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Almost Total Erectile Dysfunction Cure
« on: January 22, 2014, 07:15:23 am »
After reading a lot more over the weekend, I've changed up the routine:

DIET/SUPPLEMENTS
I cut back my L-arginine in the morning from 5g to 2g and upped my L-citrulline from 1g to 2g (1g dose at a time twice daily)
Added powered cacao to my morning shake.
I moved drinking the POM in the morning instead of grape juice.
Started eating TONS more in food volume (I'm skinny and was averaging less than 2000 cals/day. Now I'm forcing myself to eat closer to 3000 even if I'm not hungry).
The major foods added were 4 eggs daily (2 morning/2 evening hardboiled) and 1 cup (prior to cooking) organic brown rice split between lunch and dinner.
I'm also eating a few Walnut and Brazil Nuts daily (usually in the evening).

EXERCISE
I bought a bench/weight set and started some basic lifting (using roughly the StrongLift 5x5 program as a guideline) 3x week
Quit running and instead am doing various kinds of indoor cardio 2x week 1/hour each time

I should also mention that I've been doing Kegels twice daily for about a year now and can hold 2 sets for 10 seconds easily where I couldn't even hold for a second when I first started.

RESULTS
4 days into the modified routine, I can now get a 95% erection in about 3 minutes (no porn/no finishing). It does soften a bit to maybe 80% after about 5 minutes and I'm not able to get it back to the initial hardness. I'm so encouraged with the results so far! Literally less than a month ago I was completely unable to get a natural erection through fantasy/touching. The combo of diet/exercise/arginine&citrulline&pycnogenol is definitely making a difference. I can't believe I've gone nearly two years feeling like I was broken when I just needed to change up my diet and lifestyle (I literally thought last fall I might be destined to have to take very expensive Viagra anytime I wanted to have sex). Two $1.99 eBooks have really changed my life.

I haven't tried another NO test strip yet as I'm just checking that weekly right now. I'll get total T tested again in a couple months to see what improvements have been made there over time (baseline from last year was 520 which is low for my age). I'll post a update again after a couple more weeks.

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Re: Almost Total Erectile Dysfunction Cure
« Reply #1 on: January 22, 2014, 03:25:34 pm »
Whoknows had had some success, but I split this out  from here

https://www.peaktestosterone.com/forum/index.php?topic=3086.0

because he made huge progress with these last changes.  My guess is that these all really helped:

--POM:  this has been a HUGE help to a number of guys already on the forum
--Walnuts also have done well in the studies at restoring blood flow, especially if you are eating saturated fat.
--I agree that citrulline has done better in the studies than arginine and arginine has some undesireable side effects.
--The increased calories is huge.  The 3,000 calories is about right for someone young and exercising as much as you are.
--Brown rice can also boost nitric oxide
--I think you were already doing raw cocoa, but that's a great choice.  If it's not raw or Dutch processed cocoa, it's probably not doing much of anything.
--Of course, exercise is fantastic and increasing that (w/o overtraining) will also increase baseline nitric oxide.

So kudos!

The only comment I have:

--Try not to eat industrial eggs imo because the way they are raised probably raises arachidonic acid levels.

Again, great work...

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Re: Almost Total Erectile Dysfunction Cure
« Reply #1 on: January 22, 2014, 03:25:34 pm »


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Re: Almost Total Erectile Dysfunction Cure
« Reply #2 on: January 22, 2014, 06:17:25 pm »
Thanks for the tip about eggs. I was thinking the same last night and started looking for local farms. There's several around here and the eggs are actually cheaper than in the stores. I know you're not big on dairy as part of the Peak Diet, but I'm actually finding it difficult to get to the 3000 calorie level after cutting out processed sugars. Looks like eggs, nuts, rice and olive oil are going to be close friends this year.

I'm planning to drop most of the supplements once they run out and see it I can keep this up through diet and exercise alone. The ones I see value in keeping right now is Maca, Cod Liver Oil and Vit D3 all of which I've been taking daily since November.

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« Reply #3 on: January 22, 2014, 06:49:33 pm »
Thanks for the tip about eggs. I was thinking the same last night and started looking for local farms. There's several around here and the eggs are actually cheaper than in the stores. I know you're not big on dairy as part of the Peak Diet, but I'm actually finding it difficult to get to the 3000 calorie level after cutting out processed sugars. Looks like eggs, nuts, rice and olive oil are going to be close friends this year.

I'm planning to drop most of the supplements once they run out and see it I can keep this up through diet and exercise alone. The ones I see value in keeping right now is Maca, Cod Liver Oil and Vit D3 all of which I've been taking daily since November.

Vitamin D3 and some magnesium (due to soil depletion) should be in everyone's arsenal imo.  I like Vitamin C as well.

