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My libido is dead. Possible explanations?

Answered on September 12, 2014
Created December 28, 2012 at 8:14 PM

I have been paleo for 2.5 years now, and I first started eating a high fat diet but slowly transitioned into a higher carb paleo diet. Throughout that time my libido has had a lot of ups and downs, but mostly downs. I have tried everything from eating a high carb diet, to eating mostly saturated and monounsaturated fat. I never had this problem before going paleo, and the only things that have changed from my previous diet are:

  • A higher fish intake. I eat a pound of salmon a week, plus a lot of frozen farm raised tilapia from Costco.
  • A higher protein intake. I have heard protein might be detrimental to testosterone levels.
  • Too much fiber. I get close to 50 grams of fiber daily, sometimes more. I eat a lot of sweet potato, plantains, and veggies for fiber. I generally avoid white rice because of arsenic.

Other symptoms possibly related: Hair loss, dandruff, seb derm, cold hands and feet, inability to put on weight. I know most of these symptoms could indicate a thyroid problem, but I am confused on how to tackle this. I read so much conflicting information everywhere that it is hard for me to have a clear understanding of how to approach this.

Any ideas what could be causing this?

P.S- I experimented with an all potato diet, with very little fat, and no animal protein, and my libido came back full force, but I had to stop because I was getting cystic acne and losing too much weight.

705e66484ed64fe8e188123de398413e

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on January 19, 2013
at 10:36 PM

Any improvement since you posted?

742ff8ba4ff55e84593ede14ac1c3cab

(3536)

on December 30, 2012
at 09:14 PM

Ahhh very interesting. Time for some dietary changes.

Efba2b071e8f4c54acbc1da52ac91030

(199)

on December 30, 2012
at 06:52 AM

I second this advice, check your thyroid and testosterone levels. Also, I highly recommend acupuncture/herbs for this sort of thing. Some cities have community acupuncture clinics that are low cost and convenient.

Ef4c5b09fdccf73be575d3a0c267fdd9

(2539)

on December 30, 2012
at 04:48 AM

I would suspect Zinc and Vitamin A are definitely low for you. Iodine seems to be hit or miss. It's worked well for me, but I don't take massive dosages. I use Iosol and take 1 or 2 drops a day while eating seaweed like kombu, nori, and kelp a few times a week.

Ef4c5b09fdccf73be575d3a0c267fdd9

(2539)

on December 30, 2012
at 04:46 AM

Skin is great. A bit dry at the moment in the colder weather but no seb derm/folliculitis issues. I think you definitely have some digestive system issues and that's being exacerbated by the amount of calories your trying to pack in. I would definitely get some blood work if I were you just to see where your body is it. Test for Hashi's before you try Iodine, if you do go that route.

F5a0ddffcf9ef5beca864050f090a790

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on December 29, 2012
at 08:00 PM

Just wanted to reiterate Tim's answer. I did not have the guts to ask you. If you were watching porn on a regular basis, your brain is now re-wired and you will need time and possibly therapy to overcome the negative consequences. Watch yourbrainonporn. It explains the mechanics.

F5a0ddffcf9ef5beca864050f090a790

(15515)

on December 29, 2012
at 07:57 PM

That was actually the first thing that came to my mind but it was a bit embarrassing for me to ask because I am not a guy. Porn is THE WORST THING YOU CAN DO FOR YOUR LIBIDO. Check out yourbrainonporn videos and his lecture. I have seen it in my students - I could always noticed which ones were watching porn.

F5a0ddffcf9ef5beca864050f090a790

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on December 29, 2012
at 07:54 PM

I wish I knew the answer. Keep looking, keep researching.

742ff8ba4ff55e84593ede14ac1c3cab

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on December 29, 2012
at 04:27 PM

When my digestion was its worse I had a stool test done that revealed an overgrowth of Bacillus, a potential pathogen, and no production of Lactobacillus. That was 2 years ago. Since then I have used a ton of natural anitbacterial agents and probiotics, and although my digestion has improved a lot (I think it was mostly because of the removal of nuts, dairy and grains), my non-digestive symptoms still exist.

742ff8ba4ff55e84593ede14ac1c3cab

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on December 29, 2012
at 04:22 PM

improve, my face is swollen, I'm cold, no libido and my brain seems to be working much slower than it should. So I know there is still an underlying problem. By the way how is your seb derm/folliculitis? Any luck?

