When you use a supplement that contains different herbal blends, you may notice that the blend has different ratios of strength of the herbs.
For example, you might see an extract that has a ratio of 2:1, or even 7:1. Sometimes you might see the amount of an herb that was used per serving size, such as 1.5mL.
These are indicators of the strength or potency of the formula. To achieve different results in the body, different strengths are used, and you'll see a wide range of options on different products.
What Logan Christopher specializes in though is creating potent formulas that help to boost performance.
What To Expect From This Episode
- [2:00] How did Logan Christopher get into strongman feats
- [3:30] Logan has done some crazy things like juggling kettlebells while they are on fire
- [5:00] When did he start to look into different herbs that can help boost performance
- [6:45] Do the Chinese and Daoist use potent versions of herbs, or are they using herbs through their daily lives
- [8:30] What is the difference between regular herbalism and performance herbalism
- [10:45] If you are taking high doses of herbs, will your body expell excess constituents that it cannot use
- [13:00] We highly recommend not buying supplements that are cheap, you most likely won't be able to utilize the nutrients in it
- [14:15] For those who have issues with taking alcohol-based tinctures, what can they take instead
- [16:15] Uses and benefits of Pine Pollen
- [17:15] Shilajit Powder is the Destroyer of Weakness and Conqueror of Mountains
- [18:00] Blue Vervain is great for calming your system and helping you to relax
- [19:00] Bacopa is a nootropic that helps to improve focus and memory
- [20:00] Elderberry is a great option for supporting the immune system
- [21:00] "Herb" in the Chinese culture is anything that can be used medicinally, so Black Ant is an interesting herb that has been used for thousands of years
- [22:00] What ways can you use powders to get into your system
- [24:00] Be very careful where you get your herbs and if they come in capsule form, some herbs are not what you are actually paying for
- [24:45] The taste of these different herbs is something we are no longer used to, but our palates can adjust after using them for a little while
- [25:45] What stack of herbs does Logan take every single day
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Transcript For Episode (Transcripts aren't even close to 100% Accurate)
Bryan: [00:00:14] Have you ever looked into different ways to improve your performance. For the biohackers out there, they look for ways to enhance their brain focus and everything around their health.
So they can absolutely optimize their performance. But for many of us, we may want something to help us with that our energy or with sleep, or even with our sex drives. What's up everyone. I'm Bryan Carroll and I'm here to help people move more, eat well and be adventurous. And today I have a super interesting guy on the show to talk about performance herbalism and how you can use potent forms of herbs to boost your performance.
His name is Logan, Christopher, and he is a strong man turned herbalist who has been, trying to find ways to boost his own scrawny newness, to be able to do all these different strongman feats and his company lost empire herbs, which you can learn more [email protected] summitforwellness.com/ LEH, create some very unique and potent blends that we will be talking about in this episode.
So let's jump into my conversation with Logan. Born without genetic gifts, a weakened scrawny, Logan, Christopher sought out the best information in his pursuit of super strength, mind, power, and radiant health. Nowadays, he's known for his famous feats and pulling an 8,800 pound pirate by his hair, juggling flaming kettlebells, supporting half a ton in the wrestler bridge.
And Moore is author of many books. He's a coach and a public speaker, and this led led him into health, nutrition, and urbalism, and the founding of his company lost them herbs where the mission is to change the lives with herbs. Thanks for coming onto the show. Logan,
Logan Christopher: [00:01:55] thanks for having me, Bryan,
Bryan: [00:01:57] of course.
And there's a lot to unpack just from this bio, especially around the super strength and all that type of stuff. So let's, let's learn a little bit more about your background. I'm very curious. How did you get into all that?
Logan Christopher: [00:02:09] Yeah. As you said there in my bio, I wasn't naturally athletic. Like I wasn't playing sports all as a kid or anything.
It was shortly after high school that I started to get interested in weight training. I had done it before, like I played football in high school, but it was not good at all. Then I got into stuff like body weight exercises, and everyone's familiar with like pushups and squats, but there's really so much more you can possibly do there.
