— From Editor Craig Jackson
Do you know the Black Crowes song, “Remedy”? One line from it is: “If I had some remedy, I’d take enough to please me.”
Well, that’s what we’re hoping to do with this issue of the “Just For Guys” Newsletter. It’s filled with remedies from our specialists to help cure what ails you! Be sure to check out each article:
- Dr. Steven Lamm provides a list of natural remedies to help cure your erection problems!
- Our dating experts prescribe their top three remedies for men whose dating lives need some medicine!
- Dr. Z recommends behaviours and naturopathic remedies to help combat infertility!
… Read on to find the remedies for YOUR ailments!
Dr. Lamm’s Top 5 Natural Remedies for Your Erection Problems
— By Dr. Steven Lamm, M.D.
There are a number of remedies I recommend to my patients who are experiencing hardness problems. These remedies have evolved over decades — centuries, really — of research and tests.
In years past, folk medicine was always applied whenever a man’s hardness showed signs of waning.
A seemingly endless succession of herbal potions and mechanical devices have been employed over the centuries, from crushed rhinoceros horn and pulverized antelope, deer, and horse testicles, to parings of human nails.
In times of desperation, a piece of bone was eased into the urethra to stiffen the penis!
Historical Remedies For Erection Problems
Some of the historically popular remedies for erection problems (remedies that I do NOT recommend you use, but that have some interesting properties) include the following…
- The mandrake plant: The mandrake plant, a member of the nightshade family, was used extensively in medieval Europe, northern Africa, and Asia, as both a painkiller and a hardness solution.
Stemless, with bell-shaped flowers, the plant’s long and thick root, which often divides into two sections, resembles the lower male torso. It contains many alkaloids of medicinal value, making it one of the most discussed plants in medical literature, as well as the subject of myth and superstition.
- Thorn apple, black pepper, and honey: One old American hardness recipe combined thorn apple, black pepper, and honey. This mix was applied to the penis before intercourse.
The thorn apple is now known to contain atropine and hyoscine, two strong alkaloids.
Absorbed through the mucous membrane of the penis, they may have helped to trigger an erection. The pepper, which produces a burning sensation, would have helped to maintain it, with the honey a lubricant.
Native Americans often used jimsonweed (Datura stramonium) as an erection builder. A tall, highly poisonous plant that is also a member of the nightshade family, its seeds were powdered, mixed with butter, and eaten; for added measure, the mixture was smeared on the genitals.
We have certainly come a long way from mandrake, jimsonweed, and thorn apple! Now that we’ve seen what you probably shouldn’t be using to enhance your hardness, let’s have a look at the supplements I recommend you DO use.
Dr. Lamm’s Recommended Hardness Enhancers
The following list is an overview of what I recommend you use to enhance your hardness. These supplements are part of my carefully tested program to help restore your body’s health and hardness:
- Pycnogenol/L-arginine:The use of antioxidants — chemical compounds that neutralize the damaging effects of cellular byproducts called free radicals — to bolster various biological functions has been recognized for years.
But when I learned about the long-range benefits of the antioxidant Pycnogenol combined with L-arginine, I realized that a whole new chapter in sexual medicine was about to be written, based in part on this extraordinary pine-bark extract that enhances and protects penile hardness — as well as reduces the risk of chronic diseases.
This combination of Pycnogenol and L-arginine will directly impact your endothelium, the lining of your blood vessels, shielding them and allowing for better nitric oxide utilization (which is essential for an erection). The end result is a rock-hard erection.
- Antioxidant complex:
I also recommend that you take several antioxidant supplements, including vitamins C and E, resveratrol (a powerful substance that comes from red grapes), and grape seed extract.
Grape seed extract is another powerful oligomeric proanthocyanidin — commonly called an OPC — that works as a free-radical scavenger in the body.OPCs are thought by some to be more powerful than vitamins E and C.
What this antioxidant complex is designed to do is protect against free radical damage and help reduce fatty deposits in the blood that can lead to diminished cellular function, impaired heart function, and reduced hardness.
- Omega-3 fatty acids:
I am an avowed fan of omega-3 fatty acids, which are commonly found in fish. Research supporting a cardioprotective role for omega-3s has been accumulating since the 1970s, when population studies showed that Inuit and Japanese fishing families tended to have low rates of atherosclerosis and heart attacks.
