I recall the sound of my mother’s voice slicing through the air, “Don’t slouch. Stand up straight boy and elevate your chest.” Males of all ages struggle with this basic, instinctual practice. Living in a time of instant gratification, antagonistic environmental exposure, dizzying distractions through the media has led to a flurry of confusion and general lack of self-knowledge.
Our vessels are perpetually bombarded with EMF waves from the cell towers, and chemicals in our food, water, and air supply. Thus the majority of the public lives in a state of servitude away from the heart.
We demand our bodies to perform in and outside of the bedroom without missing a beat, however, the body tends to give out on us when we are not being mindful. Some of the most prominent effects become a weakened immune system, poor sleep, less muscle retention, depression and quite notably our sex drive.
Our goal is to detoxify the body, cleanse the system and begin eating for our cells instead of our cravings. Put yourself in a hyper-focused environment with low stress, good sleep, and nutrition; the body will respond in spades. Decrease inflammation, balance the pH level and provide proper food information.
Now sit back, and just observe how the body responds to an ideal environment. It will return to a well-oiled machine just as the universe intended. We must fight back against a generation of emasculating the archetype male. Chivalry has been written off. No more! For we will come to understand that the dominating masculine always needs its powerful feminine balance to truly find ourselves.
The libido effects both men and women alike, although men’s quality of erections and ultimately the quality of life suffers dramatically with imbalanced hormones. In this article, we will debrief and reveal holistic methods for restoring and unlocking the natural potential of the human body.
Before stepping into the gym we must ensure our schedule can permit 8-9 hours of sleep every 24 hours. Moreover, that sleep needs to be of utmost quality allowing the body to transition through each R.E.M phase, (Rapid Eye Movement).
An advantage to supplementing with He Shou Wu and Ashwagandha is their unique ability to calm the nervous system with adaptogenic protection. By reducing cortisol and rejuvenating the adrenals these two herbs give a profound increase in the body’s inner harmony while providing powerful antioxidant support and increased nitric oxide levels. Yes, that means more blood flow to all extremities gentlemen.
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As we head into the kitchen…
It is key to understand that the body’s number one mission is self-preservation. At all times. If given the proper food, (information), the body will respond accordingly. If you eat meat try to eat less! Studies* demonstrate how vegetarians, vegans, and plant-based diets have higher testosterone levels on a consistent basis. This is due to the antibiotics, hormones, carcinogens, and abuse that plays into the meat industry.
Eat consciously! Up your beans and lentil game. Eat healthy fats found in coconut oil, avocados, walnuts, almonds, macadamia and Brazil nuts.
Avoid sugar. Especially processed sugar it disrupts your entire endocrine system along with self-soothing the same parts of the brain as opiates and narcotics. Make sure to include foods that pack all 9 essential amino acids such as quinoa, buckwheat, hemp, chia and pumpkin seeds.
Avoid gluten and shop on the outskirts of your local organic grocery store. Diet should include brussel sprouts, broccoli, and asparagus which all share the benefit of being aromatase inhibitors, potentially reducing estrogen and drawing more free testosterone into the bloodstream.
Stinging Nettle Root and Black Maca are excellent to take in combination in the morning to balance the hormones, also raising testosterone in men in a variety of ways. It has a combination of the full spectrum amino acid profile in the maca with a multitude of micro and phytonutrients. It is known in its native land of Peru to restore energy and proves itself as one of mother Gaia’s true superfoods.
Weight training and exercise
First off, keep your routine simple. Stick to basic compound movements, use accessory/isolation movements sparingly or for active recovery. For the brave at heart to be actually natural, there is no need to exceed 5 workouts in 1 week or 6 hours of training total per week. If you exceed this you risk overtraining. If so you would want to take a step back and re-evaluate your protocol. Keep your workouts around 1 hour long, stay hydrated and make sure you are thinking about nutrition surrounding the workout.
Lost Empire Herbs offers a beautiful variety of herbal blends proven to boost strength and endurance. Two of the most effective supplements pre or post workout are Shilajit and Beetroot Powder. Beets are highly nutritive supplying exuberant amounts of simple carbohydrates, betaine, potassium, and nitrates which stimulate the body’s nitric oxide production further increasing blood flow. The increased circulation alleviates pain, shuttles nutrients into the muscle and supports the respiratory system to work more efficiently.
Now combo that with Shilajit. This earthy compound will work wonders to lower inflammation, balance the body’s pH level, remove heavy metals and other toxins. Its rare concentration of minerals and fulvic acid work to replenish the system head to toe addressing the electrolyte balance by increasing bio-availability of other herbal supplements or foods.
These supplements will prevent overtraining syndrome where you feel tired and feel less self-confidence than before you started. Let’s be realistic fellas and remain accountable.
There is nothing new under the sun
In today’s culture, it’s easy to dismiss the basics for something easier. Break away from the grid. Try meditating. Get more sunlight, avoid using plastic or microwaves. Return to your ancestors’ ways! Eliminate worry in your life by finding a better understanding of yourself.
Finding that spiteful fervor can be greatly enhanced with Tongkat Ali. This Malaysian herb strengthens the number of Leydig cells within the gonads increasing the natural testosterone levels and sperm count. Restoring that energetic, euphoria into the morning along with a dose of Pine Pollen Tincture and you will be ready to move mountains. The Pine Pollen is nutrient dense packed with over 200 vitamins, minerals, amino acids and plant sterols. In tincture form, the forest Pine Pollen imbues the universal hormones such as DHEA, Progesterone, and Testosterone directly into the bloodstream. Harnessing such potent herbal tonics can give you the performance you want in the streets and need in the sheets.
Take action in your life and watch the miracles unfold.
*Retrieved from https://nutritionfacts.org/2013/02/12/less-cancer-in-vegan-men-despite-more-testosterone/