742ff8ba4ff55e84593ede14ac1c3cab

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on December 29, 2012
at 04:19 PM

Thanks Bill. Your answers are really appreciated because I know you are an expert at this stuff. I take in a ton of vitamin A from sweet potatoes, which I know is not true vitamin A, but I haven't got around to ordering liver. I use to eat oysters all the time but trader joes here doesn't sell them any more. I am sure I get a ton of selenium because I eat a lot fish. The only thing I haven't tried to fix through supplementation is my thyroid, because I don't have any blood work to go on. The thing that bothers me is that I feel generally healthy and I have adequate energy, but my skin doesn't

742ff8ba4ff55e84593ede14ac1c3cab

(3536)

on December 29, 2012
at 04:15 PM

Thanks Bill. Your answers are really appreciated because I know your an expert at this stuff. I take in a ton of vitamin A from sweet potatoes, which I know is not true vitamin A, but I haven't got around to ordering liver. I use to eat oysters all the time but trader joes here doesn't sell them any more. I am sure I get a ton of selenium because I eat a lot fish. The only thing I haven't tried to fix through supplementation is my thyroid, because I don't have any blood work to go on. The thing that bothers me is that I feel generally healthy and I have adequate energy, but my skin doesn't...

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on December 29, 2012
at 08:32 AM

how much is your current bodyweight and do you know your fat percentage? also have you had your hormone related bloods done recently? are you getting enough sun and/or vitamin d? how are you feeling generally about life?

F5a0ddffcf9ef5beca864050f090a790

(15515)

on December 29, 2012
at 05:18 AM

read the signs.

F5a0ddffcf9ef5beca864050f090a790

(15515)

on December 29, 2012
at 05:18 AM

Now I need to get rid of my SIBO so I can function. My SIBO is more difficult to eradicate - it is methane producing and I have no access to rifaximin. My current doctor prescribed metronidazole and he gave me inadequate dosage. So I am dealing with incompetent doctors, absence of medicine and stubborn bacteria. But I know I am going to win in the end - I have came so far. I think you need to search and possibly go to a very good integrative/functional medicine specialist to pinpoint what is going on. MY ADVICE: listen to your body. It keeps telling you something, you just need to learn how to

F5a0ddffcf9ef5beca864050f090a790

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on December 29, 2012
at 05:14 AM

Rob - I myself am not a follower of Peat. He is probably good for people with thyroids, but I have SIBO and he does not cover it. I can just imagine what I will go through if I start eating sugar and drinking orange juice - my M. smithii will have a party. If Paleo diet worked for you, then it means that you have some underlying problem. I am not sure what it is, but I would look into different causes. I came to Paleo because I became gluten and sugar intolerant and had an erosive gastritis. Paleo helped, but did not cure anything. The underlying problem was SIBO.

2fd566cefde2de38e75e1bc13a966e16

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on December 29, 2012
at 12:17 AM

You've basically described exactly what has happened to me on a Paleo diet (eating plenty of "safe" carbs, just like you, sleeping enough, etc. etc.), and after making Paleo tweaks for the last year things continue to deteriorate. I've done a fair bit of reading on Peat and the science actually makes sense; I'm getting labs done in the next few days and will proceed from there. I think you almost certainly have a thyroid (and thus metabolism) issue at play here. The framework in which you choose to tackle it is up to you--I find Paleo largely ignores the thyroid, whereas Peat centers on it.

742ff8ba4ff55e84593ede14ac1c3cab

(3536)

on December 29, 2012
at 12:00 AM

Thanks for the input.

742ff8ba4ff55e84593ede14ac1c3cab

(3536)

on December 28, 2012
at 11:59 PM

I sleep 9 hours a every night. On average I get about 2500 calories but I am trying to shoot for at least 3500, but it is very difficult for me to get that on a daily basis.

6371f0ae0c075ded1b8cd30aafd4bf16

on December 28, 2012
at 10:42 PM

sleep and exercise routine? Total calorie intake?

742ff8ba4ff55e84593ede14ac1c3cab

(3536)

on December 28, 2012
at 10:05 PM

350 grams......

3327924660b1e2f8f8fc4ca27fedf2b2

(2919)

on December 28, 2012
at 10:02 PM

350g or 35g? O_O

61848fb3934eb0f08abacf0b920bf81b

(225)

on December 28, 2012
at 09:32 PM

Potatoes are still real food. They don't require processing manipulation beyond heating to be truly edible. The case for/against the potato has been made, and really it comes down to the individual.

