Two years ago an article, titled “Unapproved Pharmaceutical Ingredients Included in Dietary Supplements Associated With US Food and Drug Administration Warnings” came out. This post includes several quotes from this as there are some alarming findings in here… “The US Food and Drug Administration … [Read more...] about Are There Drugs in Your Supplements?
If you want to avoid getting sick, this article will dive into a number of things you can do from herbs and diet, energetics, mindset and more. There's no particular order as to importance in this list. If you missed it, be sure to go back and read part one for the foundational underpinnings to … [Read more...] about How to NOT Get Sick: Part 2
Being sick is no fun! So if we can avoid it, all the better. While all cases of illness suck, in this post I’m focusing on the common cold and flu that goes around especially during the winter season. I remember being sick quite often as a kid. But in my adult life, as I began studying health … [Read more...] about How to NOT Get Sick: Part I
I always find it useful to reflect back on time as I plan out the future. And here at Lost Empire Herbs, it's no different. So in this post, I want to share some of the "best of the best" that took place this past year. New or Improved Herbs The only brand-new herb we released this year was … [Read more...] about The BEST of 2019
I’m guessing you’ve heard the term “gateway drug” before, right? This was basically to say that if someone started smoking cannabis then soon enough, they’d be smoking crack and shooting heroin. That the more common and easier drug would be a gateway into the harder stuff. Sure, we can find … [Read more...] about Gateway Herbs: Goji, Pine Pollen, and More
This question is one of the most common we get. So I decided to write one long blog post that answers every version of it with the herbs we sell at Lost Empire Herbs. (Yes, this is meant to be a bit of a joke but one meant to prove the point!) Can I take Tongkat Ali with … [Read more...] about Can I take XXX with YYY herbs?
Personally, my preferred method of taking herbs is a tincture, because they are so simple and easy to use. Squirt it in your mouth and you’re done. This is easier than mixing powders into some sort of drink. Capsules are easy too, but still not as easy as tinctures in my opinion. And with any sort … [Read more...] about How to Make a Liquid Suspension [Elderberry]
Recently, I recorded a bunch of new videos on specific topics about our most popular herb, Pine Pollen. You’ll find these shown in a variety of places around our website but also figured it was worth putting them all in one place here on the blog. (We did something similar with Ashwagandha … [Read more...] about Six(6) Pine Pollen Videos
I’m often asked which herbs I take. And my answer is that I am largely intuitive about my herb taking. Despite saying that for years, I’ve never really covered HOW I am intuitive...until now. I do this to share with you but also to become more conscious of what I’m doing so that I can improve my … [Read more...] about How to Become Intuitive with Herb Use
Elderberry Honey has long been used as a home remedy for colds and flu. It is specifically recommended for kids because it tastes good. You know the old saying, a spoonful of sugar helps the medicine go down. The good news is that with the right kind of honey you’re not only helping the medicine … [Read more...] about How to Make Elderberry Honey: Simple DIY Recipe
Part of the idea of performance herbalism is for you to be able to feel what the herbs do for you right away. Knowing that they’re doing something in the background, below conscious perception, is fine but isn’t it best to have things work so great you can feel it instantly? Many of the herbs … [Read more...] about The Feelable Effects of Our Herbs
Ever since noticing the effect ourselves and hearing reports from customers we’ve known that Pine Pollen helps with morning wood. It may seem like a silly or juvenile thing to be concerned about, but it turns out that this is a great indicator of men’s health. How exactly we don’t know since the … [Read more...] about Pine Pollen and Morning Wood (How well does it really work?)
Over the past few months, ever since the results of my most recent blood test, I've dove deep into studying certain hormones and related compounds to understand them better. This resulted in six different articles covering three compounds: Estrogen for Men Sex Hormone Binding Globulin … [Read more...] about Why I’m Losing Faith in Science
Here is an easy, but powerful mineral to add to your regular daily herbal routine. Shilajit Resin, aka the “Destroyer of Weakness” and the “Conqueror of Mountains,” is an amazing mineral pitch. Shilajit is the #1 rated herb in Ayurvedic Medicine. It is highly regarded as the most powerful … [Read more...] about Shilajit Resin: Daily Anti-Aging Ritual for Longevity
Finally, the part you’ve been waiting for, how to decrease or increase your DHT (dihydrotestosterone). As a quick recap, in the first article, we detailed some of the basics of DHT and why it is important. Click here to read part one. Then in the second part, we covered how and why DHT has … [Read more...] about How to Decrease or Increase DHT: Part III
For a long time, Dihydrotestosterone (DHT) has been given a bad rap because of its role in acne, hair loss, and prostate issues. This article examines previous theories about DHT, and the latest studies to see what science now reveals about this endogenous androgen sex steroid and hormone. … [Read more...] about DHT’s Role in Prostate Issues, Hair Loss and Acne: Part II
Everyone has heard of testosterone. But few are familiar with dihydrotestosterone. Dihydrotestosterone (DHT) is an endogenous androgen sex steroid and hormone. The enzyme 5α-reductase catalyzes the formation of DHT from testosterone in certain tissues including the prostate gland, seminal … [Read more...] about The Basics and Benefits of Dihydrotestosterone (DHT): Part I
Ashwagandha is an amazing plant. It is probably one of the most well-known and popular herbs in Ayurvedic medicine and for good reason. It offers many helpful benefits to the majority of people who use it, and with minimal side effects. Recently, I recorded a number of videos on different … [Read more...] about 7 Videos on Ashwagandha – Benefits, Side Effects & MORE
Sex Hormone Binding Globulin - Part 2 In my previous article, I detailed what Sex Hormone Binding Globulin (SHBG) is, the old theory about it being strictly a bad thing, and how new science shows that this is not the case. If you missed that you can find it here. In this article, we’ll dive … [Read more...] about How to Raise or Lower Sex Hormone Binding Globulin (SHBG)
What is the real story on SHBG? As the name implies sex hormone-binding globulin (SHBG) is a globulin (a protein made up of about 400 amino acids) that binds to sex hormones which include testosterone, estrogen and more. It is the main component that is the difference between Total … [Read more...] about Sex Hormone Binding Globulin (SHBG): Good or Bad?
Both men and women need estrogen and testosterone. While the ratios are different between the genders, both of these are absolutely critical for overall health and wellness. In this article, we’ll be diving deep into the important role of estrogen for men. When men begin testosterone replacement … [Read more...] about Estrogen for Men’s Health
I teach about health. And I feel that in order to not be a hypocrite, I should share my health results with people as proof that what I teach works. I would similarly challenge anyone else who is in the health space to do the same. I understand privacy concerns and all that, but do you practice … [Read more...] about Logan’s Blood Test After Big Herb Protocol