I know this topic can be something that makes people uncomfortable to talk about! It is a common topic I get asked about, especially in consults with clients, so I wanted to finally put a post together on why libido can decline and how we can help to get it back.
Why does our Libido Disappear?!
The biggest reason is because our whole body is exhausted. There is very little energy for day to day function as it is, so something that can be viewed as “extra” like sex isn’t a priority for a body that is exhausted. This is especially a bigger issue for women because biologically (obviously ) sex can lead to a baby- if we are absolutely depleted already, then the body will want to avoid this as it’ll take even more energy and nutrients that our bodies are already lacking in. Growing babies is very hard work and our bodies instinctively want to heal before letting this happen again.
Adrenal exhaustion (aka HPA axis dysfunction) is going to be the biggest thing to work on to get libido back up and running. When our HPA axis is stressed, everything is affected: energy, hormones, detox, digestion, etc. Things that are deemed “non essential” are put on the back burner as the body heals- this includes reproductive function!
How to Get Your Libido Back
Losing your libido is a symptom of a larger, whole-body issue that is going to take time to get back. As you begin healing, you might notice it comes back at time to time and that is a great sign that your healing is going in the right direction!
Working on healing your adrenals is the best first start, especially with mineral balancing. An HTMA is always the best first place to start to figure out what is going on with your foundation– your metabolism, adrenals, thyroid, gut, and more.
While we’re healing the underlying issues, there are a few herbal tinctures that can be used to help!
Loving Energy: this tincture is one of my favorites for healing the HPA axis. It can help with taking some of the strain off of the adrenals so that they can function better overall. I’ve had many clients use just this and get their libido back quickly too! Loving Energy has the added benefits of helping deal with stress better, to support the body during detoxing, and it can even help with balancing an excess histamine response.
Lady Passion: This is just for the ladies! I’m pretty sure it’s obvious what it helps with based on the name too. This can be used as needed to help boost desire, or on a daily basis to help with overall endocrine and hormonal balancing support. It can be used in conjunction with Loving Energy as well.
Red Rooster: This tincture is specific for balancing hormones for men, and can also be used in addition to Loving Energy. Red Rooster can also help with boosting overall endurance, even with athletic performance.
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