Mushrooms are often associated with mystery. They are indeed fascinating, being neither plant nor animal, yet having characteristics of both. In ancient times mushrooms were regarded as magical, as people could not figure out how they were produced. Could they also be magical when it comes to … [Read more...] about Medicinal Mushrooms for Immune Support
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 … [Read more...] about Stress Management: How Medicinal Mushrooms Can Help
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 … [Read more...] about Ashwagandha Benefits for Thyroid, Hormones, Sleep and More
We get a lot of questions for more details about cycling Pine Pollen Tincture and cycling Tongkat Ali, two of our more powerful hormonal herbs. This article aims to give you all the details you could possibly want to know on how to cycle pine pollen vs tongkat ali. What is Cycling? First of all, … [Read more...] about How To Cycle Pine Pollen Tincture and Tongkat Ali
Performance herbalism is all about using herbs to enhance performance. Performance is defined as “the action or process of carrying out or accomplishing an action, task, or function.” So, when we’re talking about performing better that means such thing as: • Athletic Performance • Sexual … [Read more...] about What is Performance Herbalism?
Understanding Testosterone and the Hormonal Ecosystem Testosterone—it’s in all of us! This hormone is important for male sexual function increased muscle mass, and has also been known to stoke male aggression. You may also know that it has many interesting health implications for people of both … [Read more...] about Yin Within the Yang: The Importance of Testosterone in Women’s Health
Flash back a couple of years... (see Breaking Down and then Taking Back Control for more details of the health story that changed my life and was the impetus for me to team up with Gav on 35to65.com). My health is failing and falling fast... from insulin and digestive issues to torn and ruptured … [Read more...] about Fighting Stress with Adaptogens
If you’ve been into herbs for any amount of time and think about stress your mind likely goes to… adaptogens. After all the definition of this, is an herbal substance considered to help the body adapt to stress and to exert a normalizing effect upon bodily processes. That’s all well and … [Read more...] about Herbs for Stress
At Lost Empire Herbs we have a particular bent on performance. This started out with athletic performance. That, in turn, led to sexual performance (basically the herbs that help with one, help the other). And there is a third area of performance we like to focus on...cognitive. I have a … [Read more...] about Cognitive Performance and Nootropics Overview
Dr. Chris Hardy is emerging as a leader in public health, merging his expertise in nutrition, strength and conditioning, and in clinical and preventive medicine into a comprehensive approach to treat chronic disease. Chris has a diverse background including: • 13 years active military service … [Read more...] about Ep33: Dr. Chris Hardy on Stress, Inflammation and Gut Health
If you missed Part 1, click here to read it. Adaptogens: Herbs for Strength, Stamina and Stress Relief It was my great pleasure to attend this lecture by one of the authors of the book with the same name as above, David Watson. That book was one of the first books we used for reference when we … [Read more...] about What I Gathered at the 2015 International Herb Symposium – Part 2
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 look … [Read more...] about Immunity
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 … [Read more...] about Adrenal Support
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 … [Read more...] about What are Adaptogens and What Are Their Effects?