We keep on stressing (pardon the pun) about it here - we are huge on slowing down. On taking time to breathe, get back to basics, feel and just be. The effects of stress are not worth it. We live in the real world; in a go go go world, full of distractions, heavy work loads, family commitments and the rest. In a world that quite frankly, can be stressful! Stress leads to a deficiency in the kidney organ system and we can experience fatigue and lethargy, two things that lead to premature ageing. These ‘symptoms’ of adrenal stress (aka leaking Jing) are rampant in the Western lifestyle. Enter: adaptogenic tonic herbs. They increase our body’s resilience and capacity to process and respond to stressors. When they are consumed every day, adaptogens (including tonic herbs and medicinal mushrooms) accumulate unique benefits that enable your body to dance around stress in the system.