4 Tonic Herbs for Healthy Aging
Each Wednesday in April the Daily Tip will cover aspects of aging gracefully, courtesy of Dr. Weil on Healthy Aging.
Feeling rundown, stressed out, and always catching whatever cold is going around? You may want to consider taking a daily tonic. Also known as adaptogens, these nontoxic, plant-based substances help to bolster your body's natural defenses and increase its ability to cope with daily stress. When taken long term, tonics may help boost energy levels, strengthen immunity, and increase resistance to disease. Some popular tonics include:
You should be able to find all these herbal products in health food stores - choose the one that best meets your needs, follow package directions, and give it about six to eight weeks to see how it helps. You can take tonics indefinitely, but some herbalists suggest taking a two-week-long break every three months to help maintain their effectiveness.
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