Michael Greger M.D talks about the underlying causes of Erectile dysfunction and how water melon is the perfect cure for this condition that ruins so many men’s lives. With three quarters of men with heat disease having erectile dysfunction, Michael investigated further and found a link between eating water melon and reduced penis issues.

 

A cold slice of watermelon is devoured to satisfy our thirst and hunger during the warmer months, but the juicy fruit could even satisfy us in the bedroom in between the sheets. Coined as “nature’s Viagra” by Italian scientists, watermelon juice can provide a big benefit to men who suffer from mild to moderate erectile dysfunction. According to a study published in the journal Urology, citrulline — an amino acid found in high concentrations of watermelon — is found to improve blood flow to the penis without the side effects of Viagra.

Made up of 92 percent water, a great source of vitamin C, and only 71 calories per serving, watermelon juice has become a fad that has attracted both weight-loss hopefuls and those who want to treat their impotence. “They may not want to eat them with the texture, but if they like the taste, the juice, if it becomes a health fad, then yeah anything to increase that market can be an increase … a help to farmers,” said Justin Lanier, Crisp County Extension Agent to WALB in Georgia. The strong demands for watermelon are benefitting the watermelon capital of the world.

To investigate the potential erection-boosting properties of watermelon juice, a team of Italian researchers at the University of Foggia, observed the effect of oral L-citrulline supplementation on men who suffer from mild to moderate erectile dysfunction. Twenty-four men with a mean age of 57 who had an Erection Hardness Score (EHS) of 3 (score of 0 means “penis does not enlarge” and a score of 4 means “penis is completely hard and fully rigid”) were recruited for the study. These men received a placebo for one month and L-citrulline, 1.5 grams per deciliter, for another month.

The male participant’s EHS, number of intercourses per month, treatment satisfaction, and adverse events were recorded. The researchers hypothesized if citrulline is known to increase the blood flow by relaxing the blood vessels, which is similar to what Viagra does, this could possibly prevent erectile dysfunction in men.

The findings revealed there was a significant improvement in the EHS scale, since half of the men managed a score of four as a result of L-citrulline supplementation. The improvement in the EHS from 3 to 4 occurred in two of the 24 men when taking the placebo, and 12 of the 24 men when taking L-citrulline. Moreover, the researchers found the mean number of intercourses per month increased overall by the end of treatment. All patients who had an EHS improvement from three to four reported being very satisfied.

“Although less effective than phosphodiesterase type-5 enzyme inhibitors, at least in the short term, L-citrulline supplementation has been proved to be safe and psychologically well accepted by patients,” the researchers concluded. However, it’s still a natural alternative treatment for mild and moderate erectile dysfunction in men who fear the drug’s effects on the body. “Nature’s Viagra,” comes at a time when lots of men prefer not to take Viagra because it is expensive and also sometimes has unpleasant side effects, such as headaches. Watermelon is also easier on the stomach than L-arginine supplements because taking the pills can cause nausea and diarrhea.

In 2008, a team of researchers at Texas A&M found ingredients in watermelon that deliver Viagra-like effects to the body’s blood vessels may even increase libido. “Arginine boosts nitric oxide, which relaxes blood vessels, the same basic effect that Viagra has, to treat erectile dysfunction and maybe even prevent it,” said Dr. Bhimu Patil, director of Texas A&M’s Fruit and Vegetable Improvement Center in College Station, according to Science Daily.

Although watermelon may not be as organ-specific as Viagra, it can give Viagra-like effects without the drug’s side effects. This may be good news for men who cannot safely take erectile dysfunction medications if they have heart problems, high or low blood pressure, a history of stroke, eye problems, severe liver disease, and kidney disease, says the Mayo Clinic. Men without a history of the health problems listed above can experience side effects such as headache, indigestion, and in rare cases, dizziness or fainting.

Men, it’s time to raise your glass of watermelon juice.

 

When faced with a big challenge where potential failure seems to lurk at every corner, you’ve probably heard the advice, “Be more confident!” But where does confidence come from, and how can you get more of it? Here are three easy tips to boost your confidence.