And that led into KA kettlebells, which are becoming new. The thing like most people have heard of them now, but way back. Yeah, 2003, they were not such a big thing. so I was getting into them at that time and that led into studying the old time strong men. So these were guys around the vaudeville era back turn of the 19th.
the 20th century where they would perform on a stage, do these incredible feats of strength, like bending metal or picking up people and all sorts of different manners, all kinds of crazy stuff. For whatever reason. I was like, yes, I want to do that. So I sought out some people that were actually doing that.
And there's a few. Performing strong men around today. And I got started. And to me it was just a fun thing to pursue, along with the strength, you know, I kind of built the business around it. I gained confidence and I just saw it as a good place to improve in my life. And it carried over to many other places.
And at what
Bryan: [00:03:24] point did you decide to light some kettlebells on fire and throw them into there?
Logan Christopher: [00:03:30] So I'd gotten into kettlebell, juggling and kettlebell. Juggling is not normal juggling, like where you have multiple different objects. Usually it's just a single kettlebell, but it's the spinning, the flipping, the catching it around the body, a very.
Fun thing to do. It's great because it builds three dimensional, strength, strength, and conditioning absorbs, and redirection of force. So I've been doing that for a while and I was at this strong men event with where we were training some other people to do with basic feats of strength, like bending nails, ripping decks of cards, and someone was talking about a feed.
They had done this. This guy would actually. in a burlesque show, he had the leopard print singlet and like the handlebar mustache, and he was doing things and he had this something, I forget exactly what that involves sparklers. And I don't know how, but somehow from that idea, I got the idea popped into my mind.
I should light a kettlebell on fire and then juggle it around my body. So from that idea, I figured out how to. Physically do it ramp, wrapping the kettlebell around with, Kevlar wick, and then dipping it in lamp aisle oil. And it made this big fireball and it was quite fun. It's not something I normally do, but I've done it on occasion.
Bryan: [00:04:37] And this might be outdating both of us a little bit, but have you ever, ripped apart?
Logan Christopher: [00:04:44] Yeah, absolutely. That's something I used to do a lot of, but the hardest part of that fee these days is finding a phone book in the first place. I know
Bryan: [00:04:51] they're not really around anymore.
Logan Christopher: [00:04:53] I find them they're like very thin, so it's not all that impressive to rip them.
Bryan: [00:04:58] So at what point did you decide to start diving into urbalism and start trying to create a really potent. herbal products that you can use to help improve performance.
Logan Christopher: [00:05:09] Yeah. So began with this strength pursuit, because I was not naturally strong or athletic. I was always looking for the edge. I wasn't gonna do steroids or anything like that, but pretty much everything else.
Was on the table. So I began to get interested in health and nutrition, and that led from some people I was falling into the world of urbalism specifically what really hooked me in the first place was the Chinese Taoist philosophy. This idea of radiant health, which is health beyond danger. it is the idea of, you know, Most most people have this conception of health being like not being sick, but really the way I define health is having the capability or I like the word.
Antifragility the ability to bounce back from stressors, both physical and mental, much better, like the better capacity you have for that. The healthier you actually are. So in this Chinese tonics, that was. Herbal system. They look for like, what are the highest quality herbs, the herbs that they call in the superior class.
These are herbs that are going to just support your health. No, you're not taking them when you're sick, you're taking them just to support better health and performance and you can take them longterm, that sort of thing. So that's, what's really got me started with it in the first place. And from the beginning, I tried some quarter steps, fungus in one of my workouts.
I noticed that better conditioning with it and. I was hooked from that moment. So then it was just about learning more herbs, trying more things and going from there.
Bryan: [00:06:36] So looking at like the Chinese and the Taoists herbalism, and they're using herbs to support, you know, people just through everyday life, are they using high dose of herbs or is it more of like a subtle difference in their bodies that they're using the herbs for?
Logan Christopher: [00:06:53] It can be high dose. It really depends on the herb in the first place, but. The one of the ways to think about herbs is as food. It's only in the last hundred years that we have gotten away from using herbs, you know, besides culinary herbs, like throwing some garlic or some oregano in this thing. And that that's all well and good, but one, you're not really getting.
Strong doses of those herbs when you're doing that. And we're also not taking any of the quote unquote bad pasting herbs, bitter, like mostly the bitter flavor has been bred out of our diet or, or intentionally removed. But with that flavor, there are certain compounds that are there that you won't find elsewhere.