There is now good evidence that these oils lower the risk of cardiac arrest, a life-threatening medical emergency characterized by the abrupt cessation of the heart’s pumping action.
The marine fish oil can reduce plaque inside artery walls, decrease blood clotting, lower triglyceride (blood fat) levels, and decrease both blood pressure and blood vessel inflammation.
- Horny goat weed:
A good part of my week is spent listening to patients talk about their flagging sexual desire. Many have come to see me complaining that their sex life is not what it used to be, and they want to know how to initiate needed changes. Most need ways to ramp up their sexual interest.
This is where horny goat weed can certainly help. And yes, that’s really its name!
Sometimes all that is needed to perk up your sex life is a little boost from this interesting Chinese herbal mixture.
As an interesting historical side note, Epimedium sagittatum has been used as a sexual enhancer by the Chinese for more than 2,000 years.
How horny goat weed creates sexual fire is unclear, but researchers think it may be related to its specific stimulating properties, perhaps working on the hypothalamus or pituitary gland.
Within a week of taking these herbs, my phone rings with men calling to say that whatever it is they are taking, they want to make sure their supply will not run out!
This supplement, also called vitamin B3, has earned a reputation as a natural cholesterol-lowering agent that often rivals prescription drugs in mild to moderate cases.
Unlike most prescription cholesterol-lowering medications, which simply lower levels of LDL (bad) cholesterol and the bad fats found in triglycerides, niacin also raises the levels of HDL (good) cholesterol. As a result, this vitamin may prove more potent than conventional medicines in ultimately reducing the risk of heart attack.
Well balanced cholesterol levels will also reduce your hardness problems.
The “Hardness Factor” 6-Week Program
The supplements that I’ve recommended above are an important part of the 6-week program I’ve developed to help any man regain the hardness and virility of your youth.
To read more about the diet and exercise program that I suggest you follow along with these supplements to end your hardness problems once and for all, go to www.thehardnessfactor.com.
Take These 3 Remedies for Your Dating Problems — And Call HER (Not Me!) In the Morning
I spend a great deal of time telling men what to do to attract women. Today, I want to have a look at some of the reasons why your dating life could be in serious trouble.
The following three remedies are great medicine for any less-than-spectacular dating life.
REMEDY #1: Marketing 101
When I first started in marketing, one of the greatest lessons I learned was this:
The ultimate sin in marketing is BORING your customers.
Now, let’s just stop a minute and consider how this applies to women. After all, you simply cannot bore a woman — and create attraction at the same time. No chance.
Besides, when you first meet a woman, what do you think it is that you’re actually doing? Flirting? Yes. Creating chemistry and physical attraction? Sure.
But to get her really interested in you, you need to employ your marketing skills.
Women can’t STAND boring men. And most men ARE boring.
They’ll drone on and on about themselves, yammering about their houses, cars, and jobs while the poor woman texts her friends under the table to come rescue her!
What’s sad is, the guy never even notices.
As you might imagine, this is an incredible opportunity for you. If you understand the basic concepts of marketing, you’ll have a huge unfair advantage over most other men.
So here’s your “Marketing 101” lesson for your next hot date:
- Don’t be boring! Marketing is all about grabbing your audience’s attention, then keeping that attention. So create an initial spark, then work on maintaining her interest.
- Make her laugh! A marketer wants the client to be engaged at all times. And what’s more engaging than laughter? Tell lots of funny stories, and inspire her to tell funny stories of her own. Before you know it, you’ll be falling all over each other — laughing, and fully engaged.
- Be animated! Ever see those flashing, floating, blinking ads on the internet? They’re everywhere — and that’s because they work. Speak with plenty of gestures and expressions to make sure you capture and keep her attention.
- Close the deal! When you recognize the signs indicating that a woman is attracted to you, you need to escalate the attraction by ramping up your use of touch, innuendo, etc. Always continue to escalate the intimacy and attraction.
Think like a marketer: once you create interest, you need to ask the client to buy something, right? Well, whether it’s a second date, a kiss, or more… you need to make it happen.
REMEDY #2: Embrace Rejection
I know what you’re thinking: Embrace rejection? Are you crazy?
When most men get rejected, stood up, or blown off by a woman, it really gets to you. You start to question yourself, wonder what you did wrong, and focus on the fact that one woman just wasn’t interested in you.
