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Libido Part II: Natural Nutrients & Body Care

For some men and women, natural libido is not as strong as it could be. Fortunately, nature has provided help! Beyond medicinal plants that support a healthy libido, there are other natural options. Nutritionist Malia Curran, MS, MPH shares the secrets about nutrients, additional supplements and body care elements that may help.

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Polly says …

I agree that health and happiness are the 2 main keys for sex drive for me. I really notice the value of the vitamins I take and the energy and lift they provide me throughout the day. It is true that all to often we let the stress of life cloud the simple beauty of life itself.

Gabby says …

Excellent follow-up podcast. This one actually gives me even more practical information for my life.

Heather says …

Great follow up! I am actually more inclined to follow the route of vitamins, aroma therapy, and setting a mood. At the end of the day intimacy for me involves feeling close to my partner.

Nan says …

Really, really good advice given here, thank you.

Francis says …

This is testament to the fact that we all should try to take the best care of ourselves that we can. EFA's and B-vitamins seem provide positive support for so many important bodily functions.

C.Vance says …

Terrific information. Your guest really is a wealth of knowledge on this subject. It is funny, so many times I walk through your stores and only think about organic veggies, and the bakery, now I'll remember to look at the supplements section :0

Jace says …

It is amazing to me how much my vitamins help keep my energy up. I ran out monday, and have not taken the time to pick up more, and today I could not understand why I have been dragging so much the last couple of days. I'll be picking up some hot herbs as well!

Laci says …

Good timing! I was just contemplating the Valentine's Day coming up. I do like the idea of aroma-candles, and oils, as well as touch. I will start up on my zinc, and B-vitamins :)

Akira says …

What it all really comes down to his good health and vitamins, mineral, and eating well cannot be beat!

Isla says …

Communication is the first priority for me. When my partner and I are feeling solid together we are intimate. Now the idea of keeping my body tuned up for passion is always appealing and I will take this guidance to heart.

Kelly R says …

yummy mushrooms, I LOVE IT!!!!!

Ann says …

Love mushrooms, who knew! This is really a great topic, and packed with ideas. Indeed touch is vital, as is great communication. Indeed life is stressful now, but what better way to relax then through quality time with your partner.

Ann says …

I must say this podcast provided me with many more concrete ideas for increasing Libido. I agree aromatherapy is a wonderful addition to any romantic experience.

Ivy says …

Thanks for giving us this podcast! Your guest is a wonderful spring of knowledge. I like how you put this out prior to Valentines Day, I'm heading into my local store to pick up some of these goodies :)

Zia says …

I didn't realize B3 had this effect. I am really glad you brought this topic to us. I have always wanted to work on my libido, but there is now way I will take pharmacuticals.

Vallerie says …

"Hot Herbs" and mushrooms, I love this. I am hoping your stores carry these products, if so, you better stock the shelves, I'm on my way

Gail says …

It is really great to see Whole Foods jumping into the social media world, even better to see you covering topics like this which are so important to us, yet not often covered. Kudos!

Lisa L. says …

I have listened to several of your podcasts, it seems this might be Maila Curran's best subject. I truly appreciate how much great info you packed into 4 minutes. Great topic=great podcast.

Kevin says …

Great News! Thanks for this podcast. My partner and I have a great relationship yet her drive has dropped with the stress of a new job. We have been discussing what options we might have and had no idea that natural herbs and vitamins can be a help. Again, Great News!

Deanna says …

Aromatherapy can actually be delivered through candles as well as essential oils. Candles of course also help to set a great moon. Keep up the great topics!

Erin says …

This is a great follow up to the first podcast (I actually found the one much more useful). It is a relief to know there are natural solutions to a very natural problem.

Aden says …

Terrific input and insights from my favorite store. You have championed the natural food and lifestyle movement, green products, and now rounding it out by providing us healthy, natural solutions to the MOST natural function of our bodies, BRAVO! Keep em' Coming.

