Posted Sun Nov 06, 2011 09:26 PM
Posted Mon Nov 07, 2011 01:01 PM
You can read quite a bit of the book from the link. She speaks to nutritional and moral misconceptions she had as a vegan and some of the health consequences of poor nutritional choices she made (of which, some are sexual in nature).
I'll come right out and say that from all my research it isn't possible to achieve optimal health on a vegan diet. Obviously, most people don't do it for the health benefits, but another thing the book touches on are moral vegans. In short, no matter what, some animal has to die so that another can live. Doesn't matter if it's a human or a giraffe.
I'll stop before this turns into a rant and just say that no, I think veganism is not conducive to optimal sexual health. I'm sure that there are plenty of vegans that want to have sex (for the time being), but wanting to have sex and being in optimal sexual health are not the same thing.
Posted Sun Nov 13, 2011 05:50 PM
Posted Wed Nov 16, 2011 05:54 PM
I don't know what you mean by "optimal" sexual health exactly but as far as giving you enough energy or vigor as long as you eat properly you will be fine.
I doubt anyone would say Carl Lewis, Tim Bradley, Robert Cheeke, Tony Gonzalez or Prince Fielder don't have enough energy or testosterone.
DO it right an you will be fine.
Posted Sat Apr 07, 2012 12:56 AM
I'm not vegan or vegetarian, but I was raised vegetarian and it's completely healthy if you know more than just what not to eat. Like did you know if you consume beans and rice together it is a complete protein?? That is just one example. If someone just decides to stop eating any and all animal products they could easily have more deficiencies than just sexually.
Posted Thu Jun 14, 2012 04:47 AM
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Posted Sat Oct 27, 2012 09:05 AM
i was a vegan for two years. WAS. it can be a very expensive lifestyle if you are trying to get proper nourishment.
there are some things i learned though, such as men should also eat more salmon. it helps the effect on SHBG, a sex hormone binding globulin that travels in the blood. Whenever testosterone comes in contact with SHBG it is swept out of the bloodstream. When you eat salmon, SHBG is reduced to very low levels. i don't remember why specifically it was salmon though, sorry. Another thing is that Soy causes an increase of estrogen in men. and that aint good. i say that because soy is a major source of protein for most vegans i know. indole 3 carbinol, or I3C is found in food like brussels sprouts and cauliflower , and it increases testosterone. High protein doesnt = high testosterone either. in fact, if you are eating a disproportionately higher amount of protein than carbs, you'll actually lose a lot of testosterone through urination. see, your kidneys remove testosterone from the blood and, in the process of getting rid of the excess, will reabsorb some of it back in to continue its circulation. that's the way the body works.but when carbs are too low, it can trigger the release of ketones in the body. ketones take preference to be reabsorbed into the body over the testosterone. Ketones are the enzymes that your body uses when carbohydrates are low in stock and help produce the energy lost from having few carbs. lol so yeah it can get complicated. bananas among other things contain bromelain which is an enzyme known to increase male libido....always found that humorous as in relation to its phallic shape lol. i learned that a proper balance is whats best, but you're really gonna need to speak to a nutritionist for help tailoring for your own specific needs. you're gonna end up reading quite a bit lol anyway hope some of that helped..
Posted Sun Oct 28, 2012 10:18 AM
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