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Valentine’s Day: A Gentlemen’s Guide
Posted By on February 10th, 2014 in Vitaminfix Think - Issue 74
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Valentine’s day is almost here, again! And guys if you are wondering what you should do to celebrate this year, try to be a gentleman. Here are a few of the top supplements, and romantic products to help warm things up a bit, and maybe even spark something more. Top Valentine’s Day must-haves for gentlemen: Maca: Derived from a root herb, maca also comes in powdered form and adds easily to baked goods. Slip this sup into a sensual smoothie to heat things up. Used by ancient Aztec warriors to boot energy, stamina and libido, maca is effective for both men and women and also contain large amounts of amino acids, B vitamins, minerals and enzymes for a feeling of virility and vitality. L-Dopa: Also known as mucuna pruriens, this testosterone booster also improves mood. If you’re looking for a way to get through Valentine’s Day, dinner and stay in the mood with increased sexual capacity though the evening, L-dopa might just do the trick. L-dopa is a precursor to feel-good brain chemicals including dopamine to help keep a healthy libido all through the day, and night. Ginseng: This well-known adaptogen is known to boost natural energy levels, stamina and reduce stress. Used in China as a tonic, a cup of ginseng tea may also boost testosterone production, moot, stamina and strength. Ginko: Another remedy used in traditionally Chinese herbal medicine, this libido booster helps to increase blood flow to brain, and other important body organs. Gingko also aids in the production Read More »

21 Valentine’s Day Quotes You Can Use
Posted By on February 10th, 2014 in Vitaminfix Think - Issue 74
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Valentine’s Day offers the opportunity to share your loving feelings with a special someone. But sometimes the words are hard to find. Here are 21 quotes that you can use this year to express love, affection and other feelings that sometimes your own words just don’t do justice. “No matter what has happened. No matter what you’ve done. No matter what you will do. I will always love you. I swear it.” –Defiance by C.J. Redwine “And in her smile I see something more beautiful than the stars.” –Across the Universe by Beth Revis “I love you the way a drowning man loves air. And it would destroy me to have you just a little.” –The Crown of Embers by Rae Carson “I never loved you any more than I do, right this second. And I’ll never love you any less than I do, right this second.” –Beautiful Creatures by Kami Garcia, Margaret Stohl “I am catastrophically in love with you.” –Clockwork Princess by Cassandra Clare “I love you. Remember. They cannot take it” –Delirium by Lauren Oliver “There is never a time or place for true love. It happens accidentally, in a heartbeat, in a single flashing, throbbing moment.” –The Truth About Forever by Sarah Dessen “The minute I heard my first love story, I started looking for you, not knowing, how blind that was. Lovers don’t finally meet somewhere. They’re in each other all along.” -The Essential Rumi “I love you, not only for what you are, but for what I am when I am with you. I love Read More »

40 Relationship Questions to Find Out if You’re Wasting Your Time
Posted By on October 20th, 2013 in Vitaminfix Think - Issue 58

What’s the difference between relationships built on common interests and goals, and those built on mere attraction? A lot! Here are 40 questions you should ask your significant other to find out what you need to know to build a happy, healthy relationship based on the real person. Not just what they want you to see. So jot these down on your palm, or upload this list to your smartphone before your next night out. But go easy… just a few of these in one sitting is probably enough. 1. What is your 5 -year goal? 2. Do you have long-term future plans? What are they? 3. What is your most cherished childhood memory? 4. Is there a favorite food your mom used to make? Does she still have the recipe? 5. Are you a dog, or cat person? 6. What was the first thing you noticed about me? 7. What is the most important thing in a relationship, to you? 8. Are you religious? 9. What is something that you find attractive about me? 10. Is physical or mental/emotional attraction more important to you? 11. Describe yourself to me, as you would to another person. 12. In a relationship, do you prefer to make the first move? 13. What’s one thing you are self conscious about? 14. Do you want to get married, ever? 15. Is money an important part of your lifestyle? 16. Name someone you admire. 17. What are your relationship deal-breakers? 18. Do you have any strong political opinions? 19. Name Read More »

