#002: Understanding Libido

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Intro 00:03

Welcome to the Health Babes podcast with Drs. Becky Campbell and Krystal Hohn, where we talk everything health.

Dr. Krystal Hohn  00:14

I feel like we need to be playing Marvin Gaye in the background, Beck, like, “Let’s get it on.”

Dr. Becky Campbell  00:20

I think so—for this episode. So, I was going to say I had a dream last night, but I actually had a nightmare that I couldn’t find matcha anywhere!

Dr. Krystal Hohn  00:34

[laughs] If anybody knows Beck, she is a matcha queen.

Dr. Becky Campbell  00:39

Yes, I am. And I was dreaming that this lady had the last of it, but it was in leaves. You had to pull open the leaves and shake out the matcha, and I was doing it. It was pure desperation!

Dr. Krystal Hohn  00:52

That is so funny.

Dr. Becky Campbell  00:54

When I woke up, I was really glad it wasn’t true.

Dr. Krystal Hohn  00:59

Thank God! We need our matcha; please give us matcha at least, right?

Dr. Becky Campbell  01:03

Yes, definitely. And for those histamine listeners, green tea can definitely bring down the enzyme that breaks down histamine. But the whole point of what we do is to get you to be able to do things that you couldn’t do when you were really sick. So, I can drink matcha just fine now.

Dr. Krystal Hohn  01:23

Having balance in life—that’s the goal, right?

Dr. Becky Campbell  01:26

Yes. All right. Well, this episode is on libido, which is such a hot topic. I’ve dabbled in TikTok, the reels, and all that stuff.

Dr. Krystal Hohn  01:38

That was my favorite; that was so good.

Dr. Becky Campbell  01:40

Everyone loves the libido one! Literally! I think it’s one of the biggest things that people want to know about—libido. I think, and I’m just generalizing, that for most of the population, it’s an issue with women not having libido. But some men struggle with that too. So we really wanted to cover this topic. We want you guys to understand that we are willing to talk about anything on this show—anything you guys want to know about.

Dr. Krystal Hohn  02:14

And sex can be an uncomfortable topic for people, you know? Especially if they have had past trauma in their lives. There are so many things that can contribute to a lack of libido, right? So, we’re going to touch on all of that.

Dr. Becky Campbell  02:27

Yes. Dr. Hohn is a doctor of natural medicine. She’s amazing! Besides being my partner in crime, she is awesome with hormones. So I’m letting her kind of take over this episode today. I’m going to ask a few questions, and then we’ll answer some listeners’ questions at the end.

Dr. Krystal Hohn  02:47

Yes. I just want people to sit back, relax, and take in all the information. You know, we can get so bombarded with the pressure to compare, right?—comparing someone’s sex drive to somebody else’s sex drive. And we’re all unique individuals, especially with the imbalances that we’re all going through, whether we’re dealing with other hormonal imbalances or stress in our lives. So, just sit back and relax, and I’m really excited about this episode.

Dr. Becky Campbell  03:19

And if you have your worksheet downloaded, make sure you have that out and are filling it out because you’re going to want to know some of this information.

Dr. Krystal Hohn  03:26

Right. Right.

Dr. Becky Campbell  03:28

We’re functional medicine doctors, so we look at everything to [determine]: What is the driving factor of any issue that you have? So why don’t you talk about: What do we look at in functional medicine when it comes to libido?

Dr. Krystal Hohn  03:47

Yes, absolutely. It’s not just one thing, right? Everybody is so different depending on what they’re going through. And you could have many contributing factors, depending on what your body is going through. One test that we love and practice is the DUTCH test. We absolutely love this test because it tests for so many things. But it’s not just a spot hormone check; it’s showing us how we’re breaking down our hormones in the body, which is so important.

Dr. Krystal Hohn  04:21

The big sex hormone that we often think about with libido is testosterone. [When] looking at testosterone, we often see lower levels in women and in men, especially as we age. And there are other driving factors that can contribute to lower testosterone. But not only that, in our men, we’re also looking at estrogen—estrogen and testosterone ratios. So many things can contribute to testosterone being converted to estrogen in men—so, aromatization. Insulin resistance, stress, drinking too much alcohol—things like that can really increase that in men and really lower libido. The same with women. With women with estrogen dominance, even lower estrogen. Low estrogen in men. Low estrogen men—it can actually give them the same symptoms as low testosterone. So, you want to make sure you’re looking at all of that. Also, DHEA, right?

