October 11th is Indigenous Peoples’ Day, and to commemorate this important day, we’d like to introduce you to our friends in the Shipibo community in Peru who supply our Cats Claw.
About Whole World Botanicals
Whole World Botanicals was founded in 1995 with a vision of helping ordinary people assume more responsibility for their health by extending their healthy eating to include dietary supplements which could literally transform their quality of life. We have carefully selected certified organic, sustainably wildcrafted, therapeutic botanical concentrates, extracts, teas and specialty products from the Peruvian rainforest and the Andes mountains–the reservoir of some of the greatest, most potent natural remedies on the planet.
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Your Whole World Botanicals products are being endangered by an oil spill in the Ecuadorian Amazon. What’s worse is that a court has rejected an appeal by indigenous and human rights organizations to prosecute the oil company responsible.
Botanicals like Camu Camu (Myrciaria dubia) and Cat’s Claw (Uncaria tomentosa) are widely used in naturopathic (natural medicine) circles for their antiviral and immune system-supporting properties. Camu Camu is the most potent source of natural Vitamin C on the planet, making it a powerhouse for immune system support. Desmodium (Desmodium adscendens) is another wonderful botanical that, while not known for its antiviral properties, promotes healthy lung function, relieves congestion, and promotes easy breathing – a major issue in both bacterial and viral pneumonia and a host of other upper and lower respiratory illnesses, including bronchitis and the common cold.
Your thyroid – a small, butterfly-shaped gland in your neck – not only helps regulate metabolism, but it’s also involved in the delivery and use of energy, body temperature regulation, mood and thinking, and even digestion. Thyroid hormone is essential; all our cells, tissues, organs, and glands require sufficient thyroid hormone to fully function.
Strengthening your immune system is essential in weathering the winter and is an even bigger priority now, as we’re facing the triple threat of colds, flu, and other viruses. As if this year needed any more drama, contracting one illness could potentially leave us vulnerable to catching others.
We’re in the middle of an invisible battle and it’s critical to level-up a defensive strategy. By being proactive and following a consistent plan we can ensure our front-line soldiers (our immune cells) are well-nourished and can go the distance.
While hot soups, citrus fruits, or synthetic Vitamin C are some of the most common go-to’s, there is a holistic, formidable ally you may not be aware of Camu Camu.
Oxfam is one of my favorite international charities. They have a very low administrative overhead and do very effective work around the world, much of it famine relief. Their suggestions for how we can all help during this novel coronavirus pandemic are simple, yet impactful. I pass it on to you, as I think you […]
The 2019 – 2020 film awards season has been a busy one for Joaquin Phoenix, culminating with a win for Best Actor at Sunday’s Academy Awards for his titular role in the film Joker. The 45-year old actor has been using his stage time at these awards ceremonies to urge viewers and fellow actors alike […]
All available third-party research on maca can be found at PubMed. A partial listing of the published research on maca is shown below: Scientific Evidence for Effect on Sperm Count and Fertility: Gonzales, G. F., et al. “Effect of Black maca (Lepidium meyenii) on one spermatogenic cycle in rats.” Andrologia. 2006 Oct; 38(5): 166-72. Bustos-Obregon, […]
Click here to see partial listing of published scientific research on the effects of maca roots on fertility, sperm motility and sperm count, endocrine/adrenal function, male sexual performance/enhancements and hormonal health Introduction Maca is a root plant and a member of the cruciferous family, native to Peru. It is considered both a food and a […]