Welcome to our Pandemic Preparedness page. The world is changing fast as we enter into trying times around the virus including the even more wider-ranging economic, social and government impacts surrounding it.
This page aims to be useful for everything going on so you can not only survive but thrive during these chaotic challenges. Below I’ll be highlighting a number of articles and videos from our education rich website as well as a few key products.
If you want updates on how this is impacting our operations, including how shipping delays (not from us but because of postal carriers) are occurring check out this page.
Rooting for your health,
CEO and Co-Founder of Lost Empire Herbs
Immune System Support
Many people do not understand that there's a whole lot you can do TODAY to support your immunity in being better and more adaptive which lessens your chances of catching anything and of minimizing symptoms. Find out more of what goes on in your immune system, the germ and terrain theories, and much more.
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 […]
We all long to be healthy. No one enjoys being sick or injured. Enjoyment is never the issue here. So it is of utmost importance to have an immune system working at the highest levels. (we’re going to also talk about a concentrated wei qi booster for humans later). So what does a healthy one […]
Immunity and Medicinal Mushrooms
The way I like to think about medicinal mushrooms is that they help to make your immune system more intelligent. While that's the main benefit different mushrooms each do much more. Genetically, we're closer to fungi than to plants! Research below to find out what that might mean for your health.
A Synergistic Blend of 7 Mushrooms to Best Support Immunity
North American sourced mushrooms including Reishi, Chaga, Turkey Tail, Shittake, Lion's Main, Maittake and Artist's Conk. All spagyrically prepared to bring you a potent easy-to-use tincture.
These medicinal mushrooms are well-researched to modulate inflammation, protect your DNA, support cellular health and much more.
You may have heard of herbal adaptogens, which is a class of substances that work with the body to help it adapt and to promote balance (homeostasis). Adaptogens are well regarded for helping people to handle and manage stress and fatigue. Adaptogens do so in a way that regulates important hormones to help normalize […] Read More
I recently watched this amazing interview with Paul Stamets, one of the world’s foremost mycologists, on the Joe Rogan Experience. (And in case you missed it Lost Empire Herbs was recently featured in an episode of Rogan’s show where Ben Greenfield mentioned our Ant Extract. Check it out HERE. ) Anyway, this is a phenomenal […] Read More
Dr. Karl Maret discusses details on the science and benefits of chaga mushroom. The symbiotic relationship with the birch tree. Chaga is Chemistry and Energy The benefits of Chaga as a complex living pharmacy Mushrooms as Functional Foods The difference between storage, structural and immune polysaccharides How Chaga effects the humoral immune system more so […] Read More
Reishi – The Mushroom of Immortality
One of the most popular and well-researched mushrooms in the world, our Reishi extract is very powerful.
Made with real mushrooms (aka fruiting bodies grown on logs, not mycelium). This is a true 16:1 dual extract making it much stronger than almost anything else available in the market.
A small dose goes a long way. Warning, extremely bitter!
These are stressful times. The good news is that stress can be a good thing! It all depends on your ability to not only handle but adapt and grow better from it. The herbs known as adaptogens help you to do exactly that by expanding your body's ability to fight mental and physical stressors.
Chances are you can identify some of your own stress symptoms. Maybe your heart races, your stomach churns, you hold tension in certain areas of your body, or you feel a general sense of being overwhelmed and feeling helpless. All of these “symptoms” are part of the fight-or-flight response that results from stress. Table of […] Read More
The term “adaptogen” was coined by Nikolai Vasiyevich Lazarev back in 1947, who worked in toxicology and pharmacology. While most things identified in nature or as drugs help increase or decrease certain functions within the body, adaptogens are non-specific remedies “that increase resistance to a broad spectrum of harmful factors (stressors) of different physical, chemical […] Read More
This article gives you a detailed analysis of adrenal support, from the use of herbalism as well as lifestyle. In doing so, it clears up some of the common misconceptions regarding how to fight adrenal fatigue and adrenal burnout, when these occur, and what should be done. Symptoms of adrenal fatigue include: Chronic fatigue Autoimmune […] Read More
Spartan Formula - Better Stress Response & Greater Energy Today
You might be surprised at how much better you handle both mental and physical stress with Schisandra, Cordyceps, Rhodiola and Eleuthero on your side.
Why just take one adaptogen when you can get even more out of a blend of them together?
Great as a wake-me-up in the morning or a pre-workout energizer too.
