The Healing Effects Of MDMA & MUSHROOMS

The Healing Effects Of MDMA & MUSHROOMS For PTSD And Other Trauma Conditions

I bet you never thought that drugs made illegal by the United States federal government would suddenly be at the center of a rising interest in the treatment of mental health conditions. Yet, it’s true: the chemicals present in many Schedule I controlled substances are at the forefront of new research about treating the symptoms of PTSD, depression, and other mental health challenges.

In particular, drugs like MDMA and magic mushrooms are helping people with serious illnesses work through their problems and find relief under the close watch of their psychologists. If you suffer from PTSD or another trauma condition, you might want to look closely at the new studies emerging regarding these new substance treatments.

Psilocybin is Turning the World of Psychology Upside Down

Psilocybin is the trending word in today’s psychology studies surrounding illicit substances. This chemical is the active ingredient in “magic mushrooms,” which is a psychoactive substance that causes hallucinations. In controlled doses, however, researchers are finding that the drug can create positive effects on those with mental illnesses or stuck in negative thought patterns affecting their daily life.

Academics once attempted experiments with drugs such as this to study the effects on the brain, but frequent errors and missteps in the processes caused many studies to shut down and the government to tighten up controls. Recently, many U.S. cities have been decriminalizing these drugs in order to open up opportunities for more research and allow those suffering from mental health conditions to find relief. As more studies have shown amazing results, the government has been approving more research requests. In 2016, only two studies occurred regarding the use of illicit drugs, but by 2020, there were 17 trials including LSD, MDMA, and psilocybin as the majority victor.schedule-intuitive-reading-with-paul-now

For example, one trial included a car accident victim with a history of traumatic experiences and a worsening mental health condition. Struck with PTSD, the patient began visits at Imperial College London with his psychologist and neuroscientist. During his visits, the scientists sought to break the negative thought patterns in the patient’s mind by dosing him with psilocybin while laying down and listening to music. The patient began experiencing benign hallucinations, allowing his mind to work through his emotions so he could break through the walls of his PTSD.

As more and more studies pop up surrounding psilocybin, States are beginning to decriminalize and allow it for the use of research and psychological treatment. Results have been astonishingly promising for those who have tried just about every other treatment on the market and have not found any relief for their major depressive disorder, PTSD, addictions, and even eating disorders. For example, in November 2020, one of the studies showed that over 70% of the participating patients taking psilocybin felt more than 50% reduction in their major depressive disorder symptoms over the course of only 4 weeks. Further, 50% of those patients entered total remission. When researchers followed up after the study with those participants, the results promised lasting benefits.

Does Ecstasy Harm or Help Mental Health?

Aside from magic mushrooms or psilocybin, MDMA is at the forefront of mental health research as well. MDMA, also known as molly or ecstasy, names which typically illicit judgment from those who shun street drugs. In fact, the U.S. government has also shunned MDMA as a Schedule I drug, which means that it has no benefits with a high rate of addiction or abuse. Many psychiatrists and researchers are now saying that that categorization is false.

It’s still very controversial whether MDMA can help or hurt. As a rule of thumb, doctors only prescribe medications whose benefits outweigh the risks. MDMA has a history of worsening mental health for heavy users, but many researchers are saying that that is not necessarily MDMA’s fault. One argument is that ecstasy is typically mixed with other drugs when taken illegally. Another argument is that heavy use of any substance is harmful, but in controlled amounts, users can experience benefits safely.

To fully understand, you need to know exactly what MDMA does to a user’s body. Ecstasy is both a stimulant and a hallucinogen, so its effects come in two parts. It raises or alters the levels of three chemicals in your brain: serotonin, dopamine, and norepinephrine. The first two, serotonin and dopamine, are well known for affecting your mood and behavior. The last one, norepinephrine, affects the rate of your pulse and your blood pressure. If you take large amounts of MDMA, the effects will eventually wear off and lead to a drop in serotonin and dopamine, which can be linked to depression.

Psychiatrists argue that taking MDMA in a safe environment with controlled doses under the supervision of doctors and psychologists will allow those who suffer from trauma and mental health conditions to find relief much faster and more efficiently than with other treatments.schedule-intuitive-reading-with-paul-now

Current trials are studying the effects of MDMA dosing on patients with anxiety, depression, and PTSD. For those with PTSD, trials are still ongoing yet are showing promising preliminary results when dosing is paired with psychotherapy methods. A 2015 study promoted MDMA as a more effective option for the treatment of depression due to its immediate effects in comparison to currency available medications that take a long time to start working. Despite promising results, prescribing MDMA as a prescription drug as a treatment for mental health conditions is still illegal.

