Drinking alcohol forces expulsion of zinc
and other nutrients through the urine and this can cause erectile
Almonds can help to increase sexual vitality.
Arginine is converted to nitric oxide which aids in the relaxation of blood vessels. The effect is better blood circulation in the body and especially in the extremities (eg. genitalia). For this reason L-arginine helps in stimulating and maintaining erection. Men with erectile dysfunction may benefit from intake of L-arginine rich foods. L-arginine is a major component of ejaculate (seminal fluid and sperm) and there fore it is important for maintaining healthy ejaculate volume.
Arginine is found in high content in protein rich foods such as peanuts, walnuts, brazil nuts, coconut, animal products (milk and milk products, beef, chicken, turkey), sea foods, wholegrains (oats and wheat). Legumes such as soybean and chickpea are also rich natural sources of arginine.
Vitamin B3 (niacin) is required for cell respiration, helps in the release of energy and metabolism of carbohydrates, fats, and proteins, proper circulation, functioning of the nervous system, and normal secretion of bile and stomach fluids. It is used in the synthesis of sex hormones.
Citrulline rich foods such as: butternut squash, cucumber, kidney beans, melon, oily fish, organ meats, peanuts, pumpkin, rabbit, soya beans, tofu, watermelon and venison
can help to eliminate impotency and lower blood pressure as well as help the body to overcome fatigue and stress.
The following natural foods all have properties which can alleviate
erectile dysfunction: Angelica,
cnidium monniera seeds,
horny goat weed,
kudzu root extract,
Camphor oil, when consumed, boosts the libido by stimulating those
portions of the brain which are responsible for sexual desires and
urges. When externally applied, it helps to cure erectile problems by
increasing blood circulation in the affected parts, since it is a
Horny goat weed is commonly used as an aphrodisiac for men and
women and has properties which can eradicate erectile dysfunction.
Moringa is a herb well known for its ability to treat sexual dysfunction in men.
Pepperwort (maca root), a root vegetable from Peru, has been used for centuries by native Perivians for its powerful ability to enhance fertility and overall wellbeing. Maca's natural "libido booster" properties are due to its high content of zinc, amino acids and vitamin C, which are essential nutrients for healthy sexual function.
The essential oil of
ylang ylang can be very beneficial for those people who have lost
interest in sex due to work load, professional stress, depression or the
effects of pollution. The loss of libido or frigidity is a growing
problem in modern life which can be resolved by using ylang ylang as a
massage oil, in an oil burner or a few drops in a hot bath.
Extracted from the bark of West Africa's Corynanthe Yohimbae tree, Yohimbine has been used for centuries in the fertility rituals of African tribes. Yohimbine is thought to enhance libido and physical energy in both men and women and may stimulate erection in men. Reports also indicate Yohimbine may have thermogenic properties (meaning that it may act to elevate body temperature and burn off fat.
Though traditionally, Yohimbine has been used as a treatment for impotence and as a sexual aphrodisiac, yohimbine enhances many bodily functions, not just the sexual ones. It increases metabolic rate. You'll feel your digestive organs working better, and body builders have long used yohimbine to get rid of body fat before competitions.
WARNING: Therapeutic administration of yohimbine can cause nervous excitation, tremor, sleeplessness, anxiety, increased blood pressure, tachycardia, nausea and vomiting. In case of existing liver and kidney diseases, yohimbine preparations should not be used. Interactions with psychopharmacological herbs have also been reported.
Yohimbine must not be taken by elderly persons or children or if you have or suspect you may have any of the following conditions:
WARNING: Most aphrodisiac herbs
have a tendency to speed up the heart rate and some may raise blood
pressure so are best avoided by those with blood pressure problems or
The natural foods listed below have been chosen for their particular beneficial effect in
eliminating erectile dysfunction. Also, foods to flush out toxins and ward off pathogenic bacteria, yeasts and viruses have been included as these can also seriously affect the brains cognitive functions and cause anxiety and depression
which can cause impotency.
THE NATURE CURES DIET TO IMPROVE FERTILITY
Consume a wide variety of the foods below in the daily diet to benefit from their powerful properties. Eating a multitude (not just 5) of fruits, vegetables, herbs and spices per day will set the body and mind on the path to full health very quickly. If nothing else but the natural foods listed here are consumed for two weeks the body and mind will become full of vitality and strength and the erectile dysfunction should cease.
Try steaming a wide selection of the vegetables listed with the herbs and spices listed and a tablespoon or two of bottled or filtered water. Then place in a blender for a deliciously healthy potage soup and eat a small bowl before each meal.
Similarly blend a wide selection of the fruits together with nutmeg, cinnamon and honey to provide a tasty nutritious 'smoothie'. Add live probiotic organic yoghurt to make the 'smoothie' or soup creamy.
