I’m fed up and tired. And it’s a good thing!

DISCLAIMER: this rant article is written from a MALE perspective, because I am MALE.

I’m fed up and tired of:

  • reading scientific papers on the same topic, arriving to different conclusions
  • reading articles written by MDs and PhDs and scholars all referencing scientific papers and all giving guidelines that are in contrast with one another
  • reading classic and top selling books written by MDs and PhDs and scholars all referencing scientific papers and all giving guidelines that are in contrast with one another

What kind of science is this if there are different and divergent answers to the same questions?

I am a guy, and my sexual wellness is very important to me.  From my reading I have found out that my erectile dysfunction problem sexual dysfunction issues can be traced back to one or all of the following:

  • AGE [read below why AGE was crossed out from this list]
  • overall health
  • mental health
  • cardiovascular health
  • prostate health
  • urinary tract system health
  • reproductive organs health
  • macro nutrients:
    • calories
    • macro split
    • protein (quantity and quality)
    • fat (quantity and quality)
      • quantity of saturated fat
      • quantity of monosaturated fat
    • carbohydrates (quantity and quality)
  • micro nutrients:
    • vitamin
    • minerals
    • Nitrix Oxide (NO)
    • testosterone enhancers and inhibitors,
    • estrogen enhancers and inhibitors
    • Omega-3 fatty acids
    • ratio of Omega-6 to Omega-3 fatty acids
  • diet: quality of foods (organic produce, grass fed animal, wild caught fish, whole and unprocessed foods…)
  • whether I workout (I do) and the length of  my workouts

And I am sure there’s more!

So, in my case, of a healthy male, the doctors that have to be involved in analyze my case would be at least:

  • my primary care physician
  • an urologist
  • a cardiologist
  • an endocrinologist
  • a mental health care professional

all of them working as a team and not in a silos, looking for ways to remedy the dysfunction to regular function without just prescribing a pill that treats the symptoms but not the root causes.

Unfortunately that’s not going to happen in the USA in 2016.  That’s material for another, much longer rant.

In the above list of causes I didn’t put AGE on the list because I believe that it’s just a way to write off this and other dysfunctions.  A healthy body should be functioning well enough to function.
The core issue is BAD HABITS which includes bad both poor lifestyle/behaviors and poor diet which compound effect over years and years, decades over decades has a cascading effect on ever increasing failures/dysfunctions that lead to more failures/dysfunctions all the way to catastrophic events and then the ultimate catastrophic event: death.

Let’s talk about the scientific studies referenced by the MDs, PhDs and scholars writing more papers, articles and books.  The duration of these studies for the vast majority is very brief, 1 week or a few weeks.  How does that extrapolate with decades of poor lifestyle/behavior and diet?  it doesn’t!

LET’S LOOK AT OUR DIET

There are foods that are good for us: kale for instance.
There are foods that are bad for us: food rich in saturated fat for instance.
There are foods that are “generally considered safe” and yet we now know that are not as good for you, like refined flours (mild case) or table sugar.

Here’s my take: why am I substituting foods that are good for me with foods that are “generally considered safe” or – event worse – food that are bad?

In the past few weeks I have switched my diet completely, and tweaked a bit my workouts; and I have gone from achieving an erection once every two weeks, to have erections every nights, every morning upon waking up, and during the day with little stimulation.
And I was able to have sex daily for 5 days in a row. Does that sounds like someone with Erectile Dysfunction? Well things were not perfect, not just yet. I am working on it.
All of that by increasing my intake of foods rich in Nitric Oxide (NO).

My friends make fun of me, because I am always eating the same foods, and a lot of them: kale, beets, pomegranate juice . . . and I avoid stuff that in the past I would have enjoyed with them: pasta, beers, bacon, desserts . .

And today I was thinking: WHY NOT?
Why am I not eating ONLY those foods that are good for me?
Foods that have one of more of the following characteristics, without counteracting any others:

  • Nitric Oxide (NO) rich foods
  • Testosterone boosting foods
  • Estrogen inhibitor foods
  • Whole foods
  • Omega-3 rich foods
  • The right amount of calories to maintain my body and workouts
  • The right macro split: protein, fat, carbs
  • The right workout: weightlifting 3 days/week (maybe more), cardio the other days
  • The right timing of foods: is Intermittent Fasting the answer?
  • Do all the meal have to be balanced?
  • Should my diet be the same every day, or should I cycle carbs? Eat more during training days?
  • The right body fat %, presently at ~14%, should it be ~12%?
  • Quit any and all supplements.