Boost Immunity, Lower Stress and More by Getting Back to Nature!
Herbs are one way of introducing more nature into your life but there's so much more. Find out how nature herself can support your immune system, hormones, sleep, stress response, inflammation and so much more through a variety of ways. (Also discover how many man-made things do just the opposite...)
Since around the 1930’s we’ve been sold a bill of goods known as “better living through chemistry.” Sure, our lives are more convenient than ever. But we have taken the short term gains for long term detriment because of our massive use of this chemistry. You see, many of those chemicals used to “enhance life” […] Read More
Church of Nature is a concept I’ve been using for a few months. It helps to ensure that I make the time to get outdoors in nature more regularly and to acknowledge the awe and respect for nature it deserves. What’s involved in this? Watch this video to find out. Don’t want to watch the […] Read More
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 […] Read More
I received this emergency alert a few days ago. Wait…why can’t I go outside alone or with my family that I’m already quarantined and in close quarters with? But I need forest bathing to stay healthy! Look, I get social distancing or wearing masks. So if I observe those, why is nature off limits? Seriously, what is the […] Read More
Restore Deep Sleep
According to a study by SleepStandards, 76.8% of people have found their sleep patterns disrupted during the pandemic. Good quality and quantity of sleep is absolutely crucial for every bit of health in your body, including your immune system. Upgrading the quality of your sleep is one of the best things you can do for your health.
We all know that sluggish feeling of not getting enough sleep. Sleeplessness is truly a drag, especially since we need to spend about 1/3 of our life sleeping. During sleep, the body’s parasympathetic nervous system is switched on (“rest and digest”). It is a time during which the body repairs and rejuvenates. As Dr. Aviva […] Read More
Ashwagandha supplement benefits many different areas and functions of the body. When someone asked “what does it do?” it’s a bit of a silly question as it can’t be answered easily. Jeff, our Ashwagandha farmer, and spagyric tincture preparer shares some of the benefits in the following videos. First up, is a story from a […] Read More
Sleepless Nights… We all know how they make us groggy and grumpy in the morning, but have you ever considered the physiological effects of insufficient sleep? The science and effects of sleep deprivation are scary! Research shows that sleep deprivation wreaks havoc on hormonal function and balance, has a large impact on mood (irritability, depression), compromises […] Read More
On average Americans sleep about 6.8 hours a day. That’s an hour less than in 1942 (1). Losing sleep is depressing and ends up causing a malaise of sleep deprivation in the general populace. Out of all the things we can do to promote a healthy lifestyle, good quality sleep is often the first thing to […] Read More
Ashwagandha - Helps Stress Roll Off Your Back Like Water…While Supporting Deep Restorative Sleep
Many adaptogens are stimulating. That can be great, but many people are over-stimulated already (like from coffee and energy drinks!). Ashwagandha is fairly unique of the adaptogens in how it is calming at the same time.
This tincture is unlike any other on the market. Grown in Oregon, biodynamically farmed, spagyrically prepared, fresh plant tincture. Find out why so many people love it.
Take Care of Your Mental Health
Isolation kills. There are distinct problems caused by social distancing. Many people are finding higher stress levels and more reactive attitudes are regular for them. Depression and anxiety is on the rise. But there is a lot you can do...
I was feeling a bit down the other day. Yep, it even happens to me. 😉 But fortunately, only from time to time. As I sat there journaling (part of my morning routine) I asked myself ‘what can I do about this?’ And two things came to mind, meridian tapping, aka EFT, and loading […] Read More
This pandemic and the resulting effects have lots of different effects, some expected and some not. From the middle of February to the middle of March a report from Express Scripts say,  34.1% increased sales in anti-anxiety medications 18.6% increased sales in anti-depressant medications 14.8% increased sales in sleep disorder medications Three quarters of […] Read More
If you want to feel the effects of herbs immediately, there are a few things you can do. One of the best categories of herbs to work with is the nervines. From Chinese medicine, the Shen tonics would largely include this group. Over the course of this video, I talk about and show five of our […] Read More
Albizia - Bring “The Tree of Happiness” Into Your Life
Our Albizia extract contains both the flowers which are uplifting and the bark which is grounding. This amazing herb is one of the top Shen herbs from Chinese Medicine.
It’ll help balance your mood, support your sleep, ground your spirit and more. Warning: it has a fiery taste that catches many by surprise.