By Chelsea Satterthwaite
This journey to my love for everything healthy started a long time ago. I was lucky to be born to a family that was open to Holistic or Traditional Chinese Medicine but although they were open minded, they didn’t necessarily adhere to what they knew. Many of them were sick. Like a lot of people living in westernized nations, everyone smoked, most ate a very processed diet, there was a history of addiction and heart disease and cancer was pervasive.
I personally, grew up an athlete and never thought much about health in my young life because my Mom, a nurse, did that for me. She taught me to eat healthily and exercise and that was always something I returned to when I didn’t feel well, emotionally or physically, these were my pillars. I thought that was all you had to do…
My thinking started to change when I saw my best friend lose his mother and shortly after I lost several of my family members. My eyes were opened while seeing the pain they experienced and the lack of depth in the care they received. I felt there had to be more that could be done. I wanted to see more education from the caregivers & felt angry that a lack of education in a healthy lifestyle seemed to rob us and our families of these wonderful people too soon. I made a commitment to salubrity.
As I started to turn my attention to learning more about how I could prevent this experience from continuing in my life and the lives of others, my friends came up with an idea that would change all of our lives. Lost Empire Herbs was born. The first product I had the privilege to try was Pine Pollen. My first impression was that it was chalky and strange tasting but… not terrible. It reminded me of the pine trees I grew up around in Northern Washington…and…. graham crackers. I had no idea at the time that this strange powder was like a piney-graham crackery secret potion!
I should tell you, at this time in my life, I had been very depressed. VERY. I cannot stress what a low place I was at emotionally, and I didn’t know why! My usual exercise was not helping, my healthy food was not enough. My pillars were crumbling. Something I never thought would make a difference ended up coming to the rescue. Thanks to this weird yellow powder my friend Zane told me to try.
I now know the androgenic properties in pine pollen cured an issue, that at the time I didn’t understand. I’ve learned it was because I had stopped the birth control I was on and never had considered the effect that “come down” was having on my body. Birth control does crazy things to your hormones, it confuses your body in order to prevent pregnancy. I’m not saying birth control is bad, I’m 30 and very happy to not have had any children, yet. BUT no one had ever taught me what happens to a healthy body when you introduce chemicals into a system that is already working just as it should. Worse yet, no one had told me what would happen when you take them away. So I kept taking this powder and monitoring how I felt. Every day, every spoonful I took, aided my body in restoring the balance I needed so badly. I came back to life. I wasn’t sad for no reason, I had more energy, I slept better, I could relax, my workouts were better and (the best part?) my sex drive came back. I felt better than I had before. I couldn’t stop there. I learned that I didn’t have to put up with feeling bad. Pine pollen is just one huge weapon in the arsenal to fight back against feeling okay instead of extraordinary. As I continued to take this wonder product, I discovered its many other virtues. I had no more PMS. I literally stopped experiencing the symptoms I had since I was a teenager. I never had a terrible time, but this was awesome! I encouraged my friends to try it and they saw similar results. I was so excited!
This experience ignited my curiosity for all things natural. I tried hydrilla next, a water plant. I knew it was packed with vitamin power but was so happy to have the sustaining easy energy it provided me with. I was grateful to see how it affected my workouts the most. It is to this day my favorite pre-workout, besides Ant, but that’s for another day. Next was shilajit “conqueror of mountains, destroyer of weakness” the name kind of gets you amped up, doesn’t it? So does the product. It was the best cleansing product I had tried to date. It really assisted me in burning fat & I loved how thirsty I felt. It was like a little nutritionist reminding me to keep my body hydrated so it could do the good work it was built for. I felt great again. I felt great every day.
To most of you, it may seem obvious that preventing a problem is better than dealing with the aftermath of it, but for me, that’s what Lost Empire Herbs was about. This company taught me to be proactive about my health & wellness in a different way. All the products that are carried now, or in the beta stages of testing (for quality and effectiveness) are meant to enrich your life and eliminate future issues. These products are armor, they are preventative medicine, they are insurance. I have now what I call my “trinity” which is Pine pollen, Hydrilla and Shilajit. I love and also use many other herbs I’ve discovered through this company, but those are my old stand by’s. I recommend them to everyone. I have given them to my Mother, my Aunt that is fighting cancer and all of my closest friends. Lost Empire Herbs has a way of showing you that your health is in your control.