Articles in: Herbs & Supplements

Here you will find a series of well-researched articles describing the health supportive benefits of many herbs, nutrients and natural supplements. Our goal is to take the herbal wisdom of the ancients and prove it with today’s modern science.

Re-Grow Your Brain Cells

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Average Reading Time: 1 minute and 25 seconds Perhaps one of the most exciting fields of research today is called the “gut-brain axis.” While it is not completely understood by any means, researchers have mapped out an intimate relationship that exists between the chemicals made in the gut, the microbes […]

Perfecting Digestion with Herbs

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Average Reading Time: 4 minutes and 23 seconds I have had many requests lately asking if I would write a summary of how best to troubleshoot the digestive system, and which herbs can be used to help restore digestive balance. With 74% of the American population experiencing digestive distress, (1) […]

1000 Reasons to Avoid Herbal Extracts

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Average Reading Time: 2 minutes and 31 seconds When shopping for herbal supplements, few people realize the differences that exist from one brand to the next. There is new evidence that provides deep insight into the differences between herbal extracts and an unprocessed, naturally dried product. In fact, while extracts […]

Does Weak Digestion Sabotage Mental Health?

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Average Reading Time: 5 minutes and 49 seconds Article at a Glance Take my quiz below to see if weak digestion is decreasing your body’s ability to handle stress, assimilate nutrients and process toxins. Brahmi is touted as Ayurveda’s #1 Stress/Digestive Herb. It has been used for thousands of years […]

Dr. John’s Winter Immune-Boosting Plan

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Average Reading Time: 2 minutes and 56 seconds While raising our six children, I experimented with every type of immune-boosting concoction you could imagine. From pretending to be a daddy bird squirting castor oil into their mouths with an eyedropper the way a momma bird feeds their young (BTW, I […]

Five Spices to Rock your Digestive World

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Average Reading Time: 5 minutes and 4 seconds According to a recent survey as reported by Fox News, a whopping 74% of Americans are living with digestive discomfort. The common symptoms are gas, bloating, indigestion, abdominal pain, and diarrhea. (1) While these symptoms can be due to minor imbalances, they […]

Freedom from Fatigue

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Average Reading Time: 6 minutes and 7 seconds Everyone experiences fatigue – this is a natural response to overexertion or stress. But for many people in our culture, the unabating experience of fatigue affects their life in a negative and pervasive way. For example, according to one study, fatigue affects […]

Turmeric: A Most Amazing Spice!

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Average Reading Time: 4 minutes and 26 seconds India has some of the strongest rates of prostate, breast, bone and lung health in the world. Some researchers attribute these numbers to the regular consumption of a common household spice, which has also been shown to offer support for cognitive function […]