Ep: 44 - Escaping the Viagra Trap: Long-Term Strategies for ED w/ Ken Schafer

ResistingBeta: The Men's Health Podcast

Jun 27 2023 • 36 mins

In this episode of ResistingBeta: The Men’s Health Podcast, host Andrew Bontz interviews guest Ken Schafer, Introducing Ken Schafer, a Clinical Sexuality Coach and esteemed guest on ResistingBeta: The Men's Health Podcast. With his wealth of knowledge in health and fitness, particularly in exercise and nutrition, Ken expertly guides divorced men toward achieving improved general and sexual health. His invaluable expertise in clinical sexuality coaching makes him an indispensable resource for men striving to live their best lives after divorce.

Summary:

  • Andrew is hosting a podcast episode with Ken Schafer, a clinical sexuality coach who helps men with general and sexual health. They aim to discuss topics that men may feel ashamed or scared to talk about, creating a judgment-free zone for the listeners.
  • Ken highlights the hidden epidemic of erectile dysfunction (ED) and men's health issues, emphasizing the importance of seeking help. ED is defined as the inability to maintain an erection for penetration, and it can manifest in various ways.
  • Ken shares his personal journey of experiencing sudden erectile dysfunction (ED) at the age of 48. Dissatisfied with the medical system's approach, he emphasizes the need to address the underlying causes rather than merely treating the symptoms.
  • Both Andrew and Ken share their frustration with doctors relying on quick prescriptions rather than addressing the root causes. Andrew asks about Ken's next steps after the disappointing experience.
  • Ken initially accepted his doctors' advice and relied on medications like Viagra, but when they became less effective, he delved into research and sought a doctor who would treat him based on symptoms rather than statistical calculations.
  • Ken consulted various doctors, including an endocrinologist and a men's health clinic, but found more comprehensive help from a naturopath and Dr. Rachel Ross, who focused on addressing the underlying causes of his health issues rather than relying solely on medications.
  • Andrew and Ken discuss their struggles with erectile dysfunction and the importance of addressing the underlying physical and psychological causes for effective solutions.
  • After discovering alternative solutions, Ken faced challenges and sought help from doctors who guided him through the process. Taking control of their diet, exercise, and sleep, and reducing exposure to environmental toxins played a crucial role in his healing journey.
  • Ken explains the importance of nitric oxide in achieving and maintaining erections. Nitric oxide stimulates proteins that relax smooth muscles in the penis, while medications like Viagra inhibit proteins that break down the relaxing protein.
  • Vascular issues can contribute to erectile dysfunction. Maintaining healthy endothelial cells and addressing venous insufficiency are important for optimal blood flow to the penis. In severe cases, a penile prosthesis may be considered.
  • Addressing erectile dysfunction requires lifestyle changes, including healthy eating, exercise, and sleep. Low testosterone levels can also contribute to motivation issues.
  • Being a man means taking care of oneself, family, and community, constantly striving for improvement, and embracing personal growth.
  • For the next seven days, men can start a food log, become mindful of their diet, refrain from watching porn and excessive masturbation, and take a break from sexual encounters to allow their bodies and brains to reset.
  • Ken's expertise in men's sexual health is appreciated. He shares valuable information through social media, and a newsletter, and encourages engagement and support.
  • Andrew appreciates Ken's expertise and encourages listeners to follow Ken's content, including his TikTok workouts and informative blogs on men's sexual health.


Conclusion:

In this podcast episode, Andrew and Ken Schafer address the hidden epidemic of erectile dysfunction (ED) and men's health issues. They emphasize the importance of seeking help, addressing underlying causes, and making lifestyle changes for effective solutions. Follow Ken for valuable information and support.

7 days of homework:
Day 1: Food Log & Mindful Eating - Track your meals and focus on nutrient-rich foods for overall and sexual health
Day 2: Refrain from Porn & Excessive Masturbation - Take a break, explore alternative self-care activities.
Day 3: Break from Sexual Encounters - Reflect and rejuvenate.
Day 4: Research Nitric Oxide - Understand its role in erections and muscle relaxation.
Day 5: Explore Vascular Health - Learn about blood flow and ways to maintain healthy endothelial cells.
Day 6: Lifestyle Changes - Emphasize healthy habits, exercise, sleep, and address low testosterone levels.
Day 7: Embrace Personal Growth - Reflect on being a man, strive for improvement in all areas of life.

Follow :

https://www.healthysexualitywithken.com/

IG: @healthys3xualitywithken

TT: @healthys3xualitywithken

FB: @healthys3xualitywithkenllc

YT: @HealthySexualityWithKenLLC Twitter: @HSWKen


Quotes :

"Addressing the underlying causes is crucial."
"Lifestyle changes are key for healing."
"Reset your body and brain."
"Ken's expertise provides valuable support."

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