In a recent study conducted by Erciyes University in Turkey it was found that men with a pot belly and some excess fat tend to last longer during sexual intercourse.
In fact they tended to last an average of 7.3 minutes as opposed to the six pack men that blasted off in under 2 minutes.
The study took 100 men with a little extra to offer and 100 well built men. They then studied their bedroom performance and determined the amazing results which showed that fat men lasted up to 3 times longer than their fit counterparts.
Why Fat guys last longer in sex.
What the study did not show is that while fat men may last longer during sexual intercourse do they have sex as often as their fit counterparts?
The main sex hormone in men is Testosterone. This hormone is really what makes men be men. It promotes sexual development as well as being responsible for facial hair and muscle development. As men age their testosterone levels drop resulting in loss of lean muscle and an accumulation of body fat especially around the belly. They also tend to suffer from a loss of libido due to reduced testosterone levels.
In fatter men testosterone can be converted by Aromatase into a hormone called estradiol. This hormone is primarily a female hormone and is responsible for the delay of orgasms in females which is the main reason these larger men lasted longer in bed. While estradiol is usually found in men excess levels are a problem.
Excess aromatase activity leads to a drop in free testosterone and excess levels of estradiol. The increased estradiol levels in men cause a number of health issues.
Higher estradiol levels increase the risk of cardiovascular problems. Men with elevated estradiol levels doubled their risk of stroke.
Increased risk of Prostate cancer and prostate problems.
The above is just a few of the higher risk problems associated with high estradiol levels.
How to reduce estradiol levels in men.
Despite the temptation to be able to last longer during sexual intercourse, it is really advisable to boost your testosterone and limit your estradiol levels.
Limiting estradiol in men can be achieved by reducing aromatase activity through the use of aromatase inhibitors. Aromatase activity is increased by use of alcohol, insulin and excess weight among other things.
Other natural inhibitors are minerals such as Zinc, Resveratrol, Nicotine and Vitamin E and a whole host of other nutrients.
Leading a healthy lifestyle and boosting your testosterone levels will naturally result in decreased aromatase activity and a reduction in estradiol levels.
What are the main health benefits of Turmeric? Turmeric is a yellow spice which lends some of the yellow color to Curry and of course adds tremendously to it’s taste. This flavorsome spice is not only great for making spicy foods but also has loads of health benefits which can include :-
Natural anti inflammatory and anti bacterial
Increases anti oxidant capacity of your body
Improves brain function and lowers brain disease
Lowers risk of heart disease
Helps prevent and treat certain cancers
Helps prevent and treat Alzheimer’s
Helps Arthritis sufferers
Delays aging and age related disease
Lowers blood sugar
Improved mood and weight management
Turmeric has been used by the Indians and in Ayurveda treatments for centuries due to it’s medicinal properties.
In recent years modern science has begun to prove the medicinal qualities of turmeric that the Indians have always known.
Turmeric contains compounds known as curcuminoids of which the most important one for health benefits is curcumin. The content of curcumin in turmeric is approximately 3%. Due to the relatively low content of curcumin it is often better to use concentrated extracts to make full use of the many health benefits of turmeric. Added Pipperine (Black Pepper extract) in the supplement helps your body to absorb more of the essential compounds.
Natural Anti Inflammatory.
Curcumin has the ability to match or even better most of the western NSAID’s on the market but without the side effects. Inflammation causes pain. However NSAID’s normally used to treat inflammation are famous for causing stomach problems so many people are reluctant to use them. Curcumin can be used without fear. It can even be used directly on minor open wounds to prevent infection.
Turmeric is also anti bacterial so it is great for combatting colds and flu and other bacterial infections. A mixture of Turmeric, Cinnamon and honey works wonders for this.
Increased anti oxidant capacity.
Turmeric is not only high in anti oxidants but also stimulates your system to increase the production of it’s own anti oxidants. Anti oxidants combat the free radicals in your system which cause oxidative damage. By boosting your anti oxidants you combat the effects of aging and strengthen your system against disease. Stay younger for longer by using turmeric.
Boost Brain Function.
Brain derived neurotropic function (BDNF) is one of the latest concerns among the population. We would all love to improve our sharpness and memory while preventing long term brain disease. Turmeric helps to stimulate BDNF thereby assisting in combatting brain disease and improving memory and sharpness.
Lowered risk of heart disease.
Without being technical, heart disease is often related to damaged blood vessels, blood clots and cholesterol buildup. Turmeric helps to prevent blood clots, repair damage to blood vessels and reduce the risk of cholesterol related problems. many people use aspirin as a preventative measure against heart attacks. By using a Turmeric supplement you could replace the aspirin and also gain from a whole lot more benefits.
Warning– if you are already being treated with Warfarin or other blood thinners you should first consult your Doctor before using Turmeric. There is a risk of internal bleeding when using Turmeric with these medications.
Prevent certain Cancers
Scientific tests have shown promise in the treatment of certain cancers with Turmeric. It helps prevent metastasis (spread) of cancer while also reducing the growth of tumors. Please consult with your oncologist first before adding turmeric supplements to fight your existing cancer condition.
