Finally, you can stop the stress hormone in its tracks. So don’t tell your boss to shelve it or divorce your husband just yet. I want to talk to you about something super important today – your stress levels. I’m also going to give you a really tasty, delicious, mouth-watering tea recipe that will leave you begging for more. So you’re eating healthy, working out, eliminating processed foods, eating lots of salads, you even ditched the soda. But you’re still not feeling good. I get it. After all the efforts you put into cooking good meals, shopping at the farmers market, you were really hoping for some better results. I get it. You’re frustrated and you’re ready to give up, but don’t. I think I’ve got something that might help you. You see, there’s a study that came out recently that suggests that one of the main culprits to many people’s health issues has nothing to do with what you eat. When I read this, I was actually shocked . But get this. This factor in your life could be the cause of inflammation. And everything that it leads – joint pain, fatigue, headaches, poor digestion, troubled sleeping, even canceling out all the benefits of the healthy, nutritious diet like these leafy greens. If you don’t get this under control, then you could be eating all the healthy food and still not feel your best. Stress is what I’m talking about. Here are the facts: A study done at the Ohio Wexner Medical Center took women that were in their fifties and had them eat one of two meals every single day. One, mostly consisting of healthy fats that are associated with plaque buildup in the arteries and inflammation. And another, with a more healthy meal. They also had women take a small survey to find out how stressful their day was. Can you guess what they found out? Well, it turns out, women eating the meal with the unhealthy fats had high levels of inflammation and potentially more plaque buildup. Women who ate healthier meal did not, but there’s a catch. If the women had a stressful day previous to their meal, they also showed high levels of inflammation and potential for plaque buildup, regardless of the healthy meal that they ate. Basically, stress could be affecting your health just as much or more than unhealthy food. No freaking way! I knew stress was terrible but this is just crazy talk. Let me repeat these findings. Stress has the potential to override a healthy diet. All those healthy choices you make. All that green juice you’re drinking. Stress could be even more powerful than that. Here’s a solution that I have I have. I’ve got a lot of tip for you today but most can be found on the blog so make sure you read that after watching this video. Right now, I want to give you a recipe that has some ingredients in it that has been shown scientifically to reduce cortisol levels – that stress hormone in your body. You tell me what other tea does this in such a large capacity and I’ve had tons of tea. Now, this is an incredible first step towards bringing your beautiful body back into balance and finally getting those results you’ve had working so hard to achieve. And I know you’re working hard. And I want to commend you for that, but now it’s time to kick it up a notch. The star i’m focusing on today is ashwagandha. This ancient Ayurvedic herb has been shown to reduce cortisol levels by 26 percent! That’s huge. And this tea is so good that you’re going to want to drink it all-day-err-day. I know, ayt? Ashwagandha-infused mint tea. Here’s the recipe: one scoop of Organifi green juice or two tablespoons of dried Ashwagandha root, raw honey to taste, fresh mint leaves. And what you’re going to do is wash the mint leaves, tear them into small pieces, chop it up, put into the teapot or French press with Organifi. [Inaudible] for three to seven minutes and … good! If using ashwagandha root, you gotta boil it for 15 minutes and then add it to the teapot with the mint leaves. It takes a little bit more work but totally worth it. I hope this video didn’t stress you out. There are a lot of things to think about when trying to improve your life. So don’t get overwhelmed by everything you have to figure out. Instead, take things one at a time, one breath at a time, one day at a time. Make sure that you’re breathing. Make sure you’re taking time out each and every day for you, just being present with just you. Maybe it’s 10 minutes, 15 minutes 20 minutes, an hour, – whatever it is, make sure you’re having your you time. With your you time, make sure you’re drinking that tea because that tea lower the stress for you and for me. You know I could run in my gut, couldn’t you? Anyway, I’m Drew Canole. As always, share this with a friend that loves recipes and we’ll see you next week. Remember, we’re in this together, talk soon.