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Natural Solutions for Erectile Dysfunction Ep 45

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Natural Remedies for Erectile Dysfunction
Vitamin Junkeys Episode #44 (running time 6:07)
Date: May 12, 2009
Podsafe Music: Ice Cream by Christopher Dale Courtesy of the Podshow Music Network
Show hosts: Jennifer Lyall & Dr. Jean Jacques (Dr. JJ) Dugoua, ND HBSc PhD (Cand.)

This episode examines:

What is a erectile dysfunction (ED)?

What causes erectile dysfunctions?

How can you resolve erectile dysfunction naturally?

Is erectile dysfunction typically a long term or short term condition?


What's Dr. JJ taking today?

Dr. JJ is taking Ginkgo Biloba.  Dr. JJ takes Ginkgo Biloba to enhance his memory and for stress management, because it helps to manage the blood flow between your brain and your adrenal glands.  Taking Ginkgo also improves a man's erection.  It helps a man to sustain a longer erection and is a natural treatment for erectile dysfunction.

What is erectile dysfunction?

Erectile dysfunction (Erectile disfunction, ED) is a dysfunction in the male penis.  It is sometimes referred to as impotence. This can happen in 3 forms:  

1. The man cannot "get it up" or get an erection.  

2. The man can "get hard" but cannot sustain it.

3. Premature ejaculation.

What causes erectile dysfunctions?

There are a number of causes of erectile dysfunction including:

  • trauma, like if someone is in a car accident or has had a spinal injury, damage to the lower back, damage to the perineal area like your groin
  • medications, like antidepressants, blood pressure medication
  • certain diseases like high blood pressure, diabetes (very common for diabetic men)
  • depression or anxiety
  • chronic stress
  • mental/emotional issues
  • relationship issues
  • Erectile dysfunction is usually multi-factoral- there are usually several contributing factors.


How can you resolve erectile dysfunction naturally?

Natural remedies for erectile difunction include:

Gingko Biloba

Fish Oils (to help with blood circulation)


Acupuncture (not on the penis)



If these natural approaches do not help, the patient can consider a drug (in consultation with a health care professional) like Viagra.  Because the drugs have a side effect on the heart, a health care professional can help the patient manage this with some heart protection treatments.


Is erectile dysfunction typically a long term or short term condition?

It depends on the cause.  If the health condition is caused by a spinal injury, it is likely long term.  If the cause is mental/emotional issues, it is likely short-term, and something you have to work through.

It is important to work with a healthcare practitioner to develop a plan that is best for you.  Working with a professional helps to get to the root of the problem and select the appropriate solution.

If you would like to find an alternative healthcare practitioner to help you address a health issue, you can find a naturopath and other practitioners in your community through the Find a Practitioner link on our website

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Camera: Jerome Marrin,  Jerome Marrin Media Production 
Editor: Jerome Marrin,  Jerome Marrin Media Production
Sound Recordist: Jeffery Magat, Eqtion 

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