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  • #16
    Grizz, that list reads like the phony, Big Pharma "Do you have any of these symptoms?" commercials that Chris Rock mocks here:
    Chris Rock - Drugs - YouTube

    Based upon my research, iodine, selenium, zinc, and (most of all) Vitamin D are indeed all important. But if you're eating Primal, then you should be getting healthy dosages of all of them (save for Vitamin D, which many of us are inside too much to receive enough of, and so that requires supplementation).

    But anybody who eats seafood once or twice a week, and a diversity of veggies (especially seaweed) should be getting PLENTY of iodine (in fact, I believe that you risk stressing out your thyroid with too much of it, and this can cause cortisol spikes).

    It's also highly, highly unlikely that there is such a simple biochemical solution for something as dynamic, psychological, and subjective as libido. So the solution is likely to be something far beyond "Just take this supplement."

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    • #17
      To be honest, low libido is only a problem if you think it is. Like David said, people ebb and flow. Even if you mostly ebb, you're most likely fine. The media tells you that guys should humping constantly like a pubescent dog, but the truth is that there is a HUGE range of normal. And with everything else you're dealing with right now, i'll bet dollars to doughnuts that it'll work itself out. Especially if you meet a potential love interest who really knocks your socks off in every way. They are rare.

      But stop stressing about it - that definitely won't help.

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      • #18
        Grizz- I appreciate that you're trying to help, but did you miss the part where I said I'd look into it?

        As for porn, I'm not really a big fan. I thought it was awesome when I was going through puberty and all this was new to me, but these days it's pretty rare that I'll actually watch it. I literally can not remember the last time.


        Originally posted by Uncephalized View Post
        It's also possible you have one or more of about a bazillion other problems that can cause low libido, including simply having too much stress in your life or not sleeping enough, or just being one of those people who is on one end or the other of the normal distribution, whose traits don't match what everyone else thinks is "normal".

        If you are eating low carb, try increasing the amount of carbs you eat significantly and see if that helps, too. Low libido and decreased energy are pretty common in long-term low-carbers.
        There's definitely something to this. Stress is a constant struggle for me. Not to mention my anxiety about sex because of my low libido and, compared to most of my acquaintances, limited experience. As for other people's expectations... I'm sure they exist but I'm personally not satisfied with my sexual appetite. Two reasons:

        1. I think it's a sign that something hormonal or psychological is out of whack, which I already know.
        2. Sex is pretty great, I just have a hard time getting myself to put any effort into it.

        I don't consider myself to eat low carb (probably around 100-150 g/day if I had to guess) but I can probably stand to eat a few more. That's definitely the simplest and most immediate change I can make, so I'll try that first. I'm a firm believer in only changing one thing at a time, so that you actually know what's working.

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        • #19
          Originally posted by Grizz View Post
          Who are YOU? Who do you think YOU are?? The Gestapo of the message board? This is a public message board and I will post messages freely.

          Grizz
          OP, Please don't listen to this guy...

          He posts in almost any thread with this same SPAM.
          It's a copy and paste fest with him... want an example...
          A few days ago he said that a woman needed the SAME Iodine treatment for Endometriosis... etc.
          And prescribes the same for PCOS (which he says is "cures" though is may only decrease the symptoms) and FBD, as well as about 40 other random things...
          Here's the link.
          http://www.marksdailyapple.com/forum/thread66696.html
          It's ridiculous.

          Also, every single person who disagrees with his MASSIVE doses of Iodine as a CURE for every ailment known to man, even if they agree with small doses for general health, is a TROLL.

          So, take it all for what it's worth... with a grain of salt maybe.

          FWIW I'd have a look at my diet and see if I was getting all my minerals adequately particularly the selenium and zinc as that's where people miss IMO... the best sources are odd and not often eaten by many people.
          A couple of Brazil nuts a day will get your selenium taken care of, how about some oysters once every week or two for a good hit of zinc?
          Plenty of iodine too can be gotten from whole foods such as kelp if you don't use iodized salt...
          And Vitamin D... sunshine, raw organic grass-fed milk if you drink any, or good D-3 drops if find you are really lacking via test.
          Last edited by cori93437; 10-01-2012, 11:43 AM.
          “You have your way. I have my way. As for the right way, the correct way, and the only way, it does not exist.”
          ~Friedrich Nietzsche
          And that's why I'm here eating HFLC Primal/Paleo.

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          • #20
            Originally posted by namelesswonder
            Don't say shit that you have no idea about. If you have not PERSONALLY run this test on this guy, you don't know this. Based on ONE symptom, you cannot say someone is deficient in anything.
            Except Grizz says iodine deficiency is the cause of EVERY major health problem of the modern era.
            "The cling and a clang is the metal in my head when I walk. I hear a sort of, this tinging noise - cling clang. The cling clang. So many things happen while walking. The metal in my head clangs and clings as I walk - freaks my balance out. So the natural thought is just clogged up. Totally clogged up. So we need to unplug these dams, and make the the natural flow... It sort of freaks me out. We need to unplug the dams. You cannot stop the natural flow of thought with a cling and a clang..."

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            • #21
              Originally posted by Grizz View Post
              Who are YOU? Who do you think YOU are?? The Gestapo of the message board? This is a public message board and I will post messages freely.

