Shilajit – The Destroyer Of Weakness

Laboratory analysis of Shilajit reveals a complete spectrum of every essential mineral on the planet in ionic form—the most easily absorbable and assimilated by the human body. 

Treasures may be found everywhere for those who have eyes to see, a perfect example of this being Shilajit, one of the most prized medicines throughout Asia for the last few thousand years.  In its wild habitat, you could be forgiven for simply thinking that it was a tar-like substance oozing from the cracks in between rocks high up in the Himalayan Mountains.  And the locals did for many thousands of years; however, in ancient times one had to look for clues from nature to better understand their natural habitat, particularly what was safe and what was poison.

Upon seeing packs of native chimps snacking on the Shilajit tar and further observing that those who did seemed to be the strongest, most intelligent and long-lived of the bunch, the indigenous people began ingesting the night-black mineral pitch themselves.  When they too began experiencing the benefits, rapid restoration of their health and enhanced cognitive and physical abilities, they knew they had stumbled on a great discovery.  

Oral tradition has it that this is how Shilajit was originally discovered.  Although Shamans and Medicine Men of the time could not possibly have understood its complex and unusual composition, they could easily discern the beneficial effects Shilajit was having on the people they treated, which was a massive restoration of health and well being. 

Maybe so, but maybe not; either way decades of intense scientific analysis and study have revealed that Shilajit is one of the most nutrient-dense substances on the planet.  And what’s more, is that the nutrients it contains, such as naturally occurring humic and fulvic acids – two of nature’s most potent detoxifiers of heavy metals and other pollutants that disrupt the natural function of the body, and are quite rare to boot.  Known euphemistically as the destroyer of weakness, much can be learned about the incredible properties and benefits of Shilajit by understanding the process of how it is created.

Over the course of millions of years, the lush primeval vegetation that once blanketed Asia was decomposed by the forces of nature, eventually becoming highly compacted under the weight of the mountains, which later formed as continental plates collided.  Over 6,500 different species of ancient plants spent many millennia in a sort of geological alchemy that created a thick, black, resin-like substance trapped deep within the Himalayas, Caucasus, and other famous mountain ranges in the region.  The relentless monsoons and ever-increasing pressure eventually caused this tar to begin seeping from cracks in rocks in the sides of the mountains.

 

Scientists also found amino acids, fulvic and humic acids, ellagic acid, fatty acids, and plant sterols, which tend to have a harmonizing effect on the hormonal/endocrine system, among many others.
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Purified Ladakhi Shilajit resin from a tenth-generational family of herbal alchemists, considered by many to be some of the world’s best Shilajit.  It can be cut with a knife and is similar in texture to hard candy, although more pliable.  Photo: Lerina Winter

 

The Benefits of Shilajit

Shilajit acts on many different systems in the body, earning it a place among the prized natural medicines known as Adaptogens, meaning it helps to restore balance to one’s system; whether that is through reducing excess (stress and cortisol, for example) or nourishing deficiencies within the body’s various systems.  One of the primary ways it does this is through its action on the endocrine system.  As the master controllers of the body’s thousands of delicately tuned processes, hormones—or the lack thereof—have a very large influence on your health.  They control mood, libido, sleep-wake cycles, hair growth, cognition, energy, consciousness and much more.  However, Shilajit’s beneficial medicinal properties are not solely limited to the endocrine system. It has also been shown to: 

  • promote sound sleep 
  • gain endurance, strength, and stamina
  • ability to restore sexual function
  • promote cognitive abilities
  • reduce anxiety and stress
  • improve mood and generally extend one’s lifespan
  • reduce pain and inflammation 
  • healing effect on the digestive tract
  • ability to repair ulcerated intestines 
  • keep harmful bacteria in check
  • great re mineralizer and detoxifier
  • removes heavy metals
  • treat allergies, malnutrition, anemia, and broken bones 
  • the premium substance for building Qi
  • helps to increase the potency of your spinal fluid

 

Selecting Quality Shilajit

Shilajit can be found seeping wildly in many mountain ranges across Asia, although each culture tends to have its own name for the substance.  In Western and Central Asia it is typically referred to as Moomiyo, but in the areas in and around the Himalayas, it is referred to as Shilajit.  While this may seem like semantics, it is an important distinction due to the fact that, depending on the source, Shilajit/Moomiyo will have different compositions.

Generally speaking, the best quality Shilajit is believed to originate from the Himalaya area
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Shilajit is harvested in remote regions of the Himalayan mountains

 

However, because Shilajit is somewhat rare and difficult to collect, as well as the fact that the world’s supply originates in developing countries, the quality varies widely in the products currently available through various health food stores and websites worldwide. 

The most sought-after and rare form is the night-black mineral resin, with only a handful of companies selling it worldwide.  It is a sticky, wet-looking tar that is an intensely concentrated and purified form of Shilajit.  It can be pricey, although a little goes a long way, making even a small amount last for months, even at higher dosages.

That being said, there are many excellent, more affordable Shilajit products that come in a powdered form—though they will generally be slightly less concentrated and potent than the pure resin.  The primary benefits of the powder are the ease of use, price, and the ability to measure precise amounts, if needed, as the resin itself is quite sticky.  When using a powder discernment is needed, as not all brands are equal. 