What Else Can MDMA and Mushrooms Do?

The science slowly being revealed behind how effective MDMA and psilocybin are as mental health treatments are groundbreaking. Beyond mental health, what other benefits are there to legalizing the use of these substances? Closest to my heart is their long history of helping people open up their minds and hearts to knowledge and experiences beyond their daily life.

Hallucinogenic substances across the world have elevated the human spirit and mind for centuries. Some populations still use these drugs today to carry out their religious and spiritual ceremonies and rituals. For example, the indigenous peoples of Mesoamerica used psilocybin for healing and divine inspiration, even as far back as prehistoric times! Art from so long ago depicted these mushrooms and the effects that they had on the people.schedule-intuitive-reading-with-paul-now

Further, academics have been studying the use of Peyote by Native Americans for a long time as well. A famous psychiatrist from Harvard, John H. Halpbern, has been visiting tribes in America to attend their religious ceremonies. The U.S. government has allowed the use of Peyote only in the context of the Native American Church, and Halpbern as well as journalists have documented just how integral these hallucinogenic drugs are to the Native Americans’ spirituality.

In Africa, the iboga plant is a hallucinogenic substance used for religious experiences as well. The Babongo people pulverize it and use it to receive otherworldly knowledge. The effects are known to cause a blending of the senses, visions, and euphoria. In South Asia, Kava is a popular substance consumed for religious ceremonies to strengthen kinship in the community and open up channels of communication with divine powers.

While Kava, Iboga, and Peyote aren’t necessarily MDMA or mushrooms, their basic function and effects are the same: they tap into the mind and help it to break down its barriers and normal structured function so that the user can experience new things beyond this realm. If you’re looking for a way to elevate your spiritual practices, these are certainly an answer!

You might also enjoy my Free Resources pages, as they offer many prayers and rituals that can heal, illuminate, and change your life.

BLESSINGS TO YOU! STAY GRATEFUL!

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Beyond Covid: A Chance for Spiritual Renewal, New Identities & Rebirth

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Beyond Covid: A Chance for Spiritual Renewal, New Identities & Rebirth

When the earth is sick, sickness spreads in ways that affect people. In this case, we have been treating Mother Earth poorly for so long, She is acting out our own projections, abuse, and anger. Covid-19 is exactly that.

The coronavirus has been around for a long while now. It’s had an indelible impact on our lives and world. This pandemic sent friends and family members to the hospital at record numbers. However, as with every other terrible event or situation, humanity will pick up the pieces and emerge ready for change.

What will most likely not change very much is how we abuse the planet. Sadly, most Republican and right-wing conservatives, and their counterpart governments, might have a wonderful handle on fiscal responsibility and infrastructure management, but they do not understand emotions, love, and how connected we are to all of the elements, planets, bugs, bunnies, each other – and the myriad of etherial realms. C’est la vie!

purchase-the-personality-cards-oracle-tarot-deckIn the meantime, you can love yourself by loving the planet.

You can love others by first loving yourself.

And you can effect changes that improve your life, attitude, perspective, and conditions.

Are you ready for that life-changing transformation?

If the planet has left you isolated or emotionally and spiritually strung out, you can choose to pursue peace and balance.  

Declare this out loud: It’s time for me to have a lovely spiritual renewal. It’s time for me to accept, own, and celebrate my life. I will make changes and invite new light and love into my life!

It’s now time to reflect on yourself, form new habits, and adopt your most core nature as your primary identity. LET’S DO THIS!

COVID: The Affect on Our Spirit

The coronavirus is certainly a physical ailment, but the effects reverberate beyond just the physical body.

For many of us, this was our first experience with a widespread infectious disease – one that claimed hundreds of thousands of lives. Amid all this, we’ve all had no firm reassurances from the medical community on the illness or treatments.

Some of us took the vaccine and it harmed our health. Others ignored protocol and were selfish – and chose to avoid the vaccine – becoming harmful petri dishes that put everyone else’s lives in jeopardy. 

While governments and health organizations were rightfully keeping an eye on the numbers of infections, hospitalizations, and casualties, much fewer eyes were on the numbers of mental ailments resulting from the stress, uncertainty, and isolation. 

purchase-the-personality-cards-oracle-tarot-deckStatistics have revealed increased drug use, suicide rate, and other concerning issues surrounding wellness.

