Saturday, 26 January 2013

Natural Health Blogging and Sex

Today I was looking through my natural health blog posts over the last years to see which ones have had the most visitors.
Unsurprisingly 'premature ejaculation' was popular. This post (on Valentines day!) talked about serotonin, a relaxing neurotransmitter in the brain,
"Scientists have found that premature ejaculation has something to do with a chemical in the brain called serotonin. Having low levels of serotonin somebody ejaculates too soon, before he wants to, causing some distress. On the contrary, higher serotonin levels help prevent premature ejaculation."
  The post than advocated the use of certain herbs such as ginkgo, and griffonia, and even stinging nettles that are claimed to increase serotonin.
 However, the main recommendation was not to worry about it too much, as research showed men with the condition lasted nearly 3 mins on average, compared to healthy volunteers who lasted  3 minutes - hardly statistically significant - maybe some men base their diagnosis on watching porn videos where the men go on for 45 mins or more (probably faked for the cameras)...
Most of the comments for this post are from viagra salesmen!

On the subject of Erectile Dysfunction another post advocated something simple - exercise.
"Any exercise is generally good for erectile dysfunction because it improves blood circulation and cholesterol, crucial to both sexual and cardiovascular health. Data from the large Health Professionals Follow-Up Study found that men who exercised vigorously at least three hours a week had a 30 percent lower risk of erectile dysfunction compared to men who rarely or never exercised."

and finally another post mentioned  the use of a chiropractic technique called KST (Koren Specific Technique) , and quoted a chiropractor posting on a forum (not me by the way)

"I am a chiropractor who went thru a pretty nasty divorce a few years ago. Since then
I've had a roller coaster ride with being able to obtain/maintain an erection. I
have tried many different chiropractic techniques. acupuncture, meditation, EFT,
supplements, hypnosis, ED meds. All of these provided mixed, inconsistent, temporary
results. After one KST adjustment my body released the emotional blockage that had
lead to my "issue." I feel like myself again! I highly recommend every chiropractor
find out more about KST." 

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