However prevention is better than cure and Turmeric helps to prevent cancer from ever starting. Using Turmeric could help to prevent the formation of cancerous cells in your body.
Prevent and treat Alzheimer’s disease.
Alzheimer’s disease leads to dementia – a brain condition I would not wish on my worst enemy. While scientific research is still needed it has been shown that Curcumin could help to prevent or delay the formation of Alzheimer’s disease. Once again prevention is better than cure.
Helps arthritis sufferers.
Arthritis is the most common cause of disability in the USA with over 20 million people experiencing serious limitations in their lives due to the disease. Arthritic pain caused by inflammation of the joints can be treated with Turmeric. Normally sufferers are treated with NSAID’s which can cause stomach pains and ulcers. Turmeric reduces the inflammation and helps pain while not affecting the stomach. All in all it is a better treatment option than NSAID’s such as Ibrufen or Diclofenac.
Turmeric has been shown to affect some of the neurotransmitters in your brain such as Dopamine, nor epinephrine and serotonin. These help to control moods as well as fat burning in your body. In addition it’s effect on brain neurotropics is positive as shown in a clinical test where it revealed that curcumin was as effective as Fluoxetine (Prozac) in combatting depression.
Getting old sucks. Feeling older sucks even worse. While aging is a natural process some people age far better than others. As disease hits your body it seems to age you even further resulting in a quick spiral downwards. Turmeric helps to slow the natural aging process by reducing free radicals while also reducing disease which contributes to accelerated aging.
Anti Coagulant for blood clotting
Blood clots cause strokes, heart attacks and pulmonary embolisms which all lead to death or serious disability. An estimated 60 000 to 100 000 Americans die each year as a result of blood clots (DVT) alone while many more suffer from the debilitating side effects.
Blood clots are usually treated with medications such as warfarin. Prevention against the formation of clots is usually accomplished by taking Aspirin daily. However Turmeric is a great anti coagulant that helps to prevent the formation of blood clots and the resultant health conditions experienced.
Warning :-Do not use Turmeric to treat blood clots if you are already taking Warfarin or other blood thinning medications.
Tests on lab rats revealed that turmeric release natural opioids (Morphine like substances). These are the natural pain killing hormones of your body and help to alleviate pain experienced. Further to this one of the main causes of pain is inflammation. Turmeric is a natural anti inflammatory that reduces the pain causing inflammation and thereby reduces pain.
Lowers blood sugar
Scientific tests have revealed that Turmeric is highly successful in lowering blood sugar and reversing insulin resistance in diabetics. Further to this the anti inflammatory and anti oxidant properties of turmeric aid in reducing common complications of diabetes such as blindness.
Improved moods and weight management
Nor epinephrine, serotonin, dopamine. These are all hormones that every hardened dieter knows well as they are responsible for increasing fat burning and at the same time for improving moods. The good news is that Turmeric helps to increase the levels of these hormones resulting in improved moods and weight management. When combined with it’s neurotropic capabilities you are sure to experience many happy days.
Detoxing of liver
Curcumin helps with the flushing of toxins from your liver resulting in purer blood and less disease causing toxins roaming around your body.
Side effects of Turmeric
Although very uncommon, even natural medication can cause side effects. These are some of the side effects that could be experienced when using concentrated Turmeric :-
Risk of bleeding from excess blood thinning
Lowered blood pressure
Side effects are very few and far between and when compared to the numerous benefits there is no reason why you should not be supplementing your health with Turmeric.
You could use ordinary turmeric in your cooking and also produce drinks such as golden milk, liquid gold or turmeric tea. However do bear in mind that Curcumin, the main component in turmeric, is only found at 3% concentration and therefore you would need to consume air amounts of normal turmeric to reap the health benefits.
Concentrated Liposomal Turmeric with added Fulvic acid ensures that your body absorbs the maximum amount of curcumin so that you can enjoy maximum health benefits.
Arthritis may be negatively affected by your weight depending on the type of arthritis that you are afflicted by.
There are over 100 different types of arthritis with differing causes. The most common 2 types are Osteoarthritis and Rheumatoid arthritis.
Osteoarthritis is due to fair wear and tear on a joint or due to injury or trauma of the joint. Your weight does definitely play a huge role in Osteoarthritis. Excess weight adds strain to the joints resulting in increased damage and pain.
Rheumatoid arthritis is an auto-immune disorder in which your immune system attacks the joints. Although weight does not affect the condition itself it is advisable for your general health to try and lose weight. It has been found that drinking green tea can reduce the effects of Rheumatoid arthritis.
in most types of arthritis additional weight gain can be experienced due to decreased mobility.
Weight Gain aggravates arthritis
As mentioned above, osteoarthritis is due to fair wear and tear on a joint or due to a trauma of the joint. The cartilage of the joint erodes or deteriorates and as a result you may have bone rubbing against bone.
