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Hey Lee,

I love your book on the right diet to improve strength downstairs. I'm 40 years old and have had issues with ED since I was in my mid twenties. Yes, it has been a long road. I believe that a big reason for my ED is performance anxiety. I have OCD which doesn't help with this issue. Of course another component to my issue is that I've always had low testosterone. Fortunately I changed that by getting on T a few years ago. This certainly has improved my libido a great deal but 80 percent of the time I still need Viagra to perform. I think it is because I am mentally dependent on it. I have strong morning wood which tells me it is psychological.

I have a highly stressful job and am in the public eye a great deal, so this does not help with things downstairs. I started reading your book and it reminded me that I'm not eating right and exercising enough. So last week I started walking 4 miles a day and I've been eating the foods you suggest. I can feel the difference already. My fear though is that I will still need to take Viagra in order to side step my psychological issues. Any advice?

Also I've tried taking L'Arginine and Pychenol as a supplement but I understand it is not good for long term use and it is not good to mix with Viagra. Any advice on taking this supplement? If I follow your diet plan do I need to take these supplements?

Thanks for your time Lee.

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Re: Transitioning from Viagra to better diet and dealing with psychogenic ED
« Reply #1 on: January 06, 2014, 12:55:51 am »
Hey Lee,

I love your book on the right diet to improve strength downstairs. I'm 40 years old and have had issues with ED since I was in my mid twenties. Yes, it has been a long road. I believe that a big reason for my ED is performance anxiety. I have OCD which doesn't help with this issue. Of course another component to my issue is that I've always had low testosterone. Fortunately I changed that by getting on T a few years ago. This certainly has improved my libido a great deal but 80 percent of the time I still need Viagra to perform. I think it is because I am mentally dependent on it. I have strong morning wood which tells me it is psychological.

I have a highly stressful job and am in the public eye a great deal, so this does not help with things downstairs. I started reading your book and it reminded me that I'm not eating right and exercising enough. So last week I started walking 4 miles a day and I've been eating the foods you suggest. I can feel the difference already. My fear though is that I will still need to take Viagra in order to side step my psychological issues. Any advice?

Also I've tried taking L'Arginine and Pychenol as a supplement but I understand it is not good for long term use and it is not good to mix with Viagra. Any advice on taking this supplement? If I follow your diet plan do I need to take these supplements?

Thanks for your time Lee.

One thing at a time and see how it affects you.
Getting your diet and waistline in order should be the 1st things  you change.  It sounds like that is what you are doing.

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Re: Transitioning from Viagra to better diet and dealing with psychogenic ED
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Re: Transitioning from Viagra to better diet and dealing with psychogenic ED
« Reply #2 on: January 06, 2014, 02:11:26 am »
Hey Lee,

I love your book on the right diet to improve strength downstairs. I'm 40 years old and have had issues with ED since I was in my mid twenties. Yes, it has been a long road. I believe that a big reason for my ED is performance anxiety. I have OCD which doesn't help with this issue. Of course another component to my issue is that I've always had low testosterone. Fortunately I changed that by getting on T a few years ago. This certainly has improved my libido a great deal but 80 percent of the time I still need Viagra to perform. I think it is because I am mentally dependent on it. I have strong morning wood which tells me it is psychological.

I have a highly stressful job and am in the public eye a great deal, so this does not help with things downstairs. I started reading your book and it reminded me that I'm not eating right and exercising enough. So last week I started walking 4 miles a day and I've been eating the foods you suggest. I can feel the difference already. My fear though is that I will still need to take Viagra in order to side step my psychological issues. Any advice?

Also I've tried taking L'Arginine and Pychenol as a supplement but I understand it is not good for long term use and it is not good to mix with Viagra. Any advice on taking this supplement? If I follow your diet plan do I need to take these supplements?

Thanks for your time Lee.

If you're getting strong morning erections without Viagra, then you probably don't need any supplements to help you out.

Let me mention one thing though:  noradrenaline is one of the stress hormones and actually puts the brakes on erections.  An afternoon cortisol rise can do the same to libido.  I think that this is the reason that some guys struggle more in the day even when they have strong morning erections.

I'd recommend looking a bit into the cortisol/stress management side of things:

http://www.peaktestosterone.com/Adrenal_Fatigue_Testing

As far as the Viagra, you may want to just wean yourself off of it?  Take half a pill, then a quarter, etc.  I think you'll find that you don't really need it before you know it, especially if you can get the stress under control. 

And if a person says he is under stress, he very likely is.  Modern life is almost designed to put us under a toxic stress overload.  High cortisol fuels inflammation, loss of insulin control, weight gain - almost everything that is pure evil.  I don't have all the answers on how to deal with it, but here are some ideas that will definitely help:

http://www.peaktestosterone.com/Hdr_Cortisol
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Re: Transitioning from Viagra to better diet and dealing with psychogenic ED
« Reply #3 on: January 06, 2014, 11:06:27 am »
Thanks bzarfas.  I guess Diet and exercise are the closest thing to a silver bullet as you can get.

