Adaptogens are everywhere these days, from your moisturizer to your functional latte. But what are adaptogens, exactly? They are plant substances that are “neuroprotective,” which means they do more than protect your nervous system against stress—they actually help you adapt to it. Adaptogens build your resilience to stress over time so you don’t have to expend energy trying to keep it away. Huge difference! (Sure, it would be great if we could avoid stress entirely…but in what universe is that possible?) If something is adaptogenic, it might help elevate your mood, boost your attention, fight fatigue, or get your sleep cycle back on track. Common adaptogens include herbs like ashwagandha, rhodiola, astragalus, eleuthero, holy basil, ginseng, schisandra berry, and licorice root, and medicinal mushrooms like reishi, chaga, cordyceps, lion's mane, turkey tail, and maitake.
Videos about Adaptogens
Books about Adaptogens
Adaptogens: Herbs for Strength, Stamina, and Stress Relief
The definitive guide to adaptogenic herbs, formerly known as “tonics,” that counter the effects of age and stress on the body • Reveals how adaptogens increase the body’s resistance to adverse influences • Provides a history of the use of these herbal remedies and the actions, properties, preparation, and dosage for each herb We all deal with stress every day, and every day our bodies strive to adapt and stay balanced and healthy. In Adaptogens, authors David Winston and Steven Maimes provide a comprehensive look into adaptogens, non-toxic herbs such as ginseng, eleuthero, and licorice, that produce a defensive response to stress in our bodies. Formerly known as rejuvenating herbs or tonics, adaptogens help the body to “adapt” to the many influences it encounters. They increase stamina and counter the normal effects of aging and thus are becoming important tools in sports medicine and in the prevention and treatment of chronic fatigue and other stress-related disorders. Winston and Maimes present the historical uses of these herbal remedies in India, Russia, China, and the Americas and explain how they work and why they are so effective at combating stress-induced illness. Monographs for each adaptogen also present the latest scientific research and include the origin, traditional use, actions, properties, preparation, and dosage for each herb.
Rosemary Gladstar's Medicinal Herbs: A Beginner's Guide: 33 Healing Herbs to Know, Grow, and Use
Craft a soothing aloe lotion after an encounter with poison ivy, make a dandelion-burdock tincture to fix sluggish digestion, and brew up some lavender-lemon balm tea to ease a stressful day. In this introductory guide, Rosemary Gladstar shows you how easy it can be to make your own herbal remedies for life’s common ailments. Gladstar profiles 33 common healing plants and includes advice on growing, harvesting, preparing, and using herbs in healing tinctures, oils, and creams. Stock your medicine cabinet full of all-natural, low-cost herbal preparations.
Herbs for Stress & Anxiety: How to Make and Use Herbal Remedies to Strengthen the Nervous System (Storey Basics)
Treat stress, anxiety, depression, and more with simple herbal remedies that calm your mind, build a healthy nervous system, and promote lasting peace. In this informative guide, renowned herbalist Rosemary Gladstar profiles 21 herbs proven to be effective at soothing common ailments like insomnia, panic attacks, skin conditions, and migraines. With simple directions for making herbal mixtures that can be used in delicious teas, tinctures, and capsules, Gladstar shows you how to harness the power of nature to achieve a more relaxed and fulfilling life.
The Complete Guide to Adaptogens: From Ashwagandha to Rhodiola, Medicinal Herbs That Transform and Heal
In the tradition of the bestselling Alchemy of Herbs, The Complete Guide to Adaptogens details the benefits of twenty-four adaptogenic herbs, and includes more than seventy-five recipes that target specific wellness categories such as sleep, mental focus, beauty—and more! Adaptogens are a unique class of herbs that greatly improve your body's reaction to emotional and physical stress, while also increasing your energy, stamina, endurance, and mental clarity. Recent studies support what practitioners of Indian Ayurveda and traditional Chinese medicine have known for centuries—these herbs such as Rhodiola, ginseng, licorice, and more, have many heath and wellness benefits and are safe for long-term use. Whether you're interested in honing your mental abilities to a razor-sharp level, want to boost your athleticism, or are looking for ways to elevate your healthy lifestyle, adaptogens have so much to offer for everyday well-being. In The Complete Guide to Adaptagens, you'll learn about the numerous benefits of twenty-four popular adaptogenic herbs, including Rhodiola, Ashwagandha, Maca, He Shou Wu, and Holy Basil. You'll also find more than seventy-five easy recipes for potions and remedies to improve sleep, mood, mental focus, immune function, stamina, as well as general wellness and beauty. These all-natural, safe remedies fight the effects of chronic stress, while restoring your body’s balance, health, and vitality.
