Here’s how these no sugar-no carb diets are killing men’s health and sexual function
This is the biggest lie men are told about sugar
Men are told that sugar is bad.
We are told that sugar will lead to belly fat, diabetes, heart disease, low T, and even erections problems.
But what if I told you that this is all false?
What if I proved to you that eating sugar is a GREAT thing… as long as you know how to burn it off properly…
You see, I’ve discovered that when men have a sugar-burning metabolism, they are healthier and live longer than other men…
They feel more energetic and have more sex than other men.
And these men are fit without dieting or working out.
They burn sugar for energy. And to do that, they have to eat sugar.
But it’s a huge advantage, eating sugar and burning sugar this way.
In fact, it has the potential to add decades to your life.
I know this may seem hard to believe, but I explain it all here in this short video…
And I’m going to show you how simple it is to kick start a sugar-burning metabolism again…
Proof that low carb diets ruin erections in men
Fibrosis is the accumulation of collagen (or fibrous material) in human tissues with stress and aging.
It is characterized by a state of rigidity and loss of function.
A way to conceptualize it is to think of scar.
After a skin injury, the healing process produces a usually visible mass of connective tissue.
The damage is ‘’repaired’’ but it’s not the same as before.
An ankle sprain which heals badly typically leads to fibrotic tissue around the ankle as opposed to supple and elastic muscles and tendons.
Fibrosis is basically a form of scar tissue.
With aging, we see it in arteries, in organs, in the scalp of balding men.
“Fibrosis is an outstanding feature of aging: Skin, joints, liver, kidneys, heart and blood vessels, even the brain, undergo fibrotic changes in association with disease, injury, and aging.” – Ray Peat (2001)
Fibrosis is produced essentially by inadequate energy in the tissues, which causes a local edema and inflammation, which if maintained chronically leads to fibrosis of the tissue.
What fibrosis does in essence is ‘’choking out’’ or replacing functional tissues with a mass of fibrotic tissue which is not metabolically active.
Although the process of fibrosis is not fully understood, it appears to be a sort of defensive reaction to chronic stress, where the organism sacrifices function for survival.
This leads us to the famous ketogenic diets.
Since the early 2010s, they’ve become very popular.
For a while, scientists even hopped onto the bandwagon, but recently it is becoming clear that ketogenic diets are completely unphysiological.
A very recent study by Xu et al. (2021) has shown that prolonged ketogenic dieting can interfere with cellular processes (mitochondrial function) and cause cardiac fibrosis.
This is a very grave finding, but shouldn’t be surprising.
Ketogenic diets have long been known to suppress metabolism, leaving people cold and in low energy states.
The lack of carbohydrates/sugars, leads to a deficiency of glucose which itself triggers the progression of fibrosis:
“Inflammation produces fibrosis, because stress, hypoxia, and inadequate supply of glucose stimulate the fibroblasts to produce increased amounts of collagen. In lungs, kidneys, liver, and other tissues, glycine protects against fibrosis, the opposite of what the traditional view would suggest.” – Ray Peat (2009)
The most common example of tissue fibrosis is atherosclerosis and this should be sufficiently alarming to get most people to stop promoting ketogenic diets.
Human tissues need glucose, and depriving ourselves of dietary carbohydrates and sugars will only increase the rate of gluconeogenesis (e.g., the breakdown of functional tissues to synthesize glucose endogenously).
This is not a good outcome, and overtime lowers the metabolism and energy and leaves us much more susceptible to stress which probably explains this finding by Xu et al. (2021).
Ketogenic diets are a very narrow understanding of human physiology, and are not conducive to optimal health.
If you want to avoid the risks associated with fibrosis, simply avoid ketosis and eat enough sugars/carbohydrates to meet your energy needs.
—-Important Message for Men With Poor Rockiness—-
Is penile fibrosis causing your erections problems?
Scar tissue can build up in the penis too.
It’s called penile fibrosis and it really hurts blood flow down there.
Some men have some much fibrosis in their members that their penis actually starts to bend or form a lump.
This is actually more common than you think.
And fortunately, it’s reversible.
I’ve discovered a simple toothbrush technique that can remove penile fibrosis at home in just a few minutes a day.
Xu S, Tao H, Cao W, et al. Ketogenic diets inhibit mitochondrial biogenesis and induce cardiac fibrosis. Signal Transduct Target Ther. 2021;6(1):54. Published 2021 Feb 9. doi:10.1038/s41392-020-00411-4
Ray Peat (2001) - Fibrosis: Estrogen, stiffness, excitotoxicity, aging--a problem more general than ‘’collagen disease’. Ray Peat’s Newsletter. Eugene, OR
Ray Peat (2009). Gelatin, stress, longevity.