Grow Youthful: How to Slow Your Aging and Enjoy Extraordinary Health
Grow Youthful: How to Slow Your Aging and Enjoy Extraordinary Health

Herbs - a Warning

Abstention Period

You should have regular abstention periods from most medicinal herbs. This is essential so that your body's responses to the phytochemicals in the herbs does not become jaded. If you continue taking many herbs without a break, they will have less and less effect.

Unfortunately most herbal suppliers won't tell you this - it would result in an immediate decrease in their sales by 20%. It goes back to the old rule - when someone is making money selling you a product or service, you need to carefully seek out your own best interests.


Maca is the only supplement that I take on a regular basis. It is an amazing endocrine stimulator and body rejuvenator.

I take a quarter teaspoon with my morning and evening meal. I take it for 4 weeks, and then every 5th week abstain from using it. Others I know use a three weeks on one week off routine.

Contraindications. Do not take Maca if you suffer any glandular cancers, except under the supervision of a herbal specialist. Men should not take Maca if they are suffering from an enlarged prostate, or prostate or testicular cancer. Women suffering from any hormone-related cancers should avoid Maca.

Buy organic Maca (Australia only)

Avoid ginseng, licorice root, dong quai, black cohosh and fertility drugs while taking Maca.

Herbal teas

Any herbal tea should be made from the fresh single herb. Avoid herbal teas made with commercial tea bags.