Dr. Becky Campbell  05:20

What is DHEA? Do you want to explain that?

Dr. Krystal Hohn  05:22

Yes. DHEA is really, really, really important. It’s a precursor, actually, to testosterone and estrogen in the body. There are things you can really do to increase that; it decreases as we age. It’s really important for brain health. It’s really important for libido. You can supplement with DHEA, but you want to make sure that you’re keeping track of your levels and working with a doctor. Looking at DHEA [is important].

Dr. Krystal Hohn  05:48

You also want to look at cortisol levels—[which is a] stress hormone—making sure your cortisol isn’t too high or too low. Oftentimes in practice, we’re looking at that diurnal rhythm, right, Beck?—making sure that we’re producing enough cortisol that morning. That cortisol awakening response is really, really important for so many health aspects—for thyroid health, for stress response, for sleep, and for melatonin levels. So [it’s about] making sure you’re producing cortisol at the right times of the day. Sometimes we have this flip-flop diurnal rhythm, and it can really affect other sex hormones in the body. You really need to focus on that.

Dr. Krystal Hohn  06:32

Other things that really don’t get talked about with libido are important neurotransmitters like serotonin, dopamine, norepinephrine, and epinephrine. Oftentimes, you’ll hear that epinephrine is the killer of erections for men—so, stress. When you’re dealing with a lot of stress, it’s going to affect your libido. There are so many things that contribute to stress in our lives, whether we have kids, jobs that are really stressful, or so many [other] things. You definitely want to take all of that into consideration.

Dr. Krystal Hohn  07:06

Another thing, too, [for] women and men who are on antidepressants—these antidepressant medications can really increase serotonin [levels] too high—they often feel numb. They feel numb inside. We often see that when it comes to serotonin levels. So with the DUTCH test, it really just breaks down everything. We’re looking at drivers. We’re looking to see: What is contributing to the lack of libido?—because so many things can be contributing.

Dr. Becky Campbell  07:38

DHEA and cortisol are antagonistic of each other. That’s a fine balance. That’s why I never advise anyone to just take DHEA without knowing what their cortisol looks like. Also, it drives estrogen and testosterone. DHEA is an adrenal hormone produced in the adrenal gland. So if you just take DHEA, let’s say you’re estrogen-dominant and your testosterone is low, you’re going to drive up that estrogen too. That’s why the DUTCH test is so good because it breaks down what your estrogen is and how it is metabolizing through the body. What pathways is it using? Is it using a safe pathway? Is it using a dangerous pathway? If it’s using a dangerous pathway, we don’t want to add DHEA and make it higher. And then, what does testosterone look like [inaudible] hormones?

Dr. Krystal Hohn  08:33

Yes, there are so many things. Are you dealing with PCOS [and] higher androgens that can contribute to that? But then, sex hormones are just a piece of the puzzle too. We do a lot of gut testing in our practice. We could get into so much with the gut, but I’ll just use estrogen as an example. We often see high estrogen [levels] in practice. When you’re dealing with a lot of gut imbalances, whether you’re dealing with gut infections, which can contribute to a lot of inflammation in the gut… But I’ll just use estrogen. So, when you make an estrogen, you also need to get rid of it. We get rid of estrogen. We process it through three phases of estrogen metabolism, and that third phase happens in the gut and in the urine. So you want to make sure that you’re urinating, drinking lots of water, and going to the bathroom regularly. But often, these gut infections—like SIBO, H. pylori, and parasites—[and] these different things can really inhibit and cause us to reabsorb a lot of these estrogens in the body. So that’s just an example of why the gut is so important when you’re working on hormones, especially for libido.

Dr. Becky Campbell  09:49

Yes, we’ll get into the gut plenty.

Dr. Krystal Hohn  09:51

Yes, it’s so complex.

