We will ALWAYS have stressors in our lives – positive ones as well as negative ones. That’s just part of life on this earth. And finding effective ways to manage stress so that it does not break your body down is critical for maintaining health.
Obviously prayer, meditation, and other spiritual methods are first and foremost in my opinion. God, in His wisdom, has also provided certain powerful herbs that are also very effective in helping our bodies to adapt to these stressors without excessively damaging our bodies.
Adaptogenic herbs are those that are particularly helpful in restoring and maintaining a positive state of balance due to their ability to help us adapt to change, in particular to the challenges associated with stress. In general, these herbs are known to promote longevity, energy, endurance and strength. What is especially great about these herbs is that their action is gentle and non-specific, which means regardless of the cause of the imbalance, they are able to restore balance.
Two very powerful adaptogenic herbs are Rhodiola rosea and Ashwagandha. Separately each happens to be an herbal superstar of sorts. Put them together and you have a highly effective one-two punch!
Rhodiola is used to treat depression, fatigue, anemia, impotence, even altitude sickness as it positively affects regulation of the nervous system. It’s been found to improve memory, learning, mood, appetite regulation and circadian rhythms.
Ashwagandha limits the production of the stress hormone cortisol while increasing DHEA production. Cortisol is released in response to the “fight or flight” response and when there is a constant flood of this hormone in your body due to chronic stress, your body begins to break down. You will also find it difficult to lose weight and notice you are gaining belly fat, which is the most dangerous type of fat.
Beyond Organic has an exceptional new supplement called Adaptgen which includes both of these powerful adaptogenic herbs and is extremely effective in breaking this stress cycle. It happens to be one of the few supplements I’ve ever taken and felt an almost immediate positive response.
How do you help your body to effectively manage stress?
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