Any others? Not sure. I don’t know just yet. I know that I will succeed in:

  • Stop / reverse the effects of the so-called aging on my well being and my sexual health
  • Become jacked
  • Become a sex god

WEEK 06/2016

During the past week I had some incredible improvements, I had sex every day for 5 days in a row, from Thursday 2/4/2016 to Monday 2/8/2016.

SUMMARY

LAST WEEK

  • 2/1/2016 NO SEX
  • 2/2/2016 NO SEX
  • 2/3/2016 NO SEX
  • 2/4/2016 5:00 PM 1/5
  • 2/5/2016 12:30 PM 2/5
  • 2/6/2016 9:30 PM 3/5
  • 2/7/2016 6:00 PM 4/5

THIS WEEK

  • 2/8/2016 1:00 PM 5/5
  • 2/9/2016 NO SEX
  • 2/10/2016 9:00 PM 1/4
  • 2/11/2016 11:00 PM 2/4
  • 2/12/2016 2:00 PM (weird) 3/4
  • 2/13/2016 9:00 PM 4/4
  • 2/14/2016 NO SEX (sex only every other day)

DETAILED HISTORY

  • Monday 2/8/2016: overnight wood, morning wood.
    Day 4 of 4 days of daily sex
    – Weight training at the gym
    – Some cardio (working outdoors – 3×30 minutes / 3×150 calories consumed)
    – 1 PM: stopped by gf who was working from home and we had sex, I was rock hard but after a while I gave up not sure if I could have climaxed, but she did, so she’s happy.
    – 3,250 calories, 450 C, 100F, 150 P
    – Sources of Protein: 2 eggs, lobster, cod
    – Sources of Fat: eggs, walnuts, olive oil, pistachios
    – Sources of Nitric Oxide (NO): Pomegranate juice, beets, kale, garlic, walnuts, butternut squash, arugola, carrots, baby spinach, apples, pistachios.
    – Supplement: Fish Oil, ZMA
  • Tuesday 2/9/2016: overnight wood, morning wood. Really rock hard wood.
    – Bodyweight training
    – Some cardio (working outdoors – 30 minutes / 150 calories )
    – walked 5 miles
    – No sex
    – 3,450 calories, 500 C, 94F, 160 P
    – Sources of Protein: greek yogurt, chicken breast, shrimp
    – Sources of Fat: walnuts, cheese, pistachios, avocado, olive oil
    – Sources of Nitric Oxide (NO): Pomegranate juice, beets, kale, garlic, walnuts, baby spinach, pistachios, broccoli.
    – Supplement: Fish Oil, ZMA
  • Wednesday 2/10/2016: overnight wood, morning wood. But wood was not as powerful as yesterday or prior days.  Woke up with a bit of numbness in my hands/arms I thought it was poor circulation or low blood pressure but a quick google search attributed that to the nervous system, probably sleeping in some weird position; which makes sense since if any my blood pressure should have been higher than normal since last night I was at a social function and had about 2-3 oz of cheese which led to a higher then usual fat for the day at 95-100 gr, higher sodium, and fat/sodium concentrated within one meal close to bed time.
    Still I am confident that I will have a good performance tonight.
    Day 1 of 4 days of daily sex
    Date with gf tonight
    – No workouts today
    – 10 mg “C” at 1 PM
    – Supplements: Omega-3 in the morning and ZMA last night.
    I usually don’t bring any supplements when I am going to see my gf, but today I will bring ZMA for before going to sleep and double the dose; I;m curious to see how that will affect my morning performance.
    – I don’t have good data, but it seems that my potential for performance peaks every 48 hours, I remember that was my normality ever since I was young up until not long ago. In the past few months I allowed at least 3 days rest before a date.  I will experiment with a 48 hours cycle between performances.
    Had a sex with gf tonight at 9 PM, good performance, hard (not as hard as a rock), at one point I had to take a 5 min break but went back into PLAY mode, very powerful release.  Overnight wood, morning wood.  We tried again in the morning but could not climax.
    – 2,650 calories, 425 C, 50F, 140 P
    – Sources of protein: 2 eggs, cod, yogurt, shrimp.
  • Thursday 2/11/2016: overnight wood, morning wood. Horny all day.
    Day 2 of 4 days of daily sex
    – Weight training at the gym
    – 3,200 calories, 460 C, 85F, 160 P
    – Sources of protein: 2 eggs, smoked salmon, yogurt, shrimp
    – Bad food: I was horny and frustrated and ate 2 brie cheese sandwiches.
    Had sex with gf at 11 PM, good performance, hard (not as hard as a rock), very powerful release.
  • Friday 2/12/2016: overnight wood, morning wood.
    Day 3 of 4 days of daily sex
    – Bodyweight training
    – Expanded Supplements:
    – 3 Fish Oil capsule (900 mg Omega-3) / Morning
    – D3, 5,000 IU / Morning
    – B3 (Niacin) 400 mg / Morning
    – Pine Bark Extract 1,500 mg / Morning
    – L-Arginine 1,500 mg / Morning
    – Pine Bark Extract 1,500 mg / Evening
    – L-Arginine 1,500 mg / Evening
    – I made a juice with 1 lbs carrots, 2 apples, 3 oz arugula, 6 oz celery, 1 teaspoon of ground pepper. I will be drinking it though out the day in 4×8 oz servings
    – 8oz of Pineapple juice (commercial)
    – Sipping green tea all day with the juice
    2PM I had sex, gf stopped by for a quick oral, I had strangely I had trouble getting an erection but I was able to climax quickly and powerfully.  This was after the morning supplements, shrimp lunch, 2 eggs, and some Nitric Oxide (NO) rich foods.
    – 3,000 calories, 400 C, 85F, 160 P
    – Sources of protein: 2 eggs, chicken, yogurt, shrimp
  • Saturday 2/13/2016: overnight wood / morning wood but not as powerful as the prior few days.  Strange since with all the additional supplements I was expecting more/better.
    Day 4 of 4 days of daily sex
    Had morning sex with gf at 7:30 AM but could not climax
    – Weight training at the gym
    – 5 mg “C” at 12 PM
    Had sex at 9:00 PM, hard erection but somehow I could not climax with PIV, only by masturbation.  Got to look into lack/loss of sensitivity.
    – I also read something about workouts lasting longer than 60 minutes taking a toll on Testosterone, and my gym workouts are averaging 90-100 minutes.
    – 3,650 calories, 500 C, 107F, 175 P
    – Sources of protein: 2 eggs, fish, yogurt, turkey
  • Sunday 2/14/2016 sleep very well and long, woke up slowly I can’t remember if I had overnight wood or morning wood. But I achieved wood easily upon waking up with gf giving morning head.
    – Bodyweight training
    – Expanded Supplements (see Friday 2/12/2016)
    – NO SEX today, I am experimenting with sex every other day, so sex tomorrow

