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The Hardness Factor (TM): How to Achieve Your Best Health and Sexual Fitness at Any Age Paperback – June 26, 2007
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Lamm (The Virility Solution, Thinner at Last), a practicing internist and expert on male sexual health, insists there is a direct link between the quality of a mans overall health and the quality of his erections. Just as physicians can measure a patients blood pressure and percentage of body fat, Lamm claims he can measure the strength of a mans erections (The Hardness Factor) using a new computerized device invented by a Spanish urologist. He is, therefore, not just interested in whether or not a guy can get hard during sex, but how hard. No wonder hes such a popular guest on womens talk shows like Oprah and The View. It is this ability to measure hardness that allows Lamm to argue it can be improved in six weeks. The program outlined in the book is heavily focused on diet and exercise with the use of a few key supplements (Pycnogenol, L-Arginine, omega-3 fatty acids, Niacin, Vitamins C and E, and Horny Goat Weed). While there is a place for prescription drugs like Viagra, Levitra, and Cialis, Lamm believes these should generally be reserved for those with more serious health problems limiting their ability to achieve erections, such as diabetes, heart disease, and the aftermath of prostate cancer surgery. Most men he treats dont need them. And one upside to this often-embarrassing issue is that by getting healthier in order to get harder, men can avoid the underlying illnesses that would require the use of such drugs in the future.--Patrick Jennings --This text refers to an out of print or unavailable edition of this title.
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Lamm's premise is that for men, good health and a hard erection are synonymous. Hardness (or rather, lack thereof) is not just an inevitable side effect of aging, internist Lamm claims—it's the result of poor lifestyle decisions and is linked to a number of afflictions, including obesity, high cholesterol, hypertension, depression and heart disease. The author, medical correspondent for ABC's The View and an early researcher of Viagra, points out that prescription medications aren't always the answer. He outlines a six-week program that focuses on diet, exercise and supplements such as Pycnogenol/L-Arginine, a combination of antioxidant and pine-bark extract that reduces the risk of chronic diseases and results in a "rock-hard erection." Lamm peppers his straightforward text with jokes and entertaining anecdotes from patients at his New York City practice. He estimates that 20 million men aged 40 to 70 suffer from erectile dysfunction. While many never seek treatment, perhaps they will pick up this important book, which is filled with several new insights and tips for maintaining sexual and general health. (June 1)
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Now you don't need to talk to anyone. Just read this book. Oh, it won't cure you from a simple reading of it, you do actually need to take some action and buy two supplements, which I've reviewed elsewhere and the names of which you can discover this book.
Steven Lamm lays out in a very readable form the results of many years of working with patients on this problem. He provides no-name case studies of individuals both before and after using his programme. Are they true? He says they are. I had no idea when I read the book but they certainly increased its readability. Now, having followed the programme, I would say they are definitely true.
He lays out a six week light exercise programme, with specific exercises and repetitions. All of this is linked back to the early part of the book in which he explains the underlying thinking and experience that led him to develop the protocols. He also lays out the reasons that the two supplement work, what they are and how to take them. None of this is difficult.
The book will, for most of you, completely change your understanding of how everything works for you down there and why it may not be working so well any more. It certainly clarified things for me and showed me the possibility of avoiding chemical crutches such as Cialis or Viagra, in favour of getting my body to work better naturally.
Buy it. Read it. Apply yourself to it. Based on my own experience I'd be surprised if, six weeks from now, you and your partner aren't on much better terms.
I'll summarize the whole book in one paragraph:
You have to do aerobic (walk a lot), strength, and stretch exercises. You have to watch your diet, stress level, and sleep level. You have to keep taking the following supplements: Pycnogenol, L-Arginine, Horny Goat Weed, Vitamin C&E, Red wine extract/grape seed extract, Fish Oil, and finally, Niacin if you have cholesterol problem. Also you may want try drugs that are supposed to cure ED* (see warning below). Basically, if you put an effort to keep yourself healthy, your body will keep supplying you standing power. That's it. Well in addition to several anecdotes, and jokes.
*Read the financial disclaimer on the about author page and you'll understand why he's pushing synthetic medications for ED. He got paid to do it, but honest enough to admit it to careful readers.
I didn't gain anything from this book because I'm well verse with health issues, but if you don't know anything about ED, then you'll improve your ED problem if you follow this book through for the 6 week period.