We understand that the body systems work together to support whole body wellness. The nervous system is an excellent example. It has the ability to affect our psychological well-being, as well as our digestive system.
Understanding what you need to have a healthy nervous system is a gift. This herbal ally blend is to help those of us who tend to lean in "fight or flight" mode. It's to help support the relief of stress, anxiety, and tension. It is essential that the nervous system be tonically nourished and also nourished by a solid healthy diet.
Steer clear of processed foods, sugar, chemically enhanced, genetically modified and artificially preserved foods. Just doing that is a great place to start. People often do not link their diets and their health. It is one of the easiest ways to begin to heal our bodies.
Great foods for the nervous system are organic oatmeal, lots of organic green and yellow foods vegetables/fruits (artichokes, aloe vera, almonds, kelp, apples, arugula, asparagus, avocados, bananas, basil, berries, cauliflower, celery, cilantro, coconut, cucumbers, dates, figs, fennel, garlic, ginger, lettuce, potatoes, pears, parsley, radishes, sweet potatoes, spinach, squash, tomatoes, thyme, just to name a few).
Stress, anxiety, tension, hyperactivity and even pain can have an enormous impact on our nervous system. Although, these can sometimes be normal occurrences, we simply can not live in a place of constant "fight or flight". This tonic tea addresses living in a place of "rest and digest".
There are two systems contained in the nervous system. These systems must be balanced to maintain a healthy nervous system. Here is a "short" explanation of the two systems.
Sympathetic System - People who are sympathetic system dominant are in high gear. They burn up their mineral reserves, especially magnesium and potassium. Although, it is important to react in high gear when we are in a life or death situation, too many of us live in a constant state of "fight or flight". This keeps our bodies dumping acid into our stomachs, which is how stress can ultimately lead to ulcers.
Parasympathetic System - Those who are parasympathetic system dominant are usually always in slow gear and have difficulty "getting in gear". This can lead to sluggish body system function. Those who are parasympathetic need extra phosphorus. Lecithin is high in phosphorus. Some foods high in lecithin are egg yolks, sunflower seeds, peanuts, whole grains, olives, avocados, and cabbage.
The organic ingredients contained in this blend have been specifically chosen for their ability to nourish and bring balance to the nervous system. Bonus, it tastes absolutely delicious.
Directions: Steep 1 tsp in 8 ounces of boiling water for 8 minutes.
I recommend enjoying 3 cups daily, initially. Have a cup when you are experiencing a high stress time or situation, as needed. Once you feel you have found balance, have 1 cup per day to maintain balance.
organic ingredients include: lemon balm, oatstraw, motherwort, peppermint, lavender, yerba mate, roasted cocoa nibs (fair for life fare trade certified), roasted carob, roasted cocoa powder (fair for life fare trade certified), and vanilla