7 natural ways to boost your libido

Are you suffering from a low sex drive? Here are 7 tips for boosting your libido.

By Dr. Joey Shulman, DC, RNCP

Tips to boost your libido
In the U.S. and Canada, it is estimated between 40 to 50 per cent of women and 20 to 25 per cent of men suffer from a low sex drive. There are several underlying causes of a low libido, including stress, being overweight, hormonal imbalance and suffering from the side effects of certain medications.

A low sex drive can be frustrating, and is not often openly discussed. Luckily, there are natural and effective steps you can take to help boost your libido and propel you to a greater state of health and wellness. Simply implement one or all of the steps below and you’ll soon see an improvement in your sex life.

7 tips for boosting your libido
1. Watch the alcohol

While a modest amount of alcohol (one or two drinks) does not have an effect on sex drive – and can even help get some couples in the mood – overconsumption can have a dampening effect on desire.

2. Keep moving
In addition to keeping blood flow high and helping you achieve your ideal body weight, exercise helps to release feel good chemicals called endorphins, eliciting feelings of happiness and confidence.

3. Lose weight
Anything that helps improve your mood will also improve your libido. If your weight is deterring you from being intimate with your partner, it’s time to take care of it. Start by eliminating white, refined flours and sugars from your diet, eating a lighter dinner and drinking six to eight glasses of water per day. These small steps will help you shed unwanted pounds.

4. Go for color
The vitamins, minerals and antioxidants in fruits and vegetables can help encourage blood flow to all areas of the body. Add plenty of tomatoes, broccoli, berries, apples, sweet potatoes, spinach and kale to your diet. The brighter and more colorful your dinner plate, the better.


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