STRESS CAN BE AMAZING!

Stress can be an amazing feeling! It has this awesome ability to ramp us up when we need to get things done. It can keep our minds sharp and alert and has the capacity to let our body know what to do to help us cope. The trick is to not get too swept up in this mode and learn how to adapt, respond and recover appropriately and from a more nourished space. Sound easy? Well it can be, if we support and nurture our body and mind in the right ways.

Your brain is the first to respond during stress and one way is to send a message to your adrenal glands to pump out cortisol and adrenaline to help you cope. When we are stressing out a lot or super busy, we end up using too much cortisol and adrenaline and the brain self-regulates and tones down the responses. This will affect how we cope and also our body and mind start to feel low in energy and fatigued, commonly known as adrenal fatigue.

Herbal tinctures are one of the best ways to nourish our nervous system and restore adrenal health. Withania is super nourishing to the nervous system, is also a beautiful anti-inflammatory and helps the body store iron. Withania has also been shown to decrease elevated cortisol levels in your system. Siberian Ginseng is essential in any mix to support adrenal health and calm down the inflammatory processes that go hand in hand with being stressed. Rhodiola may improve physical and mental responses during fatigue and Magnolia has been traditionally used in times of anxiety and mood issues and may support healthy sleep patterns particularly with anxious people. Another amazing herb to nourish the adrenals and the nervous system is Holy Basil, also known as ‘Queen of the Herbs’ which has adaptogenic properties to support the body and help it adapt to stress responses and the hormones that can be secreted. Chronic stress has also been known to cause oxidative stress and the anti-oxidant properties in Holy Basil can further support the body with healing.

All of these herbs can be found in SUKHA HERBS REJUVENATE TONIC. This formula has been designed to help you cope with stress and fatigue, all in one convenient formula. The highly concentrated formula must be diluted with a little water or juice and taken twice daily. Any further information, please email nyree@healthnaturally.com.au

5 TOP TIPS FOR A RESTFUL SLEEP

Sleep issues are some of the most common causes of heart disease, obesity, diabetes and psychological disturbances. Here a 5 simple tips for you to improve your sleep health.

1.     RELAXING HERBS:

This could be in the form of a soothing lemon balm or chamomile herbal tea sipped in a quiet corner before bedtime. You could also try SUKHA HERBS new SLEEP TONIC 5-7.5ml one hour before bedtime diluted in a little water or juice. Feel the benefits of relaxing your nervous system with PASSIONFLOWER that regulates our GABAnergic neurotransmitters. GABA is the most soothing of the neurotransmitters that will help quieten the mind and maintain healthier sleep patterns.

2.     MINDFULNESS AND MEDITATION:

There are so many different types of meditation practices and the benefits have now been scientifically proven to work in quietening the mind and soothing the soul. Play around with a few different forms, creative visualisation, vipassana meditation, Mindfulness meditation etc and see which one works for you. They can be for a little as 10 minutes to have a positive impact.

3.     ENSURE ADEQUATE NUTRITION

Are you getting enough B6 in your diet? Your body needs B6 to be ablt to make MELATONIN our sleep neurotransmitter. Melatonin regulates our circadiam rhythms, promotes sleep and may regulate GABA in the body.

 

4.     ‘CHECK IN WITH HONESTY’

Check in with yourself,  honestly. Is there something going on in your life that you need to address? Do you need outside support with a particular issue? Is there something that is not working for you that you need to change?

 

5.     NOURISH YOUR ADRENALS

Wakeful people are generally the excessive cortisol types and their adrenals may be to stimulated with trying to cope with long term stress or high stress. Nourishing the adrenals with SUKHA HERBS NERVOUS SYSTEM AND ADRENAL TONIC may help with your coping skills and adrenal health.