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.

Can You Get Enough Calcium From Food?

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Average Reading Time: 5 minutes and 12 seconds While we tend to think of calcium as a supplement for healthy bones, new research suggests that our need for calcium goes way beyond bone health. In this article, we will discuss the new research, our calcium needs, the benefits, the risks and how to get the […]

Epic Ayurvedic Cough Syrup

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Average Reading Time: 5 minutes and 39 seconds Perhaps the most irritating and lingering part of being “under the weather” is a nagging cough. You are on your way back to feeling your old self, but then without warning you can’t stop coughing. The spell can strain muscles and even throw your back out of […]

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 that reside in the gut, […]

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) I write this with a […]

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 have been considered a more […]

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 as the main herb for […]

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 think my kids would publicly […]

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 may be an indication of […]

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 more than one-third of people […]

Turmeric: The Happy Spice

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Average Reading Time: 1 minutes and 26 seconds One out of ten Americans suffer from a mood-related disorder, and experts predict that in six years, mood disorders will be the world’s second leading cause of disability. (1) To make matters worse, 63% of folks who take medications for these conditions experience side effects. (2) Surprisingly, […]

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 and inflammation. The best part? […]