61848fb3934eb0f08abacf0b920bf81b

(225)

on December 28, 2012
at 09:23 PM

While I cant say I'm surprised at what I'm reading at YBOP, it hurts me deep inside to be confronted with it so eloquently delivered. Maybe ill give up porn for New Years....but that's not for a few days...so...ill be...um...back....

0a21952679d5c9a60a06594cd4871b27

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on December 28, 2012
at 09:14 PM

You lucky bastard. ;-)

3089dd0b9a8f1d24f1b08d6cc3ca84e3

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on December 28, 2012
at 09:08 PM

Fruits indeed , all tho i see no wrong in sweet potatoes but increasing fruit for the win is mos def the way !

742ff8ba4ff55e84593ede14ac1c3cab

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on December 28, 2012
at 08:56 PM

I highly doubt it is more starch, unless I need more than 350 grams of carbohydrates I am already getting. There is something else at play here.

742ff8ba4ff55e84593ede14ac1c3cab

(3536)

on December 28, 2012
at 08:45 PM

I have looked into the Ray Peat diet before but it is hard for me to take a lot of his recommendations seriously (ex. sugar and orange juice as health foods). The paleo diet I followed was basically PHD minus the supplements. A lot of health problems actually got better when I went paleo, except libido problem. I have always been cold on whatever diet I am on.

742ff8ba4ff55e84593ede14ac1c3cab

(3536)

on December 28, 2012
at 08:41 PM

Aw damm, do I really have to stop...but seriously I have no desire to look at porn anymore either.

742ff8ba4ff55e84593ede14ac1c3cab

(3536)

on December 28, 2012
at 08:41 PM

@ Matt, but how much more carbs, I eat 350 grams almost daily.

742ff8ba4ff55e84593ede14ac1c3cab

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on December 28, 2012
at 08:40 PM

I am 23 years old, no kids. @ Slimlcy, seafood is my only source of iodine.

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on December 28, 2012
at 08:40 PM

I think you've already pinpointed one possible problem/solution: more carbs.

B72e976b2df9e7f01315830062a5209c

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on December 28, 2012
at 08:35 PM

Do you get any iodine outside of the seafood?

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on December 28, 2012
at 08:16 PM

how old are you? and do you have kids?

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Ef4c5b09fdccf73be575d3a0c267fdd9

(2539)

on December 29, 2012
at 04:50 AM

Couple of things:

From your history I believe your activity level is pretty high, have you thought about cutting back? Really giving your body a break?

Hows your Vitamin A intake?

I do recommend iodine as well. Definitely helped me and continues to do so. Make sure to eat some selenium via brazil nuts, liver, fish.

If you have digestive issues... trying to get in 3500 calories via whole foods is probably going to just mess you up.

Zinc is huge too. Eat Oysters once a week. Hows your Iron levels btw? If their high, donate blood and cutback high iron foods except for liver and oysters.

Otherwise, get yourself a full work up and stop guessing in thin air. For me it was the activity levels. Too much exercise and my libido is out.

Might edit this into a better response later but I thought I would throw out some thoughts.

742ff8ba4ff55e84593ede14ac1c3cab

(3536)

on December 29, 2012
at 04:15 PM

Thanks Bill. Your answers are really appreciated because I know your an expert at this stuff. I take in a ton of vitamin A from sweet potatoes, which I know is not true vitamin A, but I haven't got around to ordering liver. I use to eat oysters all the time but trader joes here doesn't sell them any more. I am sure I get a ton of selenium because I eat a lot fish. The only thing I haven't tried to fix through supplementation is my thyroid, because I don't have any blood work to go on. The thing that bothers me is that I feel generally healthy and I have adequate energy, but my skin doesn't...

742ff8ba4ff55e84593ede14ac1c3cab

(3536)

on December 29, 2012
at 04:19 PM

Thanks Bill. Your answers are really appreciated because I know you are an expert at this stuff. I take in a ton of vitamin A from sweet potatoes, which I know is not true vitamin A, but I haven't got around to ordering liver. I use to eat oysters all the time but trader joes here doesn't sell them any more. I am sure I get a ton of selenium because I eat a lot fish. The only thing I haven't tried to fix through supplementation is my thyroid, because I don't have any blood work to go on. The thing that bothers me is that I feel generally healthy and I have adequate energy, but my skin doesn't

742ff8ba4ff55e84593ede14ac1c3cab

(3536)

on December 29, 2012
at 04:22 PM

improve, my face is swollen, I'm cold, no libido and my brain seems to be working much slower than it should. So I know there is still an underlying problem. By the way how is your seb derm/folliculitis? Any luck?