Weird Day: Saturday 2/13/2016

– Saturday 2/13/2016: overnight wood / morning wood but not as powerful as the prior few days.  Strange since with all the additional supplements I was expecting more/better.
Day 4 of 4 days of daily sex
Had morning sex with gf at 7:30 AM but could not climax
– Weight training at the gym
– 5 mg “C” at 12 PM
Had sex at 9:00 PM, hard erection but somehow I could not climax with PIV, only by masturbation.  Got to look into lack/loss of sensitivity.
– I also read something about workouts lasting longer than 60 minutes taking a toll on Testosterone, and my gym workouts are averaging 90-100 minutes.
– 3,650 calories, 500 C, 107F, 175 P
– Sources of protein: 2 eggs, fish, yogurt, turkey

I guess I should not complain since this is day 4 of daily sex.
I can safely say that these days I have no problems achieving and maintaining erection, especially if I remain in the every-other-day sex cycle.
I am going to try by abstaining from sex tomorrow (Sunday) and go for it on Monday without any “C”.

My issue presently is that I can have sex easily but I suffer from Delayed Ejaculation (also called retarded ejaculation or inhibited ejaculation), which is good for her, but not that much fun for me after a while, and leaves the both of us without the Grand Finale.

Weird Day: Friday 2/12/2016

 

Today was a weird day.

I was horny all day, so I asked gf to stop by for a quick oral session.  While I was hard all day, I had trouble getting hard, but then with manual stimulation I climaxed fast and with copious amount of sperm, and it felt amazing.

Maybe I was nervous, maybe I had performance anxiety.
Because recently erection has not been an issue, climaxing often is the issue.

