Author Archives: Phil Lancaster
Author Archives: Phil Lancaster
The answer, like the answer to many of life's problems is... it depends.
The causes of erectile dysfunction can be many and varied, sometimes psychological but in most cases physical.
And so in most cases an effective erectile dysfunction remedy will also be physical. That could be a home remedy or a pill that acts to address the problem directly.
Let's talk about home remedies for erectile dysfunction. These will take the form of exercises. Some will be aimed at improving your general health and blood flow and, if required, helping you with weight and fat loss, as quite often erectile dysfunction problems are linked to obesity.
There are 5 types of exercises that form the basis home remedies for ED. They are:
Pelvic Floor Exercises
Each of these different types of erectile dysfunction exercises are examined briefly in this article, but you are also welcome to download our free book Exercises to Overcome Erectile Dysfunction, which goes into a lot more detail.
The three most commonly prescribed erectile dysfunction remedies are the pharmaceutical pills sildenafil (Viagra), tadalafil (Cialis) and vardenafil (Levitra).
Do they work to fix ED? Well, yes, for some of the men for some of the time.
Do they have side effects or long-term problems? Definitely.
For instance, do not use any of these ED medications if you take nitrates, such as nitroglycerin or a similar medicine, for chest pain as the combination can cause dangerously low blood pressure.
If you take alpha-blockers for blood pressure or prostate problems, don't take Viagra or any of the other ED medications. These can lower your blood pressure when taken with ED pills.
Although I'm a guy, I've done a lot of research into the best diet plans and exercise regimes for women as well as men.
At 75 years old (pretty close to 76 actually and the father of sons aged 50, 48 and 44 and a daughter about to turn 29) I weigh slightly less than I did as an 18 year old athlete, I bench press more than my body weight and I still have a six-pack.
My body fat percentage is 13.8%.
I mention this only to show you that I walk the walk when it comes to diet and exercise. And yes, I understand that male and female physiques are different!
I'm a big fan of the Keto diet as one of the best diet plans for women. Get into ketosis, burn fat for fuel and lose weight. What could go wrong?
There’s much more leniency with the custom keto diet than with other diets whose complexity makes you fall by the wayside. You can eat fatty foods and especially protein rich meat and fish such as grass-fed beef steak, lamb chops, pork ribs, chicken, salmon and so on. You’re allowed a small amount of carbs, but you won't have strong cravings. Eggs, which are a real super food, can also be a big part of the keto diet, along with other fat-rich items such as avocado.
In fact, one of my favorite keto breakfasts is eggs scrambled in butter, then poured over half a fanned avocado sitting on top of 2 or 3 slices of smoked salmon.
Keto is unlike other restrictive diets, because your body is more sated on the custom keto diet plan so that you feel fuller and more comfortable.
That said, the most important rule of the keto diet is to achieve ketosis and maintain it. Ketosis is the state in which your body metabolizes (burns) stored fat for fuel instead of the sugar created from carbs. For your body to become fat adapted, it MUST be on ketosis for a prolonged period. Only when the body burns ketones for fuel rather than glucose, will you see accelerated fat loss.
The keto diet has become very well-known and popular for one good reason. Done properly, it works. There’s no denying the fact that unlike many other diets, the custom keto diet plan yields fast results without you having to eat foods you dislike.
Here's the flat belly secret that the weight loss industry doesn't want you to know. It's littered with books, guides, reports and information of every kind that appear to be designed to help you shed the weight but whose main aim is to help you part with your money.
It's dismaying that with all the information at people’s disposal, obesity statistics continue to skyrocket and as a society, we’re getting fatter and sicker than ever before.
Obesity affected about 93.3 million of US adults in 2015~2016 and has gotten worse since.
Obesity-related conditions include heart disease, stroke, type 2 diabetes and certain types of cancer that are some of the leading causes of preventable, premature death.
There's no doubt that "all" you need to do to lose weight and get your attractive figure back is to exercise and eat healthily. These two factors are paraded daily as the paradigms of successful weight loss. In reality, most women are either busy juggling family commitments or working a day job… and in many cases BOTH.
Millions of women all over the world constantly struggle to shed the stubborn pounds. Most of them just wish to go down a dress size or two… or to look a little more toned, instead of having flabby arms that flap around like butterfly wings. Or worse.
They just don’t have the time and energy to spend hours at the gym or weigh their food daily and track their calories like a human calculator.
So, they end up trying weight loss supplements or signing up for Zumba classes or a gym membership that they almost never attend. They may try the dangerous route of starving themselves in the hopes of losing weight. It all seems like too much effort for more or less zero return.
It's easy to think of mindfulness as the latest buzzword du jour, but what is mindfulness in meditation and how does it differ from other introspective practices such as Buddhism and Western Meditation?
Mindfulness is a mind and body based approach with the aim of helping its practitioners to decrease stress and anxiety and cope with everyday life by changing the way they think and feel about their experiences.
Its roots lie in Buddhism and meditation and it teaches you to how to enjoy the here and now, without engaging in the harmful practice of reliving past bad experiences.
1. You cannot lose weight unless you are in a caloric deficit. Simply put, your body must metabolize (burn) more calories each day than you are taking in.
2. You can be in a caloric deficit either by eating less or exercising more, but preferably both.
3. Fat doesn't make you fat. Sugar makes you fat.
4. Eat natural foods, with as little processing as possible. Shop in the fresh produce section of the supermarket or, if you have one, the local farmers' market.
5. To lose weight rapidly, do aerobic exercise like running, walking, cycling or HIIT (High Intensity Interval Training) at least 3 times a week.
6. To sculpt your new body, do resistance training, either body weight (pushups, dips) or weight training (bench presses, bicep curls etc.)
7. Get a full medical checkup and consult your doctor before taking on any new diet or exercise regime.
Our modern urban life has become incredibly comples.
It’s amazing when you stop and think how complicated your life can be at times.
You have to juggle finances, work, relationships, health, children and what seems like a million other things that get thrown at you on a daily basis.
And it's not limited to those of us living in the city or suburbia. Sometimes we might think how much less complicated a life on the land might be. But our farmers contend with drought, fire, flood, stock disease, crop failure, huge mortgages and the increasing reluctance of the next generation to take over the family business.
It’s no wonder a massive proportion of us are going around in a constant state of stress.
One of the effects of stress is that it makes us appear older. Learning how to relieve the stress is a major component of effective ant-aging.
The first step in understanding how to relieve the stress in your life is to understand what are the things causing it and the factors contributing to it.
Whether it's the love that partners feel for each other, the love between a parent and a child, the sometimes difficult love that siblings can bear for each other or even the love between a human and a pet, love is a powerful healing emotion.
The old saying “love heals all” has been used as a motivational mantra during hard times. This elusive idea that love, one of the most powerful emotions of them all, can bring about a sense of peace is overwhelming; in the best way possible.
Unfortunately, it takes a deep understanding of yourself and the world around you to grasp the concept that love really can heal a majority of the things we go through. Let’s consider how.