All of us face it, one minute we are relaxed as can be and the next we are stressed like the worries of the world reside on our shoulders. So, how do we treat these oscillating emotions. How can we naturally, without the help of modern medicine find balance in a life that has become and seems so erratic.
Stress and fatigue are the two most important things that mess with your physical and mental health, and with this the growing caffeine and sugar addiction is not going to do you good, in fact it will only worsen your condition. Coffee may relieve you of that anxious feeling for a while, but soon, it will be back.
You will be surprised to know that your body is extremely capable of handling tough and stressful situations, but it also needs rest. When cortisol levels are always high, it could lead to an overstressed digestive system, chronic fatigue, hormone imbalance, common cold, auto immune disorders, weight loss problems and thyroid conditions as well.
Instead of treating these conditions in the short term, it is ideal that you find effective and long-term alternatives that your body can get used to and will help your body build resistance against stress, anxiety and fatigue.
Including adaptogens in to your life may be the answer to a better and stress free life. These are called so because they have a unique ability to adapt to the needs of your body. Adaptogens affect the entire body and offer overall benefit and that’s why are great to offer stress relief from any stressor or influence.
Adaptogens are known to work gently and slowly and one must be patient and not get anxious to see results. These offer great help in the long run and hence must be consumed knowing that their effects will show in good time but will last long.
Ashwagandha has been used for centuries as a cure for anxiety, depression and to cure sleep issues. It is known to have immune-modulating effects that help boost and regulate ones immune system and also help lower cortisol levels considerably.
Astralgus helps boost immunity by reducing the ability of stress hormones like cortisol by binding its receptors and it helps shield the body from stress. 20 – 30 drops of Astralagus root extract in ones juices and smoothies can help one feel better.
Shitake, Reishi and Maitake belong to the family of funguses with antioxidant properties. These are all known to have anti-tumor, adaptogenic, and immunity enhancing properties.
Holy Basil (Tulsi)
Often referred to as being an elixir for anti-aging, this holy herb helps fight stress, fatigue and also boosts immunity, regulates ones blood pressure, blood sugar and hormone levels.
These plants and herbs may seem small but they can have a huge impact on your stress levels and help you stay in the best of health and keep your mind at ease. You should speak with a Registered Holistic Nutritionist and also speak with a Homeopath so that you can learn about how you can include these in your daily regimen for better mental health and energy.