Cocoa and Sex – Have More of Both for a Healthy Heart!
Posted By on September 9th, 2013 in Vitaminfix Think - Issue 52
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Cocoa is the active ingredient in chocolate responsible for many of the health benefits. There’s a good reason you’ll find chocolates on the shelves during Valentines Day. It’s because those chocolates contain active compounds that boost “feel-good” brain chemicals like dopamine that can make your loved one feel like loving you back. But recent research has shown that cocoa has additional benefits that have your heart in mind. Oh, Sweet Cocoa Chocolate is a product of the cocoa bean as it’s been used for centuries by indigenous people, this really is a perfect food. It’s not the same as the chocolate you’ll find in conventional candy bars, and processed foods. Cocoa contains over 300 phytochemicals, vitamins, minerals, healthy fats, carbohydrates, fiber, and a unique blend of antioxidants including quercetin, flavonoids, flavanols, polyphenols, theobromine, and so many more! It’s effectiveness as a holistic medicine is attributed to its impressive nutritional profile, and this food has recently been discovered to be of particular help to your healthy heart. The effects of cocoa on cardiovascular function and overall heart health has recently been shown to actually help reduce the risk of developing cardiovascular disease in recent in vivo experiments. Results of a recent study found that cocoa may lower blood pressure, reduce inflammation, improve platelet function, raise HDL (“good”) cholesterol and lower LDL (“bad”) cholesterol oxidation. One study in Australia found that the daily consumption of dark chocolate (a variety that contains more cocoa than other varieties) was beneficial for those with metabolic Read More »

7 Foods for Prostate Health

Prostate health is an important issue, and while natural supplements can help boost prostate function, the best way to promote the health of your prostate is with whole, natural foods. Recent research has shown that diet is a critical piece of maintaining a healthy prostate, and can significantly aid in the prevention, and reduction of developing chronic illness associated with the prostate. When it comes to your health, prevention is always a better approach than healing an illness and scientists have recommended specific foods for prostate health. Here are the top 10 foods for a healthy prostate: 1. Cruciferous Vegetables Veggies like broccoli, cabbage, and cauliflower contain a unique compound called isothiocyanates, that have been shown in clinical studies to be protective. They also provide powerful antioxidants that support your overall health by reducing damage caused by free radials, and boosting immune system function. 2. Omega-3 Essential Fatty Acids This healthy fat is found in a variety of foods. You can get these essential fats in fish like salmon and tuna. Seeds and nuts like hemp seeds, sesame seeds, walnuts, almonds, peanuts and other nuts are also a good source of this essential nutrient. Recently, omega-3 fats have been shown to help reduce the risk of developing prostate cancer. But even though omega-3 dietary supplements are available, getting your omega’s from food sources like these is preferred. 3. Whole Grains Quinoa, and other whole grains like oatmeal, barley, shreadded wheat, brown rice, and granola are great sources of whole grains. Read More »

How Pets Can Help You Stop Masturbating
Posted By on May 13th, 2013 in Vitaminfix Think - Issue 35
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Pets can actually help you stop masturbating, if this has become a problem. While masturbation provides health benefits, just like anything else, too much of a good thing can damage your health. Your sex life is a delicate thing that requires attention, and a healthy balance just like all other aspects of your life. So, since many people struggle with too much of this particular good thing here is something to consider before you celebrate National Masturbation Month fervently. Pets offer a great way to nurture your mood, and help develop health relationships. Not only that but a recent study has shown that dogs can actually act as a catalyst for social interactions. Pets can offer you a change to take care of something, and you will find yourself outside walking your dog, or at the pet store shopping for your four-legged friend instead of masturbating. This can serve as a way to spark interactions with other pet owners! Increasing your social interactions with your pet can help enhance your feelings of wellbeing, and overall health. Pets Can Improve Your Sex Life Two studies were recently conducted on how pets enhance feelings of wellbeing. In one study, a highly trained dog was used to ensure that the dog itself did not solicit attention from passers-by. Data was collected across a range of normal daily activities in which a dog could be included, but not confined to conventional dog walking areas as in previous studies. When a person was accompanied by Read More »

Top 5 Natural Libido Boosters, for Him and Her

Natural Libido boosters provide a great alternative to drugs. Did you know that one out of every five men over the age of 40 in the United States have tried Viagra? On average, nine pills of this libido boosting drug are dispensed a second. Many people report side-effects related to these kinds of drugs including headaches, stuffy nose, flushed skin, visual problems and digestive upset. Not only that, but the price has doubled since the launch of this kind of drug, back in 1999. So here are the top 5 natural libido boosters you can use to heat things up in the bedroom, without using drugs: For Him Having a healthy libido is an important aspect of overall health. Since your sex life affects your heart health, emotional health, energy levels and much more, supplementing your diet with libido boosting herbs like those listed below can optimize your sexual performance and improve your feeling of vitality. Horny Goat Weed: Used for thousands of years to help improve erectile dysfunction, this herb is native to Asia, and the Mediterranean. Increase your libido, and fight fatigue with his testosterone-boosting herb! It also improves nitric oxide levels to improve blood flow. Korean Ginseng: Known to enhance blood flow before sexual activity, this herb also improves energy levels to increase your endurance. Also helps maintain an erection and boosts testosterone, over time. For Her A healthy libido can enhance your sex life, and your relationships. Nourish your overall health and well-being to reduce your Read More »