Podcasts about Adaptogens
The mindbodygreen Podcast: Amanda Chantal Bacon, Founder of Moon Juice, on Adaptogens, Embracing the Haters + Surrendering to the Universe
The Model Health Show: Immunomodulation, Adaptogens, And Healing Mushrooms - With Tero Isokauppila
The future of medicine is really the past of medicine. I know that sounds pretty deep... but hear me out. We have records that at least two thousand years ago, physicians were prescribing medicinal mushrooms to their patients. Viral infection, headache, low libido… you name it. Medicinal mushrooms ranked at the top of the list in effectiveness for most illnesses. Now, here’s the rub. They also prescribed them to patients to help keep from being sick in the first place (not just when they had a problem). It’s a very different model today, where our healthcare practitioners profit only when you are sick. Contrast that with the practitioner of old, who was paid to keep you well. One of these approaches needs more sick people around. The other one is single-focused on doing what it takes to keep you healthy. The irony is that today’s physician is unknowingly prescribing drugs from fungi too. A sizeable percentage of the top pharmaceutical drugs are derived from mushrooms and other fungi (you’ve heard of penicillin, right?). They have been studied and used because they work. The problem with the pharmaceutical model, however, is the rampant occurrence of side effects. They’re obviously not using the thing found in nature as practitioners did in the past. Instead, they isolate, isolate, isolate until it’s just a shadow of its former self (and shadows can be pretty creepy as it is). Today we’re going to look at exactly why medicinal mushrooms are so effective that Big Pharma loves them. But, more importantly, we’ll be diving in on the very best mushrooms to utilize to keep you healthy in the first place… without side effects (unless you count being more awesome as a side effect). Tero Isokauppila is back on the show to blow your mind with practical tips, clinically proven data, and even a recipe for chocolate mousse that can help protect you from the common cold and more. Click play, take good notes, and enjoy! In this episode you'll discover: Why exercise benefits several areas of our lives. The surprising amount of pharmaceutical drugs that utilize fungi. How mushrooms and human DNA are related. What immunomodulation means. Why some substances can act like caffeine for your immune system. What natural killer cells are and how medicinal mushrooms train them. How a food or herb can be classified as an adaptogen. Which medicinal mushroom is amazing for your skin. How medicinal mushrooms are able to create vitamin D like humans do. Which mushroom is best for stress reduction and clinically proven to improve sleep. What the "three treasures" are in Chinese medicine. Which medicinal mushroom features the potent anticancer compound PSK. Why mushrooms are the original worldwide web. Why some mushrooms are actually great for fighting fungal infections. Which mushroom has been found to be effective for supporting weight loss. Whether or not medicinal mushrooms are safe for kids and pregnant mothers. How your respiratory system can be protected with a specific mushroom. Whether or not you should be using medicinal mushrooms on a daily basis.
The Ultimate Health Podcast: Julie Daniluk - Performance Enhancement - Your Adrenals Love Sea Salt - Stimulants vs. Adaptogens
Julie Daniluk is the award-winning bestselling author of Meals That Heal Inflammation which has helped over 100,000 people enjoy delicious, allergy-free foods that assist the body in the healing process. She is also the author of Slimming Meals That Heal and her latest book is titled Hot Detox. Julie has appeared on hundreds of television and radio shows, including The Dr. Oz Show, and she’s a resident expert for The Marilyn Denis Show. In this episode, we discuss: Inflammation and performance Double down on your omega-3s EPA "eats pain away" Turmeric works like a nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drug (NSAID) You want to have lots of bone broth in your life Still your mind with alternate nostril breathing Boost your brain with exogenous ketones Earn your carbs Beet juice is an endurance enhancer Milk thistle increases glutathione by 35% Caffeine on a daily basis can burn out your adrenals Green tea is rich in wonderful L-Theanine Stimulants vs. adaptogens Ladies, fall in love with Siberian ginseng Ashwagandha is great for thyroid health Make stevia taste good with lemon juice or cranberry Did you know?!? Honey is actually bee barf Getting started with intermittent fasting A low salt diet does not improve your high blood pressure Sea salt is great for your adrenal glands Coconut... a perfect food A simple way to tone your vagus nerve... gargling Heat shock proteins will help you live longer
The Intermittent Fasting Podcast: Exercise Timing, “Hungry-Over”, Adaptogens, Veganism, Eating Before Bed, And More!
Check Out IFPodcast.com/episode1027 for full shownotes, references, discounts, links, and more! 7:40 - Listener Q&A:Christine - How Long To Recover From Hungry-Over? 14:00 - Listener Q&A: Molly - Should Different Types Of Exercise Be Performed At Different Times In The Fast? 19:05 - Listener Q&A: Molly - Do Adaptogens Break The Fast? 22:55 - Listener Q&A: Ashley - Thoughts On Vegan + IF? 33:55 - PREP DISH Free Subscription! Get a free 2 week trial At Prepdish.com/ifpodcast! You'll get weekly gluten-free and Paleo grocery and recipe lists!! 40:20 - Listener Q&A: Jill - Should You Close Your Eating Window A Few Hours Before Bed?
Natural MD Radio: Adaptogens - Herbs for Energy, Vitality, & Immunity
On today's show I’m talking about adaptogens, a whole group of herbs that can help us heal our chronic energy and stress problems. "Adaptogens help your body and your mind to cope more effectively with the demands of everyday life." - Aviva Romm
The Ultimate Health Podcast: Dr. Aviva Romm - The Adrenal Thyroid Revolution • Permission To Pause • Embracing Adaptogens
Aviva Romm (IG: @avivaromm) is a Yale-trained MD, a midwife, herbalist, speaker and author dedicated to optimal health for women and children. She's bridged the best of traditional medicine with good science for over three decades. Today we focus on her latest book, The Adrenal Thyroid Revolution*. In this episode, we discuss: Living as if poverty was a step away We're primitively hardwired to recognize danger Thanking your irritating thoughts and fears Growing up in a housing project in NYC Aviva Romm... midwife, herbalist, & MD Going to medical school as a Mom with an alternative way of thinking Most autoimmune conditions are anywhere from 7-9 times higher in women than in men Exposome science Food can switch genes on and off Permission to pause The things we can do for ourselves are so powerful, simple, and within in our hands Treating relaxation like hydrating Adaptogens help us adapt to stress Don't use adaptogens as a substitute for self-care & rest How to incorporate herbs/adaptogens as a beginner Bring some herbs into your kitchen
Natural MD Radio: Adaptogens & Burnout - A Good Combination?
Burnout is an epidemic. But there's help! Giving yourself time to pause and replenish is so important, and using adaptogens can help. "The role of adaptogens is not to allow you to not hit the pause button - they are to help you heal when you have hit the pause button and to give you a little extra support during those times." - Aviva Romm
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