Be Well April 2022 Wellness Newsletter

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Be Well The Common Market’s Wellness Newsletter

Spring Cleaning Natural Ways to Refresh Your Mind, Body, & Soul

APRIL 2022


Spring Cleaning Not Just for Your Living Space!

pring cleaning is not just for your home. This S season of rejuvenation, growth, and change is also the perfect opportunity to rid your body of

that which is not serving you - including toxins and stress! The liver is the organ associated with the spring season in Ayurvedic and Eastern Medicine theories. Signs of liver imbalance or stagnation include strong emotions such as anger, depression, and irritability; and can manifest with symptoms of nausea, stiff muscles, and easy bruising. Healthy kidneys, and the adrenal glands which sit atop them, are affected by chronic stress – the stress that occurs over a long period of time resulting in adrenal fatigue – as well as, acute stress – think anxiety or the “fight or flight” response.

Active Ways To Refresh Your Body, Mind, & Soul • Breath; a deep cleansing breath, in through the nose and out through the mouth, is a great way to increase oxygen levels, move the chi, and bring calm to the body. • Meditation; often an extension of the cleansing breath, this even just a couple of mindful minutes can create a sense of wellbeing, rejuvenation, and calm. • Exercise; walks and hikes in nature have been shown to reduce overall stress while increasing the production of endorphins: the happy hormone & natural pain reliever. Keeping your blood flowing nourishes the organs and refreshes your energy. • Sleep; getting enough sleep is always important for your body and mind to work at their best.

Stress Relieving Herbs, Supplements, & Oils • Adaptogenic herbs function by working on the entire body and may help the body’s resistance to stress while boosting energy, metabolism, and physical performance. Some commonly used adaptogenic herbs are ashwagandha, eleuthro (Siberian ginseng), rhodiola, holy basil (tulsi), and reishi. Lemon balm, milky oats, passionflower, chamomile, and skullcap are also herbs commonly used to aid in relaxation and overall stress reduction. • Vitamin B complex may be helpful in keeping the nervous system healthy and supporting the adrenal cortex which may aid overall stress levels. • Vitamin C, Acerola Berry & Rosehip may aid the production and maintenance of cortisol levels affected by the “fight or flight” stress responses. • Aromatherapy; using relaxing essential oils either in a premixed blend such as Pranarom’s stress recovery or as single oils may help relieve stress and anxiety. • Putting a small amount of an essential oil blend such as Pranarom’s Stress Recovery on your hands, holding them over your nose and mouth and breathing deeply is a great way to aid in relaxation. • Diffusing oils such as blends like Pranarom’s peace, zen or uplift blends or single oils such as lavender and chamomile may also be effective in reducing stress levels.


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1. Himalaya Hello Joy Herbal Supplements 2. Himalaya Stress Care Herbal Supplements 3. Gaia Herbs Stress Response Herbal Supplements 4. Gaia Herbs Adrenal Health Herbal Supplements 5. Bach Rescue Remedy Drops 6. Bach Rescue Remedy Lozenges 7. Bach Rescue Remedy Pastilles 8. Four Elements Peace, Harmony, & Tranquility Tea 9 Four Elements Adapt! Tincture 10. Oregon’s Wild Harvest Ashwagandha Supplements

11. Oregon’s Wild Harvest Holy Basil Supplements 12. Oregon’s Wild Harvest Eleuthero Supplements 13. Common Market Vitamin B Supplements 14. Om Reishi Mushroom Powder 15. Om Gently Zen Superfood Capsules 16. Host Defense Reishi Longevity Support Supplements 17. Host Defense Stress Decompress Supplements 18. Pranarom Essential Oil Blends 19. Urban Moonshine Joy Tonic

As always, our friendly, knowledgeable Wellness Team Members are available if you have any questions!


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