Inflammation sets into the joint resulting in swelling and sometimes fluid build up. The degree of pain experienced may differ from individual to individual with some having very little pain while others experience excruciating pain.
Additional weight carried on your body will increase the weight strain placed on the affected joint resulting in further damage or degradation.
Certain day to day activities such as climbing stairs, getting in and out of a car etc. increases the weight strain experienced by as much as 5x.
ie. If you are 20 lbs overweight the increased weight strain placed on a joint when getting out of a car could be as much as 100 pounds. This adds serious extra damage to your joint and assists in accelerating the progression of the osteoarthritis.
Decreased mobility Causes Increased Weight.
A common problem experienced by those who suffer from arthritis is that of additional weight gain. Pain in the joints results in a tendency to restrict movement of the affected joint and to decrease mobility.
The resultant decrease in exercise results in a corresponding increase in weight. The increase in weight results again in increased joint damage and pain which then results in a further reduction of exercise and even more weight gain.
Steps to avoid arthritis weight gain.
If you do not yet have arthritis and are taking steps to avoid arthritisthen I do suggest that you do as much as possible to bring your weight down. Using a quality fat burner diet pill such as Phen375 could play a huge part in your weight reduction.
If you already have arthritis then the first step is to reduce pain to acceptable levels so that your mobility increases. Increased mobility reduces weight gain while also reducing the crippling effects associated with arthritis.
Using a natural treatment for arthritis pain could assist you to once again becoming mobile and leading an active life. I can suggest a product such as the advanced joint relief combo pack by Bauer Nutrition.
Take care when using anti inflammatory medications as these tend to play havoc with your stomach and can lead to further problems such as ulcers or stomach discomfort. If you do use them make sure to only take after a meal and never exceed the dosage prescribed.
Giving up smoking cigarettes is a major nightmare – as a smoker of 30 to 40 per day for nearly 40 years I can attest as to just how tough it can be to quit smoking. However I finally managed and have been smoke free for 2 years now.
I tried almost everything to stop smoking but it would usually last between a couple of hours to a record of 2 miserable days and then I would be back at it. I can’t even tell you how many packs of cigarettes I threw out my car window only to return a couple of hours later to see if I could find the pack.
So many times my New Years resolution was to quit smoking, only to make the same New Year’s resolution the following year.
Truth was that even though I had a slight will to give up I was never really committed to actually giving up smoking.
You see I had a very real fear of giving up smoking. My own Father had suffered from a major stroke a couple of months after quitting smoking and a similar thing happened to my father in law after he quit. I was petrified that the shock of giving up after so many years of nicotine addiction would seriously affect my health more than it would were I to continue smoking.
However I knew that in the long run that for my own good I had to quit. I had just lost a dear brother and another close relative to the dreaded lung cancer. I knew If I did not do something that I too could end up with major lung problems.
E- Cigs helped me quit smoking
With the invention of e-cigs I realized that I could continue to “smoke” without inhaling the 1000 plus harmful chemicals found in cigarettes and thereby improve my health. I was encouraged by a friend who had taken the plunge and had changed from smoking to vaping.
I purchased an e-cig online together with some 18% nicotine content vapor refills and I was ready to give it a full out go to quit smoking.
This is my diary of how I stopped smoking cigarettes in just 3 days.
I made sure that I had no cigarettes of my own lying around and started with the e-cig. It was pleasant. It was something to occupy my hands and to keep me busy. Smoking is mostly habit and a little addiction to nicotine. Breaking the habit of not having something between your fingers to smoke is probably harder than breaking the nicotine addiction.
Important – I made arrangements with a friend to pop in and have one real cigarette a day which I did. I really enjoyed that cigarette but I was determined to carry on with my routine.
Very much the same as day 1 but a little easier. I still went ahead and popped into my friend for a real cigarette which did give me quite a buzz. I could smell the smoke in my clothes afterwards and even changed when I got home as the smoke smell was actually starting to bug me. this was the first time that I really realized just how bad smoke smelt.
All went great – popped into my friend for my daily smoke and guess what. I smoked quarter of it and threw away the rest. It actually smelt and tasted disgusting. Again I found myself washing hands and changing clothes.
I must say that by the third day I already had a remarkably improved sense of taste and smell. I also had no withdrawal symptoms associated with quitting smoking. The vaping really filled the gap and was a lot more pleasant to family and friends who no longer had to put up with the smell of smoke that I emanated.
Walking through shopping malls I found that as people in the crowd approached I could immediately smell the smokers and couldn’t believe that I had personally smelt like that for 40 years.
I also discovered that even though the e-cig has nicotine content I do not crave it like a cigarette. Where before a no smoking area like a shopping mall was like a prison – I had to get out to have a smoke. Now I find that I do not need that nicotine and usually only use my e-cig when driving or working in my home office. I am no longer controlled by nicotine cravings.
2 Years Later
I am still cigarette smoke free. Since that quarter smoke I have not touched a cigarette again. I must say that there have been a couple of times that I felt tempted but just the thought of the smell and taste in my mouth immediately puts me off again. Any temptation to smoke again can be easily controlled by simply walking past a used ashtray.