Ava says …

I like the idea of "Hot Herbs" and suppose the actually would help with circulation and possible libido, but it is not really my style to be so.... herbal

Ava says …

This podcast is exceptional. The first Libido 1 was interesting but I felt lost with the unfamiliar names of the herbs. This is full of great action steps that I am familiar with, and in the end I agree simple touch, setting the mood, aromatherapy are all down to earth ways to stir it up.

Hanna says …

There is so much great information in this podcast, short of getting out a piece of paper and writing all of this down, is there a digital summary available? I appreciate it, I just don't want to forget the vital knowledge presented here.

Olivia says …

Just returned from your store with a bag full of goodies, and of course my weekly shopping. I'm excited to try these out, and glad to know that when I do I will be enhancing my overall health!

Scott says …

Perfect suggestions for Valentines Day Gifts, but don't forget the Chocolate!

Steven says …

I can't tell (well I guess I am) how please I was to find this podcast. I am in a very loving 8 year relationship. We are happy in love and communicate well and often. We have recently been discussing options to help aid both of our Libidos. There is no way I'll take an extreme pill when there are subtle natural enhancers available. Thank you for providing us some options.

Chad says …

I have always been a big believer in the power of B vitamins. Many people in sports actually get B shots to help replace the vitamin which can be deleted through extreme workouts. I didn't realize B3 helped with delivery.

Lilly says …

Amen, a solution for women, what a novel concept! I like the advice that overall health and well being are major factors in livening up libido.

Rory says …

Vitamins, Healthy food, exercise, and a close supportive relation are my keys to success. I have been unhealthy in the past, both in my relationships and persoanl care, and it always ended with low self esteem and desire. Glad to say the lsat 2 years have been great. I listened to your supplements podcast, and for me the liquid vitamins I take have had the greatest affect on keeping my mind and body balanced.

Ariana says …

I really enjoyed listening and then reading these comments. All to often we treat a subject, which is SO natural, as Taboo. Good for you Whole Foods for tackling this issue, and offering advice and products which aid in the solution!

Wendy J says …

Brilliant topic! I listened to this just in time for my Friday shopping.

Nadia says …

Holistic living helps you on every front, work, play family life, and your love life. Supporting your system through Whole Foods, and supplements really does have a tremendous impact of one's outlook in life.

Laura M says …

Great podcast, thanks!

Tia says …

Thanks for touching on some sound advice here. A healthy relationship and lifestyle, couple with communication creates the foundation for intimacy. I do appreciate the value of supplementing all of this with vitamins and herbs.

Lisa says …

Another great podcast WF! I love this topic, my boyfriend and I discussed this after our Valentine's weekend which could have used a little more umph. The idea that these supplements just strength your overall health is reassuring.

Mave N says …

This was really fun to listen to, I actually went through it twice! I appreciate the need to keep ones health and spirits high when they are in an interpersonal relationship.

Susan says …

I really like how achievable all of the suggestions here are. I already support my immune system well with Vitamins, I'll check out the minerals mentioned as well. Hope everyone had a good weekend!

Katie says …

Incredible coverage, I love to know fungus is among us!

Paula says …

A friends blog directed me this way, and I'm glad it did. I've subscribed now, and look forward to many more great topics!

Avia says …

Well I had a wonderful Valentine's Day weekend. I purchase so great candles and oils from your store, and the scent in our home was just lovely! Thanks again for the great podcast.

alyssa says …

what an unbelievably important topic to be covered. way to go whole foods. you only get one body!

Katina says …

Great podcast!

SANDY says …

we really needed this..think I can go in to whole foods and say I need to increase my sex drive and they would fill my basket? kidding but thanks for the info on the b3. I do not take vitamins but try to live and eat naturally

Donna C. says …

Great suggestions. Could use some help in this dept at the moment.

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Since our second child, my sex drive is non-existent. These are great suggestions :)

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