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Ways to Boost Your Energy   


Almost every woman has, at one time or another, felt so fatigued she wanted to cry. But for some women, and for a variety of reasons -- including menopause, caring for a new-born, working odd hours, chronic anxiety, and poverty, to name only a few -- fatigue is a constant, not an occasional, problem.

Give yourself a break: Every hour, take a 60-second break. Breathe deeply; stand up and stretch; drink a glass of water or some herbal infusion. Schedule a regular time to meditate or take a nap every day. Small frequent rests help more than an extra hour of sleep; but do both if you can.

Set aside an hour a week to do something indulgent for yourself: a long soak in a hot bath, a manicure, a walk alone in a beautiful place. Nourish yourself and you will have more energy to give to others.

Counter that tired-every-day feeling: Get down and get grounded energy from roots. Try a tincture of, siberian ginseng, (eleuthero), yellow dock, or dandelion roots. A dose is 10-20 drops of any one root, taken with meals.  How to make a Tincture: TIRED BLOOD?  Youu may need more iron: eat a spoonful of molasses or try a dropperful of yellow dock tincture several times a day. 

Green is the color of plant energy. The plants with the deepest green give you the most energy. A daily cup of nettle infusion increases energy without wiring your nerves. Nettle strengthens the adrenals, allowing you to tolerate more stress with less harm. And it nourishes your immune system, too. To make it: Put one ounce of dried nettle leaf in a quart jar. Fill to the top with boiling water. Cap tightly and steep at least four hours (overnight is fine). Strain and drink. Refrigerate the remainder and consume within 36 hours. (Leftovers may be used as a hair rinse or fertilizer for your house plants.) I drink several quarts of nettle infusion every week. It helps me have the energy to teach all day and write for hours each evening.

Oatstraw infusion builds deep energy for the next day, especially when you have been riding an emotional roller coaster. Oatstraw nourishes the nerves, easing anxiety and improving our ability to live with uncertainty. Make it like the nettle infusion, using a full ounce of oatstraw to a quart of boiling water. Ok to drink it hot or cold, with honey or miso, or any other addition (juice, coffee, whiskey) you desire. Remember to refrigerate the infusion after it has brewed 4-8 hours, even if you don't get a chance to strain the plant material out.  What’s an Infusion?: 

Eat more. When you're too tired to eat, you get more tired. (If this sounds like an old wive's tale, remember that old wives were the wise women. But, actually, it's the latest scientific thinking.) In addition to at least one really good meal a day, eat high quality snacks hourly.

Though it seems contrary, St. John's wort (Hypericum) tincture relaxes the nerves yet increases energy. A dose is 25-30 drops several times a day, including before bed. You'll sleep better, ache less, and wake up with more energy and a brighter outlook on life, or in a tea infusion is also beneficial. 

Warming herbs such as ginger and cinnamon increase energy (but may increase hot flashes, too). Make a tea with 1 cup/250 ml boiling water and 1/2-1 teaspoon (1-2 grams) of the powder of any one of these. 

Very tired women need more fuel, that is, more fat, in their diets, and best if the fats are also natural sources of vitamin E: avocados, peanut butter, sunflower seeds, tahini, and olive oil are good food sources. Herbs rich in vitamin E include nettle, seaweeds, dandelion, and watercress.

B vitamins build energy. Find them in whole grains, organ meats, sweet potatoes, avocados, egg yolks, fish, and whey. Both oatstraw and nettle infusions are good sources of B vitamins, as are red clover blossom infusion, peppermint leaves, fenugreek seeds and bee pollen

Ashwagandha Rasayana is one of the many chronic fatigue herbs that increases energy, youthfulness, muscular endurance, strength and amplifies vital fluids. 

Low levels of potassium, iron, and iodine contribute to fatigue. Celery, cabbage, seaweeds, nettle infusion, and red clover infusion are excellent sources of potassium. Molasses, chocolate, seaweeds, nettle infusion, and dandelion leaves are all superb sources of iron. For iodine, seaweed shines, but sea salt, mushrooms, and greens grown in gardens fertilized with seaweed also supply significant amounts.



GUARANA – The use of guarana as an effective energy tonic and for mental acuity and long-term memory was just recently validated by scientists

BEE POLLEN & ROSE HIPS – These miracles from nature are extremely rich in vitamins, minerals, amino acids and natural antibodies...for natural energy!

GOTU KOLA – Natives call it "the longevity herb". It has remarkable rejuvenating properties and has been used by students as a brain cell activator to help memory.

DAMIANA – (Turnera aphrodisiaca) Brazilians have found Damiana leaves help relieve anxiety and promote a feeling well-being, while giving energy and acting as "a great sexual rejuvenator".

FO-TI ROOT – Is also used as a stimulant and tonic, and is excellent for mental depression and memory.



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