I still use my e-cig and will happily continue to do so. It is so much healthier than smoking and I feel much better. My car, my house and my clothes all smell a whole lot better. I have even found myself apologizing to family and friends who have never smoked for bringing my smoke smells into contact with them in the past.
Quit smoking outright
My wife stopped smoking the same time as me. She was not heavily addicted as I was and probably only smoked due to the act that I was a heavy smoker.
She went onto e-cigs for less than a month in order to break the habit and then she easily stopped using the e-cig as well. She has also been completely smoke free for 2 years.
Weight Gain after quitting smoking
Yeah – I gained a little weight when I quit. The problem is not that stopping smoking makes you gain weight. The real problem is that your sense of smell and taste is heightened so food just tastes so much better.
I advise you to keep this in mind and to make a conscious effort to not indulge yourself too much in all the delicious food and smells that assail you. Eat slowly to ensure that you savor every mouthful and allow time for your stomach to register that it is full.
Advice on e-cigs
Quitting smoking and switching to vaping is going to save you a lot of money. Don’t buy a cheap device that will leak and burn out leaving you more frustrated than before. Buy quality and enjoy the experience.
Keep going. The first 3 days are a little tough but if you are determined you can do it.
Experiment with your e-cig liquids. I have a personal preference for the smoke flavors such as camel, Marlboro and Dunhill but often mix them with a mint. Many of my friends who have followed me and successfully given up smoking have found their preference to be the fruity flavors.
E-cig liquids come in varying strengths of nicotine. 0 mg – 6 mg – 12 mg – 18 mg – 24 mg. Choose according to your past smoking history. Most sensible strength is the 12 mg which I now use. I have found 18 mg to be a little strong.
There are a lot of suppliers of quality e-cigs. My advice is to look for a reputable company and not a fly by night selling cheap Chinese e-cigs. I do know some people who have bought these cheap rip offs and thrown them away out of frustration after just a day or so.
You do not need the latest most expensive and most fashionable device but you do need a reliable device of air quality.
My preferred supplier is JAC Vapour who carry a wide selection of both oils and quality devices as well as all the necessary spares.
Are e-cigs harmful
A cigarette has a total of some 1000 different chemicals some of which are known cancer causing carcigens.
E- cigs oils usually contain Propylene Glycol, Glycerine, Water, Nicotine and a flavorant. All of my research has indicated that these are completely safe to use as a vape. Vapourised Propylene Glycol , in huge volumes, can be harmful to children. Do note that huge volumes are needed to cause any sort of risk.
Besides I personally prefer a hand full of very minor risks found in vaping oils as opposed to the huge risk associated with known cancer causing cigarette smoke.
Quit smoking today. Order your e-cig from JAQ Vapour and stop in just 3 days like I did.
As soon as I mention sweating, the immediate impression or vision that you get is that of wet armpits, unsightly stains on clothes, underarm odors and of course sometimes even hard work or aerobics.
Not a very pleasant picture in your mind – is it.
Well I want to show you another side of sweating – that of good health and weight loss.
You see in certain circumstances sweating can be great for your health.
Sweating can reduce risk of breast cancer
Sweating may just make the difference to you as to whether you remain healthy and active, or start to become sickly.
Sweating is known to be the way that the body is able to cool itself down. There is a different function to sweating which could be of substantial importance to women especially. You see sweating is one of the ways that the body is able to remove toxins from the body. These are toxins that are able to make you sick and even get cancer.
There are enough significant reports about the link between the use of anti perspirant deodorants which prevent you from perspiring under the arms and breast cancer. It seems that the prevention of the sweat from leaving the body allows a toxin build up which in turn leads to breast cancer.
Sweat is an indication that your body temperature is rising. Now why else may your body be getting hot other than the fact that your internal temperature is rising due to an increase in internal activity such as the conversion of calories and fat to energy. It may even be due to muscle formation. That’s right, when you are sweating you may just be starting to lose some weight and tone up and that is not a bad thing is it?
A very real effect of an increased metabolism is that you may start to sweat a little more than you did before. This is great and it is advised to drink even more water to allow the sweat to also flush those toxins right out of your body so that you not only lose weight but also become more healthy at the same time. You will find that a strange effect that sweating has is that after you have had your good sweat and have washed down, you have a nice “feel good about yourself” feeling.
The Russian tradition is one of using sauna’s or steam rooms and is a practice that the Russian folk swear by for good health. This practice has spread worldwide and many attribute their good health to sweating it out in the sauna’s. A good session in the sauna followed by a nice shower leaves you feeling fresh, clean and good. Your skin takes on a new healthy tone and generally you feel so much better afterwards.
Although there may be a host of medical problems that can cause undue sweating, in general sweating is a healthy process that will assist you to remain in good health and will also help you to lose weight and feel good about yourself.