So. We want to bring these herbs into our food, into our regular eating. And so some of the herbs you can use higher doses. And really, there's not like a lethal dose with some of these herbs. I've tested it like, the same mass as the body. And they're fed to rats and like, Oh, this isn't even killing them.
They have something called the lethal dose 50, but many of these Arabs are extremely safe and using, so you can use really high doses, but you can also oftentimes get by with lower doses as well. Yeah, I
Bryan: [00:07:59] know a lot of the Chinese culture they'll use, medicinal herbs in teas, and sometimes I'll use them also in broths as well as another way to make them a little bit more potent as well, then just sprinkling a little Bazell on the food that you're eating or something.
so like with, empire herbs, one of the things that, you guys do over there is you make really, performance type. Herbs compared to just regular herbs. What's the difference between just regular herbalism and performance herbalism?
Logan Christopher: [00:08:30] Yeah. I came up with that phrase performance herbalism to really kind of differentiate what we do, because the way I like to say is like these aren't your grandma's herbs.
Like the culinary herbs we were just talking about. We have scoured the earth to find the most potent herbs that are out there. The really top of the top in this superior class of herbs and what. I really focus with this is so many people take supplements of some sort yeah. On faith. Right. They see some good marketing about it.
Maybe the read research study or hear about it from a friend, they take it and. Then what do they actually notice any sort of benefits from it? It's not very often that they do and that could have to do with the quality of it, the dosage, and you know, something like vitamin D may not be a feelable nutrient, even though it is absolutely critical for everything in your body.
contrast that through some of the different herbs that can have extremely powerful effects that people will actually. Notice they'll have a feelable difference with the herbs. So they'll be able to perform better coming from that strengthened athletic world. The reason I got in the herbs in the first place was to perform better in the gym.
And that's not the only type of performance I'm talking about. Like I want to perform better mentally, so I can do a good interview like this, or be able to write books, that sort of thing. so this performance angle is what I really. Try to aim for that. You can have a feelable notice, noticeable difference with the herbs, and then that shows up in your life.
Bryan: [00:09:55] And then one of the questions I had, because you have very potent herbs with your company, right. Is, you know, if you get a multivitamin, like a lot of people take one a days and whatnot, and yeah. They'll urinate or expel a lot of the nutrients that they won't be able to utilize. And that could be for multiple things.
It could be theirs. So. There's such a high percentage in dose in that multivitamin that they don't need all those nutrients. So their body's expelling what they don't need. It could be synthetic nutrients that the body can't even use or, nutrients that are not bioavailable. There's a lot of different factors there, but.
what we do know is almost everybody will expel some at some point, when you do high potency herbs, are you running into that same thing where your body is only taking in the amount that they can actually utilize? Or, what do you think
Logan Christopher: [00:10:44] there? Yeah, that's a great question. Now. I don't think with anything, the body utilizes a hundred percent of anything and this includes food that you eat, right?
It goes through that. Digestion. And in addition to the quality of the food or the supplement being an issue, and that certainly is the quality of your gut health is going to matter here as well. So if we are consuming any sort of powder or capsules, if that's not being broken down properly because of years of abuse to the gut health, which is what the standard American diet and all the chemicals and everything that's added.
And if that is going wrong, you may not absorb. As much. So I can't give you like a clear answer. Like you're going to absorb 70% of our security did anything like that. there is bullet points I do want to address. So one is different types of things extracts may make this work or, or not. So for instance, a lot of what we sell is these are alcohol extracts and you squirt these under the tongue.
You have a very. A thin cell wall there so that the tincture is actually able to absorb directly into the bloodstream. In this way, you are bypassing digestion, you can still show them down and they'll get digested to some degree. But with that, you are getting a bit more of the effects, more rapidly absorbed because digestion, once again is not involved, but with a lot of our other herbs, the capsules in the powders that is going to have to go.
Through that pathway, but yeah, I'd say what we focused on because I started this company with my two brothers and we were all kind of focused on this performance angle. We first and foremost wanted good herbs for ourselves. That's why we started to like fund our own supply. So we are looking for the best herbs for that reason.
and I think that's a good sign. Of what you should look for in a supplement company, is, are the people involved, the founders, are they actually taking this stuff? Because unfortunately I don't think that's always the case.