Dr. Becky Campbell  09:54

Yes, it is. And I think I’m just going to kind of cover this one because this is something that we talk about with patients all the time: There’s also an emotional aspect to libido. I feel that many women come to us and say: “My poor husband; I have no libido.” I kind of want you to give yourself a break because, yes, it has to do with underlying causes like hormone imbalances and all of that, but it’s also very mental. If you are extremely busy—you have kids or you don’t, but you’re busy with whatever—and you’re exhausted at night, the last thing you want to do is have sex. [That’s usually the case] for women. Women are much more emotionally stimulated for sex, and men are more physically, I think, stimulated for sex. It’s just a little bit different, so we kind of have to have that emotional connection or emotional feeling to get into it.

Dr. Becky Campbell  11:02

I definitely have a very active sex life with my partner, but it’s not because I’m walking around wanting to have sex all the time. It’s because I want to connect with him, number one and two, even if I’m not in the mood, technically, once I get going, then it turns it on, kind of. We’re just different. We’re not thinking about it when we’re cooking dinner. But, again, sometimes it will come to you more once you’re in the action or in the moment. [inaudible]

Dr. Krystal Hohn  11:38

And I’ll touch a little more on that too. We all have ways in which we receive and give love. So making sure you’re in good communication with your partner and your spouse—there’s so much that goes into it. The way that you receive love may not be the way that your partner receives it, so you have to make sure you’re in communication with your partner. Tell them what you like. You’ve got to experiment a little, honey!

Dr. Becky Campbell  12:09

You’ve got to tell them, because they don’t know. It’s not that they don’t know; it’s that everyone’s different. Someone might have loved this; you might hate that.

Dr. Krystal Hohn  12:20

Hate that, yes!

Dr. Becky Campbell  12:21

The same with them. “I want to know what you like. I’ll do what you like; just tell me!”

Dr. Krystal Hohn  12:26

Exactly, just talk to me!

Dr. Becky Campbell  12:28

[inaudible] don’t like.

Dr. Krystal Hohn  12:29

Right. And then you can even go further: So many women and men, though, have body image issues and insecurity. Even in the past—I have a great relationship; I love my husband, and we communicate great—I have felt that, going through my adolescent years [and even in my] early twenties. You’re insecure about your body: “Okay, well, how does my boob look in this position?” It’s the reality; we all think about that, right? So getting comfortable with your body, coming into your own, and communicating that with your spouse can really affect orgasms.

Dr. Becky Campbell  13:11

Women—we’re kind of hard on ourselves. Krystal and I tell each other way too much, and just in general, I kind of do that anyway. But after you have kids, you can have the flattest stomach in the world, but not when you bend over.

Dr. Krystal Hohn  13:26

Honey! You have a little bit of flopper, flopper, you know?

Dr. Becky Campbell  13:29

With extra skin, it’s not like it used to [be]. So you can be in your head thinking, “Oh my gosh, he’s seeing this.” They don’t care. They don’t care, I’m telling you. I have an extremely attractive partner who has a perfect body, and I have thought to myself, “Oh, he probably noticed this,” but he doesn’t care. He doesn’t notice it.

Dr. Krystal Hohn  13:53

No, not a darn lick. I know. My husband and his eight-pack, and I’m like, “Just born that way,” right?

Dr. Becky Campbell  13:59

It’s like they don’t even try. But if you are with someone who does call you out on that, that’s definitely the wrong person to be with.

Dr. Krystal Hohn  14:11

Absolutely.

Dr. Becky Campbell  14:12

I work out, and I eat for health. And what my body looks like kind of goes along with that.

Dr. Krystal Hohn  14:19

Exactly.

Dr. Becky Campbell  14:19

My desire is not necessarily to be perfect looking. You have to love yourself for how you are. But I don’t think that means that you should just put a bunch of crap in your body and have no movement, because that’s not healthy for you.

Dr. Krystal Hohn  14:42

No.

Dr. Becky Campbell  14:43

I think that line is getting a little bit blurred there, when people are talking about loving your body. I think loving your body is actually treating it well.

Dr. Krystal Hohn  14:54

Yes, exactly.

Dr. Becky Campbell  14:55

So, if you’re treating your body well and you look how you look, that’s how you look, and you really should just accept it and love it that way. And you should be with someone who feels the same way. But yes, it can definitely play a big role. So, if you aren’t with someone who’s supportive in that way, that’s number one: Get rid of that person because you won’t want to have sex if you feel insecure.