When you start to use Phen375 to boost your metabolism and lose weight, it is quite possible that you will experience a little increase in your sweating as a result of your metabolism running faster and due to the extra energy that you will have. The sweating will only leave you feeling better about yourself and you will have the knowledge that many toxins are also being removed from your body at the same time.
Utilising some of the extra energy to increase your physical exercise levels will help you to increase muscle tone and provide better shape to your figure.
Low self esteem in men is fairly common. Contrary to popular belief in women, men are really a lot more sensitive than women would credit them to be. It is just that men are so much better at being able to hide their feelings and emotions than women are.
There are countless issues that can negatively affect men and which will serve to upset the delicate balance in their self esteem.
Unlike women who blow up and cause a scene at any attack on them, the male will mostly act like it has not affected him in any way and will often quietly walk away.
The huge problem is that it has affected him and it will be on his mind forever and may possibly alter his life.
The delicate male self esteem
The most delicate area that really affects self esteem in a man has to do with his sexual performance. This is an area of weakness in most men but this can be easily addressed through the use of natural male enhancement procedures.
Testosterone, the main sex hormone in men, naturally declines with age leaving men feeling a lot less manly.
Combined with a natural drop in testosterone, penis size and performance in bed are the most prominent factors that affect the self esteem in men. The notion that a man may have that he is a little lacking in either of these two areas can cause tremendous damage and may lead not only to low self esteem, but can develop at a later stage into total withdrawal and emotional impotence.
Once a man has the idea in his head that he does not have a big penis, it is extremely difficult to change and kind words alone are not enough to be able to change this thought. If this thought is left unaddressed, it may lead to low self esteem, social withdrawal, and possibly even to emotional impotence and andropause.
Performance issues are probably the most important factor that affects men. A recent survey indicated that 85% of men last for less than 3 minutes before ejaculation. When these 85% of men compare their performance to that of the studs that last for hours in the pornographic movies, they quickly realize that they are under performers and are probably not satisfying their partners. Withdrawal from sex and any physical contact that could lead to sex is a great possibility.
Many wives are found to be placing questions on the internet that read something like this, “My husband has lost all interest in sex“, or , ” He is not as intimate as he used to be, does he still love me.” In 90% of these cases there are male performance issues that are the underlying cause of the problem.
Further fuel to the fire comes from another survey amongst married women of whom 71% confessed that they would prefer if their husbands have a bigger penis. This shows that they are not happy with the performance of their husbands and in all likelihood, their husbands do sense it and so realize that they simply do not meet the grade. A further look at the well endowed studs in the porno images further confirms their suspicions and so they start to silently withdraw.
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Testosterone is an anabolic steroid found mostly in men. It’s main purpose is to – well – make you a man. Testosterone is responsible for majority of male development which includes penile and sexual development, body and facial hair and of course muscle buildup. It is for this reason that many body builders use bodybuilding supplements to help boost Testosterone.
Natural testosterone levels in men naturally decrease with age. This leads to a whole host of undesirable effects which can result in low self esteem due to the “unmanly” effects of low testosterone.
Symptoms of Low Testosterone in Men
Low sex drive
Weight Gain – increased body fat levels
Difficulty in achieving or maintaining erections
Low semen volume
Mood changes – irritable, depressed, lack of focus
Fatigue – lack of energy
Loss of muscle mass
Decreased bone mass
Experiencing one or more of the above symptoms could indicate a lowered testosterone level. If you suspect that your Testosterone is low you can have your medical practitioner run some tests to determine your testosterone levels.
The ability to boost your testosterone levels naturally is probably the reason why some men seem to maintain their youthful vigor a lot longer than others.
11 Steps to Naturally Increase your Testosterone.
Zinc – This mineral is important for the production of testosterone in your body. Consume more dairy products and protein rich foods such as meat and fish.
Reduce sugar intake – sugar directly affects your testosterone levels so by lowering or eliminating your sugar intake you boost your testosterone levels.
Healthy fats – Coconut oil, palm oil, olive oil, avocados, nuts, butter etc all constitute healthy fats. By boosting these in your diet you will naturally boost your testosterone levels.
Lose Weight – While tests have revealed that weight loss will boost testosterone levels it is also in your own best interest health wise to keep your body in shape in order to look and feel good.
High Intensity training – Short bursts of extreme exercise will boost your testosterone levels. This is in contrast to long exercise routines such as aerobics which tend to reduce testosterone.
Strength training – Weights, squats, dead lifts etc. Increase your weights and slow down the routine to use as many muscles as possible.
Excess drinking – Reduce alcohol intake to boost your testosterone levels. We have all heard the stories about being too drunk to get it up – now you know why.
Reduce stress – Stress is a major factor that helps to reduce your testosterone. Stress produces cortisol which prevents testosterone production and also boosts belly fat. Take some “me” time every now and then to reduce your stress levels and positively improve your health.
Sleep – Sleep dramatically affects your morning testosterone levels. At least 7 to 9 hours sleep will help your testosterone to recover as well as assist in reducing stress in your lie.
Vitamin D – optimize Vitamin D levels through exposing your body to more natural light and sunlight. Vitamin D is essential in the production of sperm and in boosting your testosterone levels.