Thoughts of suicide and symptoms of anxiety and depression were on the rise, especially among health care workers.

The Kaiser Family Foundation reported global adverse mental health effects such as disturbed sleep, abnormal eating behavior, worsening chronic illnesses, and increased alcohol consumption. With an already worrying mental health crisis sweeping the world, COVID-19 was the last straw for many still struggling to function in their daily lives.

Luckily all of these things are improving! 

Spiritual and emotional ailments are a reality, pandemic or not. COVID-19 created an opportunity for us to open our eyes to the severity of the crisis and the lack of connection within ourselves.

As we all stood still amid lockdowns that kept us frozen in our homes, we were suddenly forced to reassess the states of our minds and spirits without the distractions of our regular routines.

purchase-the-personality-cards-oracle-tarot-deckThe pandemic will always be an event we remember as one of the lowest points for our planet, but we can look forward in a positive light.

Beyond Covid, we have a chance to be reborn. We can reinvent ourselves, explore new identities, and heal our spirits.

An Opportunity for Spiritual Renewal

In every dark and low moment of our lives, we have a choice. We can wallow in the pain and find comfort in unhealthy habits, or we can seek transformational experiences big and small that will help us cope and climb out of the darkness.

These transformational experiences will be different for everyone. 

For many, prayers, routines, and rituals are helpful ways to re-establish our balance and peace. If you love rituals, check out my Free Resources pages. You’ll find ancient ceremonies, lovely prayers, and encouragement that you might find helpful during times of change and transition. You might also consider using my Personality Cards – they’re wonderful for all sorts of rituals. 

Spiritual renewal will come from identifying the negative forces, attitudes, and experiences in our lives and ourselves, then setting goals and courses for change that will help us become reinvigorated, renewed, and reborn. 

purchase-the-personality-cards-oracle-tarot-deckDo you allow energy vampires to affect your emotions and your life choices? Have you fallen into an unhealthy habit with drugs or alcohol? Maybe you lack balanced emotions or healthy priorities and need to reassess your journey.

Or, you might be too attached to someone who violates your boundaries, and it’s time to say goodbye and find yourself again.

No matter your concerns and situation, everyone can work on their spiritual renewal to come out on the other side of covid feeling refreshed, transformed, and ready to live life again.

 


Check out my course: FREE YOURSELF. It can help you completely rebirth your life.

 


Taking on a New Identity

Amid a spiritual renewal, we don’t need to change our appearance or behavior inauthentically. Instead, we need to dig deeper within ourselves to find what lives within us. Times like these can inspire us to make a firm commitment to becoming more in line with our authentic Selves

You may have recently realized that you’ve never been your true self. Maybe you’ve put on a mask or followed certain socially-acceptable behaviors under the guise of a false identity for a fair portion of your life. Realizing this and committing to a new life with an authentic identity can feel challenging but – on the other side of it – it can be wonderfully freeing.

Following this path requires that we be truly bold and courageous. To find our true Selves and commit to a life of honesty and freedom is the ultimate journey.

A choice like this might require that you try on a few different hats–so to speak–before you find one in which you’re entirely comfortable. Thankfully, there are so many tools and resources out there to help you on your journey.

purchase-the-personality-cards-oracle-tarot-deckLooking for a great start to your journey? Find a spiritual Guru to guide you. Throughout humanity’s existence, there have been divine masters who walked among us and changed the way we saw life and the Cosmos. Some have been physical embodiments of the divine forces of the universe, such as the Divine Feminine. Others have been reincarnations of Gods and established new philosophies and faiths.

Finding one or a few that speak to your soul can help you to re-establish spiritual balance and set on a new path to your true self!

You can also choose to establish a routine of prayer, meditation, and other rituals that help you center yourself and reflect on your authentic identity. Setting aside a few minutes a day for reflection and prayer will help you grow your spiritual strength over time and achieve a rebirth!

If your health is failing in some way, explore Ayurvedic Medicine and Traditional Chinese Medicine. Remember that eastern medical ideologies treat the core of diseases and challenges, while western medicine treats the symptoms. Why? Because drug companies are not restricted and their only motivation is profit.

Achieve Rebirth after COVID!

With the guidance of divine masters, spiritual tools such as prayer, and resources like my personality cards, you can set off on the path to a spiritual rebirth! And check out my Free Yourself course – it’s life-changing!

The most important thing you can do is to stay committed to your journey and be true to yourself.

