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How Stress Changes Your Brain

Daily Stress vs. Actual Danger Your body is hard-wired to respond to threatening situations with the fight-or-flight response. When you encounter a perceived threat (maybe you see a snake or a stranger approaches you in the dark), your brain sets off an alarm system via the hypothalamus. A surge of nerve and hormonal signals prompts […]

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Hawthorn Elixir

Ingredients: 4 cups fresh hawthorn berries 2 organic vanilla beans 2 organic cassia cinnamon sticks 1 TBSP organic cardamom pods 1.75 L brandy 1 cup raw honey   Directions: Put herbs into a half gallon jar Pour brandy into jar Infuse for 4 to 6 weeks Shake daily Strain into another half-gallon jar Stir in […]

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