Bryan: [00:12:34] Yeah. And that's like going back to the multivitamin example as well. If you can find a supplement for like $5 in any grocery store, and it's the same brand, typically that is not the one that you want to be taking.
Logan Christopher: [00:12:47] Here's the hint about multivitamins. If it comes in one and day, it's not good. Like it's impossible to have what you actually need. Like just the magnesium supply alone, which is a critical nutrient that most people are deficient in. I've seen different numbers, but well, over half of the population, like.
That takes some mass. So most multivitamins, like you're going to want several different ones a day and you can't just double up on the Wednesdays. It's usually just a sign. It's not the best quality.
Bryan: [00:13:13] And then you also brought up a really good point about digestion and gut health and all that type of stuff.
If you are not absorbing nutrients, it doesn't matter how many nutrients you put into your body. You're not going to be able to utilize them the way that it should be, or if you're not breaking down our digesting foods, which is a good point that you bring up with a tincture is that it bypasses that digestive system because a lot of people really do have, You know, not the best gut health that you could imagine, especially in this country, which I have a ton of different podcast episodes about gut health, that people want to look more into, that they can, when it comes to like a tincture, you said yours is an alcohol based tincture.
What if people have issues either with alcohol or maybe they're recovering alcoholics or anything like that, and they don't want the alcohol part of the tincture, what can be a good substitute for that?
Logan Christopher: [00:14:05] So in that case, of course, the, the powders and the capsules are going to work instead of the tinctures.
I prefer alcohol because it is such a great solvent that pulls things out. You can make tinctures. We don't personally. The lost empire herbs, but, you can find them from other people. Some people use glycerin, which is like really sweet. I personally don't like the taste that in it. Cause it makes things overly sweet and I don't feel it's as good of a solvent like vinegar can be used.
So there's other methods of preparation. another alternative, if you do have an alcohol tincture, sure. Is poured into some boiling water, like a T a. Because alcohol has a lower boiling point than water. Most of the alcohol is actually going to evaporate off. And generally you'd like, you're only taking a drop or two, so yeah, someone's heavy alcohol and they know they're going to have problems.
Don't recommend it. But for most people it's going to be such a low mountain. It's not going to be an issue for them.
Bryan: [00:15:00] And then for people, some people get like the burning or stinging feeling of dropping underneath their tongue. Can they dilute it in water as well?
Logan Christopher: [00:15:07] Or, yeah, ideally you do want that sublingual absorption under the tongue, but you still will get benefits if you don't do that.
depends on the herbs. Some of them, we extract in a higher alcohol percentage because that's going to pull out the nutrients much better. Others can be lower amounts, but you can certainly play with that or mix it into various other liquids. Now
Bryan: [00:15:27] your company has some very interesting products as well.
And if people look at them, there's quite a few that they probably have never heard of. So what are, let's do maybe five of. Different herbs that people probably have never heard of and that you love and what can they do for you?
Logan Christopher: [00:15:45] So our number one top seller I'll start. There is pine pawn. It's literally the polling of pine trees.
most people have seen it covering their cars or something like that, but don't know of it as a supplemental superfood. It's pretty unique in that it has testosterone, DHA and other human hormones in it. So it's very small trace amounts. In addition to this, it has gibberellins Redlands and Racino steroids, these novel plant sterols.
And basically what this means is it's really good at helping support the, humans hormone system. It is. More well known for men, but it actually works great for women as well. Women have testosterone. They actually have a good amount of it, even though it's one 10th, as much as guys, it's critically important for their health as well.
So this is one of our top sellers because hormone health is so important these days. You know, we have an aging population, but especially the endocrine disrupting chemicals that are all throughout our environment, from pesticides, plastics in our water, even in the very air we breathe. So we need more of this support going on right now.
So that's number one. Number two is legit. This comes out of Ayurvedic medicine. It is literally a mineral resin that comes out of the Himalayan mountains. It's known as the destroyer of weakness and the conqueror of mountains. Those are some of the names of it. When I heard that, I was like, I gotta try that stuff.
Like tell me no more, but I'll give you a little bit more. So this is a really cool stuff. It has, it basically helps you. Seem to activate the mitochondria in the cells. So it's very good for energy. That's part of the conquering of mountains part in addition. Yeah. It has fulvic and humic acids, which are great for health detoxify.