Ef4c5b09fdccf73be575d3a0c267fdd9

(2539)

on December 30, 2012
at 04:48 AM

I would suspect Zinc and Vitamin A are definitely low for you. Iodine seems to be hit or miss. It's worked well for me, but I don't take massive dosages. I use Iosol and take 1 or 2 drops a day while eating seaweed like kombu, nori, and kelp a few times a week.

Ef4c5b09fdccf73be575d3a0c267fdd9

(2539)

on December 30, 2012
at 04:46 AM

Skin is great. A bit dry at the moment in the colder weather but no seb derm/folliculitis issues. I think you definitely have some digestive system issues and that's being exacerbated by the amount of calories your trying to pack in. I would definitely get some blood work if I were you just to see where your body is it. Test for Hashi's before you try Iodine, if you do go that route.

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0a21952679d5c9a60a06594cd4871b27

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on December 28, 2012
at 08:38 PM

If you look at porn, stop. Google YBOP and NoFap

0a21952679d5c9a60a06594cd4871b27

(215)

on December 28, 2012
at 09:14 PM

You lucky bastard. ;-)

742ff8ba4ff55e84593ede14ac1c3cab

(3536)

on December 28, 2012
at 08:41 PM

Aw damm, do I really have to stop...but seriously I have no desire to look at porn anymore either.

F5a0ddffcf9ef5beca864050f090a790

(15515)

on December 29, 2012
at 07:57 PM

That was actually the first thing that came to my mind but it was a bit embarrassing for me to ask because I am not a guy. Porn is THE WORST THING YOU CAN DO FOR YOUR LIBIDO. Check out yourbrainonporn videos and his lecture. I have seen it in my students - I could always noticed which ones were watching porn.

61848fb3934eb0f08abacf0b920bf81b

(225)

on December 28, 2012
at 09:23 PM

While I cant say I'm surprised at what I'm reading at YBOP, it hurts me deep inside to be confronted with it so eloquently delivered. Maybe ill give up porn for New Years....but that's not for a few days...so...ill be...um...back....

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F5a0ddffcf9ef5beca864050f090a790

(15515)

on December 28, 2012
at 08:31 PM

You can read some info on Ray Peat and Danny Roddy (he also follows Ray Peat). It sounds like a thyroid problem. Ray Peat recommends well-boiled potatoes with sour cream. He also recommends sugar with milk (or cream- I forgot) and orange juice and gelatin as well as some seafood (I forgot what it was). He likes raw carrots with coconut oil.

Paleo is fine when you are healthy. But if you have some underlying issues, you need to follow a diet that would help you with your health problems.

Have you tried the Perfect Health Diet? Sounds like it would be helpful for you.

Also, it sounds like you have developed health problems when you went Paleo. Or it is not the case?

742ff8ba4ff55e84593ede14ac1c3cab

(3536)

on December 28, 2012
at 08:45 PM

I have looked into the Ray Peat diet before but it is hard for me to take a lot of his recommendations seriously (ex. sugar and orange juice as health foods). The paleo diet I followed was basically PHD minus the supplements. A lot of health problems actually got better when I went paleo, except libido problem. I have always been cold on whatever diet I am on.

F5a0ddffcf9ef5beca864050f090a790

(15515)

on December 29, 2012
at 07:54 PM

I wish I knew the answer. Keep looking, keep researching.

F5a0ddffcf9ef5beca864050f090a790

(15515)

on December 29, 2012
at 05:18 AM

Now I need to get rid of my SIBO so I can function. My SIBO is more difficult to eradicate - it is methane producing and I have no access to rifaximin. My current doctor prescribed metronidazole and he gave me inadequate dosage. So I am dealing with incompetent doctors, absence of medicine and stubborn bacteria. But I know I am going to win in the end - I have came so far. I think you need to search and possibly go to a very good integrative/functional medicine specialist to pinpoint what is going on. MY ADVICE: listen to your body. It keeps telling you something, you just need to learn how to

2fd566cefde2de38e75e1bc13a966e16

(662)

on December 29, 2012
at 12:17 AM

You've basically described exactly what has happened to me on a Paleo diet (eating plenty of "safe" carbs, just like you, sleeping enough, etc. etc.), and after making Paleo tweaks for the last year things continue to deteriorate. I've done a fair bit of reading on Peat and the science actually makes sense; I'm getting labs done in the next few days and will proceed from there. I think you almost certainly have a thyroid (and thus metabolism) issue at play here. The framework in which you choose to tackle it is up to you--I find Paleo largely ignores the thyroid, whereas Peat centers on it.

