Thanks for the tips Garrett! Is there any reason you suggest Holy Basil? I was browing around iherb.com for adaptogens and they sell quite a few. Three months ago I bought Rhodiola and Ashwaghanda. My only mistake with Ashwaghanda was not checking what NOW Foods puts in their pills - there is rice flour in there...... so I gave it to my father to use.
At first Rhodiola seemed to help a little, but it is nothing much compared to NOW Foods' True Calm and especially Mood Support. Mood Support helps me to fall asleep faster and helps me stay asleep. True Calm is not that effective with sleep, but puts me in a calmer state... like a zen state sometimes... and it's such a wonderful break from feeling edgy and like an ant on a hot pan.
Phosphatidylserine - before this thread I hadn't heard of it. When do you think it is necessary for someone to try it? And do you reckon eating phosphatidylserine-containing foods (eg eel, offal) once every few days will do, or is a dose required everyday?
Spicy food - yikes.... I'm one of those persons addicted to the high I get from capsaicin and love stirfrys with those tiny little thai chillis. Guess it's not more of those for me!
Robb Wolf: I'd throw my hat in with the bleached, de-nuded bagel. Live dangerously.