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It's that time of year again. It is the year that this new evolving energy of spring affects our hormones. Many of us rush and start to think we can do more than we are able. This speed that we "latch onto" is really an illusion.

By applying the proper balance to our activities as we "ramp up this energy" this time of year, we actually get more done and the results are more rewarding and sometimes get results better than we expected.

Let's see how nature uses this energy

In our universe, the stars that burn the brightest have the shortest lives. It is the steady, even burning stars that have the longest lives.

Observation Creates Reality

We can think of this energy as being a bystander in the middle of rushing traffic.  As we watch the traffic zooming by we are in the middle of this energy, and as we take a pause before we do things, this energy starts to assists us as we accomplish our goals.

The fact is when you step back and allow this energy to balance itself in your life, you will still accomplish what you set out to do, but without creating an imbalance that could lead to ill health. Because we don't want to cause an overbalance of energy this time of year, we should take it easy and go with the flow..

Spring is a time of high energy. This energy needs to be balanced, or negative health consequences may manifest in the summer.


Where this Energy Gathers

Energy behaves like the tides of our ocean.  At certain times it gathers in certain areas, before moving on again, creating a continuing cycle.

In spring this energy most gathers in our liver.

It is key to have this energy balanced in our liver, so that it can reach and gather in our heart during the summer.   

An excellent exercise to do to feel the energy is to do the following:

1: Relax your body.  When you are relaxed enough, send your awareness to your liver.

2: Next visualize this gathered energy in your liver being in a balanced healthy state.

3: Next as you feel this energy balancing, next center your awareness around your heart.

4: As your awareness is focused on your heart, visualize yourself breathing in and out through your heart. This exercise is based on the technique of HeartMath.

5: As you do this you will feel the energy flow from your liver and to your heart.

This exercise is maximized during the season of Spring.

During summer the energy gathers around the heart, and this is the best time of year to practice HeartMath.

Having the Right Balance Provides

It is key that during the early time of spring that we rest as hard as we work and when summer arrives to play as hard as we work.

I like to take Mondays off because as the rush of the week begins, I can use this day to nurture myself and plan for the week ahead. It is during this day that ideas and resources come to me easily and the proper priorities manifest themselves.

I have also found that during the month of Spring as the sun is warming up that I can plot when over balance occurs which affects the health of my body negatively, by watching for how active the sun is.

>I have noticed that over the years if I am too overactive and rushing too much that if the sun's x-ray background radiation is above 4.0, especially for a number of days,


than overbalance occurs and I need to rest and take it easy for a while to restore balance. Spring is the time of year that those who are "superman" or work very hard are most vulnerable to burnout and to bad bacterial infections.

Mr. Jack LaLanne who was towing boats while swimming underwater died during Spring. Jack LaLanne was an amazing man who performed incredible physical feats well into his 60's. This is just one example of how those who are high energy can become susceptible to these energies.

As stated earlier, if we do not create proper balance during spring, the effects build up and will haunt us during the upcoming summer. Spring is also good time to cut back on excess sugar.


Avoiding Burnout

Our bodies perceive this newly forming spring energy like an adrenaline rush. This is because the energy of winter is burning down. The energy around us is ramping itself up for new beginnings.

This can cause burnout in the long run, manifesting itself during the month of summer. Summer is the season of the energy of Fire.

The heart is the point in the body from which all health arises and from which all healing ocurs. The heart has to have energy from the liver to make this happen.

This means that if your energy has been exhausted during spring, you won't have any energy in summer for long term health and vitality.

The Cycle of Energy

As stated earlier, this energy gathers in certain areas of the body, depending on the season, than moves to another part of our body and completes a full cycle yearly.

This cycle of energy circulates throughout our major organs. During winter this energy is in our kidneys, next it moves up to our liver than up to our heart in summer. If the liver is depleted from overdoing things in spring, the energy can't be passed onto the heart for summer.

•Spring to Summer: Liver (Wood) to Heart (Fire)

•Summer to Late-Summer: Heart (Fire) to Digestion (Earth)

•Late-Summer to Autumn: Digestion (Earth) to Lungs (Metal)

•Autumn to Winter: Lungs (Metal) to Kidneys (Water)

•Winter to Spring: Kidneys (Water) to Liver (Wood)

Liver (Nervous system and gallbladder) - wood acid

Heart (Small intestine and blood vessels) - bitter fire

Spleen-pancreas (Stomach and muscles) - earth sweet

Lungs (Skin and large intestines) metal Piquant

Kidney (Bladder and bones) - water salty

This is why it is key to keep this energy, some call it "Chi" energy, balanced throughout these seasons.