So Sheila, Jay is great in that it both kind of builds you up and helps to detoxify at the same time. So that's a great, great verb. And, another benefit has, is it tends to. Help with the absorption, the utilization in the body of anything else you combine it with. So we use it in many of our formulas for that reason.
Then I'll mention this one. I actually have right here, blue vervain little bit different. This is it's known as a bitter nerving. It has that bitter flavor I was talking about. And specifically it's, it can be really great to taste the herbs because it helps to clue your body into what to do with it.
Like we do sell some capsules, but most of our stuff is either tinctures or powders. And even if, if it tastes bad, you want to taste it because your body. Gets, gets clued into what to do with it specifically with the blue. Vervain the bitter flavor as this like downward nervous system releasing action.
As soon as I taste that I can notice my nervous system, especially I carry a stress up in the shoulders. That seemed to lift off a little bit. So it's incredibly helpful. Helps calm down the mind. People use it for sleep or pain, all kinds of different things. And actually it's specifically it's specifically for type a personalities and entrepreneurs.
I've recommended it to a lot of friends of mine just when you have that mind going and can't shut it. That's a great herb for that. Next up. I mentioned, but Copa, this is, is what I call the number one. Verbal, no Tropic, no Tropic. If people aren't familiar with these are nutrients, usually drugs and nutrients that are used to help, turn on the mental powers, alertness, concentration, memory, focus, that sort of thing.
And Bacopa is used in many formulas for this it's one herb that tends to get used the whole thing rather than like isolated fraction. I just love that stuff for myself when I. Take that one I can notice, like I immediately have focus coming on. now I, I am more sensitive to herbs. Having worked with them for a whole bunch of years and most people, but many people, when they try these herbs, they can start to notice them right away.
It doesn't work for everyone. I always like to say that that's one reason we offer money back guarantee on everything, but, I want to deliver to people like big bang for your buck. You notice the benefits right away. That's the only way you're going to know for sure that it's working for you. And last up, I'll mention elderberry.
Immunity has come into the public consciousness much more than this year. elderberry is one of my favorite for that. just because it helps support the immune system. It has certain properties that really helped it to do that. I have a young daughter, two years old now, and since I started using the elderberry, she hasn't got sick in over a year and I want to keep that track record going cause the kids.
So there's five verbs for you. And
Bryan: [00:20:08] then this one that I see on your website, it's not necessarily an urban, but it is a black ant extract. So you want to talk about that?
Logan Christopher: [00:20:17] Absolutely. So I use urban more of the Chinese sense. Most people think of herbs as green leafy plants, right? At least plant material. but really herbs in the Chinese sense would be anything that can kind of be used medicinally from nature.
So they use rocks and minerals and insect parts. And of course, mushrooms, I didn't even mention reishi and chaga and cordyceps. All those fun ones, but the ant extract. So there's not a lot of science behind this one, but it's been used thousands of years in Chinese medicine. It was known as the King of herbs.
Most people have heard of ginseng. They're familiar with it from like a seven 11 or something like that. And ginseng is known for helping to support energy will aunt is a even better G or energy tonic than ginseng is a most people. When they take that one, they feel like noticeable energy pretty much right away.
so for that reason, it's been great as a pre-workout. So any type of athletic stuff that you're doing, ant extract is a great one for that. And yeah, it is really, it comes from ground up and then extract it out. But don't worry. There's no like legs or antenna in there.
Bryan: [00:21:23] you mentioned, one way to use them as via powders and then you do have capsules, but you prefer not to use capsules if you could use powders.
So are you mixing the powder and water or are you blending it into smoothies? How are you using the powders?
Logan Christopher: [00:21:37] Depends a little bit on the product. The simplest way is just straight into water. Mix it up and down it. Some of the powders are more soluble in water. Another one. So occasionally you do have some Colombian thing going on, but, another great way is if you're making any sort of shake or smoothie, you can also add these in there.
it depends a big thing of working with these is understanding the flavor profile and trying to be well to match and, or sometimes mask. That flavor can be really useful to do. And there's some herbs that it's best to just like take them straight. Tongkat Ali. That's another great hormone support herbs.
That's the most bitter tasting thing. I've I think I've ever had that most people will have ever had. but that's extremely concentrated stuff. So you only need a tiny amount. Don't throw that into a smoothie. You're not going to mask it. It's going to ruin the taste of everything. So we recommend just taking that one pretty much straight and that.
