStart the weight loss process. I used it to lose the first ten pounds. Been legitimately working the rest off ten years (and counting) now.
6) there is a weight gain trigger in us all. For you, candy. For Debra, alcohol. For Andy, carbohydrates. Know yours and abstain accordingly.
7) the stomach muscle is flat. It’s not bunched line like your bicep or thigh. It’s easy to distend from overeating. It’s also easy to subdue via targeted exercises.
8) posture! Keep your stomach taut. Like breathing, it will soon be reflex. It’s your first rule actually. Hold the belly in, 24/7!
9) drink water regularly. Hydrate. Just plain water. Hold that silly question on the water!
Thank you.
Just. Plain. Water.
Thank you.

I think I’m done now.
Bye!

How To Get Rid Of Belly Fat (Pot Belly) Part 1

This is a 2-part series.

I read this up and thought to share.

My experiences and proven system to solve this common problem will drop in a few days.

“How do I get rid of this?” Men and women of every shape and size ask me this question all the time, pointing to their bellies with puzzled faces.

It’s the million-dollar question, and many companies are making more money than that offering answers. But you don’t need to spend a dime to tighten and tone those abdominals, though. You only need to understand a few things about the human body.

THE LATEST GIMMICK

Many television ads are now pitching devices that supposedly stimulate muscles so that they contract over and over without exercise. I even saw an infomercial for an “ab belt” that claimed it does the work of 700 sit-ups in ten minutes! The ad shows people doing various abdominal exercises the wrong way, hating every second of it, versus smiling men and women going about their days with “Ab-whatevers” strapped around them. How enticing!

Several people in these ads claim to have lost inches around the waist as a result of using these products. Many inches. Men with six-pack abs give credit to the device. This is feeding the viewership’s disillusionment about how to lose the belly. Strengthening the abs alone (and these machines couldn’t possible do much of that) just won’t do it.

Why is this? Because of the fat! If a heavy woman does hundreds of crunches a day, she may develop strong abs, and they might tighten up a bit, but she’ll still have lots of fat covering them up, and she won’t look any thinner.

About fifty percent of her body fat is located directly beneath the skin. Do you know where most of the rest of it is? Inside the muscles. Doing crunches will not get rid of this fat, and neither will the vibrating belt in the television ads.

“MANY TELEVISION ADS ARE NOW PITCHING DEVICES THAT SUPPOSEDLY STIMULATE MUSCLES SO THAT THEY CONTRACT OVER AND OVER WITHOUT EXERCISE.”

BURN THE FAT

The best way to slim down in the middle is to do plenty of cardiovascular exercise. Some good examples of this are:

walking, jogging, swimming, aerobics, bicycling…and high-activity sports like racquetball, tennis and basketball. Anything that brings your heart rate to its training zone and keeps it there for at least twenty minutes conditions your heart and burns fat.

As you lose subcutaneous fat, your skin will become more taut. As the fat within your muscles decreases, you will appear more toned and less flabby. The number one thing you need to think about is the cardio. Five times a week!

MAKE YOUR BODY A MORE EFFECTIVE FAT BURNER!

LARGE MUSCLE GROUPS TO CONCENTRATE ON

Front and back of thighs, Buttocks, Back, Chest, Triceps and biceps, Calves, Hips, Forearms, Shoulders.

Toning along with cardiovascular work will speed up and improve the process, but don’t think that you only need to work on your abs. This is another grave misconception. The truth is that when you work all the larger muscle groups, adding more mass to your muscles, you rev up your metabolism to heights it has never before reached.

Your muscles need extra calories to maintain themselves, so more of the food you eat will be feeding your muscles instead of your trouble spots. Your conditioned heart (from the cardiovascular stuff) is more effective at burning calories as well, so you have the golden combination there.

As the fat comes off your body, it will come off your belly. Your body fat is like one organ, located throughout your body, and you can’t take it off of just one spot unless you have liposuction done.

Always work your abs at the end of your workout. There’s a good reason for this. You are indirectly using them for all the other exercises you do.