How Our Emotions Effect our Organs, which in turn Affects our Health.

An excellent article by Dr. Bruce S. Mcewen PH.D quotes a study performed by the MacArthur Studies of Successful Aging, where a three year study showed that people with more stress in their lives (allostatic load) were more prone to cardiovascular disease and declines in cognitive and physical functioning and the women in the study showed a decline in memory.
Study Name: Protective and Damaging Effects of Stress Meditators.

Chinese Medicine has had a long relationship between emotions and health. They break the major emotions into the following:  joy, rumination, anxiety, sorrow, fear, anger and empathy. If any of these are in excess, or they preoccupy the mind, it creates an imbalance in a particular internal organ, which in turn disturbs the smooth flow of qi. Let's take a look

The Lungs

Chinese medicine states the lungs extract qi from the air.  This regulates the flow of energy that gives balance to the main organs in our body. Anxiety and sorrow damage the lungs. When the body undergoes periods of anxiety, the breath constricts and the qi becomes constricted, restricting the flow of oxygen to the lungs.  Many good doctors know that anxiety contributes to asthma and  bronchial conditions.

Grief affects the lungs due to the heaving that occurs. In order to heal this, it is not healthy to withhold the emotions of grief, instead the emotions should be experienced so that the healing can begin.
The Kidneys

The kidneys are related to the adrenals and some stated they are related to the reproductive system. Our kidneys are most affected by fear. This is reflected in pains occurring in our lower back.  If this fear is excessive, it causes favorable conditions for urinary tract disorders and incontinence.  This fear will push qi energy down toward the sacrum and towards the center. Signs when this occur can include cold hands and feet that never seem to warm themselves.  If this fear is combined with stress, it can cause the adrenals to secrete huge amounts of adrenaline and hydrocortisone.  These are responsible for causing our cells to break down stored fats and proteins into sugar (glucose). This is what causes our body to have energy available for the fight or flee from a threat. This is good for short-term threats to our survival but over the long term can be devastating.  Excessive sapping of this energy causes us to become weak and fatigued.  This is the leading cause of "adrenal burnout."  It is important to remember that our body's reservoir of hormones is not infinite.  They must be recharged by getting adequate rest, or our ability to cope with stress is impaired.

The release of adrenal hormones puts many bodily processes on hold, in order to defend against the threat. This includes the shutting down of growth, repair, and reproduction by inhibiting or disabling essential chemicals and immune cells. If stress is constant, the body may forget how to re-turn to the healthy state, losing its ability to defend effectively against pathogens or to repair and heal damage. In the theory of qigong theory our kidneys and adrenals are linked to memory and  healthy brain patterns.  The hippocampus region of our brains (responsible for memory and learning) is naturally rich in hydrocortisone receptors. There is a valid scientific connection between adrenal hormones and memory, as shown by German physiologists who discovered that excess numbers of these hormones will damage the brains of guinea pigs.

The Liver

Excess anger weakens our liver and can cause the qi to rise. The Chinese have multiple words for anger expressed in terms of disturbed qi.  For example the Chinese word for anger is sheng qi (rising qi) and huo qi da (meaning an angry person) means  "fire qi great".  Excess anger creates unnecessary muscular tension.  This construction leads to fire related ailments such as eyestrain, headaches, hemorrhoids and irregular menstruation. If a person has a weak liver, they are prone to mood swings, because their liver is unable to perform its function of creating a smooth flow of qi throughout the body.

It is not good to hold your anger inside for long periods, as eventually it will find an outlet. An honest expression of the smallest types of anger such as "negative" feelings are good for your health. It is the unhealthy anger that becomes repressed, violent, chronic and cruel that is bad for you. This type of anger does not end after it has been discharged. Instead it leaves a hot trail of other feelings that associate itself with it and follow it.  These can include frustration, resentment and guilt.  This is the kind of anger that harms the liver.  

Scientific research is starting to confirm that the inability for a person to express healthy anger and similar related emotions may suppress the immune system, thus creating create favorable conditions for cancer. It is key to understand that a fighting spirit, which is the key to overcome major illness is different from stubbornness and obstinacy. The real challenge to overcome serious disease in the body is to apply a healthy balance of willpower and determination with the acceptance of human frailty and imperfection.

