Adaptogens Directory by Melissa Petitto
Harness the ancient healing power of adaptogens: herbs, roots, and other medicinal plants that help the body function better than its natural capacity. Learn all you need to know about over 70 of the most common healing herbs and how to make delicious, nutrient-dense recipes to have you functioning at a higher frequency. The modern world is loud, messy, and oh so stressful. Whether the stressor is environmental (originating in your body) or psychological (triggering your fight-or-flight response and causing the release of cortisol), adaptogens are packed with amino acids and/or vitamins that help manage the harmful effects stress has on the body. While relatively new to the western world, adaptogens are at the root of many things in western medicine. Did you know that aspirin comes from willow bark? Adaptogens is divided into three sections. The first is an easy-to-understand breakdown of the history and science behind these wonderful herbal remedies. The second, and the bulk of the book, is the adaptogen comprehensive directory so that you can figure out which products and powders will best work with the stresses of your life. The last is a slew of delicious and nutritious recipes. Nature has gifted us with many plants across the globe that are talented at growing in stressful environments. They pass on this talent once consumed. Some of the common effects are: Calming Mediating cravings Well-being and happiness Homeostasis through self-regulation Stamina Weight loss Anti-inflammation Immunity boosting Skin issues Sharpening the mind out of brain fog These plants are not a quick fix for a stressful situation. Rather, they are a way to help the body better deal with the higher amounts of stress we seem to be seeing a lot of right now. Learn about what plants can do for you as you harness nature’s power. Learn how to find the appropriate adaptogenic doses to keep yourself in perfect harmony. Discover today’s top trending health and wellness topics with the Everyday Wellbeing series from Chartwell Books. From smart eating habits to personal growth advice, these engaging lifestyle guides give you the expert tips and life hacks you need to help you make good choices while practicing mindfulness and self-love. Whether you want to explore cooking with new ingredients like adaptogens and CBD, or make it a priority to incorporate self-care into your daily routine, these brightly colored take-along handbooks have the tools you need to succeed.