Tag: herbal medicine

Product Spotlight: Valerian for Sleep

Valerian Root with Flowers
Valerian officinalis is primarily used to help people fall asleep and stay asleep. It has a long history of use in Western and Chinese medicine and was cited for medicinal use by Hippocrates, the father of medicine (ca 460-377 BC.)  Valerian root contains more than 150 chemical constituents. Although some supplements are standardized to valerenic... Read more »

Love the Love: Improving Libido

The libido is about as complex as we humans get. Hormones, psychology, self-esteem, metabolic health, childhood issues, stress responses … the intimate layers are seemingly endless once you start diving in. Still, there is great personal and relationship reward from doing the work – a great sex life – when you are willing to investigate... Read more »

What is Insulin Resistance?

Insulin is a hormone that is produced by the pancreas that helps cells to absorb glucose in the blood. When we eat a lot of sugar or carbs, there is a rush of glucose (sugar) absorbed into the bloodstream and the pancreas responds by releasing insulin, signaling the cells to allow the sugar in. When... Read more »

Product Spotlight: Prostate Optimizer

The prostate is a small gland that helps produce seminal fluid in men, and is an important part of the male urinary system. It sits below the bladder, and wraps around the tube that carries urine from the bladder out of the body. The prostate gland is very sensitive to the hormones estrogen and testosterone. ... Read more »