In the classic Dao De Jing, authored by Lao Zi, he suggests a distinction between unhealthy and healthy emotion.  "The highest virtue is not virtuous, and is thus virtu-ous "; (meaning true virtue is not self-consciously or compulsively virtuous).  This means that compulsive "do-gooders" act out of a fear of denying their own aggression and hostility.  This is why they do "what is "best."  This causes them to be submissive, placating or self-sacrificing. It causes one to lack the will to feel what they genuinely feel. Lao Zi states that "The sage is not a do-gooder," . A genuine sage is always true to his or her nature and does not rebel against rules of conduct and will express emotions such as anger when necessary during the appropriate situations. The sage is a master at self-acceptance and accepts and understands the feelings of others. It is key to remember that the first step in self-acceptance is to allow oneself permission to genuinely feel what one is feeling.  This than causes inner resistance and friction to fade away, along with any emotions associated with anger.

The heart is damaged by sudden emotional shock, such as the death of a loved one or an unexpected event like winning the sweepstakes.

The spleen is damaged by pensiveness. The meaning of pensiveness means excess concentration. This includes obsessive preoccupations with certain subjects or concepts . It is closely associated with intellectual nit-picking and excessive educational endeavors. This is the reason why college students have spleen-related disorders. These include elevated blood pressure, gastric disturbances, weakened immunity, and a tendency toward phlegm and colds.

If a person has excess empathy it can harm the spleen. Pensiveness and excess empathy can harm the spleen. By becoming pensive we become preoccupied with ourselves. By being overly empathic we are prone to being preoccupied with others.

It is important to have the proper balance of empathy in healing. Too much empathy can make it difficult to treat a patient and can cause "picking up" a patient's physical or mental disease. If a qigong student is overempathizing he will know because it will become difficult to feel centered, relaxed, and rooted. When you overempathize you feel disempowered, out of touch with the earth.  The earth corresponds to the spleen, thus excess empathy weakens the spleen. In turn a weak spleen causes boundary issues.  To help bring balance to this, spend more time in nature. Allow yourself to see nature as a positive model contributing to health and balance. While in nature allow your mind to become quiet and your senses to to the environment.


Chinese Medicine and The Spleen

In Traditional Chinese Medicine, the spleen represents the earth (element). Its energy flows from the center, much like our earth. During the changes of energy throughout the seasons, the energy moves . This is necessary so that the organs may be strengthened.  This is why the spleen is not shown as being ruled by any one season. At three month intervals, the energy that has been "gathering" in the major organ systems has to return to the Earth, in order for it to be renewed.  The areas where this energy moves faster are in the stomach, spleen and pancreas.  Chinese Doctors frequency encounter patients with more disorders in these 3 organs during these time frames. Below are the dates when this energy moves, and is also a good time to take foods that keep the spleen healthy as well as perform spleen strengthening exercises.  

March 7-20. Stomach 7:00 a.m. to 9:00 a.m. / Spleen/Pancreas 9:00 a.m. to 11:00 a.m.

June 7-20. Stomach 7:00 a.m. to 9:00 a.m. / Spleen/Pancreas 9:00 a.m. to 11:00 a.m.

September 8-21. Stomach 7:00 a.m. to 9:00 a.m. / Spleen/Pancreas 9:00 a.m. to 11:00 a.m.

December 8-21. Stomach 7:00 a.m. to 9:00 a.m. / Spleen/Pancreas 9:00 a.m. to 11:00 a.m.

Further Reading:
Exercises for Strengthening Spleen Qi



In closing, each of our organs is damaged by long term emotional excessive energy. Positive emotions also help heal the organs. as we can see below:


How to Heal Organs by Changing our Emotions



Lungs are healed by yi (“righteousness”). The sense of integrity or dignity. Yi is the ability to give yourself and others adequate mental space to breathe and live.


Kidneys are healed by zhi (wisdom). Zhi means clear perception and the ability to have self understanding.  This is the opposite of irrational fears.


The liver is healed by ren (kindness). Confucian virtue ren is shown as a picture of two people walking together. It includes the natural feelings associated with benevolence, companionship, and “human-heartedness”.


The heart is healed by li (peace, orderliness and calm). Li stands for “orderliness”.  It means to set limits on behavior to create social harmony.


The spleen is healed by xin. (honesty, confidence, trust, faith and belief.) Openness and acceptance build trust, thus fostering a feeling when one finds a common ground with another.