Celebrate International Clitoris Awareness Week!
Posted By on May 13th, 2013 in Vitaminfix Think - Issue 35
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International Clitoris Awareness Week was May 6- May 12, and even though we just missed it, it’s still not too late to celebrate. This holiday was founded by a group called Clitoraid. Dedicated to spreading awareness of female genital mutilation, this group provides reconstructive surgery to victims and declared last week, as the first International Clitoris Awareness Week. You don’t have to head to Vegas dressed as a vulva, to take part in this unique holiday. You can celebrate with yourself, or your mate. Here are a few fun ways to celebrate International Clitoris Awareness Week: Ask you clitoris how it’s doing. It may sound silly, but that feel-good sensation that you can get from paying deserved kindness to the clitoris only happens if you pay attention to it. This powerful sexual organ has over 8,000 sensory nerve endings, whereas the penis has only abou4 4,000. So don’t forget about this little love button. Take it out for an expensive meal, with a good-looking man. Men may be from Mars, and women from Venus but we still have a lot in common. Men are very visual creatures and are easily aroused by sight. Women aren’t much different so don’t underestimate the idea of a great looking guy. Treating yourself (and your clitoris)to a night on the town with someone you find physically desirable can arouse you in ways, besides touch. Have an orgasm. The health benefits of a female orgasm include improved circulation, increased fertility, lymphatic massage, healthy estrogen levels, Read More »

Want to Heat Things Up? 4 Tips to Strengthen Your Pelvic Floor
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Pelvic floor exercises can improve your overall health and also improve the function of a variety of organs in your pelvis. A dysfunction of the pelvic floor muscles can result in a wide range of health problems and symptoms can include but are not limited to: Lower back and hip joint pain Decreases sensitivity in the pelvic muscles Pain and irritation Urinary and bowel incontinence Weakened or overly tight muscles Both men and women suffer from pelvic floor dysfunction but it tends to be more common in women. When the muscles and nerves in the pelvic floor are injured or strained these symptoms may occur. Kegel Exercises There are simple, and easy exercises you can do to improve the strength of your pelvic floor. These exercises can help prevent urinary incontinence and other problems like those listed above. By contracting and relaxing your kegel muscles you can identify your pelvic floor and reduce your risk of developing infections, while also improving your sex life. If you’re wondering how to do kegel exercises, here are 4 pointers. Find Your Pelvic Floor Muscles. Do this by simply stopping your urinary flow midstream. If you are able to do this, you’ve located the right muscles. Develop a Technique. When you have learned to empty your bladder and maintain control of your urinary stream you’ve identified the correct muscles. Once you are able to do that, lie on the floor and tighten your pelvic floor muscles and hold that contraction for 5-10 seconds. Then Read More »

Berman Center Intimate Accessories: Sex Toys for You, and Your Partner…or Just You.
Posted By on May 13th, 2013 in Vitaminfix Think - Issue 35
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Most men and women today aren’t aware that masturbation is one of the healthiest things you can for for your body. While it’s still a taboo topic, and people seem to be just too embarrassed to talk about it, masturbation is actually a great way to calm inhibitions, and promote safe sexual activity. Recently on the topic of masturbation, Sister Margaret Farley, professor emeritus of Christian ethics at Yale University wrote in her book Just Love: A Framework for Christian Sexual Ethics, that many women “have found great good in self pleasuring, something many had not experienced or even known about in their ordinary sexual relations with husbands or lovers.” And that this serves relationships rather than hindering them. Relationship counselors and sex therapists see millions of clients every year to treat sexual dysfunction and or psychological hang-ups that have to do with sex because the truth is: everyone has sexual thoughts and feelings. The question is…how do you handle those in a healthy way? Masturbation  and the use of sex toys is a great way to express sexual feelings in a safe way. If you’re wondering why should use sex toys: Here are just a few reasons: It’s pleasurable, rejuvenating and relaxing It’s safe sex It’s an expression of love, that can improve your relationship with your partner It offers a verity of health benefits including endorphin relies, a stronger pelvic floor, and a reduction of your risk of illness and disease It improves your sexual awareness Berman Center Read More »