THE SHEN IS TRANSLATED AS "SPIRIT" IN TRADITIONAL CHINESE MEDICINE AND IS SAID TO BE STORED IN THE HEART BY DAY AND LIVER BY NIGHT. THAT BEING SAID, THE MORE SHEN YOU HAVE THE MORE IN TOUCH YOU ARE WITH YOUR SPIRIT OR OVERALL AWARENESS. WHEN YOU SEE AN OVERALL GLOW WITHIN THE EYES AND FACE, ONE IS SAID TO BE VERY IN TOUCH WITH THEIR SPIRIT AND HEALTHY IN THE HEART. SHEN IS THE CONSCIOUSNESS BEHIND JING + QI. SHEN IS STRONG WHEN ONE IS AWARE AND WEAK WHEN ONE APPEARS DULL AND LUSTER-LESS IN THE FACE. ALTHOUGH WE INHERIT MOST OF OUR SHEN FROM OUR PARENTS, WE CAN OBTAIN + NURTUR SHEN THROUGHOUT OUR LIFETIME THROUGH HIGH VIBRATIONAL LIVING + SUPERFOODS + SUPERHERBS THAT HARMONIZE WITH OUR SYSTEM. 

WHEN OUR SHEN IS OUT OF BALANCE, IT CAN MANIFEST AS INSOMNIA + CONFUSION + CLUMSINESS + FORGETFULNESS. THE TENDENCY TO RAMBLE WITH OUR WORDS EXPRESSES AN OUT OF BALANCE SPIRIT AND UNCONSCIOUSNESS. WE MAY NOT BE ABLE TO MOVE INTO A DREAM STATE AND ENJOY RESTFUL SLEEP. WHEN OUR SHEN IS IN BALANCE, WE FEEL ENERGIZED + CONSCIOUS + PRESENT + CONTENT + POWERFUL + RESPECTED. 

SUPER HERBS THAT CALM THE SHEN AND RAISE MENTAL AND EMOTIONAL STABILITY ARE REISHI MUSHROOM, CORDYCEPS MUSHROOM, MACA ROOT, ASTRAGALUS, ASHWAGANDHA, AND ELEUTHERO ROOT (GINSENG). 

SUPER FOODS THAT HARMONIZE THE SPIRIT (SHEN) ARE ACTIVATED NUTS AND SEEDS, FATTY FRUITS SUCH AS AVOCADO + COCONUT, HEMP SEEDS, TOCOTRIENOLS, AND RAW CACAO.