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Exercise and Erectile Dysfunction (ED)


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Diet and Erectile Dysfunction (ED)

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Excess Weight and ED

Excess weight, particularly if it is concentrated in the abdomen (the spare tire), interferes with erectile function in several ways. The most important effect of excess weight is that it causes resistance of the body’s tissues to insulin. Insulin is a natural stimulator of NO (Nitric Oxide), the major body chemical that allows healthy erections. The insulin resistance also leads to higher sugar levels, and sugar decreases NO production. Another way that excess weight can lead to ED is that more circulating fat also decreases NO production by the blood vessels. And, the fat cells in the spare tire are surrounded by a huge number of blood vessels that steal blood away from important activities like filling a penis with blood to cause a normal erection. Overweight individuals eat more food and the burning of that extra fuel releases more free-oxygen radicals (toxic body chemicals) that interfere with NO production and increase its breakdown. It is no wonder that obese men, especially those with diabetes and lack of exercise, have more difficulty with ED.

What Does Losing Weight Do for ED?

The good news is that many men who lose weight and increase physical activity will experience an improvement in erectile function. A research study of non-diabetic obese men showed that weight loss and exercise improved erectile function in a third of the men. More detail about how extra weight can lead to ED, and suggestions on how to lose weight and exercise more, is available in the book, Survival of the FIRMEST. Simple changes in diet and daily activity can lead to a 30-50 pound weight loss in just one year. Suggestions for beginning and continuing a successful weight loss program are in the book too.


  1. 64-year-old married grandfather and cancer survivor

    “Something very interesting is happening here. Since taking these supplements, I’ve not only had better erections, but my desire has really increased. Things that haven’t gotten me aroused for many years now do, and I find myself thinking about sex much more often, like when I was a young man. Someone should measure testosterone levels before and after these supplements. I bet they’re higher”.
    54-year-old accountant married for 30 years
    “After a few weeks on the omega 3’s I knew something was very different. One morning I got up to shave and I just couldn’t stand it. I hopped back into bed for a “quickie” that turned out to be not so quick. Boy, did we have to rush to get me out of the door in time so that I would not be late for work. That has never happened before in many years of marriage. It was a very good feeling.”
    60-year-old physician married for 34 years
    “After increasing my intake of folic acid, omega 3’s and antioxidants, we were on a vacation and after having had a great meal of white fish the previous evening, we just stayed in bed the next day like honeymooners. We’ve occasionally made love two or three times in a day when on vacation years ago, but this time was a great surprise. That day was better than we had ever experienced, even on our real honeymoon many years ago.”
    52-year-old fire-fighter married for over 20 years
    “It’s been much harder than I’ve experienced throughout my life. Many times it’s been so hard that it is impossible to imagine it being any harder. Now I really do know how hard, hard is!”
    50-year-old pilot, and recently divorced
    “My girlfriend has commented that our time together keeps getting better and better every time we make love. There was one time, recently, when she wanted me to make love to her again shortly after we just finished. I was a bit nervous because it has been a long time since I have been able to multiple times. I was greatly surprised to find myself rising up to the occasion and she was very happy with my performance. I am not used to receiving compliments for my performances in bed. This was a new one for me”.
    42-year-old attorney and recently remarried
    "I've been athletic, fit and generally in very good health throughout my life. At age 42 and newly wed to my soul mate, I never really imagined our intimacy could be better, and we had not experienced any problems in this area. However, within a week of adding fish oil and folic acid supplements to my diet, both my wife and I noticed some performance enhancements. The blood flow, duration and intensity of our intimacy seemed even better. With no other notable changes in diet or exercise, it seemed these supplements had noticeable positive effects. I'm also aware of research indicating the supplements can improve cardiac health, so for each of these reasons, I take my fish oil and folic acid daily.

Survival of The FIRMEST


Survival of the FIRMEST 
is a ground-breaking book that describes what physicians and researchers have learned about improving erections. The book describes in detail what you should know to avoid or reverse erectile dysfunction (ED). And in ten "easy-to-follow" steps, you will learn how to increase important nutrients in your body to produce the Nitric Oxide (NO) that your blood vessels need for a firmer erection. You will also learn how an unhealthy diet and lifestyle can put you at risk for chronic conditions like diabetes and heart disease in addition to ED.  LEARN MORE ABOUT THE BOOK.