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Food and Sexual Health - Are There Aphrodisiac Foods That Boost Pheromones

Food and Sexual Health - Are There Aphrodisiac Foods That Boost Pheromones

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Lorne Caplan's review of aphrodisiac, sexual health, pheromones and the foods that can help you improve your libido. Research on ancient and modern scent, herbs, spices and how our, that is human, hormones and physiology are affected by these aphrodisiacs, which is why they aren't myths.
Lorne Caplan's review of aphrodisiac, sexual health, pheromones and the foods that can help you improve your libido. Research on ancient and modern scent, herbs, spices and how our, that is human, hormones and physiology are affected by these aphrodisiacs, which is why they aren't myths.

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As a pheromone expert and manufacturer of romance, passion andintimacy products, we have been exploring the aphrodisiac theme forover a decade and have actually considered a line of functional foodsfor this category.As you may already know, it isn't the "food" per se that is theaphrodisiac, it's the constituents in certain foods as relates to thedeficiencies of the person eating them, that is the aphrodisiac. All tosay that if your body is lacking certain nutrients that it needs to boostthe sex hormones like testosterone, estrogen, seratonin, dopamin andthe like (each person needs a whole web of hormones to have ahealthy libido, even the stress hormones cortisol and adrenaline).Often, individuals with weak libido's are suffering from reduced levelsof these hormones, singularly or in concert and that is what needs tobe tested in order to evaluate what ingredient is right for a particularindividual. You may also be aware of a burgeoning industry called anti-aging, which I have been involved with since the inception of theAmerican Academy of Anti-aging Medicine (A4M) in 1993. One of thekey topics is increasing the libido through HGH (Human GrowthHormone) a controversial, FDA monitored 'drug" even though it is anaturally occurring protein derivative in all humans. In order to boostany libido, our HGH levels have to be optimal as well.Now that we've touched on the hormone aspect of increasing thelibido, we can also add the scent aspect which includes pheromones,the bye-product of broken down proteins that are excreted through ourskin and mix with the dermal bacteria and environment to form that just-right subliminal scent that so attracts a mate. Keeping in mind thathumans are thinking animals and don't simply react like a baboon, or amoth to certain pheromone chemicals, we do however respond to thescent as it is the only sense that we have that does not interpret theinformation. The limbic brain, that oldest part left over from ourevolutionary track, receives the scent and we "feel", emote and ourattitudes change because of the scent in question. Some people saythey love a particular smell and that it is indeed this scent that drivesthem wild. Why is that? Well, because that scent whether it is wildrose, sandalwood or skunk (yes, some people feel the tinge of lovefrom smells that are repugnant to others) sets of the hormone cascadedirectly from the limbic brains need to react. Why humans simply don't jump on each other is because we know of consequences. We mightrespond with a look, a few words if we are courageous or perhaps anintense inhalation of that aphrodisiac scent, but it's unlikely that man
or woman would immediately straddle the other.So what is an aphrodisiac scent and constituent in food that willchange our attitude, making us left un-inhibited, more voyeuristic andinviting of courtship or even more sensuality and intimacy? It is aclearly a combination of the two since when we eat, our internal nasalcavity (yes, we smell on the inside of our mouths as well and scentmakes up approximately 80% of the food experience, just ask anyonewho has lost their sense of smell how un-enjoyable eating has become)gives us the ability to truly enjoy food and why food in most culturesstill elicits that favorite descriptive word, orgasmic to describe a trulyexceptional meal. Food is indeed orgasmic, but not from the taste ortexture exclusively, but from the scent and the feelings that they elicit. This article is something like foreplay, which our society is sorelylacking. Another reason why I created the Master & Mistresspheromone brand company. Courtship is so lacking in our culture thatwe've forgotten the value of sexual tension and foreplay in ourrelationships and ability to create that explosive intimacy that we aresearching for in an aphrodisiac food. Because humans are thinking andrational (some of us) mammals, we include our other senses in ourassessment of a potential mate, whether long term or short term (formost college males). When we bring in a scent that is sexually arousingand let's down our apprehensions, we will then, as humans,immediately, but subliminally assess the skin color, hair, eyes andother physical attributes of the "target". If that individual moves closer,we will almost automatically process the language skills, the way theperson moves and interacts and certainly the smell, with any oneaspect potentially being a turn off.Keeping in mind that humans evaluate a partner on ancient, DNAencoded data such as if the male looks like he can provide, if he isvirile enough to perpetuate the species (you know what I mean) andcan provide safety. As well as modern morays such as can he earn aliving, is he "ugly" (depending on the culture, that means differentthings), is he funny, intelligent and will he embarrass me in front of myparents or friends? For all these reasons and more, the humanmammal, as opposed to our lower cousins, interprets the informationwe take in and act accordingly (or not, depending on how depleted our judgment is from certain food and drink like alcohol and what it does toor brain chemistry - reducing inhibition and the ability to reason, wineand champagne being two other purported aphrodisiacs).Having briefly explored the physiological aspect of how foods mightalter our inhibitions, judgment and play on our brain chemistry to
induce certain behaviors, can we truly say that there are aphrodisiacfoods and that these foods increase our pheromone excretion andtherefore our tendency toward exploring our sexuality? It is a longquestion with a simple answer. Most definitely, but proceed withcaution!Indeed, a substantial amount of research has been done on how ourreactions change when we are introduced to certain smells andpheromone combinations. As well, those foods that elicit thosechanges have also been researched and include items like peanutbutter and the old favorite for the discussion boards, oysters (theformer containing high levels of healthy fats and protein and the latterchock full of vitamins and minerals like zinc, A, B1, B2 , C and D, boron- in honey, calcium, iodine, iron, potassium, copper, sodium, zinc,phosphorous, manganese sulfur and the all-important omega-3 fattyacids). Some researchers would say it is bunk that these foods areaphrodisiac in quality, but recent research can ignore these nay Sayersbecause we know that these nutrients are necessary to support thehealthy functioning of our brains (the true sexual organ for humansand mammals) as well as the hormones that are our messengers forincreasing sexual desire and the ability to perform (such asmanufacturing sperm, since without certain of these nutrients, likeiron, we wouldn't be able to efficiently procreate).While some cultures would suggest that eggs and herbs like asafetida,are excellent aphrodisiacs, in our culture the scents of sulfur and garlicwould be an immediate turn-off. So for our purposes, we shouldevaluate true aphrodisiacs and not those foods from ancient mythologyor lore that either look like a sexual organ (asparagus) or supposedlyboosts libido without physiological, hormonal or scent support.Although, some foods, like bananas, that are full of healthy potassiumand complex carbohydrates for energy (include whole grains likequinoa that also have a broad array of amino acids and healthy fattyacids) fit both categories. So there are exceptions.Primarily, we have seen that foods high in healthy fatty acids, mineralsand vitamins, like avocado, fit the bill nicely. We haven't really touchedon the herbal and spice factor, which fills the scent and physiologicalprecursor category very well. What this means is that many herbs actas hormone activators because of their ability to stimulate bloodsupply, a key to any aphrodisiacs effectiveness. It's well known that theblockbuster drug, Viagra, was discovered as an accident to research onimproving cardiovascular disease (CVD). Then, the medical condition of erectile dysfunction (ED) was literally created overnight! So to improvethe pliability and functioning of our arteries and veins, we now knowthat certain herbs like Thai green tea, turmeric and other spicy fruits

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