Forget the Chocolate – This is the Best Valentines Gift Ever
What are you getting your Beloved for Valentines Day? Chocolate, a special dinner, an expensive bottle of wine or a night away from the kids? I say forget it – take the money you’d spend on a night away from the kids and spend it on yourself! Yes, you read that right – and here’s why:
If you’re a woman it would be a pretty safe bet to say you’ve experienced what seems to be a universal problem in women’s health: the ebb and flow of your libido. I’d even guess that it’s been more ebb than flow.
I’ve experienced both sides of the libido spectrum and life is just all around better in every possible way when your libido is in a healthy state. When I was a young woman I mentioned to my doctor that I had no sex drive and wondered if it was my hormones or the birth control pills I was taking. She told me that it wasn’t likely to be either but that it was much more likely to be relationship problems. Now, 24 years, 2 miscarriages, 3 children, 50 syringes of bio-identical progesterone cream, 1000 thyroid pills, 850 Magnesium pills and 1 divorce later, I can tell you that she was wrong, make that Wrong with a capital W!
While other factors can be at play, loss of sex drive is mostly caused by hormone imbalances such as:
- Thyroid Disorder – women are 7 times more likely to have a thyroid disorder & half of us are undiagnosed or misdiagnosed
- Estrogen Dominance
- Excess Progesterone
- Low testosterone (yes women produce & NEED testosterone!)
- PCOS – Poly Cystic Ovarian Syndrome
- Stress – yes I put this under hormonal imbalance! Stress affects your cortisol – cortisol is considered the stress hormone. Adrenal fatigue affects your DHEA – which is a precursor hormone that our body needs along with cholesterol to make other hormones!
Let me say that while this may be a simplistic view considering women’s libido is a complicated mixture of both emotional and physical aspects, the physical aspects can be the most straightforward points to address if you find yourself the right doctor.
So what’s the best Valentine’s Day gift ever?
Make a commitment to get your libido back!
♥ Book yourself an appointment today with a Functional Medicine doctor or naturopath or an Anti-Aging Doctor (because they are experts in hormones) who will address your whole health including your libido. ♥
♥ Let your Beloved know that you’ve booked an appointment and have made a commitment to get your libido back. I promise it will be the Best Valentines Day Gift you’ve ever given yourself or anyone else. ♥
If you don’t care whether you get your libido back read my article Excuse Me, Have You Seen My Libido? to find out why you want to get your libido back.
If you already have a great libido check out my favorite gift list that won’t disrupt precious hormones.