Low libido or lack of libido is more common in women and quite rare in men.
WAIT! If you’re a man deciding not to read this article any further, you’re making a
BIG MISTAKE! 2 reasons: First reason is pretty obvious. The second you’ll find out
as you read through. This article aims to be an eye opener when lack of libido presents
with 2 other symptoms. The triad: Low libido, weight gain and infertility.
Read on to find the one leading cause of this triad and the surprising solution your doctors never heard of.
There are a number of physical causes of a sagging libido namely
anemia, diabetes,alcoholism, drug abuse, prescribed sedatives or tranquilisers.
Lack of libido in some women will also present with infertility and weight gain,
a leading cause of which, is a conditon known as Polycystic Ovarian Syndrome (PCOS).
This article will mainly focus on Polycystic Ovarian Syndrome (PCOS), a medical
conditon regarded as the commonest cause of ovulation disorders in women of
We will also aim to stress the significance of the diet and lifestyle modification
which is the all important supporting strategy behind the conventional medical
Polycystic ovarian syndrome (PCOS), is a familial,primary ovarian condition and is
characterized by the presence of many minute cysts in the ovaries and excess
production of a male hormone called testosterone.
Reproductive problems are just one part of the problem – PCOS affects the whole body.
- ovarian pain
- irregular or absent periods
- increased facial and body hair
- weight gain
- acne and skin pigmentation
- reduced libido
- mood swings
The condition usually presents during adolescence, but may appear in the early
to mid 20′s. Diagnosis is confirmed by a doctor or gynaecologist via pathology
tests, an ultrasound, and possibly a laparoscopy.
Induction of ovulation with hormonal tablets is the first choice and is an
effective treatment of polycystic ovarian syndrome (PCOS).
Doctors agree that the underlying mechanism in Polycystic Ovarian Syndrome (PCOS) is
insulin resistance syndrome. Hence an oral diabetic medication is routinely prescribed.
Changing diet and lifestyle habit supports the above strategy. In fact,
natural therapists have a high success rate in treating Polycystic Ovarian Syndrome (PCOS)
patients and improving fertility via the following diet and lifestyle modifications.
Avoid refined carbohydrates. e.g. soft drinks, biscuits, cakes, and sugary cereals.
Eat more fruit and vegetables -
Ideally, two serves of fruit and five of vegetables daily. Choose organic, as your
hormone imbalance may make you overly sensitive to chemicals. Alternately, wash
conventional fruit and vegetables in a 1:12 solution of apple cider vinegar to water
to remove pesticide residues.
Limit processed grain-based foods.
e.g. boxed breakfast cereals, white bread and pasta. Choose wholegrain alternatives,
e.g. muesli, porridge, brown rice, wholegrain pasta and bread, spelt and rye.
Eat quality protein twice a day.
Fresh fish is ideal, as it does not contain saturated fat or hormone residues. Other
options include lean red meat, organic chicken and eggs, or secondary protein, such
as wholegrains and legumes.
Get the right fats
Essential fatty acids – found in cold water fish, eggs, avocadoes, extra-virgin olive
oil, nuts and seeds – support insulin reception at cellular level. Avoid saturated fats
(in red meat, chicken, deli meats and dairy foods) and train fats (margarine,
commercially-prepared snack foods and dinners, and deep-fried foods).
Eat regularly and choose healthy snacks, e.g. fruit, nuts, protein
shakes or natural yoghurt to balance blood sugar between meals.
Engaging in regular exercise helps improve insulin resistance and reduce its related
risk factors – even if you don’t lose weight – by improving the uptake of sugar
from the bloodstream into the body’s cells. It also makes sense to quit smoking
(which stimulates androgen production, triggering weight gain, excess facial hair
and acne) and avoid alcohol (which places extra stress on your liver).