Monday, October 24, 2011

A Study of Sexuality and Health among Older Adults in the United States by Stacy Tessler Lindau, reported in the August 23, 2007 New England Journal of Medicine

“Sexual activity is associated with health, and illness may considerably interfere with sexual health.”  Sexual activity was reported by 73% of people who were 57 to 64 years of age, 53% who were 65 to 74 years of age, and 26% who were 75 to 85 years of age.

“... erectile dysfunction is from compromised circulation to the penis, caused by closure of the arteries used to fill this organ with blood in order to make it erect. The disease that closes these and all other arteries in the body is known as atherosclerosis—caused by meat and dairy foods.  The disease is reversed by a diet of starch (like rice) and vegetables. 

“Over my career, I have seen many men and women regain activity in their sex lives by changing their diet, exercising and losing weight.  Stopping sexual-dysfunction-causing medications, such as those used to treat high blood pressure, will also be a major uplift. No surprise—healthy people look more attractive, and feel and function better.”

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