A recent study finds 90-percent of mom’s say they are “stressed out” about their health and wellness, and a majority of them are “super stressed” about being stressed!
One mom says she found an answer that doesn’t come from a prescription or a doctor.
Keeping stress in check is not just a casual concern for Ivy Larson.
“I was 22 when I was diagnosed with M.S.,” she said.
For 20 years, instead of taking drugs, Ivy has used food to keep her multiple sclerosis in remission.
Ivy is the founder of Clean Cuisine, an anti-inflammatory diet, rich in planta and unrefined food.
She’s written five books and has helped tens of thousands get healthy.
Turning 40 posed some new challenges for Ivy, ones that many women can relate to.
“Issues with fatigue, brain fog, migraines. All new symptoms. I was mystified as to what was causing them because I thought I was doing everything right. It turns out, it was my hormones,” she said.
As she had done before, Ivy turned to food for a solution – a stress-busting shake.
Here’s what’s in it:
“Ashwagandha lowers cortisol, which is your stress hormone and mimics the effects of Gabba, which is a calming neurotransmitter,” she explained.
MACA is a superfood that improves your mood and “the Libido is amazing, and for fertility that’s huge for men and women,” she said.
Next up, Camu. “Has 40 times the vitamin C of an orange,” she explained.
She says Camu also naturally increased progesterone levels.
Then, Flaxseeds. “Two tablespoons a day, two times a day, reduces hot flashed by 57%!”
She went on to say, “Hemp seeds, these are great for the GLA, the ingredient that inhibits hormonal hair loss as you get older for men and women. Cacao powder is the active ingredient in chocolate. It increased the feel-good neurotransmitters and alleviates stress. Then collagen which is loaded in amino acids and helps support hormonal health in general.”
Unsweetened Acai, a frozen banana, frozen cauliflower and water go into the blender – then the moment of truth.
Loaded with nutrients, it’s for women and men at all stages of life.
“It’s not like you’re taking a supplement. There’s no risk,” she said. “These are whole foods, unrefined whole food ingredients that actually have very powerful effects.”