Nutrients, Minerals, Protein and
Fibre pages can help you understand body processes and the natural foods it needs to function correctly. The nutritional value of foods is important.
Stay away from substances that can further reduce the chances of conception such as sugar, alcohol, coffee, medications, artificial additives such as
aspartame, pesticides and
household and cosmetic toxins.
Cleanse and Detoxify page to try that regime first which can clear the body of toxins and infection.
Drink one litre of bottled mineral
water per day to avoid chemicals additives such as fluoride and chlorine and provide more
of the essential
minerals the body needs. One glass should be consumed just before sleeping to help the body eliminate waste and toxins from the body and the brain.
Meat and eggs (Three times a week)
Beef (organic lean grass-fed),
poultry and game bird,
Fish (Three times a week)
tuna (fresh only) and
whitebait and all other
Anchovies are high in sodium so not advised for those with high blood pressure. Deep sea fish and bottom dwelling shellfish can be contaminated with mercury so it is advisable to consume these with some algae, coriander and other green leafy vegetables or sulphur-rich foods which can chelate (bind to) mercury and eliminate it from the body.
Dairy (Yoghurt and kefir milk daily and cheese three times a week)
non-pasteurised blue cheese and yoghurt
(plain with live cultures)
(At least one every day)
barley, brown rice,
buckwheat, millet, oats,
teff. Consume one tablespoon of psyllium husks per day in a large glass of water or sprinkled onto meals as it has powerful properties that can support digestion and excretory processes and will work within two days to fix many colon and digestive issues.
Vegetables (A selection of at least
four colours per day meaning all have been eaten at least once a fortnight)
bell peppers (all colours),
spinach, Swede, sweet potatoes, Swiss chard, turnips and watercress. Algae, such as chlorella and spirulina, contain many important nutrients and minerals often lacking in land-based crops. Take one tablespoon of one of them per day. Also consume three or four chopped garlic cloves per day. Let them and other allicin-producing plants, such as chives, leeks, onions and spring onions, stand for ten minutes to allow for the process, that produces allicin in these plants when they are damaged, to take place. Allicin has many powerful properties that benefit the health.
Legumes (Three times a week)
red kidney beans,
soya beans and
Fruit (A selection of 2 or 3
colours per day meaning all have been eaten at least once a fortnight)
grapes (black or red),
NOTE: grapefruit can interact with many medications.
Dried Fruit (As snacks or added to meals daily. Best eaten with a handful of nuts and seeds)
raisins and sultanas.
Juice (Pure, additive free, unsweetened, preferably home-made -
daily as often as required)
nasturtium (freshly pressed),
tangerine. See also Raw Juice Therapy for many raw juicing recipes.
(As snacks or added to meals daily)
watermelon. Hempseeds provide the correct balance of omega-6 (inflammatory) to omega-3 (anti-inflammatory) fatty acids and should be consumed daily. A handful of pumpkin seeds can be sprinkled on any dish or in sandwiches daily and add many important nutrients.
(As snacks or added to meals daily. Best consumed with fresh or dried fruits to obtain the correct balance of vitamin C and E)
Almonds (five per day),
brazil nuts (2 per week unless excessive sweating, through exercise or fever, has taken place, then eat 2 per day,
nuts, walnuts (5 per day).
page to find out how to grow your own then add to meals and snacks daily)
(To be consumed as often as possible daily
in meals or as teas)
cnidium monniera seeds,
common stinging nettles,
Japanese or Chinese knotweed, jasmine,
kudzu root extract,
liquorice root, lobelia, maca root, milk thistle, motherwort,
Queen of the meadow,
rock-rose flowers, saffron, saw palmetto, schizandra,
yellow dock root, valerian,
wild strawberry leaf.
(To be consumed as often as possible daily. Can be added to teas also)
cayenne pepper, cinnamon, cloves (three ground), cumin, coriander, ginger,
Himalayan pink salt crystals,
nutmeg, paprika, peppercorns (all colours),
A teaspoon of turmeric should be consumed daily due to its powerful healthy compounds. Sprinkle on to egg, fish and vegetable dishes or on brown rice and other grains.
(Cold-pressed only and used to cook with or dress vegetables and salads, especially with foods that contain fat-soluble nutrients, such as
carotene, to enable absorption)
a blend of
rice bran oils. Also take one capsule of cod liver or
krill oil daily, especially during the winter months between October and April in the Northern hemisphere.
(To be consumed and used as desired on a daily basis)
Aloe vera juice,
anise seed tea,
apple cider vinegar,
barley grass (powder or juice),
pine needle tea,
tofu. Barley grass is one of the rare plants to contain vitamin B12 so is a useful addition to the diet of those that limit meat intake.