Spiritual renewal and finding your core identity are not easy, and it can take inordinate amounts of time, all depending on your unique situation and spiritual state. Still, for authentic freedom and happiness, the pursuit is a vital one!

purchase-the-personality-cards-oracle-tarot-deckIn all things astrological and spiritual, please realize that these aspects are only suggestions to help ease some stress. You are far more powerful than you realize.

The blueprints that astrology, white magic, and other spiritual forces and practices suggest are not hard and fast rules. It might also be that you have other influences in your life that might greatly enhance your ability to receive what you desire.

It is also probably that your spirit is more powerful and vibrant than any numerological or astrological reading.

To improve your vibration, luck, and happiness, spend time chanting Sanskrit mantras and love-filled sutras. Access and strengthen your chakras through pranic breathing and yoga. To achieve balance and fully allow energy to flow within you, pray for others. When we do this, the Universe prays for us.

REMEMBER! YOU ARE LOVE!

You are a beautiful Living Being filled with light and love, born from stardust. You are unlimited potential in every direction. With a focus on discipline, virtue, and your own goodness, you can become as expanded and liberated as you desire. 

Pray for others and the Universe prays for us. 

LOTS OF BLESSINGS TO YOU!

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The Wonderful Benefits of Drinking Tea

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The Wonderful Benefits Of Drinking Tea

I love the magic found in tea. The warmth, the subtle flavors, and the healing feeling that emerges as the heat travels down your spine and into your belly. How I Love Tea! How about you?

When it comes to the benefits of drinking tea, it’s important to note that it can heal our hearts and open our minds to allow rebirth.

We can make our own teas from fresh herbs. Some of which could also induce deep emotional and physical healing.  You might want to explore these teas, which you can make from scratch – each with a unique set of healing attributes:

        • Chamomile Tea: Relaxes the mind & heart
        • Peppermint Tea: Relaxes the stomach and body
        • Ginger Tea: Stimulates healing in the stomach, anti-inflammatory
        • Lemon Tea: Vitamin C, Liver Detox, Digestion
        • Echinacea Tea: Colds, flus, cough, immune system, anti-bacterial anti-viral, anticancer
        • Reishi Tea:  soothes nervous & immune systems
        • Sage Tea: Calming, removes toxins, anti-bacterial
        • Jasmine Tea: anti-inflammation, promotes sleep and relaxation, anti-bacterial, anti-viral
        • Matcha Tea: antioxidants, boosts energy levels, contains l-theanine
        • Lemon Balm Tea: Calms the nerves, mind, and body
        • Cinnamon Tea: Blood sugar
        • Dandelion Tea: Cleansing & Detox
        • Goldenseal Tea: Releases toxins, clears system, boosts immunity
        • Marshmallow Tea: soothes mucus membranes of the digestive system, respiratory tract and urinary tract
        • Chaga Tea: immune-booster, anti-cancer, anti-oxidant
        • Passionflower Tea: sleep, relaxation, lower your blood pressure
        • Turmeric Tea: anti-inflammatory, anti-cancer
        • Fennel Tea: digestion, coughs, colds
        • Maca Tea: Sex drive, boost energy, hormonal balance
        • Licorice Tea: digestion, anti-microbial, anti-bacterial.
        • Lavender Tea: Calms the mind, sedative, invites a spiritual heart
        • Ashwagandha Tea: Relieves mental and physical stress, boosts energy, reduces inflammation

If you love tea, find the time to dive more deeply into its riches!

When you think of a cup of tea, what comes to mind?

You may imagine the strong brews the British favor, enriched with splashes of milk and sugar. Or your mind may desire small cups of Chinese green tea, or mugs of steaming chamomile sitting on your bedside table.

Tea has a rich heritage all over the world, and it’s as diverse a drink as the cultures from which it springs.

There are so many benefits to drinking tea. Tea can create calm, provide nourishment, and give you the space you need to contemplate and process your life.

Tea is liquid therapy for the soul.

Read on to learn more about the benefits of drinking tea, as well as the many different types of this amazing beverage.

Black Tea

For most people, when you hear the word “tea,” black tea is what springs to mind. Black tea, green tea, white tea, oolong tea, and pu-erh tea all come from the Camellia sinensis plant. The difference among these teas is how they’re processed after the leaves are picked.

purchase-the-personality-cards-oracle-tarot-deckBlack tea uses tea leaves that have been oxidized – the same process that turns apples and avocados brown after they’re cut. All tea leaves go through some level of oxidation, but black teas undergo the most strenuous form of the process. When we talk about the benefits of drinking tea, black tea is high in caffeine and comes in a wide variety of flavored blends, including chai.