Now there are more natural alternatives to many of the other supplements imo:

1.  Sardines in BPA free cans - I believe they are BPA free - from Trader Joe's 2X/week for omega-3's.
2.  Certain non-fortified yeast flakes for B vitamins
3.  Dietary plant nitrates in place of Citrulline/Arginine

So I agree it's possible in most cases to really shave down on the supplement.
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Re: Almost Total Erectile Dysfunction Cure
« Reply #3 on: January 22, 2014, 06:49:33 pm »


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Re: Almost Total Erectile Dysfunction Cure
« Reply #4 on: January 23, 2014, 01:02:43 am »
I'm planning to drop most of the supplements once they run out and see it I can keep this up through diet and exercise alone. The ones I see value in keeping right now is Maca, Cod Liver Oil and Vit D3 all of which I've been taking daily since November.

Make sure to keep an eye on your ferritin levels if you are taking Cod Liver Oil.  Mine exploded to high levels after taking Cod Liver Oil for several months.  Just FYI.  There are nasty side effects to iron overload.

And congrats on the changes.  POM has completely transformed my sex life into something it never was before.  I climax about 6x per week now.  It was only 2x per week for most of my life.  I'm now nearly 3 months into using POM and there haven't been any diminishing effects yet.
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*Cured my intermittent ED which started at ~35 years old by adding in nitrate-containing foods DAILY (arugula, beets, romaine, spinach) and drinking occasional POM juice. Interestingly, I have seen no changes in cholesterol/LDL/HDL or any other typical blood parameters.

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Re: Almost Total Erectile Dysfunction Cure
« Reply #5 on: February 04, 2014, 03:09:35 am »
FEBRUARY UPDATE:

Erection quality hasn't changed much (still about 95% for about five minutes and then it softens). Libido on the other hand is much higher than what it's been. One friend who I've discussed the problem with suggested that the higher caloric intake probably had more to do with that than anything as my previous 1300/day level was very low and likely causing a general loss of energy. I also gained 6 lbs in January, but I don't physically look any different so my current diet/exercise combo seems to be about right.

I was drinking a lot of cow's milk for the last few weeks to try and keep my caloric intake high (about 1 liter/day), but I noticed that it seemed to be causing some mild prostate discomfort so I discontinued drinking any milk and the pain went away. I can't say for sure that the milk was the cause, but I'm not going to touch dairy milk for awhile just to be sure. The pain wasn't bad, but it made it difficult to fall asleep.

The NO test strips still register between depleted/low as they have for the past few weeks. I'm beginning to suspect they're not working as I've been on the Neo40 pill for nearly a month and eating fresh beets, spinach, kale, and parsley on a daily basis which I suspect should have boosted NO levels by now if they were really that low.

My local grocery store had a 50% off sale on POM Wonderful so I bought 60 of the 8oz bottles which worked out to $0.12/cents ounce. The cashier thought I was nuts! Still drinking 8oz of it on a daily basis.

That's all for now. I'm still a few months out from having T levels retested so that will be the next major marker to see what improvements have been made.
« Last Edit: February 04, 2014, 03:11:33 am by whoknows3 »

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Re: Almost Total Erectile Dysfunction Cure
« Reply #6 on: February 04, 2014, 12:53:38 pm »
1300 calories?!?  Yeah that could have done it.  That will raise cortisol, lower testosterone and can make you hypothyroidism.  But doing good lifestyle changes will preserve and protect all of that so you don't end up with issues in a few decades.

You should call neogenis about the strips.  Sounds like you got a bad batch or perhaps are using mouthwash?  I have an article I'm about to post that discusses some of the reasons the strips might fail.
« Last Edit: February 04, 2014, 02:06:24 pm by PeakT »
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https://www.amazon.com/Natural-Versus-Testosterone-Therapy-Myer/dp/1523210532/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&qid=1499116128&sr=8-1&keywords=natural+versus+testosterone+therapy
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« Reply #7 on: March 21, 2014, 12:46:46 am »
MID-MARCH UPDATE:

I can say with pretty good certainty now that I'm fully cured. Recap: for nearly two years I've been almost completely unable to obtain an erection without the use of Viagra. Literally nothing without drugs. The most recent improvements happened quite suddenly in the last two weeks. As of today, I can get to 100% without hardly trying to the point it's almost annoying when it happens randomly during the day (like back when I was a teen). I've run though most of the supplement pills and I'm not planning to reorder any of them unless I notice things changing for the worse.

What am I doing? Just following the diet/exercise/supplements recommended by the PT eBooks I got on Amazon. I'm also eating more (about 2400 cals/day right now), drinking 8oz POM daily, and doing weight training every other day. The added bonuses is that I feel better, have more energy, and my refractory period has dropped from several hours to about 10 minutes. I also noticed a huge increase in stamina in that I used to last 2-3 minutes (while on Viagra for ED), and now I can often go about 15 minutes if I really try.