F5a0ddffcf9ef5beca864050f090a790

(15515)

on December 29, 2012
at 05:18 AM

read the signs.

F5a0ddffcf9ef5beca864050f090a790

(15515)

on December 29, 2012
at 05:14 AM

Rob - I myself am not a follower of Peat. He is probably good for people with thyroids, but I have SIBO and he does not cover it. I can just imagine what I will go through if I start eating sugar and drinking orange juice - my M. smithii will have a party. If Paleo diet worked for you, then it means that you have some underlying problem. I am not sure what it is, but I would look into different causes. I came to Paleo because I became gluten and sugar intolerant and had an erosive gastritis. Paleo helped, but did not cure anything. The underlying problem was SIBO.

742ff8ba4ff55e84593ede14ac1c3cab

(3536)

on December 29, 2012
at 04:27 PM

When my digestion was its worse I had a stool test done that revealed an overgrowth of Bacillus, a potential pathogen, and no production of Lactobacillus. That was 2 years ago. Since then I have used a ton of natural anitbacterial agents and probiotics, and although my digestion has improved a lot (I think it was mostly because of the removal of nuts, dairy and grains), my non-digestive symptoms still exist.

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75d65450b6ff0be7b969fb321f1200ac

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on December 28, 2012
at 09:39 PM

I think any doctor would immediately have your thyroid tested. IMHO this is the best first step rather than try to further finesse your diet. Since you are so young I think it hard to imagine one's diet being so disruptive to your libido; at your age your libido should be boundless.

If you don't have access to a doctor you can get your thyroid tested yourself (for example, at healthtestingcenters.com). At bare minimum you will want your TSH checked. If $$$ isn't an obstacle then your get free T4 and free T3 tested. If your TSH is high (> 5.0) a doctor will probably want you to take thyroid hormones, especially if your free T4/T3 values are low-ish. You should then get tested for anti-thyroid antibodies to see if you have Hashimoto's. At any rate, thyroid problems are generally quite treatable. No need for fear.

Of course you should get your testosterone level checked too. If your thyroid is fine but your testosterone level is low you might want to contact a specialist. Hormone interaction and production is a mighty complicated subject.

Best of luck to you!

_Lazza

Efba2b071e8f4c54acbc1da52ac91030

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on December 30, 2012
at 06:52 AM

I second this advice, check your thyroid and testosterone levels. Also, I highly recommend acupuncture/herbs for this sort of thing. Some cities have community acupuncture clinics that are low cost and convenient.

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on December 28, 2012
at 10:38 PM

I honestly don't know the answer to your question, but a few things that came to mind --

Is there any iodine to speak of in farm raised seafood? (This is a real question, I don't know). And bear in mind that depending on where you get your salmon, it might be farm raised too, regardless of how it is labeled.

If it were me, I'd start using iodized salt.

The one Ray Peat item I totally agree with is the gelatin. Adding even small amounts of gelatin to my diet really seems to help w/ thyroid function.

742ff8ba4ff55e84593ede14ac1c3cab

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on December 29, 2012
at 12:00 AM

Thanks for the input.

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on December 30, 2012
at 05:05 AM

That does seem like a hell of a lot of fiber. may be look for some lower fiber carb options & give that a trial.

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This study seems to be more specific to fiber (tho this was as study on women);
Determination of peak trabecular bone density: interplay of dietary fiber, carbohydrate, and androgens

"...results suggest that dietary fiber may depress serum androgens..."

I also found this text (for what its worth),

"...I don???t recommend bodybuilders or people interested in raising testosterone levels eat very high fibre diets. High soluble fibre diets have been shown to reduce testosterone levels(13); even high levels of insoluble fibre in the diet will somewhat reduce T levels. Anecdotal reports also suggest that changing to a high soluble fibre diet reduces mens' sex drive..."
Source http://www.muscle-health-fitness.com/raising-testosterone-levels.html

742ff8ba4ff55e84593ede14ac1c3cab

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on December 30, 2012
at 09:14 PM

Ahhh very interesting. Time for some dietary changes.

