Written by Ricky Bratz
Photographed by Juliet Blankespoor (except where noted)
The types of stress we experience these days are very different from the stress that our ancestors lived with throughout history. Perhaps our stress responses aren’t being triggered by fending off a wild animal to survive, but we have a slew of modern-day stressors to process: trauma around school shootings, worry of impending climate catastrophe, violence in our homes or neighborhoods, life demands, deadlines, our health status, or caring for kids or aging parents, to name a few examples. These events can set in motion that same stress response system in the body that was historically activated by that hungry predator.
Remainder of article via: Chestnut School of Herbal Medicine ~ Tonic Herbs for Stress and Anxiety