Dr. Krystal Hohn  15:21

Absolutely. There’s so much more that goes into libido, too. [There are] women and men who’ve experienced past trauma, [such as] sexual abuse, rape, and things like that. Learning that that does play a toll on your libido and your sex life in the future, it’s okay to seek help for that. It’s okay to go for counseling, and it’s okay to talk about those things. Nothing is wrong with you; this is normal. Processing that, going through that, and getting support for that is what you need to do, and that’s okay, right?

Dr. Becky Campbell  15:56

Yes, that’s actually a great thing to do. We work with patients. If we see someone who needs emotional support that we aren’t really trained in, we will say to them: “I will only work with you if you also work with someone on the emotional aspect because if you are missing part of your recovery”—and that’s, let’s say, in counseling—”I can’t help you by giving you DHEA.” [inaudible].

Dr. Krystal Hohn  16:27

Yes. So much goes into play with it. And my libido may not match someone else’s libido, so you can’t compare either. If you and your partner have an agreement saying, “This is what is good for us,” don’t compare yourself to someone who’s having sex every day. There’s nothing wrong with you!

Dr. Becky Campbell  16:53

How often do you and Chris have sex?

Dr. Krystal Hohn  16:55

Well, okay, so I’m going to be real here, y’all. I’m being real and vulnerable here, okay? Joining your practice, on top of my practice, [and] on top of the podcast, the stress has been a little bit higher. So, right now, one or two a week. One or two times a week. But sometimes it’s not every week. I’m just going to be real. When my stress levels are high, the oven’s closed, if you know what I mean. And when you have kids, I mean, you don’t want to plan—you want to be spontaneous a little—but sometimes you’ve just got to be like, “Hey, tonight?” [winks her eye]

Dr. Becky Campbell  17:38

“Eight o’clock. I have it in my schedule; we will be having sex.” Yes.

Dr. Krystal Hohn  17:43

Yes. How about you and Dyl?

Dr. Becky Campbell  17:46

Probably every day.

Dr. Krystal Hohn  17:47

Ooh! Hot dog!

Dr. Becky Campbell  17:51

But we’ve only been together for a year. I have a high sex drive; I do. [inaudible].

Dr. Krystal Hohn  18:01

You get after it, tiger, okay, because it’s work.

Dr. Becky Campbell  18:04

It is work, but I’m happy. But listen, I’ve gone through times where it’s been with—

Dr. Krystal Hohn  18:12

No, it’s depending on the person.

Dr. Becky Campbell  18:13

It depends on who you’re with and how you feel about them, how you feel about yourself at the time, and then all the other things going on inside your body. Right now, I’m in a great place, I feel good, and I’m happy in my relationship. So yes, it’s very active. But it’s not always like that.

Dr. Krystal Hohn  18:32

And this is another thing too: How many times have we had patients, Becky, say to us: “Gosh, my sex drive is so low throughout my normal schedule. But then I go on vacation, and I don’t have my kids with me. I’m away with my spouse, and we’re, like, having sex all the time.” So that’s something to think about, to make those connections, and not to be so hard on yourself. Stress plays a huge role in that; it really does.

Dr. Becky Campbell  19:00

It’s huge—in everything! In everything. We take on a lot. And being really tired at the end of the day, it’s the last thing you want to do. I don’t even want to brush my teeth and wash my makeup off sometimes; I’m not a nighttime sex person. I’m in bed [and in] sleep mode at that time. So you have to figure out what works for you guys. But that’s the emotional connection, and it’s not all about that. So there definitely is biochemistry involved. And it’s all of it. So do you want to talk about some easy things that people can do to help boost their libido?

Dr. Krystal Hohn  19:44

Yes. Whenever we’re working with patients and diving into testing, there are so many things that can contribute to it, like we said—even low thyroid or nutrient deficiencies that are important for hormones and sex hormones. Simple things that you can take away today and do: You have to make sure you make sleep a priority. You have to, right? [It’s about] focusing on seven to nine hours of sleep, making sure that you have a good bedtime routine, making sure you’re limiting your blue light at night, [and] making sure you’re exposing yourself to as much natural light as you can during the day. This is really, really important. It’s really important for sex hormones. It’s really important for blood sugar. You need to make that a priority, right?

Dr. Becky Campbell  20:33

For sure.