SUMMARY OF THE DAY (Friday 2/12/2016)
– day 3 of daily sex
– overnight wood, morning wood.
– Bodyweight training
– Expanded Supplements:
– 3 Fish Oil capsule (900 mg Omega-3) / Morning
– D3, 5,000 IU / Morning
– B3 (Niacin) 400 mg / Morning
– Pine Bark Extract 1,500 mg / Morning
– L-Arginine 1,500 mg / Morning
– Pine Bark Extract 1,500 mg / Evening
– L-Arginine 1,500 mg / Evening
– I made a juice with 1 lbs carrots, 2 apples, 3 oz arugula, 6 oz celery, 1 teaspoon of ground pepper. I will be drinking it though out the day in 4×8 oz servings
– 8oz of Pineapple juice (commercial)
– Sipping green tea all day with the juice
2PM I had sex, gf stopped by for a quick oral, I had strangely I had trouble getting an erection but I was able to climax quickly and powerfully.  This was after the morning supplements, shrimp lunch, 2 eggs, and some Nitric Oxide (NO) rich foods.
– 3,000 calories, 400 C, 85F, 160 P
– Sources of protein: 2 eggs, chicken, yogurt, shrimp
– Following Day (Saturday 2/13/2016) overnight wood / morning wood but not as powerful as the prior few days.  Strange since with all the additional supplements I was expecting more/better.
– Had morning sex with gf at 7:30 AM but could not climax

 

WEEK 04/2016 + WEEK 5/2016

SUMMARY

  • 1/29/2016 7:00 PM
  • 1/30/2016 11:00 PM
  • 1/31/2016 NO SEX
  • 2/1/2016 NO SEX
  • 2/2/2016 NO SEX
  • 2/3/2016 NO SEX
  • 2/4/2016 5:00 PM 1/5
  • 2/5/2016 12:30 PM 2/5
  • 2/6/2016 9:30 PM 3/5
  • 2/7/2016 6:00 PM 4/5

DETAILED HISTORY

  • Friday 1/29/2016:
    7:00 PM SEX with gf
  • Saturday 1/30/2016:
    11:00 PM SEX (solo)
  • Sunday 1/31/2016: morning wood
    – Weight Training at the Gym
    – Evening: tried solo, good wood but could not release
  • Monday 2/1/2106: raging morning wood, overly excited all day until I ate salmon. Is salmon responsible for my ED?
    – Bodyweight training
  • Tuesday 2/2/2016: morning wood. Went to the gym.
  • Wednesday 2/3/2016: morning wood. Tonight I have a date with my girlfriend, no gym today, eating light and balanced, no salmon. Date postponed to tomorrow.
  • Thursday 2/4/2016: morning wood.  Had date after work, good performance 27 hours after taking 10mg of C.  Ate too much in the evening, ending the day with 3,650 cal, 480C, 110F (35 SAT), 195 P.
    – Weight Training at the Gym
    5:00 PM Performance
  • Friday 2/5/2016: morning wood,
    – yesterday late night’s binging didn’t affect anything.
    – Bodyweight training
    Performance at 12:30 PM
    – I went to a party on Friday night, ate a lot of refined carbs, saturated fats (charcuterie / pate), and drank alcohol. Didn’t sleep much, and didn’t sleep well due to dehydration.
    – I ate Nitric Oxide (NO) rich foods right before going to the party.
  • Saturday 2/6/2016: overnight wood, morning wood.  Morning wood was the best in a very long time (rock hard) despite the drinking last night, bad diet yesterday, and 2 days of daily performance.
    – Weight Training at the Gym: Good workout at the gym (weight training), ate enough and balanced, went to a small party where I had some cheese and crackers, then back home and re-balanced my diet accordingly.
    9:30 PM I performed solo, solid and quick performance, it didn’t feel like day 3 of 3 days of daily performance.
    2,750 calories, 380 C, 86 F, 121 P.
  • Sunday 2/7/2016: overnight wood, morning wood. Morning wood was rock hard, again.
    – Bodyweight training.
    – My date tonight went great! I took 10 mg “C” at 3:15 PM, and I had a great performance (strong, hard and powerful) at 6 PM, about 21.5 hours after my solo performance yesterday.
    – 11:30 PM and I have a solid erection; 5 hour refractory period. I had some Nitric Oxide (NO) rich foods after the date: kale, garlic, pistachios, pumpkin seeds, cranberry juice, cherry juice.

2/5/2016: randomness?

roulette

On 2/4/2016 (yesterday) I had a good performance at 5 PM despite the fact that it had been 27 hours since I had taken 10mg of “C”.

