It seems like we're constantly bombarded with conflicting health information. Everyone has their own (usually emotion driven) opinion on what foods are healthy and what foods we should avoid.
If you follow a ketogenic approach, , you can't eat bread. If you follow your conventional dietitian's recommendations, you should be prioritizing whole grain bread.
In this episode, Joe and John discuss some of the most confusing foods and give their final ruling on whether or not they are healthy.
Topics discussed include:
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Eggs (whites vs yellows)
Why the egg yolk MIGHT actually be bad for us after all
How to protect your eggs from becoming oxidized
Damaged fats creating damaged cell membranes
Free range eggs vs cage free eggs
Beta glucans in oats
Beta glucans lowering cholesterol
Beta glucans lower glycemic response
Mycotoxins in oats
Teddy bear honey vs. raw honey
The immune boosting properties of local honey
How raw honey can help you regulate your weight
The benefit of pinocembrin in honey
The benefit of chrysin in honey
Chrysin as an aromatase inhibitor
Dark roast coffee can protect against DNA damage
How chocolate can decrease your risk for heart attacks and strokes
The powerful antioxidants in chocolate
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Having a low desire for sexual activity is one of the most common reasons people visit a sex therapist. It's estimated that nearly 25% of men and 35% of women have low or absent sexual desire.
Sex is a HUGE part of health and wellness that is often overlooked. Having sex with your partner can increase several "feel good" chemicals in the body/brain including dopamine, oxytocin, and endorphins. Having sex with your partner can also lower stress hormones, raise self esteem, and reduce the risk of depression.
The major influence of sexual desire for humans is hormones. Having a healthy balance of hormones (mainly testosterone, estrogen, and progesterone) is vital for sexual, physical, and mental health. Unfortunately, there is an epidemic of low testosterone (and elevated estrogen) that is going largely unnoticed by conventional doctors.
Low testosterone is linked to:
Elevated estrogen levels are linked to:
While our hormone levels fluctuate with age, there are countless lifestyle factors that we can alter to create a healthy balance of hormones: boosting our sex drive, assisting in weight loss, reducing anxiety, and giving us the confidence that we need to succeed.
In episode 69, Joe shares supplements, foods, and life hacks that you can use to balance your hormones and increase your sexual desire.
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