Hey Sexy Wildlings!

If there’s one thing the whole world seems to be concerned about, it’s male sexual performance.

I mean, have you ever met a man who wasn’t worried about his…assets? I haven’t!

So it’s pretty ironic that erectile dysfunction is at an all-time high in the Western world. In the United States, up to 30 million men report recurring “inability to attain and/or maintain an erection for satisfactory sexual performance.” That’s a shocking 30% of the approximately 100 million men suffering worldwide. (Australia, if you were wondering, accounts for approximately 1 million, or 1%, of that global statistic.)

That’s some hard stuff our men are dealing with…if you’ll excuse the pun. 😉

But seriously, this is really tough stuff. Have you had personal experience with erectile dysfunction? Share in the comments, and let’s give each other some love and support!

But what’s the problem? You ask. We have Viagra. Pills. Potions. We’ve got this erectile dysfunction thing sorted, right?

Wrong, gorgeous! All those “miracle pills” are actually just hiding the symptoms of this disorder, but they’re not treating the cause at all. Are you ready for this? Here are the facts:

Erectile dysfunction and cardiovascular disease (the number one cause of early death in the West) are two sides of the very same unhealthy coin! Clogged and compromised arteries aren’t just bad for our hearts…

A complicated-sounding condition called atherosclerosis is at bottom of this mystery. When this systemic disorder causes arteries to stiffen, it often has the nasty side effect of making the male sexual organ soften. That’s because stiff arteries can’t open up wide like they otherwise would, and so blood flow to the necessary parts is blocked.

This all means that erectile dysfunction could well be a huge, waving, red flag signaling other life-threatening but less visible issues inside a man’s body. As much as two-thirds of men who end up in the emergency room for debilitating chest pain may have experienced sexual warning signs for years in the form of ED.

Cardiovascular dangers probably manifest in the sexual organ so much earlier because the penile arteries are half as large as arteries in the heart, meaning the same volume of clogging could lead to a much more noticeable restriction of blood flow.

Time to pay attention, hey?

If a man is suffering from erectile dysfunction, he’s probably blaming the wrong organ…the real culprit is his cardiovascular system.

And that’s good news! Because we know how to fix that. We’ve talked about it already. Like here. And here.

Listen. No one likes to talk about erectile dysfunction. It’s uncomfortable, and some of you would probably rather just keep popping pills and forget about it. But the truth is, 40% of men over the age of 40 suffer from this. And the ones who have it are as much as 5,000% more likely to have a cardiac event…yep, the kind that leads to sudden death.

And just because you’re young and can still go all night, doesn’t mean this doesn’t apply to you. It does. Cholesterol intake now is directly correlated to erectile dysfunction—and higher risk of sudden, early death—later on. Pay attention!

But keep calm, healthy hotties, because the solution, as usual, is plant-based. A diet free from cholesterol-heavy, artery clogging animal foods is a huge step in the right direction. Add to that lots of heaping daily servings of fresh fruit and veg, and you’re well on your way to a thriving cardiovascular system!

So what are you waiting for? Let’s get you nourished—today.

Want more sexy facts, body-shaping recipes, and healing information? You’re in luck—my new book, Everything You Want To Know About Being Healthy, Sexy and Vegan, is now available! This is the book I wish I had when I was in your shoes. In it, I share with you practical, proven guidance to embrace the plant-based lifestyle and finally eat for the sexy body, health, and life you deserve. Go get it today!

Xx,

Donna

 

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