Dr. Krystal Hohn  20:34

Some other things: Foods. This is one thing that we’ve learned in practice: Not one diet is perfect for everybody, whether they’re low histamine, reacting to FODMAP [foods], or are paleo autoimmune. The rule of thumb is to eat nutrient-dense foods. Eat nutrient-dense foods. Stay away from inflammatory foods [such as] lots of sugar, low-quality dairy, processed grains, industrial seed oils, and these types of things. Just focus on nutrition: Lots of plants, lots of color, nutrient-dense grass-fed meats, and good fats—you want to get that into your diet. It’s really, really important. The other thing, too, is moving your body. Especially as we get older, what’s really good for insulin resistance and balancing your blood sugars is getting in some weight resistance. This is different for everybody depending on what’s going on in your body, like histamine intolerance. You’ve got to be careful with the types of workouts you’re doing. Can you attest to that?

Dr. Becky Campbell  21:43

Yes, because you get exercise intolerance a lot of the time, whether it’s because your adrenals are kind of burned out or [because] you have histamine intolerance. When you’re exercising, you’re releasing a lot of histamine, and some people can’t do the same exercise they used to do. So you have to really listen to your body when it comes to exercise. Your body is going to tell you what it likes. If you feel good after an exercise, that’s what you should be doing. If you feel like you can barely wash your car after a CrossFit class, it’s definitely not the right thing for you. So you have to really listen to what your body likes.

Dr. Krystal Hohn  22:19

Yes, and the same goes, too: If you’re really stressed out and your cortisol is through the roof, don’t be doing a lot of HIIT exercises or taxing exercises. That’s just going to deplete your hormones further or cause more issues. The same with thyroid health, right? You have to be careful with your workouts, depending on what your body is doing. You need to listen to your body. You may notice that when you have a really good week, your stress is really good, your energy is good, [and] you may be able to incorporate more. So, you do have to listen to your body with that.

Dr. Krystal Hohn  22:51

Another thing—this is important—is having fun, filling your cup, [and] doing things that you enjoy. I know that this affects me personally when I don’t have a lot of balance with that—the kids, work, and not having a lot of fun, [a] social life. You cannot give from an empty cup, and that’s the truth.

Dr. Becky Campbell  23:14

It’s so true, yes. And you know me—I take on a thousand things at once.

Dr. Krystal Hohn  23:21

You guys, Beck here, writing a million books, doing more interviews, the podcast, running a practice—bless my girl! Love you.

Dr. Becky Campbell  23:32

You know what I do? I find time for fun too. So this weekend, I’ll be with my friends all weekend and doing nothing. I mean, even if we watch a movie together, it replaces the parts of me that get really stressed. So, you have to have fun. Say yes to things that you want to do, and say no to things you don’t want to do.

Dr. Krystal Hohn  23:54

One hundred percent, yes. How many times do we say yes to things we don’t want to do to please others? And it ultimately affects our health. So yes, [it’s about] having fun. That’s different for everybody, whether you’re just taking time to read, decompressing by watching a show, spending time with loved ones, or whatever that is to you. You just have to make it a priority to fill your cup, or you’re not going to be able to give to others, especially your partner. When you’re just spent, you’re like: [crossing index fingers, making the sign of an X].

Dr. Becky Campbell  24:23

And you and your partner have to find things to do together. If you guys are just in this routine where you become business partners—basically, where it’s like, “Okay, I’ll get the kids today, you get them tomorrow,” or “We’ll have dinner at this time”—that’s not good. You have to find time to date and do that kind of stuff too. So it all comes into play.

Dr. Krystal Hohn  24:44

And then just some other things. Now, when we talk about supplements, you have to work with your doctors. Don’t just run to the store and grab supplements. That’s very, very important. But I will mention just a few that we use in practice often, especially when working with nutrients that often help libido and hormones in general. Maca—maca is an adaptogen. We absolutely love that.

Dr. Becky Campbell  25:07

Maca is great. You can get it on Amazon, and if you do, make sure you get the gelatinized maca. It absorbs easier. And that’s pretty neutral. I think pretty much anyone can take it. An adaptogen adapts to your situation, so it’s really not going to hurt anybody. I really never had anyone have an issue with maca. Have you?

