Tag: adaptogens

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Keeping Stress in Check

November 20, 2018

For many, life has lost its lustre and stress, anxiety and a lack of balance is often an underlying factor. This is often highlighted this time of year as we approach the Festive Season. To lead a balanced, enriching life we all know that we must eat well and exercise… because without optimal health and energy it becomes a daily struggle to reach our potential. But it is equally important for optimal health and happiness that we create balance in our lives… time to stop, relax, reflect a....

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Optimising Brain Health

November 13, 2018

I speak a lot about adaptogenic herbs – these are the beautiful herbs that protect our nervous system and adrenal glands especially when we are exposed to acute or prolonged stress. However today I want to talk about the beautiful nervine herbs and in particular the nervines that not only calm our nervous system but help keep our brain calm, focused and alert. It seems poignant, with Christmas just six weeks away and with many of us feeling tired and weary, and yet knowing we still need to....

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Are You In Energy Crisis?

July 9, 2018

The organs with the most ‘energy-hungry’ cells will be the first to feel the brunt of an energy crisis. Thus our brain is the first to feel the effects of low energy.  Our brain only makes up 2% of our body weight but uses 20% of our energy. No wonder when we are fatigued the things we notice are brain fog, poor memory, impaired word recall and decreased executive function. We know that stress is a leading ‘energy-zapper’ and it leads to systemic inflammation throughout the body. Ch....

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