Green Tea

Aside from black tea, green tea is perhaps the most popular form of the beverage. While black tea tends to have a stronger flavor and may be somewhat bitter, green tea is lighter in both flavor and color. The leaves are “fired” as soon as they’re picked to prevent the oxidation that would turn them into black tea leaves.

There are a number of potential benefits of green tea, ranging from improving brain function and weight loss to preventing cancer and heart disease. Green tea generally contains less caffeine than black tea, making it a good option for people who are sensitive to caffeine. Like black tea, it comes in a variety of styles and blends that vary widely in flavor.

Matcha Tea

Matcha tea is a form of green tea that has become extremely popular in recent years. Matcha tea leaves are grown in the shade, and the veins and stems get removed prior to processing. The remaining leaf material is ground down into a fine powder that later gets mixed with hot water to form a blended tea drink.

Matcha is different from other teas in a variety of ways; for one thing, the leaf matter is consumed whole, rather than being steeped. This can give matcha some additional benefits, including higher levels of antioxidants and other beneficial compounds. Matcha is often used in Japanese tea ceremonies and is one of the highest-quality teas on the market.

White Tea

Like the other teas we’ve discussed so far, white tea comes from the leaves of the Camellia sinensis plant. However, it is much more minimally processed than either green or black teas. While it doesn’t get fired like green tea to prevent oxidation, it also isn’t put through an intentional oxidation process either.

purchase-the-personality-cards-oracle-tarot-deckThere are only three different styles of white tea: silver needles, white peony, and Shou Mei. The flavors of this tea tend to be somewhat lighter, since no steps to strengthen the flavors are taken during processing. When it comes to the benefits of drinking tea, white tea tends to have lower caffeine levels than either green tea or black tea, depending on how you brew it. 

Oolong Tea

Oolong tea sits somewhere on the oxidation spectrum between white tea and black tea. This tea is often described as “partially oxidized,” although this is only a part of what defines oolong tea. In addition to the lighter oxidation process, oolong tea goes through a distinctive set of transformations that shape the leaves into something new.

Oolong tea may be shaken, rolled, dried, pan-fired, withered, or baked to achieve a distinctive flavor in the cup. Different regions have different ways of processing their oolong teas, and you may find brews from different regions have very distinctive flavors. Overall, oolong tea is somewhat less bitter than black tea, but has a stronger flavor than white or green tea. 

Pu-erh Tea

Pu-erh is the last of the “true” teas we’ll talk about here. This tea is similar to black tea, but instead of being oxidized, pu-erh tea leaves get aged in the open air. This exposure to oxygen, as well as various bacteria and enzymes, actually cause the leaves to ferment somewhat, creating a unique, full-bodied taste. 

Like champagne, pu-erh tea is defined by the region from which it originates. This tea came from the Yunnan province of China, and today, most pu-erh tea in the world is still produced there. In general, pu-erh tea leaves are aged for about three years, although there are two different processes that take varying amounts of time. 

Herbal Tea

Herbal teas and the rest of the teas we’ll discuss here are not “true” teas – that is to say, they don’t come from the Camellia sinensis plant. Herbal tea is a large umbrella that can cover teas made from a wide variety of other plants. Popular herbal teas include peppermint tea, chamomile, ginger tea, mint tea, and many others.

purchase-the-personality-cards-oracle-tarot-deckHerbal teas, as a rule, are caffeine-free and may have a variety of flavor profiles and potential benefits. For instance, the benefits of peppermint tea include easing nausea, reducing inflammation, and making drinkers feel more alert. Chamomile is an anti-spasmodic that can help to relieve some of the symptoms of irritable bowel syndrome.

Rooibos Tea

Rooibos tea comes from a reddish bush native to southern Africa. This tea technically falls under the umbrella of herbal teas, and, like its cousins, it doesn’t contain any caffeine. However, it has a somewhat bolder flavor than many of its herbal cousins and is traditionally fermented to make the flavors stronger.

The benefits of rooibos may include reducing your risk of heart disease and cancer, as well as potentially helping people with Type 2 diabetes. Rooibos has high levels of antioxidants, which can have a variety of health benefits. And the lack of caffeine can make this a great option for people who are trying to cut back.

Mate Tea

Mate is another herbal tea that has gained a large enough reputation to deserve its own mention. This tea is made from dried holly leaves and originates in South America. Unlike most herbal teas, mate is very high in caffeine and was traditionally served in a gourd and drunk through a metal straw.

