|Zinc to the rescue|
by David Arthurs
FREDERICTON (CUP)--Ever since I got my Gmail account, I've become a complete e-mail junkie. I wish it weren't true, but there's just some- thing that's so much fun about seeing your e-mail count tick its way up. Unfortunately, despite Gmail's excellent filter, spam still leaks through and sometimes tricks me into thinking I've got something new to read. By and large, it's some online "pharmacy" goading me into enhanc- ing the size of my (formidable) man- hood with Viagra. Yeah, we all get those e-mails. And with good reason - there's an exceedingly large market for it. Erectile dysfunction will affect every man at some point in his life. The worst part of it is that Viagra does absolutely nothing to treat a crippled libido. It will help with blood flow, but little else. So what have we got to work with, men? Thankfully, nature's provided a neglected answer in the form of zinc. Ever heard that saying about how oysters are an aphrodisiac? Well, it's 100 per cent true. Go ahead and cook a little shellfish meal for you and your partner. You two will get down to some seriously frisky business later on. Naturally, this is because oysters are very high in zinc. On the male side of things, zinc assists with testos- terone production. Women won't feel left out of the fun either because it helps maintain vaginal lubrication. Sounds like a win-win situation to me! Besides the welcome sexual effects, zinc brings a variety of other benefits to the bodies of both men and women. For one, it promotes healthy skin. If you're suffering from eczema, taking zinc every day is a great way to help clear it up. It also boosts immune system functioning. In particular, sucking on a zinc lozenge is an ancient remedy for sore throats. Give it a try next time you have a cold or flu - the results are instantaneous. As an added bonus, zinc report- edly helps with dream recall. Couple that with an increased libido and sud- denly, you'll be waking up in the morning with a head full of great memories (results may vary). Though you won't see it adver- tised in your e-mail anytime soon - the stuff is just too damn cheap for scammers to make any kind of a prof- it - a bottle of zinc is a worthy pur- chase next time you're at the drug store.