We are slightly fascinated with the super-powers and potential of a healthy HPA axis. So many clients, friends, and family come to us with issues related to digestion, mood, skin disorders, high stress levels, and sexual dysfunction to name a handful*. Short for hypothalamic-pituitary-adrenal axis, the HPA axis is an inner system feedback "loop" that governs digestion, stress, mood, and sex. An out of whack HPA axis can be labeled as adrenal fatigue with symptoms including, but not limited to: disturbed circadian rhythms, shifty mood, poor digestion, low sex drive, fatigue, inflammation, and weight gain. HPA axis dysfunction (adrenal fatigue) is simply caused by stress. Stress can be identified as drinking polluted water, eating toxic foods, working out too much, breathing toxic air, or staying in a chronic state of fight or flight (think waking up to blue-lit phone alarms, traffic every morning for 1+ hours, and bad indoor lighting).
We are huge on providing adequate nourishment to the HPA axis by way of Free Wellness hacks like unprotected morning sunlight, lots of sleep, and sex - as well as supplementing daily with Adaptogenic Herbs. Adaptogenic Herbs help the body better manage stress so that when an internal or external stressor comes upon, the body is better strapped to stay malleable to the stressor as opposed to negatively react. Adaptogens don't eliminate stress, that's your job! They help the body better respond and manage the effects of stress. Stress is healthy for us as a species, and we need stress to evolve and expand. But when our body is not regulated and equipped to handle the insane amounts the modern world places on our systems - we start to experience things like brain fog, inflammation, weight gain, and the inability to simply feel good in our bodies on a daily basis.
Have you tried our line of Adaptogenic Drips yet? Put simply, they are Adaptogenic herb-infused nut + seed butters designed to take your performance to new heights as well as offer a convenient option to nourish your HPA axis on the daily.
10 ways to Drip!
Drip your plant-based parfait! Whether you make your own coconut yogurt and grain-free granola, or just can't shake the honey-sweetened oat-based granola from your local health mart - adding 1-2 tbsp Adaptogenic Cookie Drip can add both power and pleasure to this New-American breakfast staple.
Drip your Pizza. We love adding Super Shroom Drip to our bi-monthly plant-based pizza party to help the body properly digest the gluten and/or cheese of each slice.
Drip your Waffles. This weekend, try halving or even quartering the amount of maple syrup you use on your weekend stacks and replace with 1-3 tbsp Chocolate Pearl Drip. Dripped waffles are a Laka classic, especially when they help to boost (and stabilize) the mood and nourish the joints.
Drip your Hummus. Home-made everything is 10 octaves better - including hummus. Replace half the amount of store-bought Tahini with Tahini C next time you're whipping up a batch of Hummus. Tahini C contains Vitamin C crystals and Shatavari root - two ingredients extremely supportive to beauty and immune system balance. Bonus: This Drip contains zero nuts and is safe for any seed only eaters.
Drip your Coffee. Blend 1-2 tbsp of Super Shroom Drip into a clean cup of coffee with a bit of collagen for a frothy mushroom-loaded morning start or afternoon pick me up.
Drip your Salmon Salad. Who doesn't love a giant, crispy greens salad with a piece of wild salmon on top? Decadence takes new heights when you blend a marinade of Tahini C, Lemon Juice, Apple Cider Vinegar, Garlic, Honey, and water together and drizzle it all over the top of a your salmon slice. Again, hello healthy skin vibes and booming beauty!
Drip your Protein Shake. Adding 2 tbsp of Adaptogenic Cookie Drip to your low-glycemic protein shake creates the dreamiest consistency and helps your body better manage the incident of post workout inflammation - reducing recovery time and helping to carry that post-workout energy spike through the rest of the day. Tip: Try consuming the Cookie Drip after morning workouts only as some clients are more sensitive than others to the effects of Dual Extract Maca!
Drip your Thai Food! Super Shroom Drip is our favorite way to practice Asian-Hawaiian fusion on Thai night. Replace equal amounts of Super Shroom Drip for any recipes that call for Peanut Butter and make that Spring Roll Dish all around nourishing.
Drip your Ice Cream. Adding 1-3 tbsp of room temperature Chocolate Pearl Drip to your bowl of ice cream creates an Adaptogenic Ice Cream Shell. Quick! Add bee pollen sprinkles to the Drip before it hardens into a shell (you have about 3-5 seconds.)
Drip your Falafel. Both the Super Shroom Drip and Tahini C balance the fresh, spicy, and saltiness of home-fried falafel. Drizzle on top of stacked Gyros, Falafel salads, and all the hydrating add-ons that come along with plant-based Mediterranean night.