The following article on the benefits of sunlight is a chapter from the newest book I’m working on tentatively called “Powered by Nature”. In this book will be all the ways and methods in which nature is good for our health, happiness and even peak performance. It covers why it is in our best self-interest to be in ecological harmony with nature. I share this chapter to give you a sneak peak. (The book should be finished and released at some point this year.)
As I was preparing for traveling to the Amazon there was a whole list of packing supplies and preliminary steps to follow.
One of these had to do with contracting malaria. Specifically, they said:
“The rainforest region we will be visiting has a history of malaria, and we recommend that each participant take preventative medicine. Prescription Malarone has proven most effective without strong side effects, and the herbal tincture Artemisia (Wormwood) is a good option.”
Cordyceps sinensis has quickly become one of the most popular adaptogens available. Its benefits range far and wide. Although this mushroom has been around for quite some time, it is now in high demand for its exceptional immune boosting qualities, lung support, and ability to support both yin and yang deficiencies.
All Cordycep species are quite unlike regular fungi – as anyone who is aware of these mushrooms know, they are unique in how they grow and thus have special properties that other mushrooms lack.
Damon Cart is considered to be a natural talent by some of the best NLP trainers in the world. His approach to guiding and teaching students brings to their awareness that they’ve been doing NLP all of their lives without realizing it and he empowers them with skills and resources to thrive and reach their full potential. Located in Santa Cruz where NLP was founded Damon teaches and coaches clients locally as well as Silicon Valley and throughout the Bay Area. His passion is guiding people through transformation to achieve joy, fulfillment, passion and greater personal and career performance.
Before I got into medicinal mushrooms I had never heard of polysaccharides or beta-glucans, but these compounds are not unique to fungi, and instead are widely pervasive.
There are very different functions among polysaccharides and even beta-glucans. The aim of this article is to clear up the topic.
Polysaccharides are carbohydrates. The name means many (poly) sugars (saccharides).
But they are not like your monosaccharides like glucose and fructose or disaccharides like sucrose, common table sugar. When more and more of these and other sugar molecules are linked together the function changes.
We recently upgraded our rhodiola to a higher quality, organically grown and processed version.
As mentioned before, one of our goals at Lost Empire Herbs is to constantly seek out higher quality herbs. We are never going to “settle” or compromise the quality of our products because of laziness or lackadaisical attitudes.
If you have had any experience with Rhodiola, you will be able to tell from the smell when you open your bag that this stuff is potent.
Through his undergraduate career, working part-time jobs, managing several wellness-focused community organizations all while juggling family and friends Zack Zeller has forged himself into America’s #1 practical nutrition coach.
When it comes to getting results with clients, regardless of their experience and time, Zack delivers, time and time again.
Zack also has an advanced research background in the field of Biological Engineering at Binghamton University. He continues to utilize his analytical research skills to use by studying the latest nutrition, psychology, and fitness information that comes out. His expertise is separating the concrete from the questionable to innovate better ways to cook, lose weight, gain confidence, and live the life his clients deserve.
Dr. Andrew Weil states, “Reishi has been the subject of a surprising amount of scientific research in Asia and the West.”
This video shares some of the research and usage of reishi with HIV, AIDS, cancer and more, with its active components most studied include the beta-glucan polysaccharides and the triterpenes.
Below are some of the statements and resources included in this video.
It is used as an immune stimulant by patients with HIV according to the Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center.
By Mikayla Gibson
The one constant we can collectively count on is the breath.
Every moment we are inhaling the purest form of life. Now, we can go for moments, seconds, minutes, even lengthy minutes without oxygen; however, we must always return to the breath, whether we know it or not.
This is the essence of our being, and yet, many of us forget about breathing; we hardly pay any attention to it.
Many ancient practices focus primarily on controlling the breath. The ancient practice of SunDo, for example, focuses on properly channeling qi (energy/life force) to the three main tancheons which are the three primary energy centers of the body. When qi is correctly pulled into the body, it is stored and refined in the tancheons. To store and refine qi efficiently, SunDo practitioners use breathing techniques, body postures, visualizations, and meditations. Of these, the breath is most important (4).
This is a BIG topic. I’ll do my best to cover it as well as can be done in a single article, and this is a long article. Since 500 page plus books are written on the subject this can really only give you a glimpse of the complexity.
There will be three hormones discussed here, estrogen, progesterone and testosterone. While the first two get a lot of press, many women don’t even know they have testosterone and how important it is! We’ll get to that soon enough.