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Eating for Great Sex – From Date Night Nutrition to a Long Term Healthy Sex Life

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Did you know that the food you take greatly impacts your sexual health? That’s right, your diet whether good or bad impacts your sex life on either a short-term or long-term basis. It is important that you’re cautious about what foods you incorporate in your diet to have a better sexual outcome for both you and your partner. 

In this episode of the Live Your Personal Best podcast, I speak with Christine DeLozier, a licensed acupuncturist specializing in sexual health and author of the book Diet for Great Sex. She works with patients to develop dietary habits that support their sexual goals. Listen in to learn about the foods to eat to increase potassium levels in your blood system – and the long-term and short-term sexual health benefits potassium has.  

Key Takeaways:

  • The importance of looking into the root cause of health issues rather than just focusing solely on the symptoms. 
  • The relationship between physical sexual health and the food we intake. 
  • The difference between long-term and short-term sexual health and the foods that impact each. 
  • The types of foods that stiffen your blood vessels and why you should stay away from them for better sexual health. 
  • The functions of potassium in the blood system and the foods to incorporate to increase your potassium levels. 
  • The value of eating for better sex, for not just you but also your partner. 

Episode Timeline:

  • [2:25] Christine explains how she evolved from just a natural food lover to specializing in natural sexual health. 
  • [6:25] How eating better impacts male or female hormones and nerves and leads to better sex. 
  • [8:03] Christine’s date night food menu for great short-term sex health. 
  • [15:41] The types of foods you need to eat to increase potassium levels in your blood vessels. 


“So often we treat the branch instead of the root, and in doing so, we’re not really making people healthier, we’re just suppressing their symptoms.”– Christine [4:55]

“We used to take in about 10x as much potassium in our diet as sodium, and now with the heavily processed diets, we take in 10x as much sodium as potassium.”– Christine [15:46]

About the Guest, Christine DeLozier<br>
About the Guest, Christine DeLozier

Christine DeLozier is a licensed acupuncturist specializing in sexual health. Her book, Diet for Great Sex: Food for Male and Female Sexual Health has been featured in The Daily Mail, CBS, UK’s The Sun, Mel Magazine, The Toronto Sun, and she has offered expert commentary for The Huffington Post, Marie Claire and Good Housekeeping.

Christine studied Biology and Psychology at the University of Rochester, where she was in a program that trained students to become research scientists. She also holds a dual Master’s degree in Acupuncture and Traditional Chinese Medicine, and also a Master’s in Counseling. During her education, she studied Chinese dietary therapy, and earned a certification as a Holistic Nutritional Counselor.

Always rather obsessed with diet, nutrition, and natural health, Christine’s philosophy is rooted in an evidence-based understanding of the physiological effect of food on the body, while honoring the wisdom of traditional Chinese medicine. She treats every patient holistically, as an individual and wishes to use her unique skill set to help others in a kind, loving way.

About the Host, Emily Coffman
About the Host, Emily Coffman

Emily Coffman is the fastest growing advocate for athlete wellness in life after sport. She is a former NCAA Division I Athlete at the University of Oklahoma in rowing.

Now, she is the creator of the top 1% health and fitness podcast, Live Your Personal Best which has over quarter of a million downloads and best-selling author of Elite to Everyday Athlete.

Her research and focus on the health of athletes after they leave the field, has led her to become one of the leading experts for athletes to learn how to live a healthy life, enjoy working out, and find their new love of sport.