Adaptogen- a nontoxic substance and especially a plant extract that helps to increase the body’s ability to resist the damaging effects of stress and promote or restore normal physiological functioning. – Short answer- It gives the body what it needs when it needs it- increasing or decreasing the bodies ability to cope with physiological stress.
Based on research, herbal knowledge and PERSONAL opinion Clary Sage is an estrogen mimicker (it increases the bodies estrogen), not an adaptogen. I do not recommend any of the following as these have the potential to directly increase Estrogen – estradiol and if you have the genetics that does not allow for clearance of estrogen or have had estrogen-based cancer then there is a potential cancer risk.  Also, estrogen is a hormone of shock and stress- it elevates in time of stress.  We don’t want to be elevating our stress response on a daily basis.  PLUS estrogen MUST be in balance to progesterone, in a 1-30 ratio.  So what are you doing to raise your progesterone?  I have found most of my patients are actually estrogen dominant.  They need to clear the excess estrogen and super boost the progesterone!  Fats (mindwise, coconut oil) Powergize, elimination of sugars, Endoflex all help do this naturally!
EXCEPTION.  Can be effectively used in ACTIVE labor to assist in births.

Products that contain Clary Sage should also be skipped.

There are products that Gary Young designed to be used for SHORT courses of care.  1 bottle,  1-2 months then they were not to be used again for long periods of time if ever..  Because this information hasn’t been shared many products that have hormonal effects have been taught that they are safe to use indefinitely and this is simply not the case. For more information watch these videos (scroll to the bottom of the Video Classes to find the Hormone classes) HERE

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