Ginseng root has been prized in traditional Chinese medicine for thousands of years, and often is combined with other herbs to bring long life, strength and wisdom to anyone who takes it. Ginseng is also thought to strengthen the body against viruses, and aid in recovery from illness. Although more study is needed, ginseng holds promise in reducing the risk of some types of cancers, slowing down or stopping the growth of tumors, improving symptoms of heart disease, lowering “bad” LDL cholesterol levels, while raising “good” HDL cholesterol levels, lowering high blood pressure and blood sugar levels, increasing alertness, and improving mental and physical performance. It is also widely accepted as helpful in boosting sexual performance. Some studies suggest that it may increase sperm production and motility, as well as decrease erection problems and symptoms of menopause. For adrenal health, ginseng is often utilized as an adaptogen, which is thought to help the body deal with physical or mental stress.
Category Archives: Menopause
Valentine’s day is touted as one of the sexiest days of the year, by Hallmark, Victoria’s Secret, and florists. We may love or hate the holiday, but we probably all want to feel sexier more often and feel a deeper and more meaningful connection with our partners.
Health is sexy, eating right, sleeping enough, and exercise are good for the heart, muscles, and skin, and can make you bright eyed, bushy tailed, and more attractive to others. Unfortunately, you may be doing those things right, and still not feel very sexy, attractive, or that interested in having sex.
Human hormones are a very complicated interwoven web of interactions. Many women who are peri-menopausal come to see me and complain of having no libido, we start them on their hormone replacement and supplement programs and they feel much better very quickly. Others are not so lucky, and may be younger, not near menopause, and so fatigued, stressed and out of balance that they aren’t interested in sex. Emotional conflicts with your partner may explain lack of libido, but often hormonal imbalances can be found at the root of a lack of interest in intimacy.