Rejection can absolutely destroy you, inhibiting you from talking to women or doing other things that may lead to rejection AGAIN.
I’ll tell you something interesting, though…
The guys who are the most successful with women are also the most rejected.
Why? Because the only thing rejection means to them is that it’s time to look elsewhere.
These guys have made friends with rejection because they realize a definite “no” is much better than an unending “maybe.” They also recognize that any “rejection” is simply one woman’s opinion, and has no bearing on how other women see them.
Does that mean you have to actually *like* rejection?
No, of course not. No one likes rejection. What it does mean, however, is that you need to keep taking action even after you’ve been rejected.
The ability to function under negative emotion is one of the primary skills you need to develop to become someone who is successful with women.
You will discover that the more action you take, the less intense the feeling, and the faster it disappears.
Rejection is a stern taskmaster — but it can be your friend if you recognize it for what it is: a signal to spend your time on another opportunity that’s more likely to pay off.
REMEDY #3: Don’t be insane!
You’ve probably heard the overused saying that the definition of insanity is doing the same old things over and over again, and expecting to get a different result.
However, while this saying may be a little trite, it does hold true when it comes to attraction.
For whatever reason, men keep doing the same thing with different women, hoping for different results… and you never get them.
And you keep telling yourself it’s because she wasn’t the right woman for you. After all, you’re just being yourself, so if she doesn’t respond to you, then there’s something wrong with her, right? Or maybe you’re just not “meant” to be together, right?
Okay: How long are you going to keep telling yourself this lie?
The fact is, you are doing the same things over and over again — making the same mistakes repeatedly with different women — because you just don’t know how to do anything different.
And that’s a problem.
Give yourself a shake and start identifying what is wrong with YOU.
Repeated failures mean there’s something wrong with YOUR system — not the women you’re talking to.
So there you have it: The three remedies to correct a miserable dating life. Take these to heart because I’m telling you, they work!
If you can learn to attract women with a little marketing flair… then simply MOVE ON if they reject you, you’ll be far more successful with women. And if you keep finding that the same problems crop up, find a way to change your approach.
Have confidence and have fun… and you’ll find the woman or women of your dreams.
Home Remedies for Infertility and “No-Nonsense” Advice to Enhance the Health of Your Swimmers!
— By Dr. Z, N.D.
Of the 2 million infertile married couples in the United States, about 40 percent is caused by male infertility.
Infertility is suspected when couples are unable to conceive after at least one year of unprotected intercourse. Most couples will conceive during this time; if you cannot, you should be tested for infertility.
What Exactly is “Infertility”?
First of all, let’s look at what is considered “infertile” by the medical profession. The normal method of diagnosing male infertility is through sperm analysis.
Sperm count, or sperm concentration, measures the concentration of sperm in a man’s ejaculate — this is a little different from total sperm count, which may also be tested.
In the western world, the average sperm concentration today is around 60 million per milliliter of semen.
Anything less than 20 million sperm per milliliter is considered abnormal.
However, characteristics measured by semen analysis are only some of the factors credited with infertility in males.
One source states that 30% of men with a normal semen analysis actually have abnormal sperm function. Conversely, men with poor semen analysis results may go on to father children.
What Causes Infertility?
Here’s the bad news: In the majority of cases of male infertility and low sperm quality, no clear cause can be identified with current diagnostic methods.
Science often just can’t figure it out.
What we do know is how sperm development takes place. Energy-generating organelles (mitochondria) inside each sperm power its tail (flagellum) so that it can swim to the female egg once inside the vagina.
Sperm development is ultimately controlled by the endocrine (hormonal) system. The entire process takes more than two months.
So, perhaps any lifestyle activities that promote and nourish the hormonal system as well as mitochondrial function should theoretically enhance the energy in those 60 million little devils.
We’ll have a look in a moment at some lifestyle changes you can make to improve the quality of your sperm. First, let’s have a look at some factors that can negatively impact the health of your swimmers:
- Illness: Any illness during the cycle of sperm development can affect the health of your mature sperm — even if your illness has cleared up. So think about whether you were ill at any time in the two months preceding your examination.
- Hormone disorders: Since the endocrine system (hormone system) controls the production of sperm, any hormone disorder will of course disrupt the cycle of healthy sperm production.