And Peak T  I always knew that stress was not good for sexual health but you really have made it concrete for me when you speak of adrenalin and cortisol. My job and my life run on adrenalin. No wonder I have issues! Adrenalin is public enemy number one to things downstairs.  I need to be more proactive in managing my stress.

I like your suggestion about weaning off Viagra. Will try it. That little blue pill saved my sex life but I know I need to make big changes to my health so I can save my life.  V is just a temporary solution.

Thanks. It's  nice to  have this kind of support.

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Re: Transitioning from Viagra to better diet and dealing with psychogenic ED
« Reply #4 on: January 06, 2014, 02:19:59 pm »
Thanks bzarfas.  I guess Diet and exercise are the closest thing to a silver bullet as you can get.

And Peak T  I always knew that stress was not good for sexual health but you really have made it concrete for me when you speak of adrenalin and cortisol. My job and my life run on adrenalin. No wonder I have issues! Adrenalin is public enemy number one to things downstairs.  I need to be more proactive in managing my stress.

I like your suggestion about weaning off Viagra. Will try it. That little blue pill saved my sex life but I know I need to make big changes to my health so I can save my life.  V is just a temporary solution.

Thanks. It's  nice to  have this kind of support.

Important comment:

You can learn how to handle stress much better, even when you have high job pressure.  I will post some studies later that demonstrate that you can control stress reactivity if you will.

Vitamin C can help with that btw.  3 500 mg doses every 4 hours, i.e. 1.5 grams per day.  Several studies have shown it tends to cap cortisol rises.  Here is more int'g info on Vitamin C:

http://www.peaktestosterone.com/Why_Take_Vitamin_C

http://www.peaktestosterone.com/Erectile_Dysfunction_Vitamin_C

http://www.peaktestosterone.com/Vitamin_C_Phosphatidylserine_Libido_Erections

http://www.peaktestosterone.com/Vitamin_C_Nitric_Oxide

Again, I'll post a couple of important studies in a bit. 
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If you are on medications or have a medical condition, always check with your doctor first before making any lifestyle changes or taking new supplements.  And low testosterone is a medical condition.

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Re: Transitioning from Viagra to better diet and dealing with psychogenic ED
« Reply #5 on: January 06, 2014, 03:09:25 pm »
Thanks! You know it's funny you should mention Vit C. I was looking at your posts the other day about Vit.C and was interested in its many benefits. I currently take 2 500mg tablets a day along with 400IU of Vit E. I wash them down with Pomegranate Juice. I just started doing that about a week ago. Do I need to take more and how much more? And isn't taking too much Vit C harmful?

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« Reply #6 on: January 06, 2014, 03:38:02 pm »
Do I need to take more and how much more? And isn't taking too much Vit C harmful?

Well, I don't believe in megadosing and do not really megadose anything except Vitamin C.  (Well, I am temporarily megadosing quercetin due to a high PSA read but hope to back down on that in a couple of months.)

You've brought up a huge subject, so I'll try to summarize:

1.  I only know of two studies that show anything negative with Vitamin C at the kind of dosages that you are talking about:

a)  One that showed a plaque buildup (arterial).  However, this was a small study and there are lots of other studies that show the opposite.

b)  One study that showed Vitamin C combined with an SOD (the body's master antioxidant) analog I believe lead to vasoconstriction.  However, this in my opinion is an extreme case and is not really something that one can do with normal food and supplement levels.  Plus, there are many studies that show the opposite.

I also buy into Pauling Theory as it is called.  We are one of two mammals I believe that do not manufacture their own Vitamin C.  Imo we experienced a negative mutation that should be compensated for with some extra Vitamin C and I believe the studies this out.

You have to do your own research though:  they may find an issue with Vitamin C.  I certainly don't have a crystal ball.  I'm just passing along my perspective.

CAUTION:  I recommend the esterized forms that are easy on the stomach.  It's also best to take it on an empty stomach as it increases iron absorption.
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Re: Transitioning from Viagra to better diet and dealing with psychogenic ED
« Reply #7 on: January 06, 2014, 05:20:11 pm »
Cool! I appreciate the info. How much C do you recommend I take to get the full benefit? More than 1,000mg a day?

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Re: Transitioning from Viagra to better diet and dealing with psychogenic ED
« Reply #8 on: January 06, 2014, 06:52:13 pm »
I responded regarding the Vitamin C here and also made a comment about noradrenaline that I thought was worth splitting out:

https://www.peaktestosterone.com/forum/index.php?topic=2963.0
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And check out my New Peak Testosterone Program: http://www.peaktestosterone.com/peak_testosterone_program
If you are on medications or have a medical condition, always check with your doctor first before making any lifestyle changes or taking new supplements.  And low testosterone is a medical condition.

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Re: Transitioning from Viagra to better diet and dealing with psychogenic ED
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