The abs are important stabilizer muscles that keep your form in check. If you do abs first, you will tire them out, and your whole workout will be less than optimal. Work down from the largest to the smallest muscles.

“THE BEST WAY TO SLIM DOWN IN THE MIDDLE IS TO DO PLENTY OF CARDIOVASCULAR EXERCISE SUCH AS JOGGING, SWIMMING, AND BICYCLING.”

ABS 101

Crunches and Janda Sit-ups primarily work the largest abdominal muscle, the rectus abdominis, which flexes the spine. This muscle compresses the abdomen to a point, but there are other muscles that you need to pay attention to, as well.

The internal and external obliques, which I like to call “nature’s girdle”, are located at the sides of the rectus abdominis. They are the muscles you use when you bend sideways at the spine or twist at the waist. They also contract to compress the abdomen, so you should work them just as hard as you work the rectus abdominis. Adding a twist to crunches works, as well as dumbbell v side bends, but be careful not to use any jerky motions, especially if you’ve had back problems.

The transversus abdominis is located at your sides, below the obliques. Often called “lower abs”, this is the muscle that women who are trying to lose the belly after pregnancy should concentrate on. Exercises that call for raising the legs instead of the upper body are very effective at strengthening the transversus.

“CRUNCHES AND JANDA SIT-UPS PRIMARILY WORK THE LARGEST ABDOMINAL MUSCLE, THE RECTUS ABDOMINIS, WHICH FLEXES THE SPINE.”

AB METHODS

WALKING

Walking puts all of the abdominal muscles to work. Make sure you swing your arms and contract your midsection while you walk, and maintain a brisk pace. Once you get your body accustomed to a daily walk, you’ll hate to go a day without it. Walk for at least thirty minutes each time to achieve the aerobic effect, and be sure to drink plenty of water.

WEIGHT TRAINING

Weight training not only helps the metabolism, but it also strengthens the bones. Women who work out with weights are much less likely to develop osteoporosis in later years than their counterparts. Adding muscle also does wonders for the energy level and self-esteem.

Contrary to a popular myth, lifting weights will not bulk you up with muscles that will eventually turn to more fat. They will give you a more feminine and symmetrical shape. If you enjoy weight training, do it.

YOGA

Yoga is equally effective at strengthening the body, especially the abs and back. It improves the posture tremendously, to create a taller, leaner appearance. Pilates and many mat-based exercises are also great alternatives. The important thing is that you find an activity that you like to do. This will greatly improve the odds of you sticking to it.

THE MINDSET

“YOGA IS EQUALLY EFFECTIVE AT STRENGTHENING THE BODY, ESPECIALLY THE ABS AND BACK.”

The most important thing you need to do is to program yourself mentally. Don’t use a scale to measure your progress. If you work out with weights, you may gain a few pounds while losing inches around the waist. Instead, use that pair of jeans that you want to fit into again, or a pair that fits you now. You’ll see a slight change every few weeks, and that should give you confidence.

Walk as tall as you can. Do back and leg stretches daily to improve your posture. When you’re driving to work, sit up nice and straight and adjust the rear-view mirror so that you’ll know when you’re slouching. Don’t let your shoulders fall forward when you’re at your desk. You can look a size smaller just by doing these things.

GENES

I hate to say it. We’ve all seen people with “good genes” and wondered if they had any idea how lucky they are. They probably don’t, but that’s okay. Consider it a character-building experience. If you blame your ancestors for excess flesh in the middle, don’t feel helpless. You just have to work a little harder than some others.

You can still sculpt out a slimmer silhouette with cardiovascular exercise, a healthy, balanced, low fat diet and whatever bonus activities you throw in. This may not be a novel approach, but it really works.

I’m not telling you that it’s easy, but it really is pretty simple. In an age where people don’t even have to go outside to grill a steak, it’s tempting to spend a few dollars on a quick fix. Human anatomy hasn’t changed much throughout history, however. If you adopt your grandparents’ work ethic and apply it to your every day life, you will achieve your greatest results.

Originally published on Inch-Aweigh.com.