Our language isn’t always clear. The word herbs is often thought to meant green leafy plants. And while that is one part of herbs, at Lost Empire Herbs we’re using the broader definition of any sort of natural substance taken for healthful effects. On that note, I found this chart in a paper … [Read more...] about Herbs aren’t Just Herbs
Over the years there’s been some concerns about He Shou Wu being damaging to the liver, even though it has a reputation of helping the liver out. What is going on here? Are these legitimate concerns? Here was one such question we recently received: I have bought several things from your … [Read more...] about Does He Shou Wu Damage the Liver?
I’ve discussed many times how the quality of the water you drink is extremely important to your health. Almost everyone talks about what kind of filters to use, but I skipped past all that and went straight to a source, a fresh spring as detailed in Upgrade Your Water. In Santa Cruz, … [Read more...] about Do You Drink Radioactive Water?
Our society is hygiene crazy especially in the last year and a half! There’s definitely a case for washing hands. And many people take it overboard too, to their own detriment. The FDA has a long list of hand sanitizers you should NOT use because they’re dangerous to your health. (And I … [Read more...] about All Natural and Chemical Free Way to Fight Germs
This year and a half old study just came across my desk. Association Between Exposure to Pyrethroid Insecticides and Risk of All-Cause and Cause-Specific Mortality in the General US Adult Population Why is this important to you? Widespread exposure to pyrethroid insecticides has been … [Read more...] about Insecticides…not just Poisonous to Insects
We got this amazing testimonial in the other day, along with a question that will surely help some other people. Just following up to share great results from adding several of your products to my daily life. 6 months ago I was diagnosed with type 2 diabetes, non alcoholic fatty liver … [Read more...] about Why did my Testosterone Go Down?
We’re coming towards the end of the formulation series. Today I dive into… Hercules Pre-Workout Formula This one is interesting because it’s gone through some changes over the years. Right now, it contains the following six ingredients: Ant Extract Cistanche Maral Root … [Read more...] about Formulations Part 8 – Hercules
Continuing the series on how and why our formulations were put together as they were. Today, we focus in on Spartan Formula. This includes four ingredients: Schisandra Rhodiola Eleuthero Cordyceps The idea of this formula was spawned from reading a research paper, … [Read more...] about Formulations Part 7 – Spartan
Today, is none other than Stag Swag. Here are the ingredients in this tincture: Deer Antler Pine Pollen Cistanche He Shou Wu Wild Yam Pearl Powder We were kicking around the idea of adding Deer Antler to our line. Instead of just going with that, we thought it would be … [Read more...] about Formulations Part 6 – Stag Swag
We continue the series on how to formulate using examples of Lost Empire Herb’s formulas to show the ideas behind how they were created. In today’s post we address Mushroom Alchemy Tincture. This one takes a little bit of a different track than some of our other tinctures in how we came up … [Read more...] about Formulations Part 5 – Mushroom Alchemy
Next up in the series of learning the art and science of formulations is… Thor’s Hammer Bedroom Performance Formula This one took a bit of a different approach, actually a more scientific approach. No, not that Thor’s Hammer was double-blind placebo tested in a trial or anything like that. But … [Read more...] about Formulations Part 4 – Thor’s Hammer
We continue the series on how to formulate using examples of Lost Empire Herb’s formulas to show why they’re as they are. Let’s move onto Athena Women’s Formula. The “design spec” if you will of this one was to be a foundational formula for women that did a little bit of everything. In the … [Read more...] about Formulations Part 3 – Athena
We continue with our discussion on the topic of herbal formulations. If you missed yesterday’s post, you can find it on the blog here. Today I want to dive into something easier. Our new Goji & Schisandra Tincture. This is a combination of just two herbs, the simplest type of … [Read more...] about Formulations Part 2 – Goji & Schisandra Tincture
Marty asks: “What basis do you use to develop your herbal formulas? What is your thinking process? How do you determine quantities of each herb to get the just the right blend?” Unfortunately, there is no simple answer to these questions. Formulation can be much more art than science. This is … [Read more...] about How do we Formulate? (Part 1 – Phoenix)
Glyphosate, better known by its trade name Roundup®, has been in the news a lot lately, losing case after case for causing cancer. Bayer, who recently bought Monsanto the makers of Roundup, are suffering for this. The mechanism by which glyphosate kills plants is through the binding and … [Read more...] about Glyphosate is an Endocrine Disruptor
If you want to take your health into your own hands it is good to use testing of various sorts. This gives you some specific information from which you can act on. Over the years I’ve done all kinds of different testing including blood tests (here, here, here and here as examples), heavy metal hair … [Read more...] about My Genetic Health
The old health paradigm would have you believe there is nothing more than the physical, material reality. This is a holdover of the Cartesian dualist split which in turn led dismissing anything not observable in physicality. Brought into medicine, this was the doctor who told you “this has … [Read more...] about Shifting Health Paradigms #2 – Holistic Health Defined by Perspectives
Welcome to a new series. I’ve spent the last year and then some doing weekly Medical Monopoly Musings where I explored the various pieces, most notably the corruption, involved in the existing healthcare paradigm. That will continue. However, my aim has never been simply to point out that the … [Read more...] about Shifting Health Paradigms #1 – The Structure of Scientific Revolution
Chris asks: OK you wanted questions… The approach that Mark takes at Morning Steel is to cycle the various supplements. You obviously know the best herbs he recommends… Pine Pollen, Tongkat Ali, Horney Goat etc I know there are not hard & fixed rules as to when or even how much of … [Read more...] about Foods vs. Herbs (and a 7 Day Rotation)
“While studying your herbs list, I noticed on the Horny Goat Weed you mention it has PDE-5 inhibitor properties and it sounds like that's a good thing. Then on Tongkat Ali you mention it has no PDE-5 inhibitors and it too sounds like that's a good thing. What gives? Which way do I go here?” asks … [Read more...] about PDE5 Inhibitors (Natural vs. Drugs)
Modern medicine would have you believe that there’s only a couple options for taking care of your health, namely surgery and drugs. While those certainly have their place, they’re the tip of the iceberg when it comes to true health! I mean doctors used to go as far as saying that diet had … [Read more...] about Hundreds of Healing Modalities
A customer asked about whether the consistent use of tincture extracts of herbs is linked to oral cancer. That’s what we’re exploring today. Short answer is no, there is no evidence that there is link. As for the long answer, here we go… According to NIH statistics, 10.5 adults per 100,000 … [Read more...] about Tinctures and Oral Cancer?