Daniel B. Mowrey, Ph.D.
Daniel B. Mowrey, Ph.D. earned his advanced degree in
experimental psychology from Brigham Young University in the late 70ís. His
specialized area was psychopharmacology, with related studies in biochemistry,
neurology, anatomy and physiology. His interest in medicinal botany began while
in graduate school and his dissertation reflected that interest: "Motion
sickness, psychphysics and ginger root." Over the next several years his
research in this area lead the publication of several books, among which are
The Scientific Validation of Herbal Medicine, Guaranteed
Potency Herbs: Next Generation Herbal Medicine, Herbal Tonic
Therapies, and Fat Management: The Thermogenic Factor. Of
these, Herbal Tonic Therapies should be of special interest in
individuals involved in Jurak Corporation World Wide, Inc.
Tonics Are A Great
The great truths of nature and morality are often expressed as paradoxes. Tonics
are a great paradox. Lowly in stature, mighty in potential....
Herbal Tonics and the Digestive System
In the last column I mentioned
two herbs in connection with the digestive system: dandelion root and
gentian root. These two herbs are examples of how tonics work, in this case
by gently increasing the digestive capacity and restoring health and balance
to the organs of digestion in general, and by providing a healthy foundation
for the entire panorama of digestive system disorders....
The Digestive System - Part II
One of the
most important tonic herbs is gentian root (Gentiana lutea). It is
also one of the most bitter herbs. Imagine diluting one drop of something in
12,000 drops of water and still being able to taste it. Thatís how powerful
gentian root is. Furthermore, one of the constituents of gentian root,
amarogentine, is detectable at a dilution as high as 1:50,000. That is a lot
Angels in our Ale
This month let's take a
closer look at one of the more obscure herbs in the Tonic. It has been my
experience that not many people are acquainted with Angelica
Some Say Tonic, Some Say Tunic
Will tonics (specifically
JC Tonic) interfere with prescription medications or with OTC drugs?
Nope. Remember that tonics are mild in their activity. They gently push body
systems and processes toward NORMAL....
Good Things Await Somewhere In Thyme
Having discussed at some length,
in a previous installment, the factors that characterize tonic herbs, I
should now admit that the picture is not as crystal clear as I would like it
An Interview With Anthony Carl Jurak
In the last chapter of the
book I got around to laying out what I thought the Whole Body Tonic had to
do. These where 10 things that if you're going to have something youíre
going to call a Whole Body Tonic rather than just an immune tonic or
cardiovascular tonic or a digestive tonic, a Whole Body Tonic had to have
these 10 things. So I can go over them fairly quickly....
And The Search Goes On
For some time now, Anthony
has been after me to update the list of herbs I believe possess tonic
activity. I agreed to this task before I realized that although I had
encountered many herbs over the years that could be added to the list, I had
never made a systematic attempt to do that. Oh boy....
In A Major Key
I don't know if there ever
really was such a thing as the Knights of the Round Table. But I'd like to
think there was. And if it is true, then this must have been a special group
of men, distinguished above all others; a mere handful chosen from literally
thousands of candidates, proven in the field of battle, and sharing a
special kinship one with another. I wonder if they would have sat around the
Table arguing over who was the greatest....
Licorice VS St John's Wort...
The Yin and The Yang of The Jurak Classic
In this article we explore how the Jurak Classic fits within the
framework of TCM
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