The vast majority of products available worldwide are actually diluted Shilajit powders.  Pure Shilajit resin is composed of approximately 2% to 10% naturally occurring humic and fulvic acids with the remaining portion composed of minerals and other medicinal substances. 

However, adulterated products are typically 10% to 30% actual Shilajit powder and about 70% to 90% extracted humic and fulvic acids, which can be produced cheaply in a lab and added afterward.  While not dangerous, the adulterated Shilajit powders do not possess the same powerful medicinal properties.  Shilajit is not grown like most herbs and foods, so there are no organic or conventional distinctions.  If authentic and unadulterated, Shilajit is wild-crafted, which is truly what lends it such incredible healing properties.

Authentic, quality Shilajit always has a distinct, strong piercing tar-like odor that is unmistakable.  If the product you have does not have a noticeably intense smell or seems ‘faint’ then it is likely old or diluted Shilajit.

 

Check out Sevan Bomar’s YouTube videos on The Endless Benefits of The Purest Shilajit here:

 

 

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Dementia Natural Remedies

Dementia is a lack of mental functioning, especially with memory. It affects language and speech, memory, perception, behaviors, personality changes, thinking, and judgment. Causes of dementia are numerous including thyroid or blood sugar problems, brain tumors, drug intoxication, chronic infections, anemia, depression, Parkinson’s, multiple sclerosis, AIDS, Lyme disease, B-12 deficiency, medications including some cholesterol lowering drugs, and alcoholism.

Dementia starts with forgetfulness and affects tasks, problem solving, losing familiar places or objects can get lost, and with low interest in life. When it gets worse people start forgetting events, reading writing, they have poor judgment, go into social isolation, have confused speech, and have hallucinations or delusions. At the worst, as dementia progresses further, the person can’t understand language, loses family recognition, forgets to eat and bathe, has incontinence problems, and has problems swallowing.

Medications like antipsychotics, mood stabilizers, serotonin, and even stimulants (amphetamines) are prescribed. Other brain drugs that have admitted little change or help but have a large array of side effects. Prognosis by modern medicine is certain furthering of dementia, loss of lifespan and quality of life. Dementia is not thought to be preventable. From the natural perspective we look for the cause whether it is physical, nutritional, and emotional or a chemical poisoning. The cause must be dealt with; this takes someone other than yourself. Find an herbalist, homeopath or natural practitioner.

 

Herbs for Dementia

Herbs are plants valued for their specific strengthening/ tonifying properties.

Use a combination of the following herbs in liquid, capsule or powder for maximum benefit, and adjust as your condition improves. Therapeutic dose is equal to one capsule of each herb or 1 liquid dropper squeeze full of an herbal tincture 3 times a day.

These herbs for dementia may slow, stop, or even reverse the progression, but it depends on the health of the person, the medications they are using, and their age.

American and/or Korean Ginseng is an adaptogenic herb for dementia for energy and reduces stress. It enhances the function of many types of receptors in the brain

Ginkgo biloba may help reduce many of the symptoms of Dementia and is used for tinnitus and sexual function.

Holy Basil is an adaptogen which can help calm the nerves.  It also may improve memory and help with focus and meditation.

Lavender (Aromatherapy Essential Oil)—may increase the duration of sleep for cases with insomnia. Put a few drops into a cotton ball and put it in your pillow case before bed.

Skullcap may improve learning, memory, and calm the nerves.


Cell Salts to Help with Dementia

To make a cell salt solution, put up to 10 tablets of each cell salt in a 16- to 24-ounce bottle; fill with water and swirl to dissolve tablets. Sip throughout the day.

#2 Calc phos 6X – mental strain, repeating words, forgetful when frustrated
#9 Nat mur 6X – for grief of losing a loved one, dry skin, salt craving, losing names of people
#12 Silicea 6X – the delicate, cold, shy person


Dementia Homeopathic Remedies

Homeopathic remedies are non-toxic natural medicines safe for everyone including infants and pregnant or nursing women. You may use 6X, 30X, 6C or 30C potencies.

Anacardium (#1 Homeopathic for Dementia) – weak memory with a poor sense of self esteem; emotionally conflicted; may use cursing or be obscene; anger, alcohol or drug abuse.

Baryta carb (#2 Homeopathic for Dementia) – acts as a child, shy or timid, learning disability, emotionally backward.

Hyoscyamus (# 3 Homeopathic for Dementia)– behavior after loss of memories; touching; gestures with fingers, hands; loss of sexual inhibitions; jealous, suspicious, accusing others, agitated, belligerent, hostile, paranoid; person is either passive or manic.

Progressive Dementia Homeopathics
Aconitum – fears, claustrophobia, never well since a fright; panic attacks; fears death.

Agaricus – with health fears, muscle twitches and spasms; memory affected by over excitement; big fears of cancer.

Phosphorus – issues from over excitement and over sensitivity; fears of the dark and can have nose bleeds.

Plumbum met – slow progressive memory loss; can also have physical numbness or paralysis; may be self centered, rude or arrogant; hates children, may feel violent.

 

 

Source: Dave’s Healing Notes

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