Posted by: injoynow | August 25, 2010

CHALLENGES TODAY

Everyone seems busier that ever and it isn’t even fall yet!! What is going on? As world changes continually challenge us to keep up, we need ever increasing support to keep going and stay at our best! I have created several formulas to assist us. They contain adaptogenic herbs, antioxidants and nervines which help our bodies and minds cope with daily challenges while at the same time being protective. While this particular article focuses on the Adrenal Support formula, there are other formulas to check out that are listed below.

On the web site www.Injoynow.com you will find: Energy Of Youth, a premiere antioxidant formula with resveratrol, Ultimate Health People Boost and Thyroid Support. There are many others on the web site, like Clear Mind and Don’t Panic as well as a multitude of Flower Essences that you will also want to consider.

My desire is to provide the best possible solutions to your health needs that I can. I love emails, feedback and other inquiries about my products. Please feel free to contact me by email or phone. carolyn@InJoyNow.com or 603-286-4696.  I want to be of assistance to you in any way I can. There are so many exciting ways to heal naturally today!

Blessings and Joy, Carolyn

ADRENAL SUPPORT Herbal Formula with Flower Essences

In today’s stress based world, our bodies and minds are constantly under pressure. Our endocrine system takes the brunt of this stress causing many health challenges. For instance, our adrenal system is constantly being pushed. It needs strengthening and support. Adaptogenic herbs nourish, improving the body’s response to stress, enhancing and restoring body functions, and balancing and calming the whole system. Nervines aid in this process to restore and strengthen as well.

Ashwaganda (Withania somnifera) native of India is an adaptogenic herb with anti-inflammatory, antioxidant, immune, nervine and antispasmodic properties. It enhances endocrine function and is especially helpful for re-regulating the thyroid, adrenal glands and testes. It is used to prolong life, stimulating the mind, relieving cloudy thinking, and enhancing vigor. It is helpful for general debility, muscle wasting, miscarriage, infections, including immune deficiency and autoimmune diseases, skin eruptions, anxiety, stress induced insomnia, chronic fatigue, and even cancer. Rich in iron, it increases red blood cells.

Cinnamon (cinnamomum spp) High in antioxidants and anti-inflammatory properties, this popular spice/herb is heart protective, lowers LDL cholesterol, triglycerides and helps control blood sugar. It has anti-clotting and anti-microbial actions and boosts brain function. It also balances stomach chi and raises vital energy.

Eleuthero (Eleutherococcus) Siberian Ginseng, a popular adoptogenic herb used in China to strengthen the spleen and kidneys and strengthen chi or energy, thus treating fatigue, listlessness, abdominal bloating, lack of appetite, and chronic low grade diarrhea. It has been found to increase endurance, and stamina in athletic performance studies. It also increases cognative function and alertness when under stress. It lowers LDL cholesterol and triglycerides, relaxes the arteries, and reduces hypertension. It strengthens the immune system and has been found to increase white blood cell counts in chemotherapy patients.

Gotu Kola (Centella asiatica) a nootropic herb useful for promoting cerebral circulation and enhancing mental and emotional wellbeing. This herb aids memory, relieves anxiety, irritability, and mental fatigue. It has mild adaptogenic effects, preventing increase in cortisol and adrenaline and has anti-inflammatory effects.

Hawthorne Leaf (Crataegus oxycanthoides) an excellent complemetary herb in this formula, is a heart and circulatory restorative of the best order. It is also an excellent nervine for both physical and emotional issues, thus helpful for anxiety, insomnia, bad dreams, irritability, palpitations and attention deficit hyperactivity (ADHD).

Licorice (Glycyrrhiza glabra) probably the most common herb used in Chinese formulas as a harmonizing agent, licorice means sweet root. It is used to strengthen the stomach and spleen, relieving gastric irritation, leaky gut syndrome, chronic fatigue, dry mouth and coughs. Further it clears toxins, alleviating symptoms of poisoning from pesticides, pharmaceutical medicines, and heavy metals. It is a supreme adaptogenic herb, a liver protective, immunomodulator, and anti-inflammatory, even aiding autoimmune disorders like rheumatoid arthritis and Crohn’s disease.

Milky Oats and Oat Straw (Avena sativa) an excellent nervine and nutritive to the nervous system, treating nervous states as exhuastion, inability to concentrate, diminished strength or numbness of limbs, melancholy and occipital headaches extending down the spine.

Reishi Mushroom(Ganoderma lucidum) a primire adoptogenic herb used since ancient times in China for its many longevity properties. It is best used over time as its effects are cumulative. It improves adrenocortial function and relieves stress. It is used to nourish the heart, or spirit (shen in Chinese medicine). This refers to one’s mind/consciousness and emotional balance. Symptoms include anxiety, insomnia, bad dreams, listlessness, moodiness, and poor memory. It is an excellent heart herb, lowering cholesterol and triglycerides, and improving cardiovacular functioning in general. It is also used for deficient chi and blood, manifesting as weakness, fatigue, shortness of breath and dizziness. It is an immunomodulator, strengthening the immune system without over stimulating it (which is helpful for autoimmune disorders and allergies as well as ). Its polysaccarides have been shown to stimulate cancer fighting compounds in the body. Its anti-inflammatory activity aids allergy relief and liver functioning. Its anti-inflammatory activity aids allergy relief and liver functioning. Reishi also enhances the bodies the Vital Life Force.

Rhodiola (Rhodiola rosea) has a long history of use in Siberia, Tibet, and Scandinavia, for improving blood circulation and energy and preventing illness. It is especially helpful for the nervous system, reducing fatigue and depressed mental states, enhancing alertness, and improving memory, and for ADHD. It improves immune function especially when over worked and from chemotherapy or radiation. It benefits the heart, improving strength of the heart muscle, balances blood sugar levels, relieves muscle spasms and stiffness, enhances reproductive functioning.  It is hepatoprotective, neuroprotective, radioprotective and has antioxidant effects.

The Flower Essences in this formula support us emotionally in trying times.

Aloe Vera For those who feel burned out from over use of fiery and creative energies, bringing back balance and centered feeling of the Vital Life Force.

Nasturtium For those who have become overly dry and intellectual, and are not in touch with their emotional selves.

Oak For those who have a too strong will to endure or keep on going thus over extending their limits, this essence helps to bring the grace of surrender and be able to receive help

Rock Water For those who have rigid standards this essence helps one to become more spontanious and flowing with the events of life.

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