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
Six(6) Pine Pollen Videos
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
Should You Take Herbs When Fasting?
Is it okay to take herbs while fasting? This question has been popping up a lot lately. For example, Craig asked us the following: “In Upgrade Your Growth Hormone you recommend fasting. When fasting, is it okay to take herbs? For most herbs, you recommend taking them twice a day, so I'm not sure … [Read more...] about Should You Take Herbs When Fasting?
What is Performance Herbalism?
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?
Fight Fatigue and Increase Your Energy
Your energy level can be a major indicator of the state of your health and well-being. In Traditional Chinese Medicine (TCM) the concept of chi, or energy, is synonymous with life itself; hence, it is also referred to as our life force—the body’s vital energy. While chi is invisible there is a … [Read more...] about Fight Fatigue and Increase Your Energy
Here Are Three Surprising Ways Water Keeps You Fit
We all know that water is an indisputable building block of life. This is proven by the fact that you can live for about a month without eating food but only last 3-7 days without drinking water. However, water doesn’t just keep you alive and healthy it also helps you with unexpected things like … [Read more...] about Here Are Three Surprising Ways Water Keeps You Fit
In the Amazon I got to try a method of herbal delivery that was completely new to me. Up the nose! Tobacco is a sacred plant of, well, pretty much every indigenous people that has it available. Certainly all over North and South America. Of course, because of how it’s been grown, processed … [Read more...] about Snuffing Tobacco
The One Ingredient PR Buster
Before NO2 explode and creatine supplements filled the shelves of supplement stores and online BodyBuilding Forums, great athletes throughout time relied on regular ole foods that grew straight out of the ground. Much of the market boasts about mega nutrients and superfoods backed by mountains of … [Read more...] about The One Ingredient PR Buster
The Brutal Reality…You’re Getting Old
The LIE we've all been fed. Years ago and early in my health care career, I joined the then newly formed American Academy of Anti-Aging Medicine (A4M). I did this mostly for selfish reasons – getting old sucks man. As you can imagine and if you've lived long enough, I'm sure many of you sitting … [Read more...] about The Brutal Reality…You’re Getting Old
Ep35: Medical Qi Gong and High Performance Athletics with Dr. Chris Holder
Chris Holder is a Doctor of Medical Qigong studying with the legendary Kung Fu and Qigong Grand Master Dr. Jerry Alan Johnson, where he has blended disciplines of both East and West. Holder has created a holistic training environment for his athletes and is at the forefront of Qigong research at … [Read more...] about Ep35: Medical Qi Gong and High Performance Athletics with Dr. Chris Holder
Athlete Herbal Profile – Aaron “Tex” Johnson
Training schedule Tex is currently working hard for his black belt in Brazilian jiu-jitsu. But he, like most of us, still has a day job and so can’t train as much as he would like too. But working as a trainer at a UFC gym he gets to impart his knowledge and stay in that state of mind. On most … [Read more...] about Athlete Herbal Profile – Aaron “Tex” Johnson
Before we dive into how herbs can help support your athleticism, it is important to give you an overview of how I look at athleticism... Notice that mental/emotional outlook forms the base. Previously I would have said training was the base of this pyramid. However, most people don’t engage … [Read more...] about Athleticism
Tongkat Ali [Amazing For Women and Energy]
A word before we start… We recently acquired and tested a powerful herb we had been interested in acquiring for many years now. Our experience with the strength that this plant possessed lead me to a desire for a grander understanding of the way it works within the human body to provide the gifts … [Read more...] about Tongkat Ali [Amazing For Women and Energy]
Introduction to the Three Treasures
In Chinese philosophy, all things are considered as changing states of energy. This is confirmed by modern science, especially quantum physics. Even Einstein’s famous equation showed that energy is equal to mass (times the speed of light squared). As the paradigm of materialism comes down more … [Read more...] about Introduction to the Three Treasures