Foods to Enhance Sexual Health

From the Show: Naturally Savvy
Summary: Problems like erectile dysfunction, fatigue, stress, boredom, depression, disconnection, or a partner’s low libido turn sex into an ordeal, not a pleasure.
Air Date: 1/16/18
Duration: 25:19
Host: Andrea Donsky, RHN and Lisa Davis, MPH
Guest Bio: Erin Macdonald, RDN
Erin-MacdonaldErin Macdonald, RDN, has been a Registered Dietitian Nutritionist for 23 years. She is the co-founder of U Rock Girl!, a health and wellness website for women, providing information, recipes, products, and services to nourish the mind, body, and spirit.

Erin is the co-author of No Excuses! 50 Healthy Ways to ROCK Breakfast! This is the first published cookbook for U Rock Girl, featuring nutritious and delicious breakfast recipes that will prevent the excuse, "I can't eat breakfast because..."

She has been in private practice (Complete Wellness, NOW!) for 15 years, specializing in Adult and Pediatric Weight Management, Sports, Cardiovascular, Wellness, Gut Health, Food Sensitivities, and recipe development.

Erin sits on the Health Advisory Board of Clean Eating Magazine and co-writes a regular column, called “Ask the Dietitians.” In addition she writes for Oxygen Magazine and ACE Fitness. She has also been quoted in numerous magazines and online articles.

Erin has appeared on radio, television, and DVDs discussing various hot topics regarding nutrition, weight, and wellness. She has presented many lectures focusing on weight management, heart-healthy cooking, sports nutrition, blood sugar health, and pediatric nutrition, and writes a blog on health, nutrition, fitness, wellness, and motivation on www.URockGirl.com.

Passionate about cooking and recipe development, Erin teaches monthly cooking classes featuring original clean eating recipes. Cooking class information available at www.ErinMacdonaldRD.com.

Currently, Erin is a founding member of the Weight Management Dietetic Practice Group, as well as a member of the Academy for Nutrition and Dietetics (AND), Sports, Cardiovascular and Wellness Nutrition (SCAN), Dietitians in Integrative and Functional Medicine (DIFM), and Nutrition Entrepreneurs (NE). She has extensive experience in wellness coaching, fitness training, and cooking.

Erin completed her post-baccalaureate in nutrition sciences from California State University, Los Angeles, and received a BA in psychology from UCLA.

Away from work, this native Los Angelino enjoys spending time with her husband and four sons, running, hiking, boxing, teaching cooking classes, and having fun.
Foods to Enhance Sexual Health
Problems like erectile dysfunction, fatigue, stress, boredom, depression, disconnection, or a partner’s low libido turn sex into an ordeal, not a pleasure.

As a result, these couples wind up frustrated and unfulfilled. Millions of them have sex only once or twice a month, while millions more don’t engage in sex at all.

In her new book, Clean Eating, Dirty Sex: Sensual Superfoods and Aphrodisiac Practices for Ultimate Sexual Health and Connection, host Lisa Davis -- with the help of dozens of the world’s biggest names in health and sexuality -- explains the art and science of why we’re the most sexually aware society in history, yet somehow the most sexually dissatisfied.

Lisa is joined by Erin MacDonald, RDN, to share information on foods to enhance sexual health for men and women, what key nutrients are important, and recipes that incorporate sex-enhancing foods along with preparation instructions to preserve key nutrients for sexual health.