Stressed? Medicinal Mushrooms Can Help 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. … [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
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
Testosterone, “T”, is a male’s best friend. Responsible for what we consider to be all the “manly” characteristics, testosterone is behind the sexy deep voice, muscular build, and that ever-growing facial hair. Widely known as the male sex hormone, it is no wonder that testosterone is produced … [Read more...] about Testosterone & Men: The Correlation between Healthy Testosterone Levels and Overall Well-Being
When it comes to weight loss, we all know the drill. You finally decide to take it seriously and set a strict diet for yourself. Maybe initially, you even see some results, but over time most people fall off the wagon and end up right back where they started… and are left with the feelings of … [Read more...] about How to Lose Weight Naturally: Does Dieting Work?
Men aren't the only ones who have to worry about having too much estrogen. The human body has a very particular set of uses for its sex hormones. These hormones are supposed to be balanced in a certain way, and if they aren't balanced properly, drastic problems can emerge. The symptoms of a sex … [Read more...] about Estrogen Dominance: Lose the Fat and Ignite Your Sex Life
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
Many folks avoid eating bitter foods. Why? Well, some scientists think it may be because of evolution, or maybe modern day has us used to being comfortable with fancy and "good" tasting foods, and so we may have forgotten that not everything good for us.... tastes great! Since back in the … [Read more...] about Bitter is Better: What Bitter Means in the Herb World
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
To the best of my knowledge, cycling was largely created bodybuilders for the use of drugs. When taking exogenous hormones you would cycle off them for a time so that you didn't shut down your own production. As many things in the bodybuilding world do, this idea of cycling spread out from its … [Read more...] about 7 Day 7 Herb Cycling Method
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?
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 … [Read more...] about The Dangers and Benefits of the… SUN
Herbs are a powerful tools. You can use them to boost erections, enhance sex drive and increase life motivation so you can go out and dominate the world. But many men who use these herbal gifts fail to dominate anything - let alone planet earth. Because they haven’t figured out that the enemy is … [Read more...] about Herbs For Testicular Atrophy
Danielle Brooks is a Nutritional Therapist, Clinical Herbalist, Professional Speaker, and founder of Redmond Nutritional Therapy, Lake Washington Massage Therapy, and Good Decisions Inc. She is also the author of bestseller Good Decisions…Most of the Time, Danielle’s approach to diet combines … [Read more...] about Ep52: Herbs for the Zombie Apocalypse with Dani Brooks
This article is going to be dealing with a hormone by the name of prolactin, a subject most men do not spend a lot of time in quiet contemplation on. Prolactin is exactly the type of hormone it sounds like: ‘pro’ meaning before + lactation Because of this, it makes sense that females would … [Read more...] about Prolactin
Ganoderma lucidum, better known as reishi, is one of the very top herbs in Chinese medicine. It has earned the reputation as the mushroom of immortality and is well known for its healthful effects across a broad spectrum of areas. Yet, some men are steering clear of it for one reason...that it … [Read more...] about Anti-Androgenic Effects of Reishi
Considering that’s our #1 and #2 best sellers, why am I stating this blasphemy? Well, to be honest, they’re too strong for me. Let me explain the pros and cons of these supplements… I’m coming up on my 31st birthday in a couple of weeks. Although it’s been a while since I did blood or saliva … [Read more...] about Why I Don’t Take Tongkat or Pine Pollen
Dr. Farhan Khawaja aka Doc Testosterone is professionally trained with a PhD in Neuroscience. He is a health and fitness educator, specializing in developing state-of-the-art diet, lifestyle and fitness programs to naturally boost testosterone. In this interview we cover a wide range of … [Read more...] about Ep46: Neurotransmitters and Testosterone with Doc Testosterone
Dr. Rick Cohen has had 15 years of functional medicine practice and 10 years of nutritional product development. His area of expertise is men's hormone, athletic performance, targeted nutritional supplements, optimizing key biochemical markers. Today we’re going to be diving into the topic of … [Read more...] about Ep42: The Art of Blood and Saliva Testing with Dr. Rick Cohen
We use the term “Mother Nature” to describe nature often times. In many cultures and myths this is often juxtaposed to “Father Sky”. Like in Greek mythology you have Gaia and Ouranos respectively, who parented the Titans. So as I was thinking about plant hormones it got me to wondering, is … [Read more...] about Is Mother Nature more Feminine?
Boron is interesting in that its elemental form is not found in earth, but in meteorites. It is a trace mineral that has many functions within the body, though only lately has this come to light. What it Does and Benefits • Cell wall strength • Helps the body to use glucose • Builds strong bones … [Read more...] about Boron
Women's hormone health 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, … [Read more...] about How Hormones Affect Women’s Health