Some people say that mate tea has the strength of coffee, the joy of chocolate, and the health benefits of tea. The benefits of mate can include improved focus, reduced risk of infection, and weight loss. Mate is high in antioxidants, and the caffeine boost can help you to be more productive in your day.

Specialty Teas

purchase-the-personality-cards-oracle-tarot-deckIn addition to the more common types of tea we’ve discussed here, there are also dozens of other specialty teas, some of which fall into the “true” tea category. Purple tea originates in the Assam region of India and is made from a rare type of tea plant that grows wild there. Yellow tea is processed more gently than green tea and produces a flavor somewhere between green and white tea.

Learn More About the Benefits of Drinking Tea

Tea is an amazing drink that is as widely varied as the cultures it comes from. From the strong, rich flavors of black tea and mate tea to the delicate flavors of white tea and herbal teas, you can go a whole lifetime without experiencing all the flavors of tea that are out there. Many of these teas also have potential health benefits, in addition to the simple joy of holding a warm cup between your hands.

REMEMBER!

You are a beautiful Living Being filled with light and love, born from stardust. You are unlimited potential in every direction. With a focus on discipline, virtue, and your own goodness, you can become as expanded and liberated as you desire. 

Pray for others and the Universe prays for us. 

I am here to help you awaken and bravely create an inspired life. Learn more about my services today and start changing your life in the most positive way.

LOTS OF BLESSINGS TO YOU!

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Ashwagandha: Natural Stress Relief And Much More!

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What is Ashwagandha? 

 

Withania somnifera, otherwise known as ashwagandha, is an evergreen shrub originating in India, parts of Africa, and the Middle East. Its roots and fruits are highly revered and often used in Ayurvedic medicine, one of the oldest holistic medicinal approaches in the world. 

 

This ancient medicinal herb has found its way into modern-day uses as well thanks to its whole body healing properties. Easily found in supplement form at your local grocery store, ashwagandha is probably best known for its ability to relieve stress. 

 

But Ashwagandha has plenty of other uses, too! Over recent years, this herb has been seeing an increase in popularity across Western medicine, all due to its effectiveness.

 

So why should you include it in your daily, self-care regime?

 

Reduces Arthritis Pain

 

A study conducted in India found that participants with rheumatoid arthritis reported fewer tender & swollen joints, lower pain scores, decreased self-assessed disability scores, and reduced ESR (erythrocyte sedimentation rate) scores

 

ESR refers to a measure of inflammation in a patient and is tested by how fast red blood cells sediment (or settle) at the bottom of a test tube over the course of an hour. Normal cells sediment in a relatively slow fashion, but people that experience a lot of inflammation (like those with rheumatoid arthritis) will find that red blood cells settle much faster.  

 

Its anti-inflammatory properties are well documented across many animal studies, as its healing effects continue to impress scientists worldwide. Ashwagandha’s anti-inflammatory properties are fantastic for people with severe joint pain. 

 

It is also believed to assist in preventing pain signals from traversing the central nervous system, meaning that overall pain is also reduced. 

 

Boosts Your Immune System 

 

Ashwagandha’s has the remarkable ability to reduce inflammation, yet it plays a much larger role than just aiding with arthritic pain.

 

Ashwagandha can decrease c-reactive proteins (CRP) in your blood, a common inflammation marker. CRP is a protein created in the liver and released into the bloodstream as a response to inflammation. Increased levels lead to swelling, pain, and all those other uncomfortable symptoms that come with it. 

 

This medicinal herb has also made notable results toward the improvement of immune cells called natural killer (NK) cells. These NK cells are a type of lymphocyte (white blood cell) and part of the innate immune system important for rejecting virus-infected cells and tumors. By increasing the number of these NK cells, ashwagandha assists your immune system in fighting illness.

 

Improves Strength & Muscle Mass 

 

That’s right, adding ashwagandha to your life might help you get fit and drop some extra pounds!

 

After 8 weeks of administering a root extract, participants saw their speed and muscle strength increase by almost 10%, in comparison to the placebo group. 

 

Another 30-day study saw a significant increase in muscle activity and more than doubled their body fat reduction percentage

 

Increases Fertility in Men 

 

Give your little swimmers a fighting chance!

 

The use of ashwagandha resulted in higher sperm counts and increased sperm mobility during the course of one infertility study of men. It also leads to higher testosterone levels, a key component of a healthy reproductive system in men. 

