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Paleo and sex drive?

by (15) Updated April 27, 2014 at 12:16 PM Created February 28, 2014 at 11:18 PM

Anybody been able to hack a low sex drive with paleo? How did you do it?

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16858 · March 01, 2014 at 2:01 PM

You need to ensure you have enough cholesterol to make the sex hormones, so this means eating lots of good quality saturated fat. So coconut oil, grassfed butter, red palm oil, cocoa butter (if you can afford it), EVOO, egg yolks, etc. Consuming a bit of liver or other organ meats is also a good thing.

Next, you need to make sure your stress levels are low (and you get plenty of restful sleep), otherwise, the core issue is the pregnenolone steal.

If you're male (might work on females, not sure, but you'd need very small amounts), you might try to supplement with tribulus terrestris and/or togkat ali (aka longjack) - these can signal testosterone production. You'd want to make sure you have enough zinc, so supplement a chelated form of zinc (but don't over do it), and make sure at the other end, you have some copper to balance it out. Also ensure enough magnesium, iodine, potassium, etc.

If your DHEA levels are low, you could supplement with it, but the trouble is it can be converted to anything, so you need to sort of drive it into the right place.

Basically, if you're healthy, you'll have a good sex drive. If you're unhealthy, you won't.

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15 · April 27, 2014 at 8:12 AM

UPDATE: I'm answering my own question here, but I'm thankful to report that the problem seems to be solved. Recent changes include taking D3 supplements (I was tested as low in D), taking high doses of sublingual B12 (doc thinks I was low), and continuing magnesium supplementation. Not sure which of these helped (I suspect maybe the D3), but I'm grateful.

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-2 · March 07, 2014 at 2:23 AM

Looks like it was just covered on the PaleoHacks podcast with Dr. Mike Tremba: http://blog.paleohacks.com/how-to-have-amazing-sex-dr-mike-tremba/ And of course, Clark Danger, the man!

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-2 · March 07, 2014 at 2:22 AM

Looks like it was just covered on the PaleoHacks podcast with Dr. Mike Tremba: http://blog.paleohacks.com/how-to-have-amazing-sex-dr-mike-tremba/

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0 · March 01, 2014 at 5:24 PM

I don't mean to be crude or obtuse here, but do you masturbate more than the average woman? When I was single and didn't have a sexual partner I think too much "one player gaming" can desensitise you and dramatically lower it too.

Give up masturbation for 90 days, thats a new take on the rob wolf second hand car salesman pitch gig. Se how you feel. Keto plus no masturbation means I feel 16 again, which is great. Although I warn you its a harder habit to break than cocaine, krispy creme and the sopranos rolled into one!

Good luck :)

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489 · March 01, 2014 at 4:14 PM

High fat no carbs stressed my adrenals out quite noticeably which resulted in elevated cortisol which was shown in a blood test. Since eating a much more balanced diet with 45% fat/30% carbs/25% protein I feel relaxed and not stressed

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0 · March 01, 2014 at 3:18 PM

I am a few days into ketogenic dieting and I must say I am perpetually horny. I think its all the fat. WHen I was vegan I had a crappy libido.

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333 · February 28, 2014 at 11:57 PM

by eating whatever I wanted at frequent intervals for about 10 days

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