That one we do have in capsules for that reason. Although, so the interesting thing I'll share this, that one of our customers that got the capsules didn't really have benefits with them, decided to try the powder. Then he started noticing the benefits. So something about that taste and maybe it was just placebo, but he got benefits that way.
Bryan: [00:22:48] Yeah. And, if people do have capsules and they aren't working out, they can always open the capsules and then you have powder right there. So that is one way to get it. Yeah. And that goes back to the digestive issue as well. Well, if you're not able to break down the actual capsule and get the nutrients that's sitting inside, Then you're not going to, I utilize the benefits of whatever it is that you're taking,
Logan Christopher: [00:23:10] depending on what they're made of.
Aren't dissolving in the stomach. It's just going to move throughout the body and may not be, can't be absorbed in the small intestine and whatnot. So yeah, you definitely want to be aware of that. The other thing I'll mention just for other companies is because people aren't tasting things like how do you know it is.
But they say it is for instance, Tomcat, like get that from any other company. If that thing is not incredibly bitter, it's not Tomcat or maybe it is Tomcat, but it's cut with something else. so a capsule is a good way to hide things. Let's put it that way.
Bryan: [00:23:42] Yeah. Yeah. There can be a lot of different types of fillers in there too.
Yeah. now. But interesting thing. You've talked about that a couple of times when it comes to taste and how we really don't have bitter flavors in our, you know, reservoir diet anymore. when people start taking these, they're going to notice some flavors that they've never noticed before, but in my experience, at least.
The more you do it, the better that flavor is. And the more used to it you become.
Logan Christopher: [00:24:11] Yeah. I like to tell people that tastes are malleable. So one reason like our taste buds do actually change over time. So people that have cringed with our Tongkat at first. Some of them tell us they come to crave that taste.
They actually like, you know, maybe it's just their body cluing them in what we really want this feeling, but they come to really enjoy that taste. So the taste buds themselves are malleable. And oftentimes it is just like our mind imprinting, like, Oh, I don't want to eat that. Cause I know I don't like it.
Sometimes it's texture more than taste. There's all kinds of different things in here, but tastes are actually changeable. And I say this as a kid, I did not eat a single fruit or vegetable except. Strawberries and watermelon, you know, and when I became an adult, I started working out and I was like, Oh, I should get into this nutrition thing.
I started to change my ways and there was some struggles in there not going to lie, but the tastes are very much valuable. now I eat all kinds of interesting
Bryan: [00:25:05] now, Can you share with us? Do you have like a specific as stack of herbs that you take every single day or are you mixing a matching depending on how you feel?
Logan Christopher: [00:25:15] So for the most part, I'm a pretty intuitive. Herb taker. as you might imagine, owning a herbal company, I have a lot of at my house a lot more than even just resell because I'm constantly a wild foraging and making my own tinctures and that sort of thing. so for the most part, I. I kind of I'll look over, like right here on my desk.
I have a whole bunch of tinctures and I'll take it these throughout the day, depending on what I feel like I need in that moment. For instance, the blue, vervain the calming one. I tend to take that before interviews and whatnot. If you haven't noticed I talk fast, but I like to, that helps to relax a little bit.
So, something like that, but I do as a foundation. so I drink coffee and in my coffee each morning, I put in chaga mushroom, which is just really good for the immune system, helps protect the DNA I put in the stance, which is also good for the immune system, but a really. I'm kind of strong young tonics, so good for athletic and sexual performance as well.
It's called sustains in your pants as one name for it. so I throw a little bit of that one in there. Then Hoshi Wu, which really helps to nourish the, the liver and the kidneys in different ways. And that kind of like yin restorative or so. I like to throw those in my coffee and sometimes it in there as well, which can be good for energy.
So those are my, those are my kind of like foundational ones that I do take regularly. Everything on top of that is a bit more intuitive and sometimes a bit random.
Bryan: [00:26:41] Awesome Logan. Well, do you have any final things you want to say just about herbs in general and the difference with performance herbs and your own products and that type of stuff?