 

1. Stay away from negativity and bring on the positivity

This is the time to really evaluate your inner circle, including friends and family. This is a tough one, but it’s time to seriously consider getting away from those individuals who put you down and shred your confidence. Even a temporary break from Debbie Downer can make a huge difference and help you make strides toward more self-confidence.

Be positive, even if you’re not feeling it quite yet. Put some positive enthusiasm into your interactions with others and hit the ground running, excited to begin your next project. Stop focusing on the problems in your life and instead begin to focus on solutions and making positive changes.

2. Change your body language and image

This is where posture, smiling, eye contact, and speech slowly come into play. Just the simple act of pulling your shoulders back gives others the impression that you are a confident person. Smiling will not only make you feel better, but will make others feel more comfortable around you. Imagine a person with good posture and a smile and you’ll be envisioning someone who is self-confident.

Look at the person you are speaking to, not at your shoes–keeping eye contact shows confidence. Last, speak slowly. Research has proved that those who take the time to speak slowly and clearly feel more self-confidence and appear more self-confident to others. The added bonus is they will actually be able to understand what you are saying.

Go the extra mile and style your hair, give yourself a clean shave, and dress nicely. Not only will this make you feel better about yourself, but others are more likely to perceive you as successful and self-confident as well. A great tip: When you purchase a new outfit, practice wearing it at home first to get past any wardrobe malfunctions before heading out.

3. Don’t accept failure and get rid of the negative voices in your head

Never give up. Never accept failure. There is a solution to everything, so why would you want to throw in the towel? Make this your new mantra. Succeeding through great adversity is a huge confidence booster.

Low self-confidence is often caused by the negative thoughts running through our minds on an endless track. If you are constantly bashing yourself and saying you’re not good enough, aren’t attractive enough, aren’t smart enough or athletic enough, and on and on, you are creating a self-fulfilling prophecy. You are becoming what you are preaching inside your head, and that’s not good. The next time you hear that negativity in your head, switch it immediately to a positive affirmation and keep it up until it hits the caliber of a self-confidence boost.

The 7 Word Phrase To Say that works Everytime

When ever you want immediate confidence, it might sound funny… but it really works.  Just say these 7 words to yourself.  “I’m so confident I can do anything.”

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I want to give you three ways that you can lower your blood sugar quickly and effectively through three different avenues. These methods include one with a vitamin, one with a food, and one with a particular style of exercise.

Now, reducing your blood sugar isn’t just for diabetics. There’s a lot of times when we just know that we’ve had too many carbs and we need to lower that blood sugar quickly. Here’s how you’re going to do it. In the first round with a vitamin I want you to try taking Fenugreek. Now Fenugreek has been shown to lower blood sugar quite dramatically when taken in 500mg intervals in the morning and in the evening. 500mg two times per day. You’ll notice a pretty significant decrease in blood sugar just from doing that alone.

Now, from a dietary standpoint. I want you to try eating your carbohydrates after your proteins, fats, and veggies. You see in a 2011 study it was found that eating your carbohydrates after your protein, your veggies, and your fats resulted in a much less post meal blood sugar than it did in those that ate their carbs with or before their proteins and veggies. This effect didn’t just last for hours, but it lasted for generally the rest of the day and sometimes even longer depending on the carb source. Additionally, studies have found that simply adding garlic to your carb sources can reduce the impact in terms of your blood sugar as well.

Now, as for exercise. The best way that you can lower your blood sugar in the quickest amount of time is going to be by doing high intensity bouts of exercise. That’s basically defined by doing quick bursts of activity followed by short rest periods and then more intense bursts. It’s basically high intensity interval training. Now, this doesn’t just effect blood sugar in the short term. Studies have shown that blood sugar is effected and lowered 2 to 3 days after a single bout of high intensity exercise. All you really need to do is 30 second sprints, a couple minutes rest, and 30 second sprints, a couple minutes rest and you’re going to basically condition your body to have a little bit of a lower set point in terms of blood sugar.

