Episode 27: What Does Your Mouth Have To Do With Erectile Dysfunction?
It’s easy to get on board thinking about how your diet impacts your digestive tract. It makes sense, for example, that eating fast food might leave you running to the bathroom.
But it’s harder for most of us to make the connection that what’s happening in our mouths has a huge impact on what’s going on for us between the sheets.
On today’s episode, Andrea is talking with Dr. Amy Killen, an anti-aging and regenerative physician specializing in sexual optimization and aesthetics, about how the oral microbiome is tied to sex.
They discuss the importance of nitric oxide in the body, including what it is, where it comes from, and how you can increase it to boost the health of your sex life. They also talk about the impact of common vices, such as smoking, chewing tobacco and sugar -- and how all of these can wreak havoc on physiology and libido.
To connect with Dr. Killen and to download her free e-booklet, "Sex and Skin Top Ten,"go to dramykillen.com.
On this show, you’ll learn:
- Why sexual health serves as the “canary in the coal mine” (1:29)
- What sexual health encompasses (2:04)
- How our oral microbiome impacts sexual health (3:17)
- Broad recommendations for supplements (6:28)
- Effects of tobacco and potentially vaping (10:47)
- Certain probiotic strains that help (14:01)
- The impact of fake estrogens on our sexual health (15:30)
- Inflammatory diet food offenders (22:28)
- Testing for nitric oxide levels (24:16)
- The first steps to improving sexual health (26:38)
- Seeking help with bio-identical hormones (30:01)
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