Dr. Krystal Hohn  25:32

Me neither; I haven’t either. So, yes, maca is really good. B vitamins are really good. Again, everybody is different—the way you process those. Be careful, and work with your doctor. But B vitamins are really important for hormones. Zinc—zinc is really good.

Dr. Becky Campbell  25:49

Zinc is great testosterone support, and it’s good in general. It’s good for your immune system. It’s good for so many things. You’re supposed to have more zinc than copper. And most people that we test have less. So you could use a little bit of zinc, like 30 milligrams.

Dr. Krystal Hohn  26:02

Yes. I absolutely love it. Zinc was a game changer for my own health with hormones and stuff.

Dr. Becky Campbell  26:10

It’s great for anxiety, too.

Dr. Krystal Hohn  26:12

It is. What else? Magnesium—magnesium is a powerhouse. We absolutely love magnesium. It’s good for anxiety, blood sugar dysregulation, and so many [other] things.

Dr. Becky Campbell  26:18

You have to make sure you’re getting the right type. Magnesium is chelated with different things to make different types of magnesium. And a lot of people, unfortunately, are taking magnesium citrate, which gives you a lot of GI upset like [magnesium] glycinate. But glycinate is actually the higher absorption. So we have on our Optimal Reset line what’s called Ultra Buffered Magnesium. It’s magnesium bisglycinate. You have to dose it to bowel tolerance. So you basically want to take it, and if you wake up and you have a really good poop, then you’re on the right track with the dosage. But if you have loose stool, you’re taking too much, so you have to back it down. I usually see the right dose around 400 milligrams. Some people have to go up to 800 if they’re struggling with constipation, but it’s typically around 400 milligrams.

Dr. Krystal Hohn  27:15

And it’s a safe one. I feel most patients handle it. It’s a really good, safe supplement. But again, of course, work with your doctor. And then what else? We love LibidoStim, which is good. It’s got horny goatweed, which is hilarious.

Dr. Becky Campbell  27:31

I know! It is really funny! It’s from Designs for Health. It’s really good. The only thing is that it does have DHEA in it, so again, I would not take it if you don’t know what your DHEA levels are. It only has, I think, five milligrams. It’s a really small dose, so it’s not going to do too much damage. But we do like that one.

Dr. Becky Campbell  27:50

And then if we see people who are too high in estrogen, whether it’s men or women, we use our EstroShield to bring that down, or Calcium D-Glucarate, depending on the person. And we have something called Fem Support, which is just a really good overall balance for your [inaudible] hormones.

Dr. Krystal Hohn  28:08

Yes, it’s really good stuff. Really good stuff. Again, [they’re] specific to what patients need, so you do want to be careful with supplements and talk that over with your doctor. Some women and men even do very well with hormonal replacement therapy, working with their doctors. You have to be careful with that. We don’t necessarily work with that, but keeping an eye on your hormones and making sure you know where they are at while doing that with your doctor is important.

Dr. Krystal Hohn  28:35

Libido is different for everybody; that’s the big takeaway. Really taking care of those basic pillars of health and diving into testing if you need it, especially if you’re dealing with certain imbalances in the body—getting to the root of that—is very important. And then, of course, the emotional aspect and all of those different aspects that affect libido [are important to consider as well].

Dr. Becky Campbell  29:06

For sure, yes.

Dr. Krystal Hohn  29:06

All right, so we’re going to answer just a couple of questions from the libido… We covered a lot of it, wouldn’t you say, Beck?

Dr. Becky Campbell  29:16

[inaudible] our Instagram asking for questions. So if you want your questions answered, you have to leave a comment and ask.

Dr. Krystal Hohn  29:25

Yes. Ooh, this is a good one. So PB_FortheSoul [asks], “What foods can increase libido?” Gosh, there’s a lot, right? Foods are so nutrient-dense and are so important for so many things, especially if you’re dealing with different imbalances in the body. But oysters—you’ve heard of oysters being an aphrodisiac.

Dr. Becky Campbell  29:46

I have a funny story. My best friend, Lynn, and I were at a bar once, a long time ago. And occasionally guys will send over a drink or whatever. Well, these guys sent us over oysters.

Dr. Krystal Hohn  30:00

What is that?

Dr. Becky Campbell  30:02

I was like, “Well, don’t beat around the bush!”

