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Earth has blessed us with the ability to channel the healing power of plant medicine to rejuvenate and regenerate the body into a state of vigor while activating entheogenesis (awakening the divine within). This planet is rich with thousands of plants that contain invaluable phytonutrients, renowned for their curative and therapeutic properties. No matter who you are, phytomedicine can improve your life. From chronic disease to detoxification to nootropics to anti-aging, plants work synergistically with the human body to produce wellness. Nature has provided us with an extensive arsenal of therapeutic plants. In fact, there are over 28,000 plant species that have reported medicinal uses throughout the world. Many pharmaceutical drugs are actually based on compounds that originate from natural sources, and there are undoubtedly many phytochemicals with unknown health benefits that have yet to be discovered. Nutrition is far more complex than simply vitamins, fats, and minerals.
How are plants so healing? One reason is xenohormesis, which is the biological principle that explains how environmentally stressed plants produce bioactive compounds (phytonutrients) that can confer stress resistance and survival benefits on animals that consume them. Humans can be immensely rewarded from the products of plants' sophisticated stress response, which has evolved as a result of their stationary lifestyle. These xenohormetic plant compounds can improve longevity and fitness by activating biological cellular stress responses that can be applied in drug and nutraceutical production as well as nutritional enhancement of diet.
There's a lot of misinformation and dogma when it comes to diet, nutrition, herbalism, detoxification, natural cures, and overall health in general. It can get confusing and even discouraging at times when different sources have contradictory information. Thankfully, we now have the science to sort out much of the nonsense and dismiss the fads and ideologies that many cling to. One thing we can all agree on is that the Standard American Diet (SAD) is not the answer. It truly is a SAD diet, for it leads to malnutrition and body toxicity, and ultimately steals your vitality and well-being.
What is "health"? According to the dictionary, health is "the state of being free from illness or injury," but in reality it's much more than that. Health is happiness. Health is vitality. Health is longevity. Health is cognition. Health is nourishment. Health is love. Health is wealth.