Eat more vegetables – Certain vegetables such as Broccoli and cauliflower contain Phytonutrients which can help boost testosterone production.
Supplementing with a high quality testosterone booster such as Testogen could supply your body with the needed minerals to naturally boost your testosterone levels.
Avoid Green tea – it is not for men
I know that this may sound crazy as green tea has been touted as one of the ultimate health drinks. However studies have shown that green tea can reduce your testosterone levels. I know as I have experienced this personally.
One of the more unpleasant side effects of higher testosterone levels is a sharp smell from your armpits or smelly armpits. Believe it or not this smell attracts women who sense the increase in testosterone in you.
My Green Tea Story
Business relations had me travelling to China on a regular basis with some trips being well over a month at a time. I tried as much as possible to live and eat as a local during these trips. I also used to stay at one of their apartments and not at the hotels.
After a particularly long trip and stay in China I began to notice a change in my body odor or lack thereof. I was not really worried about this as I knew from experience that the Chinese have very little body odor due to their diets. I naturally assumed that the lack of odor was due to my changed diet.
Back home I was heavily involved with the local Chinese community and so I continued largely on my Chinese style diet and continued to enjoy a lack of body odor especially under the armpits. I even stopped using any sort of underarm deodorant as I found that I simply did not need it any more.
Only when looking back did I realize that I had also experienced another change that I did not associate with the China trips. I had a distinct drop in my libido! At the time I naturally thought that this was just a temporary natural decline in libido due to excess stress and the normal married life getting older typical causes. Boy was I wrong.
Years later, as I started to develop a taste for fitness and bodybuilding, I found some interesting research which has proven that drinking green tea reduces testosterone levels in men. Testosterone is also responsible for that sharp underarm smell.
Bingo. I put 2 and 2 together and came up with 4. The long trips to China combined with ample amounts of green tea had dropped my testosterone levels resulting in a drop in libido and body smell.
Using Supplements to boost testosterone
It is often far easier to boost your testosterone with a supplement than trying to correct the wrongs of your past diet and bad habits. The boost in testosterone that you receive when using a supplement such as testogen is just way superior to any change of diet or healthy living changes.
I highly recommend that you get that sharp underarm smell back into your life and boost your libido and bodybuilding results with a great testosterone booster such as Testogen.
Is the colon cleanse just another online scam? I am sure that you have already stumbled across hundreds of web pages that have the disgusting pictures of people holding rope like substances which they claim came out of their backsides.
These sites shout out scam but is the entire colon cleanse thing a scam or is it in fact of paramount importance to your weight loss efforts and your future good health.
The Colon Cleansing Scam
While I can honestly say that colon cleansing is no scam at all, the disgusting pictures of those people with what came out of their colon are in fact a type of scam that is designed to frighten you into buying their products in case you have similar rope like substances inside of you. It is a technique called repulsion marketing.
Now before we go any further, I want to point out to you that I do not recommendthat you buy any product to cleanse your colon ever!
Nature has provided more than enough natural colon cleansing foods so that you do not have to rely on laxatives or colon cleanse tablets to do the job for you.
Why A healthy Colon Is Essential.
A healthy and clean colon is not only important to your weight loss efforts, but is equally or more important to your general health. Far too many people suffer from sluggish colons and ill health associated with poor colon functioning – especially women!
The average person carries up to the equivalent of 8 meals of compacted fecal matter in their colon.
Some people have colons that can go for as long as 14 days or longer without working.
Decayed Fecal matter lying in your colon starts to send toxins into your body instead of removing the toxins from your body.
It is no small wonder that the highest incidence of cancers (Apart from Lung Cancer) lie in the organs in direct proximity to the colon due to the infection with toxins. (Cervical cancer in women, and prostate cancer in men.)
The quicker that food is eliminated from the body, the less fat and calories absorbed by the body. A healthy person should have a minimum of 1 bowel movement a day with optimum being at 3 bowel movements.
Colon Cleansing Tips.
Maintaining a healthy colon can be a piece of cake.
1) Fresh fruit contains a natural form of hydrogen peroxide that oxygenates your colon and liquefies compacted fecal matter.
If you have ever heard of the “One Minute Cure” then you would have read about the many benefits that Hydrogen Peroxide has on your system. Natural Hydrogen peroxide contained in fruit is the best form of cleansing and 1 day of fruit only will do wonders to clean your system out.
After the initial 1 day fruit cleanse, all that is needed whenever you are having problems, is some fruit on an empty stomach.
Acai berry is one of the super fruits with great cleansing properties.
2) Beetroot is fantastic to improve your colon function. Beetroot has long been recognized as an important cancer fighting food and that it is able to regulate high blood pressure.
While I have never liked the taste of beetroot, I found the recipe below to be both tasty and enjoyable.
A delicious recipe that can be eaten cold or hot and which will get your colon working well is :-
Boil 2 medium sized beetroot for 1 hour so that they are soft and a knife easily slides through them.