 

Not only that, but the herb can increase the quality of sperm over time. One 3-month study saw a 14% rise in partner pregnancy after introducing ashwagandha supplements!

 

 

Helps with Cancer Treatment 

 

The herb has been used to induce apoptosis (cell death) in cancerous cells, (just like garlic!). By reducing the cells’ ability to resist this death stage, it can slow or stop the spread of cancer. 

 

Ashwagandha also interrupts new cancer cell growth, an important step in treating the disease. The herb interrupts the functions of cancer cells by increasing internal formation of reactive oxygen species (ROS).

 

While human studies are still ongoing, research conducted on mice with ovarian tumors found that ashwagandha not only prevented the cancer’s spread to other vital organs but also resulted in a 70-80% reduction in tumor growth. And this occurred whether the herb was provided as the only treatment or in conjunction with other cancer medications! 

 

Improves Brain Function 

 

Ashwagandha helps protect us from failing memory and general brain function degradation. It’s given to patients in traditional Ayurveda who need to boost their memory. Why does it have this effect? 

 

Free radicals are molecules that are harmful to the body in large numbers. Damage they cause leads to a variety of degenerative diseases and issues such as cancer, asthma, senile dementia, atherosclerosis, degenerative eye disease, and more. Our bodies naturally produce antioxidants which target these free radicals and destroy them. 

 

Ashwagandha have been proven to promote antioxidant activity, meaning free radicals have a much more difficult time attacking our bodies and we stay healthier. 

 

One study conducted over 2 months with 50 adult participants gave 300 mg of ashwagandha to one group and a placebo to the second. After receiving this dose twice a day for the duration of the study, the group consuming ashwagandha showed significant improvement to attention, general memory, and even task performance

 

Performance, choice discrimination, and reaction time was also improved by adding ashwagandha supplements into the daily routine in another study. Twenty healthy adult men were given 250 mg of this herbal extract twice a day (so 500 mg total per day) over the course of 2 weeks. The improvements were observed through testing, both before the program started and after the study was finished. 

 

Lowers Blood Sugar Levels 

 

Reducing blood sugar is important for optimal muscle health, fighting diabetes, and overall well-being

 

While research is still ongoing, several studies have already shown ashwagandha’s ability to improve blood sugar levels.

 

When compared to patients who received placebo pills, those who took ashwagandha supplements saw a lower average fasting blood sugar level. The study involved schizophrenic patients over the course of 4 weeks. 

 

 

Improves Stress and Anxiety 

 

Of all ashwagandha’s healing abilities, it’s probably best known for its efficacy for reducing a person’s stress and anxiety. Animal studies found that it regulated chemical signaling in the nervous system, in turn blocking stress pathways to the brain.

 

It can also alleviate symptoms of both acute and chronic stress and anxiety. 

 

Insomnia (a common stress and anxiety side effect) and anxiety were reduced by 69% for chronic stress patients who took an ashwagandha supplement. And after only 60 days! The placebo group, for comparison, only saw an 11% reduction in the same amount of time. 

 

Another incredible study involving 39 participants found that over 6 weeks, 88% of the group receiving ashwagandha supplements reported lessening anxiety

 

This healing herb is also a good option for improving stress and anxiety because it can lower your cortisol levels. Cortisol is released from your adrenal glands in response to stress. If those levels become inflated (or even stay that way because of chronic stress), you can also start to see other side effects such as more fat collecting in your abdomen and increased blood sugar levels. 

 

After just 60 days another research group of adults diagnosed with chronic stress lowered their cortisol levels by an average of 30%.

 

So by adding this herb to your daily routine, it can not only combat the toxic cortisol levels but also promotes regulated chemical signaling for the nervous system. 

 

Summary 

 

Like many other traditional Ayurvedic herbs, ashwagandha has seen an increase in popularity among western medicine in recent years. It improves a variety of body-wide functions, like boosting your immune system and memory, while reducing stress and anxiety levels. 

 

Just make sure that while you’re keeping your body healthy, you keep your mind and spirit healthy too!

 

Daily meditation and prayer can also uplevel your vibrations and help you feel at the top of your game. Use these free rituals, mantras, prayers, and more to awaken yourself and become more in tune with the world and universe around you

 

Start empowering yourself now and feel a lifetime of change as you shift your reality for the better! 

 

Remember that you are the embodiment of light and love! Seek forgiveness of everything, own your power, set boundaries, stand strong in the face of challenges, and remain drenched in gratitude!

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Lesson 1: Who Are You?