At this point, I'm not going to even bother getting an updated T count as I really don't care although I'm sure it's gone up from the 520 it was previously tested at in 2013. Maybe later this year I'll fork over the money to get a new baseline, but for now I'm just happy to be me again.

I still check in on these forums every couple days, but I wanted to encourage people who are in a similar situation. I wasn't particularly unhealthy before and just couldn't imagine that I could achieve such results in less than 3 months. I also bought the "Headache in the Pelvic" eBook yesterday after seeing it mentioned in another thread because I've noticed at times I've been pretty tense and uncomfortable in that region and I think some of the exercises might help before I end up with a case of CPPS.

Thanks for the encouragement and a great community who can help each other though these awkward problems! I hope you got some referral money from me PeakT as I bought nearly all the original supplements though your Amazon links. Thanks! Thanks! Thanks!

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« Reply #8 on: March 21, 2014, 02:29:48 am »
I'm glad something helped! 

And no need to say thanks actually:  what I really appreciate is the fact that you took time to say what worked and what didn't.

And never stop:  you can always more to improve, eh?
« Last Edit: March 21, 2014, 01:05:09 pm by PeakT »
THE MOST COMPREHENSIVE BOOK ON TRT/TESTOSTERONE:
https://www.amazon.com/Natural-Versus-Testosterone-Therapy-Myer/dp/1523210532/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&qid=1499116128&sr=8-1&keywords=natural+versus+testosterone+therapy
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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« Reply #9 on: March 21, 2014, 06:08:47 am »
MID-MARCH UPDATE:

I can say with pretty good certainty now that I'm fully cured. Recap: for nearly two years I've been almost completely unable to obtain an erection without the use of Viagra. Literally nothing without drugs. The most recent improvements happened quite suddenly in the last two weeks. As of today, I can get to 100% without hardly trying to the point it's almost annoying when it happens randomly during the day (like back when I was a teen). I've run though most of the supplement pills and I'm not planning to reorder any of them unless I notice things changing for the worse.

What am I doing? Just following the diet/exercise/supplements recommended by the PT eBooks I got on Amazon. I'm also eating more (about 2400 cals/day right now), drinking 8oz POM daily, and doing weight training every other day. The added bonuses is that I feel better, have more energy, and my refractory period has dropped from several hours to about 10 minutes. I also noticed a huge increase in stamina in that I used to last 2-3 minutes (while on Viagra for ED), and now I can often go about 15 minutes if I really try.

At this point, I'm not going to even bother getting an updated T count as I really don't care although I'm sure it's gone up from the 520 it was previously tested at in 2013. Maybe later this year I'll fork over the money to get a new baseline, but for now I'm just happy to be me again.

I still check in on these forums every couple days, but I wanted to encourage people who are in a similar situation. I wasn't particularly unhealthy before and just couldn't imagine that I could achieve such results in less than 3 months. I also bought the "Headache in the Pelvic" eBook yesterday after seeing it mentioned in another thread because I've noticed at times I've been pretty tense and uncomfortable in that region and I think some of the exercises might help before I end up with a case of CPPS.

Thanks for the encouragement and a great community who can help each other though these awkward problems! I hope you got some referral money from me PeakT as I bought nearly all the original supplements though your Amazon links. Thanks! Thanks! Thanks!

Terrific news!  Keep us up-to-date as you drop the supplements off.  That'll be very important for the rest of us.  Your success is inspiring! 
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*Cured my intermittent ED which started at ~35 years old by adding in nitrate-containing foods DAILY (arugula, beets, romaine, spinach) and drinking occasional POM juice. Interestingly, I have seen no changes in cholesterol/LDL/HDL or any other typical blood parameters.

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« Reply #10 on: March 21, 2014, 03:12:32 pm »
I still have a pretty good supply of citrulline & pycnogenol as I bought several bottles when I started so it will be interesting to see if everything works once those run out. I'm also going to drop POM for two weeks next month as I'll be traveling and won't have easy access to it. Now that I have a system that is working, I can drop one thing at a time and measure the results to see what I can or can't do without.

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« Reply #11 on: March 21, 2014, 06:38:22 pm »
I still have a pretty good supply of citrulline & pycnogenol as I bought several bottles when I started so it will be interesting to see if everything works once those run out. I'm also going to drop POM for two weeks next month as I'll be traveling and won't have easy access to it. Now that I have a system that is working, I can drop one thing at a time and measure the results to see what I can or can't do without.

Makes sense.  Let us know how it goes.

One comment:  one could argue that it is not good to give up the POM indefinitely, because it can keep a check on arterial plaque and has other cardiovascular benes:

http://www.peaktestosterone.com/pomegranate
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Re: Almost Total Erectile Dysfunction Cure
« Reply #11 on: March 21, 2014, 06:38:22 pm »