At least one (and ideally many more) natural foods and derivatives should be consumed each day from each of the categories above. Pick one of
the six colours of fruit and vegetables to consume daily. Yellow/orange, white, red, green,
black/blue/purple and cream/brown. Nature has kindly colour coded natural food for us and each colour provides specific nutrients and minerals in the right balances which are required daily. At least one iron rich green leafy vegetable or herb should be consumed daily.
If appetite does not allow enough consumption, juice them or make teas by steeping them in hot water for 20 minutes, then strain and drink immediately to gain the nutrients without the bulk. Teas can be gently reheated and honey and lemon added to make them more palatable and to add additional beneficial nutrients.
Nature's Colour Codes page.
Non-heme iron is found in tea and dark green leafy vegetables like spinach and
kale. However, tea and green leafy vegetables also contain oxalates that block
the absorption of
iron. To assist the body in the absorption of non-heme
iron eat a couple
strawberries, a kiwi fruit or some
tangerine or mango at the same time.
NOTE: To benefit from foods containing
fat-soluble nutrients, such as the
carotenoids in carrots and tomatoes, always eat together with oily
fish, nut or other seed oils or
avocado because carotenoids are fat-soluble, meaning they are only
absorbed into the body along with fats and can then assist with the manufacture
of the essential
vitamin A nutrient.
WHAT TO AVOID WHEN
All essential oils if pregnant or breast feeding. Also not suitable for children under 5.
Allspice if suffering from stomach ulcers, ulcerative colitis and diverticulitis.
Almonds, cabbage and kale, plums and prunes if suffering from gout, bladder stones, gallstones or kidney stones, joint problems, osteoporosis or thyroid gland problems.
Aloe vera, cats claw, dandelion, Echinacea and astragalus if pregnant or breast feeding or have high blood pressure.
Angelica (dong quai), cumin, ginger, Japanese knotweed, motherwort and turmeric if taking anticoagulants (blood thinning medication) hormone therapies and contraception or non-steroidal anti-inflammatory medications such as aspirin and ibuprofen, have heart problems and during the first trimester of pregnancy.
Chlorella and spirulina if suffering from a seafood or iodine allergy, a metabolic condition called phenylketonuria (PKU), multiple sclerosis, rheumatoid arthritis or lupus. If pregnant or nursing or have hyperthyroidism, consult a healthcare provider before taking spirulina. It may interfere with medications to suppress the immune system.
Devil's claw if diabetic or taking blood pressure or blood-thinning medications.
Ginseng if pregnant or breast feeding or suffering from asthma, emphysema, fibrocystic breasts, high blood pressure, clotting problems and cardiac arrhythmia
Goji berries if taking medication for diabetes, high blood pressure or anti-coagulants (blood thinners) such as warfarin or aspirin.
Grapefruit can interact with many types of medications, such as statins or blood pressure medications amongst others, by reducing or increasing their effectiveness.
Land caltrop can cause foetal miscarriage and must be avoided by pregnant or breast feeding women or individuals with breast or prostate cancer. Excess consumption of land caltrop can cause sleep disturbances and irregular menstruation and high doses may adversely affect the eyes and liver.
Linden if suffering from heart disease or are pregnant or breast feeding or if taking diuretics as it could increase the concentration of lithium in the blood.
Liquorice root if suffering from high blood pressure, a
heart condition, oedema or are taking certain medications such as warfarin or diuretics.
Marshmallow herb if suffering with diabetes, alcohol dependency or liver disease or if pregnant or breast feeding.
Nettles if suffering from heart or kidney problems.
Reishi mushrooms if taking medication for anti-hypertensive, blood sugar lowering medications and anti-coagulants or are pregnant.
Rosemary if pregnant or breastfeeding or suffering from high blood pressure.
Sage if pregnant or suffering from epilepsy.
Scutellaria if pregnant or breastfeeding.
Senega root if hypersensitive to salicylates or aspirin or pregnant.
Siberian ginseng if suffering from
high blood pressure or
Swiss chard if there is an existing and untreated kidney or gallbladder problem.
Whole nuts and seeds if suffering from diverticulitis (grind to a fine powder first).
NOTE: Motherwort may be habit forming.
CAUTION: Many herbs are powerful and can react with medications. Always check before taking at the same time as any drugs.
NOTE: Some nutritional yeasts, especially
brewer’s yeast, can also interact with medications. Those who are on Monoamine Oxidase Inhibitor antidepressants (MAOIs) medication are especially at risk. It is also best avoided by those carrying the herpes virus as it can induce a attack.
Try to avoid refined and processed foods, any foods with additives such as
coffee, fizzy drinks,
sugar, table salt (use Himalayan pink crystals or unrefined sea salt), white flour and white rice (choose whole grains and brown or wild rice).
Only eat the following fruit and vegetables if they
are organic because of the risk of
pesticides, herbicides and fungicides:
Mange toute peas
"Nature cures not the physician..." Hippocrates 460 BC
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