When our health begins to suffer our libido is like the check engine light on our car’s dashboard: a warning to take notice, do something, make changes that invite health & healing into our life.
So many factors can affect our libido as lifestyle impacts on our reproductive tracts take a heavy toll. Our reproductive tracts are like the canary in the coal mine: when life supporting oxygen is not available the reproductive tract falls ill (the canary dies).
I invite you to pay attention to what your reproductive tract is telling you: stand up and listen. Make changes for the better and get that lag out of the libido!
Over the next few months I will offer suggestions to improve your libido which will improve your reproductive tract’s health AND will improve your whole body’s health!
Nutrition is of top notch importance in the health of your libido, your reproductive tract, and every cell in your body. Feed your body well and every cell functions just the way nature intended that cell to function. A whole body of happy, healthy cells functioning at prime means libido that rocks and health that soars.
Food As Your Healing Tool
Food is the basis of your body’s health. Food is the bricks and mortar for building vibrant health and longevity. Learning healthy eating habits will stop inflammatory damage that leads to diseases, cancer, and decreased life span. This course is the foundational, bricks & mortar course for all other courses I teach and for the start of your personal health & healing / weight loss plan.
Calories count but they aren’t the whole story. A 55 year old woman, 5′ 6″ and 125 pounds is going to look, feel, and gain weight completely differently with these two 1500 calorie scenarios:
whole foods, lots of fresh fruits and vegetables
soda, chips, pastries, and a daily salad for her “dose” of veggies
As we age we burn fewer calories for many reasons. I will share a few here:
Decreased activity level – hey, we were all more active as kids!
Muscle tissue declines with age and muscle is more metabolically active than fat (that means muscle burns more calories than fat tissue does).
Hormone levels slowly decrease as we age (not just our male – female hormones but all glandular levels of hormones) slowly lowering our natural metabolic rate.
When we are young and growing, our bodies need substantial calories and nutrients to keep up with this crazy growth schedule. As we age, face it folks, we are no longer growing. The amount of calories required to maintain – sustain our adult bodies is lower than what the average child or teen needs for healthy growth. (Unless of course we are training for triathlons!)
To counter what most people consider the inevitable weight gain of growing older, a few simple lifestyle practices can be put into place. These practices will ensure growing older with gracefulness, thriving wellness, and maintaining (restoring balance) to your body’s normal weight.
Whole food eating habits. With reduced calorie needs as we age, making 100% certain the calories we do consume are dense with nutrition is imperative for maintaining whole body health and vitality. We cannot afford to waste calories on junk foods.
Eating only what you need, avoiding overeating. Those huge meals we could burn off in our youth, nah, not so much anymore. Overeating (excess food and calories) is a #1 contributor to adult weight gain.
Avoid refined sugar like the plague. Yes, this include artificial sweeteners, corn syrups, and refined sweeteners like white stevia powder.