The cure for stagnation and knotting (Rumination) of qi is trust.  Ruminationcan also be caused by your qi being tied to someone else with excess empathy.

Correspondences to the Elements Related to Emotions


Element: Metal Water Wood Fire Earth
Organ: Lungs Kidney Liver Heart Spleen
Harmful Emotions: Anxiety, Sorrow Fear Anger Joy, Shock Pensiveness, Empathy
Qi Effect: Constrict Drop Rise Scatter Knot
Positive Emotions: Integrity (Yi) Wisdom (Zhi) Kindness (Ren) Order (Li) Trust (Xin)


A meditation for restoring balance to the organs

Relax your entire body, allowing your awareness to enter your lungs. When you breathe in, draw in the qualities of integrity and dignity. When you exhale allow your breath to carry out worries, anxiety, and grief.  Do this until you feel you have done enough.

Next send your awareness to your kidneys. As you breathe in, allow the qualities of wisdom, with the confidence of inner knowing fill the kidneys.  As you exhale, allow all fears to be carried away with the exhaling breath.

Next send your awareness to your liver. As you inhale draw in the qualities of kindness. Upon exhale release any anger.

Next send your awareness to your heart. Fill it with peace and calm and as you exhale, release excitement, zealousness and excesses of any kind.

Next send your awareness to your spleen. Upon inhaling fill it with the qualities of trust and acceptance. When you exhale, carry along with it pensiveness and the letting go of excess empathy.

Now bring your awareness to the center of your being. Experience the stillness and silence of quiet abdominal breathing. Allow all images and thought

One good way to replenish this energy is to practice the Emerald Tablets exercise.  This creates a major build up of this energy.  I practice this exericse on average every 2 days, because it is so strong. It is key that after you perform the Emerald Tablets exercise, as your body receives this new energy that you keep it balanced as mentioned earlier.

The essence in the kidneys rebuilds the bones and marrow, so take more calcium and do more resistance weight bearing exercises (lifting weights) and take in more calcium and Vitamin D3 and phosphorous during Wintertime.

The Liver rebuilds muscle and tissues and does so more strongly during the spring therefore more stretching and the intake of plant proteins are advised during spring. This is why doing yoga in spring is the best time of year due to the stretching involved.

Also during the start of spring the buildup of emotions should be fully expressed and released this can be done via the Emotional Freedom Technique Exercises, as well as belief re-examination exercises.

Another  way to experience how this energy flows from body part to body part is to use essential oils at the right time. 

So we can use the following formula:

Full moon - winter - lavender - kidneys - Use lavendar essential oil at the full moon with maximum energy felt during winter.

New moon - spring - lemongrass  - liver - Use Lemongrass essential oil at the new moon with maximum energy felt during spring.

I personally use the essential oils in a spray / spritzer format.

Research shows that Lemongrass detoxifies the liver and is good for it in small amounts. 

Research also proves that Lavendar is good for the Kidneys, when used in small amounts.


This matches the research that we discovered a link between essential oils and intention.  You can read about this in our article titled;  How to Use The Moon and Solar Activity to Accompany Your Intentions

Formulas to Help Strengthen the Vital Parts of the Body

Free and easy wanderer plus (also known as Jia Wei Xiao Yao San) - this formula will strengthen the liver.

PEI PA KOA - This formula to help strengthen weak lungs. The formula for Pei Pa Koa was originally created by Doctor Ip Tin-See, a physician for the Qing Dynasty and has been helping people with sore throats and similar lung aliments for decades.

Zi Jing Di Huang Wan - This formula helps rebuild weak kidneys.

Rehmannia Six Combination - Very good for spring as it helps bring about healthy kidneys and liver.

Nourish the essence formula - Helps create healthy kidneys

Vital Treatures formula - Helps create healthy kidneys

Kidneys produce the Marrow which includes the brain, the spinal cord, the bone matrix and marrow. A common side effect for patients with kidney failure is bone decay. Keith Hruska, Professor of Nephrology, Pediatrics, states "Almost everybody who has kidney failure will have a loss of bone forming potential,”  They lose the ability to form bone at a normal rate. This is why Kidney disease, or weak kidneys causes weakened bones."

The kidneys rebuild the bones and marrow, so take more calcium and do more resistance weight bearing exercises (lifting weights) and take in more calcium and Vitamin D3 and phosphorous during Wintertime.  

