There's lots of talk about things that don't work to improve your sex life, but guess what, eating a Mediterranean diet does! This can fix your sex life especially if you have metabolic syndrome or any of these important factors!
Waist over 35 inches, or over 31 inches in an Asian
Triglycerides greater than 150
Fasting Blood sugar of over 100
Blood pressure of over 130/85
HDL cholesterol of greater than 150
(Apolipoprotein B under 90 is abnormal as well but most don't use this as part of standard criteria)
And now at Women's Health Practice we add sexual dysfunction.
At Women's Health Practice we explain that is diagnosed by a cluster of symptoms, medical conditions, and blood tests. and that we look at the symptoms as possibly modifiable by nutrition and supplements, exercise, midfulness, yoga, breath work, and in some cases you may also need medication.
Women with this syndrome are more likely to have hypertension, insulin insensitivity, obesity, kidney and cardiovascular disease, decreased liver function, increased total body inflammation, increased fatigue, and poorer gut heath. Factors such as alcohol intake, lack of exercise, smoking, stress and lack of sleep, on top of the incorrect diet, make metabolic syndrome features worse, and makes the consequences of metabolic syndrome on your health worse as well.
Actually almost all of these were associated in the UCSD study with sexual dysfunction, elevated triglycerides, obesity, your waist were most strongly associated. Essentially all women with metabolic syndrome. So next time you speak of sex and your gyno asks you to take a some blood tests including a cholesterol and triglyceride test because she is worried you have metabolic syndrome, you may just want to ask if you need an ultrasound as well.The end result with be longer, and if better sex, a happier life!