Sexy Nutrition: Avocados for Enhanced Libido

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Avocado, the Powerhouse

The potent avocado feeds both men and women with a multitude of nutrients essential to a healthy sex life. Vitamin B6, folic acid, essential fatty acids and potassium, as well as other powerful antioxidants are responsible for the avocado’s significant effect on our reproductive organs. Research suggests that avocados even increase sperm count. The sexual powerhouse ahuactl (or testicle, as the Aztecs endearingly called it) also releases vitamin E, which allows the reproductive hormones to take center stage while arousing our sexual response.

Vegan Avocado Recipes for Enhanced Libido

The Sexual Powerhouse: An Avocado Smoothie

You simply can’t go wrong with this smoothie. It’s packed with nutrients essential to a healthy sex life and a healthy life, in general.

Ingredients:

  • 1 ripe avocado, peeled and pitted
  • 2 frozen bananas
  • ½ cup frozen blueberries
  • 1 cup cranberry juice
  • 1 cup coconut milk
  • 2 t chia seeds, soaked in ½ cup water

Directions:

Soak chia seeds for at least 30 minutes. Place all ingredients, including the chia gel in a blender and blend until creamy. Pour into two glasses. Sip slowly. Go back to the sheets.

The Sexual Warrior’s Guacamole

Guacamole is the go-to sexy hors d’oeuvre for both men and women. Let these fruity aphrodisiacs work their magic.

Sexy players: avocado, sexy spices, citrus, chia

Ingredients:

5 ripe avocados, peeled and seeded

  • 1 cup chopped red onion
  • 6 cloves garlic, crushed
  • 1 jalapeno, seeded and minced
  • ½ a bunch cilantro leaves
  • juice of 2 limes
  • 3 T olive oil
  • ¼ cup chia gel (basic chia gel = 2 T chia seeds soaked in 1 cup water for 30 min. or longer)
  • sea salt to taste

Directions:

Combine avocado, red onion, garlic, jalapeno and cilantro in a food processor. Add in lime juice, olive oil and sea salt while the food processor is running. Transfer guacamole to your favorite serving bowl and add in the chia gel. Serve with your favorite tortilla chips and raw veggies.

Sexy Kale with Avocado-Chia Dressing

You really can’t get much sexier than a kale/chia/avocado trifecta!

Sexy players: avocado, chia, sexy spices, leafy greens

Ingredients:

  • 1 ripe avocado, peeled & seeded
  • 1/8 cup chia gel (soak 2 T chia seeds in 1 cup water for at least 30 minutes)
  • ¼ cup tahini
  • 2 t soy sauce or nama shoyu
  • 2 t pure maple syrup
  • 2 cloves garlic, chopped
  • ½ t cumin
  • dash of cayenne pepper
  • 5 cups kale, cleaned and chopped
  • ¼ cup carrot, grated

Directions:

Combine the first eight ingredients in your blender to make a dressing. Place kale and carrots in a large serving bowl. Coat with dressing and serve.

“To love another you have to undertake some fragment of their destiny.” – Quentin Crisp



Stem Cells From One's Own Body Show Efficacy in Treating Pain

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Stem cell therapy is still a relatively new concept that few understand, but it continues to garner a lot of support and promise — especially for medical problems that have traditionally been very difficult to treat. In his fascinating discussion with Open Minds host Regina Meredith, naturopathic doctor Harry Adelson N.D. reveals a new way to address pain by using stem cells as curative agents. This may come as a welcome idea for at least a fifth of the population, who suffer from chronic pain that affects quality of life, the ability to work, sleep patterns, and more.

According to the Mayo Clinic stem cells create other cells with specialized functions, and “[u]nder the right conditions in the body or a laboratory, stem cells divide to form more cells called daughter cells. These daughter cells either become new stem cells (self-renewal) or become specialized cells (differentiation) with a more specific function, such as blood cells, brain cells, heart muscle cells or bone cells. No other cell in the body has the natural ability to generate new cell types.”

Adelson, says treatment with stem cells can help treat musculoskeletal pain and increase energy using cells from one’s own bone marrow and fat to prompt regeneration. Citing his own use of stem cells on his road to recovery from injury and pain, Adelson says how regenerative therapy using biological tissues found in the human body can restore normalcy to someone living with pain and suffering. 

One of the more exciting aspects of stem cell therapy is that each of us can create our own cells to heal ourselves. Emerging evidence suggests that adult stem cells can not only replicate, but also create various other types of cells. For example, bone marrow stem cells may be able to create bone or heart muscle cells.

Adelson is highly experienced when it comes to using stem cells for pain treatment, having performed numerous procedures using bone marrow combined with adipose (bodily fat) stem cells. He’s also injected more than a thousand intervertebral discs with stem cells. 

Adelson’s excitement for stem cell therapy began with an accident as a young man, while rock climbing in the early 1990s. He was in naturopathic school at the time, when an injury to his shoulder set him off in a new direction, leading him to pursue an alternative to traditional surgery and injections for pain treatment. After receiving his naturopathic degree, Adelson discovered the potential of stem cell therapy.

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