Allow to cool.
Peel Beetroot and then slice into small slices.
Chop one small onion into small pieces and lightly fry in sunflower oil until golden brown. Add the beetroot and allow to simmer for 15 minutes.
Serve either hot or cold.
Modern diets consist of many foods that clog the colon and prevent correct colon function. By simply changing your diet to include more fresh fruit and vegetables and drinking sufficient water, you will not only improve your weight loss program immensely, but will be improving your general health as well.
Using food to increase your libido is the natural way to spark up your love life. The food that you eat has the ability to either decrease or enhance your libido.
Diet plays a very important role in sexual function and deficiencies can disrupt and impair your sexual function.
Sadly, mainly due to poor diet and a natural decrease in testosterone, more than 60% of men over the age of 50, experience erection or prostrate problems that can be reversed if they seek help.
Food that boosts libido.
In order to boost your libido, it is best to maintain a diet that contains plenty of fruit and vegetables and lean protein. Cut out fatty meats and fried foods and snacks. Avoid foods containing white flour and chemicals.
Turkish Viagra. Take half a dried fig and push a walnut into the middle of it. Serve a plate of them as snacks to rapidly boost libido. Sellers of the snack at Turkish markets promise that one plate of these is sufficient for a five time a night routine.
Spinach. This vegetable has been recognized for it’s aphrodisiac qualities for centuries. Spinach is one of those vegetables that can improve your male libido fairly quickly. It seems that Popeye the Sailor Man might just have had a point when he ate all those cans of spinach.
Oysters. This delicacy has long been recognized as a boost to libido. Part of the secret is that oysters are rich in zinc and zinc is one of the major deficiencies occurring in men. A male orgasm leads to an average loss of approximately 15mg of zinc. Sadly, normal diets do not replace the zinc. If you are unable to eat oysters then be sure to take a zinc supplement.
Pomegranate.In recent research published in the Daily Sun, researchers found that pomegranate juice increase male libido by as much as 200%. Drink one glass of fresh pomegranate juice daily. Unfortunately pomegranate juice is not always readily available. Male Extra pills contain 500mg of pomegranate 70% ellagic. which is said to be the equivalent of 500 glasses of pomegranate juice.
Herbs and Spices. Certain herbs and spices have been used for centuries as aphrodisiacs and treatments for many sexually related problems. The Chinese were famous for their various concoctions that contained herbs such as Tongkat Alli and Ginseng, just to mention a few. Male Extra has researched the best herbs from around the globe and has produced a pill containing a special blend of complementing herbs and spices that will increase your libido by as much as 200%.
Ginger. Ginger is a special herb that is worth separate mentioning. Ginger increases blood circulation rapidly and a grating of fresh ginger daily can do miracles to a libido. Some also find the burning sensation of ginger to be a turn on and even the smell of freshly grated ginger is enough to get them worked up.
Chilies. Chilies produce endorphins which are the happy chemicals of the body. A rush of endorphins produced by chili can be a great start to a good evening. Some people say that the burning sensation that can be transferred during oral stimulation is a major turn on in itself. Chili is also a great Fat Burner.
Chocolate. Chocolate is one of the favorite aphrodisiacs amongst women. Dark chocolate is the best. Besides the aphrodisiac qualities of chocolate, the mental stimulation is also achieved and as you are all well aware, sex starts in the brain. A little spoiling with gifts of chocolate can go a long way to producing the increase in physical and mental stimulation needed.
Red wine. A glass of red wine does wonders to the female libido as it frees the bound form of testosterone and serves to also relax her. Do be careful not to drink too much. One glass is usually sufficient.
Having too much red wine can produce the opposite effect as she passes out and spends the night in a drunken stupor that really does not produce any positive results.
Nuts and Turkey Meat. Nuts and turkey are rich in Arginine, which is an essential additive to any good libido enhancer. Maybe the Americans do a little bit more than just feast on Thanksgiving Day. Many nuts are also rich in the good cholesterol and so help to improve cholesterol levels as well. Male Extra contains sufficient Arginine to set you on fire.
Conclusion to Foods that Increase your Libido.
The above list of foods to increase your libido is by no means a complete list. In general eating healthy and balanced meals combined with a good exercise routine, is sufficient to keep you sexually active and fit.
Male Extra is a herbal pill that increases male libido by as much as 200% through the use of natural ingredients combined with exercises to ensure healthy functioning of the male organ.
Green Tea originates from China but is now grown in many parts of the world. It is produced from the leaf of the Camellia Sinensis plant which is then processed with the minimal amount of oxidation taking place in order to preserve it’s health giving benefits.
“It is better to be deprived of food for 3 days than to go without green tea for just 1 day” – Ancient Chinese Proverb
Green tea has many alleged and proven health benefits which include :-
Lowers Blood Pressure
There are literally hundreds of different types of green and black tea but all the varieties originate from the same Camellia Sinensis plant and are then processed in different ways in order to produce tea with differing flavors and health qualities. These processes produce varying tea’s which range from aromatic tea to some that are almost black in color and which produces a reddish color beverage.