Dr. Krystal Hohn  30:04

Right, are you trying to get lucky?! Oh my God, that’s funny.

Dr. Becky Campbell  30:10

So, I was like, “Wow, you went for it!”

Dr. Krystal Hohn  30:13

Oh my gosh, is that funny! That’s good. And then she asked, “What stressors can impact libido?” Stress, overexercising. As we discussed, there are so many drivers, like lack of sleep. Are you just depleted? Are you just overwhelmed with life?

Dr. Becky Campbell  30:36

Anything that’s going to cause fatigue is going to decrease your libido too because if you’re tired, you’re going to want to sleep; you’re not going to want to have sex.

Dr. Krystal Hohn  30:43

Exactly. And sometimes it can be that simple, right? It can be that simple and not that complex. That’s really how it is with libido, right? Okay, I’m pulling up one more question here. Most of it is what we covered. So, BelindaOB67 [asks] “What can we do to increase our libido?” Again, making sure that you’re finding the drivers and working with your doctor, really getting good sleep, working on your stress, and communicating with your spouse—all the things that we talked about.

Dr. Becky Campbell  31:22

It is really, really important, communicating with your spouse. I really think you should say, “I’m insecure about this.” And most of the time, you find that they’re like, “What are you even talking about?” Like I said, I had three kids. I have abs when I’m standing up, but when I bend over, I don’t. And that bothers me. He’s like, “What are you talking about? I’ve never even seen that.” And I’m like, “Oh, I thought there was a spotlight on it; what do you mean?” No. Tell them. Just be straight up. Tell them what you’re worried about, and I guarantee you that most of the time, they don’t even know what you’re talking about.

Dr. Krystal Hohn  31:56

No, they don’t. I was talking to my husband about us doing this podcast. I was just talking about how we were going to talk about a lot of the emotional aspects and stuff, and he’s like: “I never even knew you guys would think about that stuff.”

Dr. Becky Campbell  32:07

[inaudible] it’s a feeling.

Dr. Krystal Hohn  32:09

It is. And then you’ll be stuck in your head, and then you’re not going to orgasm; it’s just the reality.

Dr. Becky Campbell  32:15

If you have anything on your mind—nuh-uh.

Dr. Krystal Hohn  32:17

You’re not getting there, honey.

Dr. Becky Campbell  32:20

[inaudible]

Dr. Krystal Hohn  32:22

[laughs] Yes. So, I hope you guys enjoyed this episode and learned. The biggest takeaway is that there are a lot of things that can contribute to it, right? Don’t you think? Yes. And just really diving in and figuring that out [is important]. But hopefully, you can take those action steps and start to apply them to your life and see some changes.

Dr. Becky Campbell  32:48

Yes. And we are not just an audio podcast; in case anyone doesn’t know this, we are also video. The great thing about the video is that you get to see our business shirts with our—

Dr. Krystal Hohn  33:02

With our party bottoms!

Dr. Becky Campbell  33:05

Sneakers! So, don’t miss out on the videos.

Dr. Krystal Hohn  33:10

It’s so funny [that in] other podcasts and even Instagram videos that I’ll watch, everybody [says], “Look at my pants on the bottom!”

Dr. Becky Campbell  33:20

Which we’re not going to do.

Dr. Krystal Hohn  33:22

So you guys, don’t forget to subscribe to our podcast; we would be super thankful for that. If you could please leave a review for our podcast, we’re going to pick two reviews and give away our Liver Love, right?

Dr. Becky Campbell  33:40

Yes.

Dr. Krystal Hohn  33:41

Yes, so we’ll give away to two people our Liver Love, which is super important for hormones.

Dr. Becky Campbell  33:46

Liver Love is our supplement; it’s our number one supplement. We give it to every patient. We both take it. It’s so good at supporting your hormones because one of the biggest jobs of the liver is to flush out any excess hormones you have and balance them out. Plus, there’s a lot of immune system support in that supplement as well. So we’re going to give out a bottle of that to two of the best reviews for this episode.

Dr. Krystal Hohn  34:14

Yes. Well, awesome. Thanks for tuning in, y’all.

Dr. Becky Campbell  34:18

Don’t forget to follow us on Instagram @HealthBabesPodcast and @DrBeckyCampbell and @DrKrystalHohn. And thanks for listening, guys. Have a good day!