(Vocus) January 13, 2010
More fun than hitting the gym and cheaper than cosmetic surgery or even your nighttime moisturizer, turning up the heat on your sex life can be the key to turning back the clock on your looks and your health.
“An active sex life will make you healthier, buffer, younger looking and prone to live longer. Unfortunately, as most women age, they lose their desire for sex,“ says Genie James, M.M.Sc., the author of newly released book In the Mood Again. “Lack of interest, or low libido, is frequently compounded by body image problems such as sagging breasts, drooping buns and extra pounds around the middle. Worse, for many women, intercourse becomes not only unappealing but actually uncomfortable and sometimes even painful. My good news is that it doesn’t have to be that way. Women should actually expect to have – and enjoy – more sex as they age, not less.”
In the Mood Again, which Ms. James co-authored with her husband, C.W. Randolph, Jr., M.D., contends that hormones (or lack of) are the silent culprit sabotaging the sex life of literally tens of millions of women ranging in age from thirty to eighty. “As a woman enters her 30’s, her ovaries begin to slow down in their production of the three sex hormones: estrogen, progesterone and testosterone. This downshift in hormone production accelerates up until and through menopause resulting in a physiologic loss of sexual desire as well as thinning of the vaginal wall causing painful intercourse and an increasing frequency of urinary tract infections,” says Dr. Randolph. “Once women learn that they can safely and naturally boost lagging hormone levels through either bioidentical hormone replacement therapy (BHRT) or through a combination of centuries-old herbal remedies, specific foods and exercises, they quickly get ‘back in the mood’ and once again discover how satisfying and relationship-enhancing a regular sex life can be.”
James, a fit and vibrant menopausal woman herself, enthuses: “Sex is central to my overall fitness strategy. First, sex is a fun, calorie-burning exercise. Did you know that twenty minutes of lovemaking can burn up to 200 calories? That’s a heck of a lot more fun than spending that time on a treadmill or elliptical!”
“Sex is even better for your heart,” explains Dr. Randolph. “Clinical studies have shown a link between high frequency of orgasm and lower risk of cardiac disease. It makes sense when you consider that sex will get your pulse racing and blood pumping as well, or better, than other aerobic activities.”
The medical research and clinical evidence doesn’t end there. “Studies have also shown that people who have an active sex life have fewer colds and flu because sex raises the level of an antibody called immunoglobulin A (IgA) whose function is to heighten the immune system. Sex is also a super stress-buster causing a lower blood pressure response. Sex causes the release of a hormone called oxytocin that is a natural pain reliever for anyone suffering from chronic headaches, back or neck pain or even menstrual cramps.”
James concludes with a laugh, “When it comes to your complexion, well, there is a reason why ‘Multiple Orgasm’ is the name of the number one selling blush in America. I say why not get that same cheek color naturally and for free?”
Dr. Randolph was a compounding pharmacist before attending medical school and becoming a board certified gynecologist. Now a nationally-recognized expert in BHRT with a medical practice in Jacksonville Beach, Florida, he has successfully treated tens of thousands of women and men suffering from sexual disorders for more than a decade. He also has his own formulations for a signature brand of over-the-counter herbal sexual vitality products: Dr. Randolph’s Libido Boost and Sex-Sational (the Other Blue Pill!) for Women and Men. Both products – as well as their new book In the Mood Again – are available at http://www.hormonewell.com.
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