Stress is — no joke — a killer.

The toll it takes on our bodies and psyches is enormous. When stressed we don't sleep well, eat well, exercise well, or play well with others. Stress causes or contributes to headaches, stomach upset, fatigue, muscle pain, anxiety and depression, and a host of issues that can really erode your quality of life.

Adaptogens are herbs and mushrooms that help your body deal with stress. As the name implies, these plants many actually adapt to give your body exactly what it needs where it needs it.

But do they really help your body deal with stress? And if so, what are they, where do we get them, and how do we take them?

Given that (peri)menopause can be such a stressful time, we thought we'd invite in some expertise on the subject.

In this webinar, Gennev's Director of Health Coaching Stasi Kasianchuk speaks with Naturopathic Physician Dr. Wendy Ellis on adaptogens and the particular advantages they may have for women in menopause.

Watch the video of their conversation on YouTube.

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How do you deal with stress? Do you meditate, go for a walk, make lists, to manage it, or do you mostly power through and hope it goes away? Whatever you do, we'd love for you to share it in our Gennev Community.Come join the conversation!