This Week's Topics
by Tim Janak
Water! We have all heard different recommendations for drinking water every day! So how much water should be consumed?
The correct amount for each individual is based off of this, 1/2 your body weight in ounces of water a day. So a 150 pound individual should drink 75 ounces of water each day.
Now when you see this don't get stressed out and think that you can't do this. The key to starting down this path of consuming the right amount of water for you is to start where you currently are. In other words if you are only drinking 6 ounces of water a day then you can increase that to 12 ounces a day and work up incrementally day by day or week by week until you reach your daily amount of water required by your body.
Working up incrementally also allows the body to adapt to the increase gradually. So instead of flooding the body with more water than what it has been getting. Trickling it in can help the body adapt to the increase of water it has been getting.
The benefit of Water!
Open the detoxification pathways in the body
Cleans the liver and kidneys
Has the potential to lower blood pressure
Decreases stress in the body
Can reduce inflammation
Take these next few weeks to focus on your water intake. Flush out stress hormones naturally with out spending excessive money. Create a healthy environment for your body and aid it in getting the hydration it needs.
Week Two Holiday Action Item: Schedule Travel
If you haven't already, be sure to set up travel details for your Holiday plans. Do you need a flight, a car, or hotel stays? If you don't already have these plans in the book make sure to get these booked now. Be sure to note where you made your bookings. Using the same booking company such as Orbitz, Expedia, Travelocity or even Southwest Airlines to book flights, hotels, and car rentals reduces the amount of clicks it takes to find each reservation. Regardless of wether you have already taken care of this action item or not, review your plans and organize them so that they are easy to find when you need them.
This months product Highlight: Ashwaganda Herbal Tincture
Adaptogens help calm your body's response to stressors. An adaptogen is a plant extract that is used to increase the body's ability to resist the damaging effects of stress and promotes or restores normal physiological functioning. This strengthens the mind and body's resilience when dealing with stressors. The benefits of lowered stress response is.
- increased digestion and nutrient absorption.
- more resources allocated to detoxification process.
- increased immune system function.
- more resources allocated to growth and repair processes.
- circadian rhythm balanced. better sleep quality
- adrenals perform more efficiently.
- brainwaves shift to a more analytical state. less reactive (increased concentration).
- inflammation levels balance.
Ashwagandha is one of the most popular adaptogens because it is so well rounded and powerful in its adaptogenic properties. Some adaptogens are more energizing like eleuthero and some are more calming like holy basil. Ashwagandha is in the middle. It is both calming and energizing, making ashwagandha one of the most balanced adaptogens.
A great way to use naCher CBD's ashwagandha tincture is by adding 2-3 droppers full into your cup of morning coffee! Coffee is a source of natural caffeine that gives you energy and stimulation to start the day, but it can also cause unwanted inflammation and overstimulation of your adrenals. This stimulation of your adrenals can cause an increase in stress and cortisol. Adding 2-3 droppers of ashwagandha to your coffee helps smooth out the caffeine experience by lowering cortisol, protecting adrenals and allowing for more clear minded focus.
While coffee contains a lot of nutrients, like alkaloids and antioxidants that can benefit your health, the stimulation on the adrenal glands activates the bodies fight or flight response. Over time this can lead to a burnout on the adrenals, causing what is recently referred to as ‘adrenal fatigue’. Ashwagandha as an anti-inflammatory and adaptogenic herb can counteract those unwanted effects on the body by helping to maintain homeostasis while providing mood and energy support. Watch this three part series about coffee.
Why has Paths In Healing teamed up with Roots Apothecary/naCHer CBD and why are we trying to bring these products to you? Stress causes inflammation and inflammation causes pain and dysfunction. Addressing stress and inflammation is at the core of Root Apothecary's product development. We also love the education they provide to their customers. Every product page has tons of information to support the reasons to use their particular product. In addition to this we have been using their products and have loved the results we get. From their CBD creams to their tinctures and drinks, we love the results we see and the results our clients have told us they have seen. Use the code PATHS to get 40% off your Roots Apothecary/naCHer CBD products today.
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