Turmeric, Turmeric, Turmeric, that’s all we hear nowadays. It seems to be a ‘cure all’ for everything ailing you. Now studies are coming out against it. But I am going to tell you about the best little secret that has done wonders for me, and everyone is the world needs to be on it.
Ashwagandha is an Ayurvedic herb from India. It’s sometimes even called “India Ginseng.” It’s becoming more well known, and what I can’t figure out, is why has it exploded onto the market? Could it be pharmaceutical companies don’t want you to know?
Here’s some of Ashwagandha’s benefits. Look at this List!!!!
- Reduces stress; lowers cortisol, the stress hormone.
- Helps manage blood sugar and insulin; it lowers cortisol, which affects blood sugar.
- Strengthens the thyroid by supporting the adrenal glands.
- Reduces anxiety; due to decrease in adrenaline in the body.
- Reduces depression, and stabilizes mood.
- Acts as an adaptogen, helping to stabilize the body during hormonal influxes.
- Neutralizes free radicals(may block cancer).
- Boosts the immune system.
- Reduces inflammation and joint pain.
- Boosts testosterone in men, increasing healthy sperm.
- Helps correct erectile disfunction.
- Increases libido in both males and females.
- May cause some weight loss.
- Helps you sleep.
- Clears muddy thinking.
- No known side-effects.
- It’s cheap.
Sounds too good to be true, right? Well, I know for a fact, IT DOES WORK!!!!!! I am post menopausal and my acupuncturist told me to try it, and I have to say it has changed me life so much for the better, I cannot even tell you.
Firstly, I’m not sure if it’s because I am an intuitive or not(I heard that lefties are touchy with meds), but I just can’t take anything. It affects me differently than most people, and I need to be careful how much I take. I tried Holy Basil, (for depression and anxiety), I tried Soy(found out I’m allergic), tried every know thing under the sun,and then I finally tried Ashwaghanda, the miracle herb. AND IT WORKED!!!! Within hours, my depression and anxiety were gone, something that hung like a dark cloud over me since menopause. was actually happy, almost giddy, and for NO REASON. I hadn’t experienced this for many years. Mostly what this herb did for me, though, was to help me sleep through the night, something I hadn’t experienced since my mid-thirties. That is its own right enhanced my mood. It also help my blood sugar.
I don’t know about everyone else, but I know for a fact my blood sugar was rising slowly with age. I am pre-diabetic, and I am aware of it. I must pee three to four times per night. Not only that, if I get upset in any way, now that I’m older, my body will shake and ‘jump’, waking me up every 1.5 to 2 hours. It was my own kind of hell. I now take Ashwagandha before I go to bed, and this is NEARLY GONE. I can’t say 100%, but 95% is so much better than what I had been going through. I feel happy, and that life is a good thing. And my blood sugar has gone down. Not a lot but 10 points in my case is a LOT to me. especially when you are right on the edge of a disorder.
I also have been identified with adrenal fatigue, which seems to be under control presently. It’s kinda like my mind is clear, and life has slowed down in a pleasant way. Who knew a simple herb could do this for me?
This is how I do it, and it may or may not work for you. I take two 800mg before bed with some magnesium(helps you sleep), and in the morning, I take 2 800 mg in the morning. I can actually tell when I have forgotten to take them, I start feeling anxious and my body starts the ‘jerking’, which I now know to be anxiety.
So far, with my excising, a leto-type diet and Ashwagandha, I’ve lost 30 lbs. Maybe this could work for you. I’d like to hear about your successes! Blessings to you all.