This morning I woke up with good morning wood.  Then at about noon I wanted some. So I called my girlfriend to stop by and we did it.  It was very hard wood and very quick, and this is twice in just about 18 hours; this is no ED performance, or lack thereof.
It has happened before and I can’t figure out a pattern.

For the records these are the highlights:

2/3/2016:

  • No gym, no physical activity whatsoever.
  • 2,050 calories, 255C, 66F, 125P.
  • Alcohol: 2.5 glasses of red wine (not included in the calories count) at night.
  • Eggs: 2 in the morning.
  • No whey.
  • Protein sources: 5 oz cod, 8 oz greek yogurt, 4 oz shrimp.
  • Nitric Oxide (NO) sources: kale, garlic, beets, walnuts, watermelon, blueberries, cacao, hemp, banana, pistachio, brown rice, carrot juice, apple juicemushrooms, avocado, pomegranate juice, baby spinach, lettuce, blueberry juice, tart cherry juice.
  • Bad food choices: coffee, 2 small cookies, 1 slice of bread, bacon.

2/4/2016:

  • Weightlifting gym workout.
  • 3,800 calories, 500C, 115F, 200P.
  • No alcohol.
  • No eggs.
  • No whey.
  • Protein sources: 8 oz greek yogurt (post workout), 6 oz tilapia, 8 oz chicken breast.
  • Nitric Oxide (NO) sources: kale, garlic, beets, walnuts, watermelon, blueberries, cacao, hemp, banana, pistachio, brown rice, carrot juice, apple juice, mushrooms, avocado, pomegranate juice, baby spinach, lettuce, blueberry juice, tart cherry juice.
  • Bad food choices: coffee, 2 small cookies, 2 slice of bread, 4 oz brie cheese.

2/5/2016 (so far):

  • Light bodyweight workout.
  • 1,050 calories, 190C, 24F, 27P.
  • No alcohol.
  • Eggs: 2 in the morning.
  • No whey.
  • Protein sources: 8 oz greek yogurt (post workout), 6 oz tilapia, 8 oz chicken breast
  • Nitric Oxide (NO) sources: kale, garlic, beets, walnuts, watermelon, blueberries, cacao, hemp, banana, pistachio, brown rice, carrot juice, apple juice, mushrooms, avocado, pomegranate juice, baby spinach, lettuce, blueberry juice, tart cherry juice.
  • Bad food choices: coffee.

Performances:

  • 2/4/2016 at 5 PM
  • 2/5/2017 at 12:30 PM

State of things 2/5/2016

pomegranates

Things are better, still somewhat random results where I can’t understand the pattern, when things should be great they are fine; and when they should be lousy (refractory period) things are great like this morning for instance.

At the present moment I have cut out all supplements except for Fish Oil: 3,000mg Fish Oil (900 mg Omega-3, of which 750mg is EPA+DHA, and the rest 150mg other Omega-3) in the morning, and 1 capsule of ZMA at night (10 mg Zinc, 150 mg Magnesium, 3.5 mg B6), down from 3 capsules.
I used to take vitamin D, C, B, and creatine, I have cut them all off a couple of weeks ago. I have cut down ZMA from 3 capsule to 1.

I drink 8oz of pommegranate juice in the morning and 8oz at night, lots of kale with garlic every day, limit protein to 0.6 gr protein / day per lbs BW (source), and fats at 0.4 gr fat / day per lbs BW; with calories from carbs at ~50-60%, calories from fats at ~25-30%, and calories from protein at ~15-20%; and overall calories consumption at maintenance during my lifting days, and a 200-300 calories deficit during my rest days.

My current body fat is at ~14-15%, my target is ~12% and then maintenance or clean bulk.

Next I am going to experiment with:

  • cycling of certain micro nutrients, I am already cycling cholesterol having eggs only during my days off lifting.
  • adding L-Arginine and Pine Bark Extract to my supplement stack, 3,000 mg each.
  • cycling carrot juice extract, I now drink it sporadically.

I am still reading frantically a lot of resources, some less scientific than others. It seems like a lot of articles are hashing and rehashing the same information, adding a twist or two here and there for differentiation, shock value or both.

The search continues, I do see improvements, and all without the help of the established medical profession where so far I have seen two top rated specialists who have told me that I just have to live with it, and were not interested – actually dismissive – of what I had to say about my change in diet and lifestyle.