These little tricks can not only help you if you’re diabetic, but they may help you if you’re simply trying to keep a lean body and be in the best possible shape. As always, keep it locked in here on my videos and I will see you in the next one.

Secrets for Reversing Hair Loss

1. Saw Palmetto is an herb that’s been shown to block DHT. Supplement with 1500mg per day

2. Adaptogenic Herbs help your body adapt and deal with stress, balance hormones and reduce cortisol levels (also known as the aging hormone). Ashwaganda and Rhodiola are two of the adaptogenic herbs that help stop and reverse hair loss. Take 500mg of each per day.

3. Pumpkin Seed Oil is packed with zinc which has been shown to stop hair loss. Supplement with 1 Tbsp per day.

4. B-Complex Vitamins – Biotin helps thicken your hair naturally and Vitamin B5 (pantothenic acid) supports your adrenal glands

5. Zinc boosts your immune system and repair your gut

6. Omega-3 Fatty Acids (fish oil) reduce inflammation and balance hormones, Look for a high quality fish oil.

Bonus Tip: Grains and sugars feed bad bacteria, cause estrogen to increase, and cause DHT to increase which promotes hair loss.

MUSCLE MYTH 1:

YOU NEED TO LIFT HEAVY WEIGHTS TO GET A STRONG, MUSCULAR BODY

Western fitness is very narrow minded. They believe that weights are the “end-all-be-all” system for increasing overall strength. Its simply a lie.

Research has now proven that you DON’T need heavy, dangerous weights to build strength and get an attractive, muscular body. Think about this… Have you ever seen someone lifting heavy weights in their later years?

Nope.

Why is that?

Its because lifting heavy weights over a long time will destroy your joints. You may not feel it at first but the aches and pains will come and turn into full blown injuries.

Getting a healthy, strong and functional body does not require throwing around heavy weights in an expensive gym. It can be done using just your own body weight.

MUSCLE MYTH 2:

YOU NEED TO WORKOUT FOR LONG PERIODS OF TIME

Many years ago, I was a member of a local YMCA. Frequently, I saw the same guys when I got there… AND when I left the gym. I think they spentmore time checking out girls or looking at their artificially-inflated muscles in the mirror than they actually worked out. They believed that workouts must be long.

This couldn’t be further from the truth. You don’t need to waste your precious time sitting in a gym doing endless repetitions. In fact, getting a rock-hard physique can be done using just 3-4 short workouts each week.

Isn’t that great?! You get the body you want in less time than most people spend even driving to the gym!

MUSCLE MYTH 3:

YOU NEED TO HAVE GOOD GENES

You might have heard fitness “gurus” talk about how genetics create certain body styles. Most commonly they call these body styles “mesomorph”, “ectomorph” and “endomorph”. They say that mesomorph people have a much easier time building muscle. In essence, they were born with “good genes”.

Now, I am not saying that genes don’t have anything to do with how quickly your strength improves and how quickly you can build a muscular physique.

Sure, there is a seed of truth to it. However, bad genes can be quickly overcome by the right training method.

Don’t believe the lie that you are doomed to be weak, skinny and in poor health just because you were dealt the wrong genetic hand. The right training system can quickly give you an amazing physique and functional strength.

Now I’d like to share with you the unique research study that will transform your view of physical fitness.

MUSCLE MYTH 4:

YOU NEED A MEMBERSHIP TO AN EXPENSIVE GYM

Local health clubs and gyms want you to believe that you need to have access to all the latest fancy equipment in order to get a muscular physique.

Their advertisements claim that they have “free weights”, “ellipticals”, “machines”, “treadmills” and so much more. Seriously, you think you need all that stuff? Really, its just a distraction.

Think of it this way. Gyms are trying to tailor to the mass market… people that like to yap their jaw by the water cooler or sit naked in the hot tub (yeah, it happens every day across thousands of locker rooms). The gym needs to recoup their cost by charging you MORE… whether you use all the equipment or not. Its like you are paying for people you don’t know to use equipment you’ve never used! What a waste!