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The Deleterious Effects of Coffee: A Chinese Medicine Perspective

The Deleterious Effects of Coffee: A Chinese Medicine Perspective

How Excessive Heat, Dampness, and Stimulation Are Impacting Health and Vitality Within Chinese Medicine, the balance and flow of qi (vital energy; qì; 气) and the preservation of yuan qi (original qi; yuán qì; 元气) and jing (essence; jīng; 精) are fundamental to maintaining health and vitality. Maintaining, preserving, and even restoring these fundamental reserves is a daily practice, and paramount to that is understanding how the choices we make on a daily basis—from lifestyle to diet—impact the …
Jun 04, 2024 Ryan Wade
The 8 Types of Qi

The 8 Types of Qi

The Ephemeral Qi; the Substantial Qi Qi is not an abstraction. It is not esoteric nor strictly the material of mystics. While in the US and other Western countries we imbue qi with a deep sense of other-worldliness, steeped in new age mythology, qi is actually just a simple, almost colloquial way to describe energy. In traditional Chinese, for instance, the word weather is written as 天氣 (tiān qi). To be angry is to have rising qi (dú qì). Qi is quite simply—and completely complicated—energy. …
May 10, 2024 Ryan Wade
Understanding Our Forest Aurum Pine Pollen Nectar Tincture

Understanding Our Forest Aurum Pine Pollen Nectar Tincture

Unlocking the Potency of Pine Pollen Forest Aurum Pine Pollen Nectar Tincture represents the pinnacle of our journey to create ultra-pure and ultra-potent Pine Pollen Tinctures of the highest quality. Featuring our dual-stage extraction process, this tincture utilizes two separate extraction methods to ensure a complete and full-spectrum extraction. Forest Aurum Pine Pollen Nectar Tincture has been specifically developed for customers leveraging Pine Pollen's phyto-androgenic and pro-androge …
Mar 12, 2024 Ryan Wade
Unlocking the Secrets of Tongkat Ali: Tradition, Authenticity, and the Power of Natural Healing

Unlocking the Secrets of Tongkat Ali: Tradition, Authenticity, and the Power of Natural Healing

Tongkat Ali: A Beacon of Authenticity in the World of Herbal Medicine In our quest to recover our health, wellness, and vitality, the traditional herb Tongkat Ali (Eurycoma longifolia), also known as Pasak Bumi or Longjack, emerges as a testament to the power of authentic herbal medicine. Celebrated for its remarkable health-enhancing properties, Tongkat Ali's journey from the rich biodiversity of Southeast Asia to the forefront of phytotherapeutic practices is a story of tradition, scientific …
Feb 07, 2024 Ryan Wade
Building Product Stacks and Cycles

Building Product Stacks and Cycles

Unlocking the Intricacies of Stacking, Combining, and Cycling Herbs and Products for Optimum Benefits At RAW Forest Foods, our commitment to herbal medicine is reflected in our development of sophisticated product stacks and cycles. This practice involves strategically combining adaptogenic and tonic herbs, such as Pine Pollen and other pro-androgenic herbs, to maximize their collective health benefits. Here's a deeper look into how this works and why it’s beneficial. Understanding …
Jan 30, 2024 Ryan Wade
Unlocking the Vital Role of Estradiol in Male Sexual Health: Looking Beyond Testosterone

Unlocking the Vital Role of Estradiol in Male Sexual Health: Looking Beyond Testosterone

Exploring the Complex Interplay of Estradiol and Androgens in Male Sexual HealthBeyond the Shadows of TestosteroneOriginally published on March 3rd, 2017. Updated on October 30th, 2023. In the intricate realm of male urological health, the pivotal role of estradiol in male sexual well-being often remains in the shadows of its androgenic counterpart, testosterone. To achieve a comprehensive understanding, we must recognize the profound significance of estrogens, particularly estradiol. This a …
Oct 30, 2023 Ryan Wade
Witches' Qi Elixir: Eleven Cauldron Flavors

Witches' Qi Elixir: Eleven Cauldron Flavors

All Hallows Evening: Celebrating Growth, Death, Renewal, and the Mystical Cycles Eleven Cauldron Flavors The Witches' Qi Elixir As the moonlight bathes the Earth during the last Full Moon in the Virgo Zodiac—falling between August 22nd and September 22nd, or alternatively, between August 17th and September 17th—we embark on an ethereal journey into the realm of "Eleven Cauldron Flavors." This ancient and enigmatic elixir mirrors profound themes of growth, death, and renewal. …
Oct 30, 2023 Ryan Wade
Unstandardized Extracts

Unstandardized Extracts

A Dedication to Excellence Over Quantity In the upcoming week, we are thrilled to reintroduce a curated selection of our beloved products and customer favorites. These updates epitomize our central focus on product development at RAW Forest Foods: making nuanced yet substantial enhancements to the items and formulas already part of our catalog. In a world that often prioritizes quantity over quality, we are steadfast in our commitment to delivering the utmost in product excellence rather th …
Jan 07, 2023 Ryan Wade
Improving Extracts and Formulas in the Product Collection

Improving Extracts and Formulas in the Product Collection

A Commitment to Quality Over Quantity In the week ahead, we will be relaunching a selection of our cherished products and customer favorites. These updates align with our primary focus in product development at RAW Forest Foods: making subtle yet meaningful improvements to the products and formulas already in our catalog. In a world that frequently values quantity over quality, we are making a concerted effort to prioritize delivering the finest possible products rather than merely offering …
Aug 04, 2021 Ryan Wade
Vaccines, Spike Proteins, Viral Shedding, and Pine Pollen

Vaccines, Spike Proteins, Viral Shedding, and Pine Pollen

Do Pine Needles Prevent Viral Shedding Due to COVID Vaccination? The issue of viral shedding due to COVID-19 vaccination has become somewhat of a—well—viral topic. This topic has been placed on our radar here at RAW Forest Foods due to the misinformation claiming that pine needles, specifically pine needles from the white pine tree (Pinus strobus), contain a synthetic compound known as suramin. Below, I will address both the substance of the claim—whether …
Jul 08, 2021 Ryan Wade