- Reproductive anatomy trauma and obstruction: If you have sustained an injury “down there” at any time in your adult life, you may wish to mention it to your doctor if you’re struggling with issues of infertility.
- Sexual dysfunction: It may be obvious, but it you can’t get your sails up, then your ship can’t sail into the harbour. If you have trouble achieving or sustaining an erection, chances are you aren’t giving your swimmers enough of a chance to find their target.
In this case, it may take longer than a year to establish whether or not infertility is an issue. If you’re concerned, see your doctor.
Some disorders can become more difficult to treat the longer they persist without treatment. Don’t hesitate to see your doctor if you think there may be a problem.
What Can I Do To AVOID Infertility?
Infertility can be the result of a genetic problem, a previous illness, or a variety of other factors. If you have serious medical problems, you will need to consult a medical professional for individual diagnosis and advice.
But let’s have a look at some common-sense steps you can take to help fortify the health and vitality of your sperm:
- Refrain from smoking, drinking alcohol, or taking drugs. These substances can increase the rate of abnormal sperm you produce, AND affect the quality and motility of your sperm.
- Avoid hot baths, hot tubs, tight underwear, and tight clothing. The temperature of your testes must be kept at an optimal range for healthy sperm production. Invest in some boxer shorts and take warm showers instead!
- Distance yourself from your laptop and cell phone. Studies show that laptop computers — when used on your lap — can elevate testicular temperatures, and thereby compromise the health of your sperm. Other studies show a possible link between cell phone radio frequencies and lowered sperm motility.
If that IS a phone in your pocket, you may want to take it out! Research has shown a gradual decline in sperm production in recent decades. Whether this can be directly related to our laptops and cell phones, or other environmental factors, we don’t really know — but it’s better to play it safe.
How Can I Bolster My Swimmers and Become MORE Fertile?
There are many options available to couples struggling with infertility, ranging from homeopathic options like acupuncture to more aggressive solutions like in vitro fertilization (IVF).
But there are also some natural home remedies that you can use to enhance your sperm quality and bolster your hormonal system. These include:
- Vitamin C
A daily dose of 200 to 1,000 mg of vitamin C has been shown to increase sperm count as well as sperm quality. In one research study, 30 infertile but otherwise healthy men received either 200 or 1,000 mg vitamin C versus placebo daily. All the men taking vitamin C impregnated their wives after 60 days, compared to NONE in the placebo group.
Selenium is a trace mineral involved in many aspects of reproductive function. At least 12 different selenium-containing proteins have been identified in the testes, and at least two of them are important for normal sperm production. Low selenium levels are associated with low and abnormal sperm counts.
Selenium is in high concentration in Brazil nuts — one nut contains about 50 mcg of selenium. Most selenium supplements are sold as 200 mcg, which is a good dose.
Zinc is a crucial nutrient for testosterone production as well as normal sperm production. There is plenty of research indicating its benefits in male infertility. According to research as well as my own professional experience, most people have slight to moderate zinc deficiency.
See a naturopathic doctor or nutritionally trained health care provider for a zinc taste test or a hair mineral analysis, which can help you to discover if you would benefit from extra zinc.
Zinc is high in seafood and nuts. Oysters — traditionally reputed to have aphrodisiac effects — are high in zinc.
- Cordyceps sinensis
This interesting fungus from the Himalayas has been creating excitement as an anti-aging nutrient in the past few years. It has shown to improve mitochondrial function (remember, mitochondria are the little energy-producing units inside cells, especially sperm), as well as increase testosterone levels.
But the bottom line here is that even if you have fewer than normal or rather sluggish troops waiting for their turn to swim to glory, it only takes one brave soldier to populate the fort, so to speak.
And if he is destined to become a hero amongst his peers, then impregnation will happen, regardless of what you do or don’t do.
Meanwhile, just enjoy some oysters and Brazil nuts, preferably in bed!
“Just For Guys” Fun Fact…
Shakespeare wrote in
MacBeth (circa 1605)
that alcohol “provokes the
desire, but it takes away
See You Next Time!
Well, I certainly hope the remedies our experts have given you today help improve your life, whether it’s your sex life, your dating life, or your fertility.
If there are other topics you’d like to hear about from our experts, just give us a shout at firstname.lastname@example.org.
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To better living,Craig JacksonEditor, JUSTFORGUYS.COM