What Incense Can Do For You

Brandon Gilbert |

A Brief History of Incense Humans have been burning aromatic and fragrant woods and herbs for thousands of years. Incense continues to be widely used in religions around the world, from Hinduism to Greek and Russian Orthodox Christianity. Naturally scented wood is actually very rare, and it can take centuries...

The 5 Top Tonic Herbs for Libido and Hormonal Health

Brandon Gilbert |

Healthy libido and hormone levels can vastly improve one’s quality of life. Often times (but not always) an inhibited libido can be a sign that the rest of our health is not in full harmony. It is, perhaps, one of nature’s ways/symptoms of calling attention to our overall health. One...

4 Easy Ways to Improve Your Digestion Today

Brandon Gilbert |

Many people today are suffering from poor digestion, as well as related conditions like Irritable Bowel Syndrome (IBS), Gastroesophageal Reflux Disease (GERD), Crohn’s Disease, and things like heartburn.  Even if you’re not suffering from noticeable digestive troubles, we can all stand to level up our digestion, as it’s responsible for...

My Favorite Tonic Herbs For More Energy

Brandon Gilbert |

It’s more and more common to see people crushing multiple energy drinks throughout the day or gulping coffee all day long. While these things aren’t necessarily terrible in and of themselves, abusing them or over-relying on them for normal energy production in the body often leads to a burst of...

Why Gynostemma Is The Supreme Economical Adaptogen

Brandon Gilbert |

Intro: What is Gynostemma? Gynostemma is a powerful adaptogenic tea that was discovered in China in the late 1960s. It was traditionally nicknamed “miracle grass” because of the seemingly endless benefits it enables through regular use.  Since Gynostemma was discovered relatively recently, the majority of information about it is science...

Boost Free Testosterone and Detox Estrogens: The Power of Nettle

Brandon Gilbert |

When attempting to improve testosterone levels, most people’s first impulse is to jump on the internet and immediately start researching “the perfect testosterone supplement” that will skyrocket their T to unimaginable levels.  The reality is that perhaps the most potent, sustainable way to increase testosterone levels, and hormonal health in...

Top 3 Tonic Herbs for Better Workouts and Exercise Performance

Brandon Gilbert |

If you’re an athlete or fitness enthusiast, you may find yourself feeling that you need a bit of a boost some days. The problem with most pre-workouts or synthetic supplements is that they contain unwanted additives or harmful ingredients that can have negative effects over the long term. That’s why...

Why sleep is so important - healthy sleep hygiene and habits

Brandon Gilbert |

Intro: why quality sleep matters Most of us know that it is important to get an appropriate amount of sleep each night. But why is sleep really so important? For one thing, sleep is directly related to the other components of your health and your life. For example, the amount...

Reishi Mushroom’s Spiritual Qualities and Associations

Brandon Gilbert |

Reishi Mushroom is well known for providing a myriad of health benefits, and many people are even aware of reishi’s ability to help aid in spiritual practices like meditation. Indeed, another name for reishi, Lingzhi, literally translates to “spirit herb” or “god herb.” Clearly there is some relationship between reishi...

How to boost brain power and cognition - Lion’s Mane as a natural nootropic

Brandon Gilbert |

Lion’s Mane is a medicinal and edible mushroom that was long-revered in ancient China. Today, Lion’s Mane is becoming more and more popular because of its proven potential as a natural “nootropic.” If you’re familiar with the Bradley Cooper movie Limitless, you’re familiar with the idea of nootropics: they are...