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?
How do you pronounce... Tongkat Ali, Shilajit, He Shou Wu, Ashwagandha, Eleuthero, Dong Quai, Cistanche, or our other herbs? Watch this video to learn how to properly pronounce these herbs, plus find a complete list below. Tongkat Ali (Eurycoma longifolia) Shilajit He Shou … [Read more...] about How to Pronounce Names of Herbs
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
Testosterone, touted as the “manly” hormone, is the most powerful androgen. Androgens are a group of steroid hormones whose name fittingly is derived from the Greek word for “man-maker.” The Role of Testosterone Testosterone is well-known for its role in muscle growth, male pattern hair growth, … [Read more...] about Natural Alternatives to Testosterone Replacement Therapy
Here is my list of the top 5 tips to increase testosterone naturally. While testosterone replacement has it's place, it really should not be explored until all natural methods have been exhausted. As mentioned, these are some of the tips that helped me to get 992 ng/dL total … [Read more...] about Top 5 Tips for Boosting Testosterone Naturally
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 … [Read more...] about Lack of Sleep Wreaks Havoc on the Brain
I just got my latest bloodwork back, that I’ve been doing regularly with InsideTracker. I am surprised and elated by one of the results. My Total Testosterone came in at 992 ng/dL! My last result was 845, which at the time was the highest I had ever had it tested at. Previous to that … [Read more...] about 992 Total Testosterone
I am going to be honest with you. During my undergraduate and graduate studies in the nutritional sciences at Cornell, we didn’t learn a whole lot about herbs, beyond their potential interaction with western medicines, that is. However, we did devote hundreds of hours to learning how to identify … [Read more...] about Ashwagandha: A Real World Story, Textbook Results
The thyroid is a butterfly-shaped endocrine gland, below the larynx in your throat, that plays a major role in the metabolism of the human body. Its effects are felt by every single cell within your body. Sadly, issues with the thyroid producing either too much hormone or too little are rampant in … [Read more...] about Why is the Thyroid Important for Good Health?
Herbs have played an integral role in medicine for centuries, yet somehow they have fallen off the radar in today’s Western medical practice. Despite this, scientific research has revealed that the use of herbs has clinical significance in health. InsideTracker, a company that integrates science and … [Read more...] about Three Herbs that Affect Your Blood Tests
Even though we do our best to keep everything in stock, unfortunately that is not always possible. Now you're able to join the waiting list for any out of stock products with a click of the button if you're logged in or by entering your email address if you aren't. For instance, our aswhagandha … [Read more...] about How to Use the Waiting List
I saw this interesting segment the other day and felt it was worth sharing to you. It’s from John Oliver’s Last Week Tonight on HBO. (Warning: some people will likely find this offensive.) https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0Rnq1NpHdmw As you can imagine, writing various books and articles, … [Read more...] about The Problems of Food Science
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
Cholesterol receives a negative reaction from most people; therefore, it comes as a surprise to many that our bodies naturally produce cholesterol. Produced in our liver, cholesterol is vital to our health and serves three main purposes: Aids in the production of sex hormones Building block … [Read more...] about Why Cholesterol is Important
When it comes to men’s hormones, we can keep it relatively simple. It’s all about more testosterone and less estrogen. In other articles, we’ll be going into more detail about other hormones like cortisol, insulin, and the thyroid hormones, which interact mostly the same among men and women. But … [Read more...] about Five Important Hormones for Men’s Health