In this episode with Naked Talk with Jess, we are chatting with Dr Chase Banks, the owner of Finish First Injury Prevention in The Woodlands, Texas.
Dr Banks discusses how improving your lifestyle can help improve your sexual drive and sexual performance and gives us great insight on how to naturally boost your sex drive.
Referenced previous episodes can be found here:
Men's Sexual Wellness with Dr Chase Banks from Finish First Injury Prevention
Men’s Wellness with Dr Banks - Testosterone
Men’s Wellness with Dr Banks - The importance of sleep
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Hey, y'all welcome back to naked. Talk with Jess. We are in another episode of our men's health and sexual wellness series with Dr. Chase banks. If you haven't already, I suggest starting with our first episode, you'll see on there, where we get to meet Dr. Chase banks, and we really break down a lot of things affecting our men. Health and wellness right now. And we also have a testosterone series it's great and asleep, but now we're going to dig into the fun part and maybe why you are listening or you're listening for someone you love. We're going to talk about sex. So you know what naked talk with Jess? I'm a really big advocate for sexual wellness and just talking about the things we're struggling with, but not talking about. And Dr. Banks is. Very much an an advocate for his clients. And he's all about getting to the root cause versus just. Addressing the symptoms. So welcome back to the podcast. You're welcome. So, all right, well, let's just dig right into it. Let's talk about sex. What are some of the things that you're really seeing your clients? Male specifically, but of course, as we know, it affects the females right? In their relationship. What do you see in your clients come to you for as far as what, what they're struggling. With the most or any symptoms,Dr Banks:
Obviously with men, again, it comes down to probably just the way that the men, the men are designed, but it's their inability to really communicate to their spouse. What's going on. Yeah, it is. It's it's it's women, women obviously have a lot more, just the way that they're designed neurologically their ability to attack. And really understand emotion and be able to express that emotion is much more different than men are designed. And men are more tactile, they touch and they can feel things. And that's why when you watch a toddler girl or a toddler boy, that toddler girl may have an outburst a little bit more and kick and scream, and you may see a little boy actually push on some things or grab things or climb things. And it just goes all the way through until adulthood. And so that communication barrier, I think, is the biggest breakdown. Is to basically talk about those things and be open and honest with each other. And then that makes it a lot easier than when you get to a treatment of it or a lifestyle change. The actual spouse knows why, and because if you're not working on those things to make your sex life. Better your connectivity to your partner is there's not much anything else that's going to make it any better.Jess:
Yeah. And I think we might've touched on this in your first episode when you were on here, but it's one of those things that when sex is good, it's great. But when it's not, it can show up in all different areas of our relationship. And there's just something that, that sexual act you know, in, in your relationship and that intimacy, nothing else can really replace that. So it, you know, we kind of joke about it or cause it's, he, you know, it's kind of something we're not meant to talk about, but it really is a serious issue and is so important for that healthy relationship.Dr Banks:
Yeah. The stress levels that, you know, especially, I would say the, my average patient is pretty much between the ages of 25 and probably 60, maybe 55. And so it's a, it's a stage in life where there's a lot of just grinding it out from a standpoint of work and, you know, the kids bringing them up and things like that. So the stress levels that people are under at those ages I just don't think the human body is designed to heal. Yeah. And we've just, the world has gotten to a point of course, where it is now that you either get along or do you get left behind? And unfortunately, some things that get left behind are sex, obviously, because if you're stressed to the max, you're not sleeping that well, you're definitely not eating that well to accommodate because you're wanting. Stay away from the fight or flight, and you want to basically rest and digest and completely just chill out. When you eat, typically eat things that you shouldn't eat and we'll call them comfort foods. But wow, well, they call it comfortJess:
foods when they're comfortable at the time. And it ain't so comfortable, you know, once they start digesting, IDr Banks:
don't get it. It, it, it, so all of that, it's a run around that gets that point starts to really diminish the neurotransmitter's needed to improve. Or an erection to improve ejaculation. And if those one aren't very, you know, pleasurable for either party then that's where sometimes you're going to have a communication breakdown because then whether or not somebody might think it's there, are they talking to a coworker or is it somebody online or what are they doing now? It could be just that they're maxed out stress wise. And if you don't talk about those things yeah. Let's get your lifestyle a little bit more favorable so you can feel about it. Then that's where it's just opening up the conversation about it. Because I have some men that like, they won't bring it up for probably two or three different opinions that that's actually going on at home and, and they want to kind of dig into, and of course I do a lot of blood work at my office. I do a lot of testing. And so I typically will ask those questions when I get levels back, especially testosterone level. Very low or what I will see is that because of their lifestyle, their liver function isn't the best because of alcohol or certain foods, or they have just a fatty liver or whatever it might be. Then they end up secreting a lot more, what we call sex binding proteins. And what that does is it will prevent the actual testosterone from being bioavailable and free to being used. Okay. And so you have all that going on and they don't realize that they're not able to basically change that and they don't need to go on either a supplement or they don't need to basically go to hormone replacement there, but they need to clean their liver up first. And so we'll talk about that and sure enough, if we start getting that inflammation down, then we start to see things improve a little bit more and then their testosterone is two or three times more effective that they're actually producing.Jess:
Yeah. And that's what we talked about in one of our other episodes in this series is that. We're not saying there's not a time and place for those things, but what can you do first? What can you do? That's free. What can you do? That's a lifestyle change to really let your healthcare provider a functional doctor. What have you get a good picture of that? So I'm glad that you said that because. So often we're just trained to just give me a quick fix, give me a pill, give me something. And I think as we become more and more a health advocate, our own health advocate and make those changes, we will be able to do that first and maybe not jump to that so quickly. I think something too that I've seen when I used to do one-on-one health coaching. Was that just like you said, I'd see a client and then at the very end, they'd say, Hey, well, you know, there's this little issue going on, but it is, it's just something that we're, we don't talk about. So that's why I'm passionate about, let's talk about it. You know, it it's part of life. Let's talk about it. Yeah. In a healthy way. I mean, you can go back and listen to that first episode where we met Dr. Banks and we even touch on things like porn and, and different things and how that affects. So make sure you listen to that. So what, what is something that you see to that your clients are like, okay, I know you said in the, in the lab work, for sure you see it in the liver and different things. What are some lifestyle choices that someone listening might be doing that they don't even realize as affecting their sex life?Dr Banks:
Well, obviously their nutrition. I think I touched on that, especially in episode one. Their mental health. I think that is a big one. And I see way more men than now, than I used to that are on antidepressants or anything. So Alytics, and you know, sometimes using alcohol for a lot of that, as far as a, a calming agent into the day, all of those things really impair overall the drought. For sex and if they're not working out and they're, they're again, struggling with some of those things with mental health, and again, men don't really talk that much. So they're not reaching out to their spouse to talk about their mental health. They need to actually talk to a professional. And I see a whole lot more of that. And in our community, and especially in the Woodlands, there is a ton of it because of just the expectation too. Achieve and be successful and all of that, I think it's, it's very overwhelming for the vast majority of men that are out there. And because of those medications, they really impair obviously we see a lot more erectile dysfunction yeah.Jess:
And younger and younger as well. I'm sure. And I've talked to both men, but also women maybe there. Has been in their twenties, you know, and, and they're struggling with this, so it's nothing to be ashamed of, but it is something that, you know, you need to, you need to address and start. If you don't have someone like Dr. Banks said, get with a professional and start that, what is something real quick before we wrap up that you would say, okay, someone comes to you, they they've done the testing. They're working with you for someone who maybe is not someone that works out all the time. What are some. So a few quick and easy things that you could say, Hey, listen, instead of doing this, do this, or work this into your day for that person, who's not really fit and has used to fitting that fitness intoDr Banks:
their life. Well, I mean, unfortunately I do strive to try to get people to they're seeing like a low drive they're saying. Low performance, especially when it comes to erectile dysfunction, we try to do whatever we can, we can do from a natural standpoint to improve the vasodilation effect of the actual arterial wall, because it's just face it. That's what creates the powers and erection. And so if you're, there's some definitely things that you can take when it comes to like centrally Malai like six milligrams or six grams of centrally. There's some things that you can take to boost nitric oxide on additional to that. I try to stay away from Argentine cause Argentine can kind of like flare up herpes sometimes. So if everybody's got herpes in their bodies, if you didn't know that, by the way, sorry to break it to y'all. So if you're listening, you've got herpes. So just some form of it. The point is, is that you know, there's a lot of, of amino acids that we use in a day to day, just supplementation to improve it. I really don't. See a huge benefit to using some of the actual herbs that out there that are marketed that well. Yeah, but I will say there's some mushrooms, adaptogenic mushrooms that really help. So things like Rishi mushroom cortisol. A lion's mane, Shibari. A lot of them, those different mushrooms really improve the overall neuro-transmitters basically getting the mental approach to basically feeling and thinking a certain way. And that's why they call them adaptogens because of whether you're low on certain things, when it comes to either neuro-transmitters. Or hormones the body, or whether you're high, it helps to balance and create more homeostasis. That's what adaptogenic means. But on top of that, I'm really just trying to get blood flowing and get moving walking. If you can't walk and we cycle, we can't cycle, guess what we're getting in the pool, we're doing something to get blood flow to the extremities because let's face it. Your penis is an extremity. So you need to get blood flow as much as you can to these areas and train those areas because the artery is a muscle. It has layers of tissue that are responding to basal dilation and constriction and in dilation, no different than your muscles do when you lift weights. So by doing, and training those things and trying to get the blood flow is very important. Obviously resistance training is the most beneficial. It creates the most amount of. Pliability generating hormones than any other physical fitness does. And so we really try to push that along as much as possible. And it doesn't mean you got to go to the gym and bang out a bunch of heavy weights or anything like that. It can be easy, simple stuff. Bells, kettle, bells, bands, you know, anything. That's just like, sorry,Jess:
your body weight thing. Right. You know, anything you just want to like Dr. Bank's saying, get your body moving, get the blood flowing, and then make that part of your routine. Well, thank you so much Dr. Banks. And we'll be touching on something again here in our next podcast episode. If you haven't already start with the first episode with Dr. Banks and then listen to those, and if you're listening and you say, Hey, that's me or you have other questions, how can they reach out to you to get more information?Dr Banks:
So you can go on to WW dot, finish one.net and that's finished the numeral one.net or call our office line (832) 813-8451. And Melanie can get you any information as far as the services that we provide and the length of time and any, anything that we need to do.Jess:
All right. Thank you so much. And I will talk to y'all in the next episode. Thank you.