              Grizz
              Hmm, did I try to forcibly kick you out of anything? Nope. I explained to you that you are obnoxious and expressed my wish that you would GTFO. In other words, I freely expressed myself publicly, on this free public forum, just exactly as you are doing.

              Freedom of expression does not include freedom from criticism, including the nasty personal kind that you have called down on yourself by being stupendously, unself-consciously and ignorantly bug-fuck-nuts.

              I understand that you will believe that I and others are unjustly persecuting you by calling out your stupid bullshit, and that you will continue to do what you want no matter what anyone says, but it just feels good to yell at you sometimes. Plus I'm not a big fan of letting what I see as terribly narrow-minded advice get passed around to people who aren't familiar with your MO without some fair warning.

              Cheers.
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              • #22
                Originally posted by cori93437 View Post
                A couple of Brazil nuts a day will get your selenium taken care of, how about some oysters once every week or two for a good hit of zinc?
                Plenty of iodine too can be gotten from whole foods such as kelp if you don't use iodized salt...
                And Vitamin D... sunshine, raw organic grass-fed milk if you drink any, or good D-3 drops if find you are really lacking via test.
                You are not likely to be deficient in either selenium or zinc if you eat a healthy diet with lots of meat. I hit, and even surpass my daily allowance of zinc and selenium pretty much DAILY without eating brazil nuts and oysters (except occasionally).

                Just get some good quality, beef and pork (not sure how chicken and fish stacks up for these minerals) in you and you'll do fine.
                "The cling and a clang is the metal in my head when I walk. I hear a sort of, this tinging noise - cling clang. The cling clang. So many things happen while walking. The metal in my head clangs and clings as I walk - freaks my balance out. So the natural thought is just clogged up. Totally clogged up. So we need to unplug these dams, and make the the natural flow... It sort of freaks me out. We need to unplug the dams. You cannot stop the natural flow of thought with a cling and a clang..."

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                • #23
                  Originally posted by Drumroll View Post
                  You are not likely to be deficient in either selenium or zinc if you eat a healthy diet with lots of meat. I hit, and even surpass my daily allowance of zinc and selenium pretty much DAILY without eating brazil nuts and oysters (except occasionally).

                  Just get some good quality, beef and pork (not sure how chicken and fish stacks up for these minerals) in you and you'll do fine.
                  Sorry about that... I find that I tend to be low... but I really tend to eat less meat than most of the guys do here.
                  Probably a LOT less than some...
                  I eat a zinc rich food like oysters once every week or two, and 2-3 brazil nuts (that are stashed in the freezer) every 2-3 days... just to make sure I'm topped up. No harm.
                  “You have your way. I have my way. As for the right way, the correct way, and the only way, it does not exist.”
                  ~Friedrich Nietzsche
                  And that's why I'm here eating HFLC Primal/Paleo.

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                  • #24
                    Originally posted by cori93437 View Post
                    Sorry about that... I find that I tend to be low... but I really tend to eat less meat than most of the guys do here.
                    Probably a LOT less than some...
                    I eat a zinc rich food like oysters once every week or two, and 2-3 brazil nuts (that are stashed in the freezer) every 2-3 days... just to make sure I'm topped up. No harm.
                    If your levels of those minerals are low, then no, no harm done. However, if your dietary levels are normal, no need to supplement.

                    Remember, you can actually quite easily receive acute selenium toxicity from too much of it!

                    See:

                    Chicago Tribune
                    http://www.whfoods.com/genpage.php?d...tname=nutrient
                    http://hightechsurvivor.blogspot.com...-overdose.html
                    Last edited by Drumroll; 10-01-2012, 01:25 PM.
                    "The cling and a clang is the metal in my head when I walk. I hear a sort of, this tinging noise - cling clang. The cling clang. So many things happen while walking. The metal in my head clangs and clings as I walk - freaks my balance out. So the natural thought is just clogged up. Totally clogged up. So we need to unplug these dams, and make the the natural flow... It sort of freaks me out. We need to unplug the dams. You cannot stop the natural flow of thought with a cling and a clang..."

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                    • #25
                      Well grizz, successful troll was successful
                      well then

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                      • #26
                        Originally posted by NowhereMan View Post
                        Title says it all... I'm a 20 year old guy and I should be too horny to function. It's not that I'm not interested in ladies, but I am certainly less motivated to chase after them than most of my friends. Even when I do end up spending quality time with a girl, I tend to be less interested than I'd expect when we're actually getting down to business.

                        I know libido is pretty much all hormones and that my anxiety and depression are probably throwing mine for a loop. I'm in therapy for those and making steady improvement. Still, this is an issue I'd like to address directly and promptly. Any ideas for what else could be happening here or what else I can do? Any suggested reading? Any personal experience?
                        Personal experience: I knew I was depressed when I stopped getting morning wood and my libido went almost completely down. I was 22, lean and in shape, and I ate very well. And my girlfriend was super hot and wanted to do things in bed that are illegal in a few countries. It was 100% mental. The moment I started to reconnect with my emotions it all came back with a vengeance. I would suggest you go see a shrink and see what comes out of it.

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                        • #27
                          Ugh. I feel for you. I'm a woman (which brings a whole other set of hormonal issues) but the low libido effects relationships nonetheless. I wish I had an answer for you. Antidepressants did nothing either way (going on didn't help and going off didn't help). Exercise does to an extent.

                          Have you ever had a strong sex drive? Does everything 'work'? It isn't just all hormones.
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