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  1. Ginseng benefits can help beat erectile dysfunction

    Natural cures for erection problems

    It's one of the most common male complaints -- but too many men are too embarrassed to talk to their doctors about it.

    So instead of getting real, natural help like ginseng benefits for erectile dysfunction, many men engage in the riskiest sexual behavior of all: They buy penis pills such as Viagra from shady online pharmacies.

    These drugs are dangerous enough in the best of times. But when you buy them from the back alleys of the Internet, you could get something even worse -- including tainted or even phony drugs.

    But you don't need to mess around with these meds either from real pharmacies or online, because there are natural treatments that have withstood both the test of time and rigorous modern science.

    One new study backs ginseng, a common remedy that's been used in Asia for centuries.

    More than 100 men with erection problems were given either ginseng or a placebo. After eight weeks, men on ginseng benefits had small but measurable improvements across the board.

    Of course, some men need more than small improvements. And for some men, the ginseng benefits may not even work at all. So while it's an option I sometimes recommend to my own patients, it's not the first one on the list.

    Some of your other natural choices include:

    L-arginine:This is usually the first supplement I recommend to men with erection problems. This essential amino acid can help improve blood flow. And when blood flows freely, it can flow to the places you need it most -- and yes, that includes "down there."

    Ginkgo biloba: In one study, 60 mg a day restored sexual function in half of the impotent men who tried it. Higher doses will often have better results, so try between 180 mg and 240 mg a day.

    For more all-natural solutions to impotence and other erection problems, see my book "Prescription for Natural Cures." Some men may need to try more than one remedy -- or even combine remedies -- until they find one that works best.

    It's worth the trial-and-error.

    Unlike sex drugs, these all-natural option, including ginseng benefits, have little risk of side effects.

    Sex drugs, on the other hand, can pack a few side effects that can ruin your life -- including vision problems, hearing loss, cold symptoms, headaches, and other troubling conditions.

    There's even a chance they can cause the infamous four-hour erection -- which might sound like fun, until you realize it's actually a very painful condition that requires immediate emergency medical care.

    That's not exactly a recipe for romance with your wife.

    In addition, many male sex problems are caused by low levels of testosterone -- and no penis pill in the world can correct that. So instead of turning to drugs, turn to a holistic physician who can test your hormone levels. If you're deficient, he can help restore you testosterone levels naturally.

    And for expert hormone testing and treatment, make an appointment to see me at the Stengler Center for Integrative Medicine.

  2. Sex is safe for heart patients

    Just because you're a heart patient doesn't mean you have to miss out on some Valentine's Day romance.

    Sure, you might need to skip the bonbons -- not that you should be eating candy anyway, even if you're not a heart patient -- and your doctor might have a long list of other "don'ts" you need to follow.

    But there's still one "do" you can do: If you can climb a flight of stairs without suffering chest pain or a bout of gasping, you can have sex -- even if you had a heart attack just last week, according to the latest advice from the American Heart Association.

    AHA doctors say sex is only a very tiny risk factor for a heart attack -- and that risk is the same regardless of whether or not you've already suffered one.

    That being the case, I can't think of a better way to help yourself recover from a heart attack -- because sex itself is actually one of the best ways to boost your ticker in the first place.

    One recent study found that men who have sex at least twice a week are 50 percent less likely to suffer a fatal heart attack than men who do it less than once a month.

    Regular sex can also cut the risk of prostate cancer -- and sex in general, for men and women alike, can lower levels of stress, boost general well-being and may even help you to live longer.

    Of course, the AHA gets a lot wrong -- carb-heavy, low-fat diet, anyone? -- so naturally, they've managed to botch this one too.

    Instead of just telling men it's OK to have sex after a heart attack and leaving it at that, they had to add that it's safe for them to try penis pills like Viagra, too (unless they take nitrates) -- despite the fact that there's nothing safe about sex meds.

    Along with links to heart problems, especially in heart patients, sex meds can rob you of both your vision and your hearing. They can also cause headaches, stomach problems and painful erections that won't go away without the help of an ER doc with a sharp instrument.

    If you're having problems down there, forget meds. Try losing weight first.

    Obesity causes testosterone to plunge and estrogen to rise -- a one-two punch right where it hurts most. In most cases, dropping those pounds will put you right back on your game, no meds necessary.

    More importantly, losing weight will also help boost your stamina -- so you'll actually have the energy you need to get moving in the bedroom again, too.

  3. Sex makes people happy

    A good meal, a little spending money, and a night of passion -- any one of those things would be enough to make most people happy... especially that last one.
  4. Real or fake, beware of meds

    The drug industry has a warning for you: Stay away from prescription meds. They're too dangerous. Not their drugs, of course -- the new warning campaign from Pfizer and the National Association of Boards of Pharmacy is designed to scare you away from buying your meds online.
  5. New questions over sex drugs

    Headaches are one of the common side effects of sex drugs like Viagra, along with vision problems, hearing loss, difficulty breathing and more – including those infamous painful prolonged erections.

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