Logan Christopher: [00:26:50] Yeah, I'll mention, like I was saying before, I think it's really important that people recognize that herbs always have been. A part of our diet to not have herbs as part of our diet. One of the reasons we have so many chronic illnesses on the rise. So whether you do it with my company or elsewhere, I would encourage you to look into this further and just see what you can add in.
And, you know, the basil, the Rosemary and whatnot, like those are to add more of those into your diet as well. Definitely check us out at lost empire herbs. Something that we put together pretty recently that can help people out is a herbal quiz. If you go to the homepage, you'll see a button right there to do it.
But based on your interests, like, Oh, I want more mind power, or I want bet or athletics or weight loss or, immunity, whatever it is that quiz will kind of guide you due to the right place of what we have to offer.
Bryan: [00:27:40] And then, are you on different social channels as well?
Logan Christopher: [00:27:43] Yeah, I'm on Instagram and Facebook sometimes active on there as well.
Bryan: [00:27:49] Perfect. Well, people can find more about you at loss empire, herbs.com. Thank you Logan so much for coming on and just talking about, how potent herbs can be utilized, especially for performance enhancement. so thank you.
Logan Christopher: [00:28:03] Thank you, Bryan. It was fun to discuss.
Bryan: [00:28:06] Since Logan and I recorded this episode, I haven't been trying out the blue vervain tincture before bed to help relax my mind and see if it helps with deeper sleep.
And I have to say it works pretty dang well. And even on my sleep tracker, it has had the increased levels of deep and REM sleep. And if you want it check out some of the herbs and formulas he has available, then head over to summit on us.com/l E H. And if you liked this episode, it would be great. If you could leave a rating on Apple podcasts, it helps more people to find the show.
And finally, if you are looking for the show notes with resources and transcripts, head over to summit for wellness.com/one 19 next week, I have Jennifer Maynard on the show. Let's go learn about who she is. I am here with Jennifer Maynard and Jennifer. What is one unique thing about you that most people don't know?
Jennifer: [00:28:59] maybe that I was born in a very remote town in Alaska, a fishing village, on a homestead at 200 acre homestead on a, in a 20 by 20 cabin with no running water. Wow.
Bryan: [00:29:13] Sounds amazing. Right now,
what will we be learning about in our interview together?
Jennifer: [00:29:23] So we'll be learning a little bit about regenerative farming and how we're trying to change, our food model from the ground up and a little bit about, you know, what's important about that from a human health standpoint.
Bryan: [00:29:36] And what are your favorite foods or nutrients that you think everyone should get more of in their diet?
Jennifer: [00:29:41] So I think, people need to bring more color into their diet, just in, as a joke, neural thing, I try to get five colors on my plate when I make a salad or when I make dinner, I even not right now, but normally would bring my kids to the grocery store. I let them pick out. They have to each pick out five colors, whether it's fruits or vegetables.
So I think just consuming more fruits and vegetables, only one in 10 people in the U S gets the recommended amount of fruits and vegetables yet we know. Through thousands of studies that we know diets high in fruits, vegetables, and fiber can reduce our risks of some cancers and, some heart disease as well as type two diabetes.
So, we're with only one out of 10 people doing that, it's kind of a no brainer that we should be adding more of that
to our diet.
Bryan: [00:30:27] And what are your top three health tips for anyone who wants to improve their overall wellness?
Jennifer: [00:30:32] first is again, add more fruits and vegetables to your diet. just more leafy greens.
I encourage people to flip the idea of you have this huge entree of protein and this little sides of vegetables. I tell people to flip that thought process and have. The entree be the fruits and vegetables and a little piece of protein, whether it's plant based or meat-based. so that's key. And for me, eating a more plant based diet is really important, not only for your own health, but also for the environment.
80% of our, crop land is used for growing meat. So it's really important that we start to really look at that in it, in our own behaviors every single day. and I think the third one is, again, adding more color to your diet, more phytonutrients each, each color of a plant is a pigment, which is associated with a phytonutrient.
And those are what we need typically, or are calling super foods. A lot of them are really good for us. And so the more you can bring that diversity into your diet, the more you're getting that diverse spectrum of phytonutrients, which. Can can benefit your body in different ways.
Bryan: [00:31:34] I'm loving all the regenerative, farming and formation that is coming out, and it is so neat seeing the changes we can make to the process of growing food.
So until next week, keep climbing to the peak of your health.