As we move into September the weather starts to get dry and windy. What is going on outside your body, is also going on inside. To combat the dryness it is useful to ingest moistening, sweet herbs. Ashwagandha is a tonic for drained adrenals, replenishing your storehouse of energy so you can be productive and alert. This root is the perfect herb for fall insomnia because it has sleep-inducing qualities. It grounds and soothes your nervous system and relaxes your body and mind so that you can drift easily into sleep even while thoughts turn over in your mind. Thanks to the rejuvenating and repairing abilities, your sleep will become more potent so you wake up fresh and strong. Ashwaganda means “strength of a horse,” which suggests that it will make you feel strong, sturdy and focused when you are feeling tired in the middle of the day
Opting for a plant-based protein every now and then could help you live longer. A new study in JAMA Internal Medicine found that people who substituted just 3% of their animal protein per YEAR with a veggie alternative had lower mortality rates. So once in a while break out the bean burritos!
Don't accept fatigue as the price of a full life! As the kids go back to school and we find ourselves trying to get back into a routine, we may find ourselves a wee bit tired. Aim to eat two of these edible energizers daily:
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