Jen Oh

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Amazing Adaptogens

 Adaptogens are a unique class of healing plants. They help restore, protect the body, and balance the body’s resistance to stressors (adrenals/HPA axis) while boosting resistance to viruses and bacteria.

The term adaptogen was coined in 1947 by a Russian scientist, N.V. Lazarev, who was interested in substances that helped the body adapt to physical and emotional stress. Adaptogens produce a nonspecific (total body) response that increases resistance against harm from physical and emotional stress (disease, anxiety, etc.). Adaptogens have a normalizing effect, improving the function of many body systems and are nontoxic, causing no significant side effects

Facebook Live!

On Feb 16th, I was lucky enough to be invited to join the Northern CA Lupus Foundation for a Facebook Live event. I can not thank them enough for allowing me to be a part of their Facebook Live Series: Lupus 101.

For those that are unaware, Lupus is among the least understood chronic diseases. It is an autoimmune disorder that affects more than 1.5 million Americans, especially women, African Americans, Latinos, Asian Americans and Native Americans. Lupus affects more people than AIDS, cerebral palsy, MS, sickle cell anemia and cystic fibrosis COMBINED, yet it does not receive as much attention. There is no known cure and and is very difficult to diagnose.

The Northern CA Lupus Foundation is an amazing organization that provides information and support through programs and services designed to educate and increase the knowledge of those affected by lupus, promote lupus awareness, and support external research.

Even with such a serious topic, it was so much fun to sit and talk about food with Christine and Spandan. I was thrilled that so many people watched us live. If you suffer from an autoimmune disorder, there’s tons in our discussion that could be beneficial for you! …