Ashwagandha: Natural Stress Relief And Much More!

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What’s 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 SEVEN: LOVE & HONOR KEY RELATIONSHIPS

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

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LESSON SIX: OPERATIONAL LIFE-PLAN

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LESSON FIVE: SELFISH SELF-CARE

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Simple fact: If we cannot first take care of ourselves, we cannot take care of others, and we cannot create the lives that bring us peace, happiness, and love.

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What is beyond selfish self-care? Is it freedom?

Is it best to pursue success or service to others?

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TIPS FOR LIVING A FULFILLING LIFE

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

Remember that 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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LESSON FOUR: RESPONSIBILITY & DESIRE

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This episode is about understanding yourself—specifically your primary responsibilities and desires.

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

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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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LESSON THREE: AUTHENTIC LIVING

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What is AUTHENTICITY?

When we’re born, we’re thrust into societies, religions, and family constructs that are often built on principles that have nothing to do with the truth. These ideologies are built to contrive allegiance and compliance – not freedom.

Freedom is removing the limiting constructs from your thinking so that you can attract and create a more fulfilling and FREE life. It’s all about being authentic. The real you – not the one that wears the costume to make other people feel more comfortable.

Are you being authentic in your life?

Authenticity leads to personal power, life flow, and better health, which is what freedom is all about. Get yourself out of the box and be real, starting with yourself.

How are you a slave to society, your religion, an ideology, your habits, your conditioning, your emotions, or your excuses?

What would happen if you decided that you would be happier if you reworked your beliefs and intentions, and took control of your mind and heart?

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TIPS FOR LIVING A FULFILLING LIFE

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Begin your journey with an Intuitive Session with Paul Wagner.

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.

Remember that 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 Audio Lesson 2: Forgive Everything


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LESSON TWO: FORGIVE EVERYTHING

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The first step in understanding the barriers to freedom is welcoming the idea of forgiveness – of self and others.

Without forgiveness, there will always be blockades in our way.

What are the emotions that come up when you hear the word forgiveness?

Have you forgiven yourself lately?

Have you loved yourself lately?

Do you know what or who you need to forgive?

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TIPS FOR LIVING A FULFILLING LIFE

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Begin your journey with an Intuitive Session with Paul Wagner.

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Paul’s Courses are empowering and enlightening.

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

Remember that 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 Audio Lesson 1: Who Are You?


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LESSON ONE: WHO ARE YOU?

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When we’re seeking personal freedom, we must start with who we know ourselves to be in this moment. From there, we can expand and grow

How did you get in this position – the one that you’ve titled “My Life”?

What led you here? What decisions brought you to becoming the person you are right now?

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

What agreements have you made that have empowered you to become this person? How can you change this?

Are you ready for a rebirth?

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TIPS FOR LIVING A FULFILLING LIFE

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Begin your journey with an Intuitive Session with Paul Wagner.

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.

Remember that 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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