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How to Nourish Your Adrenals To Reduce Stress

Are you stressed out? We all experience stress at some point in our lives. It’s part of life. However, when left unaddressed stress can be one of the most detrimental influences on our overall health.   When we experience stress – whether that’s mental, emotional, or physical – two small glands called our adrenals release a hormone called cortisol. Cortisol is an important hormone that helps give us energy and regulates our circadian rhythm. Too much cortisol however, as in the case of chronic stress, can have negative effects on the body. When the adrenal glands are overworked we can experience a wide range of symptoms, including:   - Fatigue - Sleep problems (often waking around 2am and being unable...

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5 Stress-Busting Herbal Teas

I talk a lot about stress. I talk a lot about how poorly managed stress can take a huge toll on our mental and physical health and well being (because it’s all connected!).   While we all experience stress in some way throughout our lives, we all have the opportunity to manage how that stress affects us. Keep in mind that stress comes in many different forms. Too much exercise can cause stress. Loss of a loved one causes stress. Work deadlines can cause stress. Being bothered or frustrated by people around you causes stress.   It’s important that we schedule time throughout our days and weeks to do stress-relieving activities that make us feel calm, nourished, and taken care...

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