White Tea, for instance, is produced only from the buds and very young leaves. The name white tea comes from the little white hairs found on these buds and leaves. It undergoes a very quick steaming process and is dried and packed. It is considered to be the most powerful of all the green tea’s and contains the highest percentage of beneficial Polyphenols and catechins such as EGCG.
On the opposite end of the spectrum, Pu-Erh undergoes a very lengthy oxidation process and is often processed into discs or bricks of tea. In the ancient times Pu-Erh went through a curing process lasting over a month and then was packed and stored to mature for years. The longer the tea aged the better tasting it became and the more valuable it was.
Green Tea as an aid to Weight Loss
A study published in the December 1999 American Journal of Clinical Nutrition found that :-
“Green tea has thermogenic properties and promotes fat oxidation beyond that explained by its caffeine content per se. The green tea extract may play a role in the control of body composition via sympathetic activation of thermogenesis, fat oxidation, or both.”
Green tea extracts have recently become a very popular ingredient in many weight loss supplements due to it’s alleged weight loss benefits.
Numerous studies have indicated that green tea is highly beneficial to weight loss with some reports showing that it may boost your metabolic rate by as much as 4%.
One of the important principles of using tea for slimming is to ensure that you drink a cup of warm to hot tea after a meal. This will help to break down fat content in the meal that you have eaten.
Kou Tea contains a combination of the highest quality green tea’s which are alleged to be most beneficial for weight loss.
By adding just 3 to 5 cups a day of the Kou Tea Blend to your weight loss schedule you could drastically increase your weight loss results and improve your overall health. More information
Green Tea a great option for diabetics
Apart from it’s hundreds of other health benefits, green tea is also beneficial to diabetics as well. Various researches have shown that green tea regulates blood sugar levels in people with Diabetes Type 2. It aids through :-
Blocking Glucose absorption
Improving Insulin actions
Regulating blood sugar levels
By drinking 3 to 5 cups of green tea a day you will not only improve your diabetic condition but may also benefit from the weight loss provided through green tea.
Anti Aging Properties of Green Tea
One of the factors that never failed to amaze me on my frequent trips to China was just how young the Chinese people appeared. On average they looked 10 to 15 years younger than their western counterparts and were also characterized by their clear complexions.
One of the big anti aging secrets of the Chinese is green tea combined with a healthy diet rich in vegetables. They love their vegies.
Green tea is contains an abundance of anti oxidants which explains part of the reason as to why it is effective in anti aging.
It is also a powerful anti inflammatory agent which helps reduce any inflammations in your skin thereby increasing radiance and overall skin condition.
It also has an inhibitory action on collagenase which is a process that breaks down collagen thereby improving skin elasticity and reducing wrinkles.
Cholesterol – the Silent Killer
High cholesterol levels is a problem that affects millions in the Western world. Many people fail to keep a check on their cholesterol levels as it is a condition that is neither seen nor noticed until it strikes – and then it can kill through heart attacks or cause strokes which affect the rest of your life.
One of the great benefits of green tea is that it lowers bad cholesterol and increases good cholesterol. This helps to protect you from the risk of heart disease and strokes.
NB : People using Coumadin (Warfarin) should not drink green tea due to it’s high vitamin K content.
Loose tea compared to tea bags
The Western world has a preference for the convenience supplied by tea bags. As a result a number of green tea products are now available in tea bags in order to cater for the preference of the market.
The tea packed in tea bags is often of a lower quality and the tea bag also tends to restrict the steeping of the tea resulting in reduced flavor and reduced health benefits.
Green tea normally consists of whole leaves of the Camellia sinensis plant which are rolled and dried.
When loose leaf tea is steeped in water these dried leaves unfold into full leaves allowing maximum release of flavor and all the health benefiting nutrients found in the tea.
In the Far East tea bags are not used. The Chinese only drink top quality whole leaf tea due to the superior flavor and benefits supplied. However tea bags are far more convenient to the average westerner.
Kou Tea has combined the convenience of a tea bag with 2 grams of high quality green tea blend in each tea bag.
What is in Kou Tea
The Kou Tea special wellness blend contains a special blend of 4 different high quality tea’s ensuring you of high quality and maximum health benefits.
Organic Green tea – Great full leaf tea that has been slightly steamed and dried in a full leaf form with minimal oxidation to best preserve all the goodness and benefits of the tea leaves.
Oolong Tea – A green tea that has been slightly oxidized. Oolong is reported to be the best of the green tea range to aid in weight loss.
Pu-Erh Tea – Red to black highly oxidized tea variety. Pu-Erh is a highly aromatic tea that has undergone a lengthy oxidation process and which produces a reddish color tea that is great in taste. Pu-Erh has many benefits including weight loss, detox and to reduce cholesterol making it a natural addition to our wellness blend.
White Tea – The newly formed tips of the tea tree are the strongest and purest green tea available. Very high in anti oxidants and just perfect for anti aging and to keep free radicals in check.