Lesson 2: Forgive Everything

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Lesson 5: Selfish Self-Care

Lesson 6: Your Operational Life-Plan

Lesson 7: Love & Honor Key Relationships

 

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TIPS FOR LIVING A FULFILLING LIFE

 

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Free Yourself Mini Audio Course – Lesson 7: Love & Honor


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Lesson 7: Love & Honor Key Relationships

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Here’s what we’ll explore in this audio course lesson:

When we think about our primary relationships, are we truly aligned with these people? Have we established reciprocal relating patterns that allow both people to feel empowered, heard, loved, and supported?

It might seem like an obvious question, but are you truly supporting and seeking to grow these key relationships?

Are you always “filling their buckets?”

Are you holding any secret agendas that are harmful to the relationship?

Are you being transparent most of the time?

In what ways do you feel underserved by these people?

In what ways can you help both parties improve how they participate?

Is it time to release one or more of these people – or is it time to put more effort into connecting and relating with them?

How are you addicted to or negatively impacted by each of these relationships?

What actions are you willing to take – and what decisions are you willing to make – to uplevel the quality of the love & honor in your life?

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TIPS FOR LIVING A FULFILLING LIFE

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You might also love the deeper, more-involved Free Yourself Video Course – 30 videos that can lead you to personal freedom. Check it out!

Rituals & Declarations can inspire rebirth and give you momentum.

Paul’s Courses are empowering and enlightening.

You’ll love THE PERSONALITY CARDS – a new tarot for liberation.

You are the embodiment of light and love!

Forgive everything, learn how to say goodbye & set boundaries, stand strong in the face of challenges, and remain drenched in gratitude!

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Free Yourself Mini Audio Course – Lesson 6: Operational Life-Plan


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Lesson 6: Your Operational Life-Plan

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Here’s what we’ll explore in this audio course lesson:

This episode is about one big question: WHAT IS YOUR OPERATIONAL LIFE-PLAN?

When we know who we are, understand what drives us, have learned how to nurture ourselves, and have forgiven our realities, we will need a plan. This will help us continue to move forward.

Without plans, we tend to meander in the desert. With thoughtful, always-evolving plans, we remain active, moving in the right direction, and free from the past and debilitating encumbrances.

Do you know how to plan your life so that you get what you want and need?

If you were to build an operational life-plan, what would be required to be in it?

Which parts of the plan would need to be prioritized?

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TIPS FOR LIVING OUT YOUR NEW LIFE-PLAN

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You might also love the deeper, more-involved Free Yourself Video Course – 30 videos that can lead you to personal freedom. Check it out!

Rituals & Declarations can inspire rebirth and give you momentum.

Paul’s Courses are empowering and enlightening.

You’ll love THE PERSONALITY CARDS – a new tarot for liberation.

You are the embodiment of light and love!

Forgive everything, learn how to say goodbye & set boundaries, stand strong in the face of challenges, and remain drenched in gratitude!

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GO TO LESSON 7: LOVE & HONOR!

Free Yourself Mini Audio Course – Lesson 5: Selfish Self-Care


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Lesson 5: Selfish Self-Care

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Here’s what we’ll explore in this lesson regarding selfish self-care:

When we’re seeking personal freedom, we must know how to nourish and fulfill ourselves. From there, we can expand and grow.

How are you broken and how are you healed?

How did you get in this position – what effort did you put into knowing and nourishing yourself?

What types of people, beliefs, and decisions lead you? What events colored the person you are right now?

What do you do to nourish and encourage yourself? This a vital aspect of being a human being – loving yourself enough to nourish and encourage yourself – or at least exploring the pathway to get there.

What are the components of the machine that drove you to your current state of mind, heart, and life-position?

Are you ready for a fulfill your tithing responsibility in the category of self-care? Are you ready to be self-powered, self-encouraged, and self-motivated?

All of your ancestors, angels, and divine guides are with you! You are the embodiment of love & light!

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TIPS FOR AVOIDING SELFISH SELF-CARE

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You might also love the deeper, more-involved Free Yourself Video Course – 30 videos that can lead you to personal freedom. Check it out!

Rituals & Declarations can inspire rebirth and give you momentum.

Paul’s Courses are empowering and enlightening.

You’ll love THE PERSONALITY CARDS – a new tarot for liberation.

You are the embodiment of light and love!

Forgive everything, learn how to say goodbye & set boundaries, stand strong in the face of challenges, and remain drenched in gratitude!

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GO TO LESSON 6: OPERATIONAL LIFE PLAN!