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As a naturopathic physician, I am constantly highlighting the importance of stress reduction because chronic stress has a huge impact on our mental, emotional and physical health. In addition to utilizing stress reduction techniques on a regular basis, most patients report improved energy, mood and sleep when they incorporate adaptogen herbs into their daily routine. Adaptogen herbs help by:

  • Increasing our resistance to stress
  • Normalizing our responses to stress
  • Promoting calmness and a sense of wellbeing

Since we’re heading into the cold winter months, a great way to incorporate adaptogens in our diet is by making golden milk.

Ingredients:

  • Coconut Milk
  • Gaia Herbs Golden Milk – http://www.gaiaherbs.com/products/detail/774/Golden-Milk

Instructions:

  1. Heat 1 cup of coconut milk
  2. Whisk in 1 teaspoon of the Gaia herbs Golden Milk powder
  3. Heat, stirring often, until mixture is warm
  4. Remove from heat and enjoy!

I recommend drinking before bed to promote relaxation and a restful sleep.