Sugar, Stress and Low Sex Drive: Did You Know There Was Link?

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Sugar, Stress and Low Sex Drive: Did You Know There Was Link?

Picture the scene – waiting to pick up the kids after soccer and chatting to another parent you’d seen around, but not really spoken to before now.

Things are really busy… the kids have so many things on, and work’s been crazy. I’m lucky if I have time for three proper meals sometimes. Actually, now that I think about it, I haven’t even had sex with my partner in two months! THAT’S how busy I am!

It’s funny how the first snippet of that conversation – admitting that you’re busy, perhaps a little frazzled – is totally okay to a stranger. People love to talk about how busy they are, it looks good, right?

Same too with succumbing to skipping meals, grabbing candy over salad, or popping a few extra sugars in the cold brew coffee that keeps you going.

But that second part? No way would anyone ever say that!

Sugar is inflammatory and known to be a stressor on the body. This is important to know because as the body is under increasing stress the body goes into protective mode. This can result in a decrease in your sex hormones estrogen, progesterone and testosterone. Therefore eventually leading a low sex drive.

Just imagine what people say if you were honest about your problem of low sex drive –

What do you expect after X years together?

It’s totally normal to lose interest in sex as you get older.

You think you’re the only one?

Ouch. No wonder we find it difficult to talk about how sugar and low sex drive is affecting our daily, home life.

How to Talk about Sugar, Stress and Low Sex Drive (without feeling embarrassed and awkward)

I get it – it’s really difficult to discuss the topic of low sex drive with ANYONE – new friend, old friend, not to mention your physician.

Low sex drive is  easy to ignore.

But let me tell you – you deserve to feel good about yourself. You deserve to feel comfortable and intimate within your relationship. Feeling concerned enough about your low sex drive to read this far?

Then it’s time to do something.

I’m not here to lecture you about sugar and low sex drive.  With proper testing, it’s possible to understand exactly how the sweet stuff is having a negative impact on your energy levels, hormones, and sex drive as a result.

Instead, I just want to assure you that it’s totally fine to wonder if you could be paying more attention to the link between sugar and low sex drive, and creating a positive change in your life.

It’s a little more complicated than simply not eating sugar, but that’s definitely not a reason to give up trying.

It’s about taking the time to take to pay attention to your body.

Examine where you are experiencing unnecessary stress. Believe that your libido will return. Prioritize according to the things that really matter.

Sounds like a bit much for a ten minute doctor’s appointment?

That’s why we do things a little differently at Unlimited Health Institute.

I don’t want to just give you pills and wave you away. I want to get to the root, support you on your journey towards better health, and show you what your body is designed to be capable of when it’s working at its best.

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