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736662d9fd6314d426cc6de1896aa045

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on December 29, 2012
at 02:57 AM

Soy shrinks the balls.

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on December 28, 2012
at 08:50 PM

As Matt said, I think you have at least part of your solution (more carbs, notably in the form of "safe starches", such as potatoes). It kinda sounds like you swung (and perhaps too quickly?) from one side of the pendulum to the other when you started on an all potato diet with little fat or protein. Maybe just try a happy medium approach...I was also going to recommend the Jaminet's Perfect Health Diet. In a nutshell, it is higher starch paleo - 10-20% calories from protein, 20-30% carbs (and carbs from STARCH, like white rice, potatoes, taro, tapioca, etc...veggie carbs are in addition to this and can be eaten as much as desired), and the remaining 50-70% is healthy fats (MUFA, saturated, etc,). Good luck!

742ff8ba4ff55e84593ede14ac1c3cab

(3536)

on December 28, 2012
at 08:56 PM

I highly doubt it is more starch, unless I need more than 350 grams of carbohydrates I am already getting. There is something else at play here.

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on February 07, 2013
at 04:23 PM

I think LOW testosterone is an up and coming epidemic. Be it from SAD food to environmental triggers.

http://www.testosteroneproblems.com/common-low-testosterone-symptoms/

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on February 04, 2013
at 07:44 AM

I think you should visit a doctor right away and get your condition diagnosed. Low libido is often the result of low testosterone levels, so you could go through Ageless Male testimonials and understand how this product boosts T levels which results in enhanced libido. But don’t neglect other symptoms and talk to a doctor for further evaluation. http://supplement-geek.com/ageless-male-review-resettin-testosterone-mytosterone-alpphastat/

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on January 19, 2013
at 10:17 PM

Matt Stone released a book recently called Eat for Heat. It's about $10 or $20 bucks on Amazon. It's not really professionally presented, but the info is good, and he doesn't waste time with history, mostly application. It's not a diet at all, it's advice you could probably implement on any diet, as long as you're not against carbs.

Often, symptoms of low thyroid just manifest themselves as an overactive sympathetic nervous system. Effectively shutting that down can result in an increase in libido, regrowth of hair after a while, and much warmer limbs. By deactivating the SNS system, you operate more in parasympathetic mode which is fondly nicknamed the "feed and breed" mode.

Hope this helps.

0
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on January 19, 2013
at 07:34 PM

Try dark chocolate 70%+, high-dose vitamin D, more carbs.

0
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on December 30, 2012
at 03:02 AM

I know my libido suffers when my dietary fat intake is less than 15% of my daily caloric intake. No interest, no erections, no desire.

For me, this is an issue, as I don't have a gallbladder, don't process fats well and so need to limit intake. Constant balancing act.

Also, I've found that selenium supplementation can help.

YMMV

0
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on December 28, 2012
at 09:19 PM

Male Formula from herbdoc.com Also recommend Super Ginseng and Male Shot formula. Dr. Schultz is a vegan. He doesn't believe in eating meat. I don't believe in his dietary recommendations unless someone is really, really ill, but his herb formulas work. His commentary is sometimes "different" but the herbs work. If you look at the blogs, you can also read his books online by clicking on them. I just wouldn't do his super foods as they have algae and I don't believe our bodies should take that. I have used the female formula for years and have recommended both the female and male to dozens of people with great results.

The other is a complete amino acid, mineral and vitamin combination that allows almost 100% absorption. http://www.nutritionleaders.com/m-116-panacea?gclid=CNq2kdr_vbQCFal_Qgodw2IA3Q

Pana c-315 is also available on amazon.com

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on March 05, 2013
at 12:05 PM

To increase the libido you should try natural libido enhancer supplements. IT will improve you drive and desire.

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on December 28, 2012
at 08:54 PM

WHEN the FUCK did potatoes become "safe starches"? What a load of shit. Increase fruits.

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on December 28, 2012
at 09:08 PM

Fruits indeed , all tho i see no wrong in sweet potatoes but increasing fruit for the win is mos def the way !

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on December 28, 2012
at 09:32 PM

Potatoes are still real food. They don't require processing manipulation beyond heating to be truly edible. The case for/against the potato has been made, and really it comes down to the individual.

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