The Liver rebuilds muscle and tissues and does so more strongly during the Spring therefore more stretching and the intake of plant proteins are advised during spring. This is also the best time of year to take more vitamin C because vitamin C is essential to helping form new muscle and tissues.   

Also  during the start of spring the buildup of emotions should be fully expressed and released this can be done via EFT Exercises.

During Spring it is also key to go to bed earlier than usual, and than rise earlier, as the revitalizing energies are strongest in the early morning hours during spring.

Signs That you are Becoming Over Balanced


Some people during this time may go and go and go and go. Next thing they know it catches up with them. They try to to keep going, however the body burns out. Their thoughts keep saying: "Why aren’t you doing this or that …,", or similar messages. This message continues to repeat itself over and over, due to the momentum that has built up previously.

If you feel that you are "revved" up during spring, or doing more than that ‘knowing’ part of yourself wants to be doing, it is key to pay extra attention to that intuitive knowing. A period where you may hit your wall. When this happens, back off and take a pause, instead of powering / plowing through it.

What you will find is that when you do this you are breaking through the veil of illusion. What will happen next is that the important things will get done, and they will be more rewarding and fulfilling and with much higher quality. You will also find that you will start feeling much more better in your body and your health will soar.

This is similar to living your passion, doing what you love and having that emotional "high" you get from fulfilling your purpose in life.

What Are The Peak Times This Energy Manifests?

This energy starts to flow throughout the major organs about six weeks before the solstice or equinox with spring having the strongest energies.

This is why spring is a ‘revved up’ time. It is a time to get things done.

Once things are done, especially writing out the to do list, you need to rest … work then rest … that’s balance. The to do list will get done, especially the ones that are most important and will serve you or humanity towards a positive and beneficial future.

So it is key to not get too wrapped up the beautiful energy of spring as it emerges because you are at serious risk of burning out energetically. Instead create balance to avoid this burn out.

Additional Methods to Apply Balance

As your body awakens during spring, pay extra special attention to how you feel. Allow yourself to intuitively feel this energy and recognize when you need to pull back on this energy you’re putting out. Your intuition will know when it is time to slow down. Next as you apply the process of moderation the balancing process becomes automatic and then a flow of extreme harmony and wellbeing starts to flow.

In conclusion, we can leverage this energy as Spring emerges to not only get more done, but feel fullfilled and nourished in the process.

Added March 19th, 2015

Each season brings with it a shift of energy, which causes energy in our bodies to move from one organ to the next. Learning to live in tandem and harmony with the season as this energy flows,  leads to extreme health and longevity. This is why one of the best ways to remain healthy is to eat foods in season.  

This energy is related to CHI or QI GONG energy.  A healthy supply of chi also means you can direct and focus this energy to create fortune and wealth.  The difference is how you acknowledge, focus and direct the energy, while maintaining a healthy balance.  That is why people who overwork themselves have bad health, they have taken too much of their CHI that gives them health and directed it towards overwork. There must exist a balance between the two for success in both areas.

At the equinoxes of each season it is key to apply more balance than usual to these energies that you have built up in your routine.  Especially the 3 to 6 weeks before and after the equinoxes.


The Flow of Energy Moving Through the Organs Each Season 

When attention is paid to the abdomen area while doing chi generation, a type of heat is generated, which can then be circulated throughout the body’s energy meridians.The theory is that there is an incredible reservoir of stored energy in the lower torso. This has to do with an actual physiological transmutation in which the energy meridians of the body are fully opened. As each season comes and goes, this energy gathers, than moves from organ to organ, unifying it. 

During Spring there is a turning back of time. It is a time to re-connect with your prenatal original qi.  This is the primordial qi state of pure health, pure spirit, and undifferentiated unity. It is the beginning of regenerative energy, it restores and renews.  This is why the early morning spring sunshine is so radiant, healthy and fresh. It is also a good time to do toning sounds as the early morning pressure is conductive to toning sounds. A time to forgive and make amends.  

As stated earlier, Spring represents the Liver (and gall bladder.  The direction is east and the element wood. In our daily actions, we want to cultivate qualities of new growth, new beginnings, creative energy, and expansion. A time to stretch and move the body, allowing the new energy to take form. CHI energy is maximized in the early morning, especially during lower solar activity.

The next season is summer which represents the Heart (and small intestine, the pericardium, and the triple warmer meridian).  The direction is south.  The element Fire. In our day to day activities, we should nurture ourselves with the qualities of warmth, light, vitality, energy, and luminous and full growth. A time to live in the moment, create expansion and new awareness. 

