Even in a clinical setting, the libido is not an easy subject. However, libido is a valuable indicator not only of your age or hormones but of many other aspects of your health. And it can be one of the first indicators of inflammation or a chronic condition settling in.
However, more often than not, your general medical practitioner either doesn’t do it or mentions it briefly and unconsequentially. Even your gynecologist might not ask you about it.
That subject sensitivity is why many people suffer behind closed doors, believing that it might not be appropriate to discuss with your doctor or that nothing will come out of the discussion except a slight feeling of shame.
We need to change that!
Let’s have that conversation.
I assure you that even if exploring changes in your libido might not be important for your intimate life (if you don’t have any), but can be a starting point to improve your overall health or even save your life. Your body is designed to give you signals to action, and the absence of well-established signals is also a signal!
Maybe you are finding that your romantic spark isn’t quite what it used to be. Maybe you’ve noticed a decrease in libido, or you’re struggling to get in the mood, even with the person you love. If that’s the case, you’re not alone, and the solution may be more straightforward than you think.
I have to say, it’s not always biochemistry that affects your drive, but the emotional connection to your partner. What is interesting is that the chronic conflict between your emotions and your libido can affect and lower your hormones, and it can lower your adrenal function. Your body is very responsive and will manifest your emotions in your body chemistry.
Today we will speak about biochemistry and hormones. However, I’m always here to guide you through the emotional aspect of things.
As a holistic doctor with many years of expertise in helping people live happier and healthier lives through the power of mind and body alignment, I’m excited to share some insights about a topic: The Hormonal Connection to Libido.
Estrogen: The Powerhouse for Women and Balancing Action for Man
For women, estrogen is a powerful hormone that plays a significant role in maintaining a healthy libido drive. It’s a hormone that fluctuates naturally throughout the natural cycle. Low levels can lead to issues like dryness, making intimate moments uncomfortable, while higher levels can elevate your desire. In addition, estrogen dominance can also play a role in low libido and can indicate other health and lifestyle issues, including extra weight gain. Understanding this delicate balance can open the door to a more satisfying love life. You have three kinds of estrogen, and how they metabolize in your body defines your health. Estrogen dominance and/or low estrogen can wreak havoc in your body on many levels. On the other hand, poor estrogen clearing (for both women and men) can be even dangerous. It deserves a much more thorough conversation and is one of the cornerstones of my health practice.
Testosterone: It’s Not Only for Men
Contrary to popular belief, testosterone isn’t exclusive to men. It is a hormone that is very important for vitality, energy, brain health, and healthy estrogen levels. Women also produce this hormone, and it plays an essential part in maintaining a vibrant libido. Part of the estrogen is created from testosterone, so women need to know how much they produce. The decline in testosterone levels, often experienced in perimenopause and after menopause, can decrease your drive. Knowing this, don’t you think it’s time we give testosterone the attention it deserves in the conversation about female hormonal health? There are holistic options to increase your testosterone, such as foods and herbal supplementation.
This hormone is produced in both men and women.
Progesterone has a calming effect on the body and mind, which can help reduce stress and anxiety levels. This is important because high stress levels can negatively impact libido.
Progesterone also helps to balance estrogen levels in the body. An imbalance, with too much estrogen and not enough progesterone, can lead to a condition known as estrogen dominance. This condition can cause a range of symptoms, including but not limited to low libido.
The Other Players in the Game: Cortisol & Oxytocin
Estrogen and testosterone might be the stars, but supporting hormones like cortisol and oxytocin are also critical players in this game.
Cortisol, known as the stress hormone, can dampen desire by suppressing the production of sex hormones. There are many reasons cortisol can get out of balance, including chronic gut inflammation, blood glucose imbalance, chronic stress, and autoimmune conditions. Chronic emotional conflict, internal or external, can greatly affect your adrenals and lower your hormones. Resolving “unfinished business” from past traumatic memories works wonders and creates a much happier future.
In contrast, oxytocin, the “love hormone,” can foster feelings of intimacy and connection. You can increase oxytocin by learning how to create and maintain loving connections, a subject of my previous newsletter.
Balancing these hormones, physically and emotionally, maybe the key to unlocking a passionate and connected relationship.
What Can You Do Today?
At this point, you might wonder, “What can I do myself to kickstart my journey toward hormonal balance?” Here are a few practical tips:
- Resolve “Unfinished Business”. I use tools such as NET, NLP, and others to achieve it. You don’t need these pre-programmed limitations to stop you from achieving greatness.
- Clean Up Your Diet: Eliminate processed foods and sugars. Eat mostly plant-based foods rich in nutrients that support hormone health. This includes organic fatty fish, leafy greens, and whole grains.
- Embrace a Healthy Lifestyle: Regular exercise, discipline, routines of your design, sufficient sleep, and stress management are vital to maintaining hormonal harmony.
- Communicate Openly with Your Partner: Sometimes, the key to reviving your intimate life is opening up about your feelings and needs.
- Consider Professional Guidance: At my clinic, you can access scientific tools and research: a selection of in-depth expanded functional tests, DNA analysis, highest quality supplements, and up-to-date holistic and scientific treatment approaches.
Restoring Balance: Your Path to Revitalized Libido
As I mentioned before: it is a balancing act between biochemistry and emotions. Ideally, both have to be in sync to ensure harmony. And, most of the time, both are imbalanced. You can have solutions for both, and I usually combine them in one program or target them separately in phases. These programs bundle tests, customized supplementation protocols, bioidentical hormone replacement therapy, and lifestyle changes tailored to your needs.
When you’re ready to explore the potential of your body and mind, I’m here to help. With my experience and holistic approach, I’ve guided many individuals toward a better, more fulfilling life.
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With this practical information, you can have a competitive advantage. You will understand your body and mind better and capitalize on your strengths. This way, I will help you develop a plan to strengthen your weak points in a deliberate and educated manner. No more guessing – the science is here to help you achieve your goals and peak performance.
Dr. Maya Sarkisyan
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