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Be the Woman You Want to Be by Elisabeth Wilson, Infinite Ideas

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13. Working wonders – when you’re wound up like a clockwork toy

Worn out by your high-pressure life? Exhausted by the end of the day? Working till late into the night? Too tired to enjoy the weekend? Too wired to sleep?

Join the club: stress is the number one ailment of modern Western-style societies.

But don’t turn to the classic pick-me-ups of caffeine or alcohol. They may help you get through a rough day but they’ll do nothing for your resistance and general health in the long run. Instead, try some great stress-busting herbs, with centuries-old reputations for helping you unwind.

If the stress is ongoing with little sign of any let-up, think adaptogens. That’s the name coined in Russia for a small and highly specialised class of medicinal ...

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