The next season is Fall, which represents the Lungs (and large intestines).  The direction is west.  The element is white metal.  In our day to day lives we should adorn ourselves with the  qualities of substance, strength, structure, harvest, hardening and condensing. CHI energy is maximized in the late afternoon. 

The final season is Winter, which represents the Kidneys (and the bladder).  The direction is North.  The element Water. In our day to day activities, we should cultivate the qualities of letting go, flowing, fluidity, dormancy and storing.  



Seasonal Connections to Herbs that Induce HGH

Many of you readers already know that HGH (Human Growth Hormone) is one of the many ways to keep the body looking young. So what if we looked at the organs that are stimulated each season and look at the herbs that affect these major organs during each season and than see if these herbs have the ability to increase Human Growth Hormone?

Spring = Liver = Astralagus is a herb good for the Liver. Chaste Tree Berry (Agnus Castus) is also good for the liver.  These herbs boost HGH.

Summer = Heart = Coleus Forskohlii.  This herb is high in the substance Forskolin.  Coleus Forskohlii is good for the heart and because it stimulates juices in the digestive system would go well with the St. Germain Tincture. These herbs boost HGH.


Fall/Winter = Kidneys = Mucuna prurien (is used to balance the nervous system) is good for the kidneys. Mucuna prurien is recognized in Chinese medicine as a Yang and Jing herb. Herba Epimedii (also known as horny goat weed) is good for the Kidney and Liver Channels. Stinging Nettle Root is good for the Liver and Kidneys. These herbs boost HGH.


Please note, these herbs are very potent and should only be used in cycles over the short term.  Side effects from extra testosterone are higher than those with Human Growth Hormone.  I have found what works for me is to intuitively "listen" to how much of a herb I need, use it for a while, than give it a break in order to avoid excess side effects. 

 To learn more about how the meridians of energy flow and operate according to the season, my book. A Centurion's Toolbox for Longevity Living Beyond 120 - 2nd Edition goes into more detail about this.


Stinging Nettle

Stinging Nettle is commonly combined with Mucuna Prurien 

Stinging Nettle Root
Ameliorative effects of stinging nettle (Urtica dioica) on testosterone-induced prostatic hyperplasia in rats. 



Induction of growth hormone by the roots of Astragalus membranaceus in pituitary cell culture.

Coleus Forskohlii

Effects of Coleus Forskohlii Supplementation on Body Composition and Hematological Profiles in Mildly Overweight Women

Coleus Forskohlii and Heart Health

Stimulatory effect of lactate on testosterone production by rat Leydig cells.


Mucuna Pruriens

Mucuna pruriens improves male fertility by its action on the hypothalamus-pituitary-gonadal axis.

Mucuna pruriens and Its Major Constituent L-DOPA Recover Spermatogenic Loss by Combating ROS, Loss of Mitochondrial Membrane Potential and Apoptosis

Effects of Putative Neurotransmitters on Testosterone Production from in vitro Mice Interstitial Cells Culture

Mucuna pruriens Reduces Stress and Improves the Quality of Semen in Infertile Men


Herba Epimedii 

[Antioxidative effect of constituents of herba Epimedii (ESPS)].

Herba Epimedii (Horny Goat) weed is high in the bio-active compound called icariin.
The testosterone mimetic properties of icariin.


Herbs that Combine Well Together

Astragalus and Herba Epimedii go together well. More Info
Effects on herba epimedii and radix Astragali on tumor necrosis factor-alpha and nuclear factor-kappa B in asthmatic rats].

Effect of the Combined Extracts of Herba Epimedii and Fructus Ligustri Lucidi on Sex Hormone Functional Levels in Osteoporosis Rats


The Superoxide Dismutase Connection

As some of you may know, especially those readers of my books on longevity, know that the enzyme Superoxide Dismutase, that herbs or foods (including exercise) that help stimulate this enzyme in the body are always associated with a longer lifespan. Many of the above studies stated earlier in the above references also show that the herbs enhance Superoxide Dismutase.  

The Herb Stinging Nettle incrases Superoxide Dismutase

The effect of hydro alcoholic nettle (Urtica dioica) extract on oxidative stress in patients with type 2 diabetes: a randomized double-blind clinical trial.

Coleus Forskohlii is high in the substance called Forskolin

Inhibitory effects of superoxide dismutase and cyclic guanosine 3',5'-monophosphate on estrogen production in cultured rat granulosa cells.


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