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The short article below is in a Q&A format, but for personal mastery of this important topic, it is suggested that you also read our original article which includes a brief video titled “How Adaptable are You?

Our “adaptability” is our number one tool for short and long term survival, plain and simple. 

You see, the “strongest ones” who survive the longest are the people who are best able to adapt to their surroundings.

So the the real question you need to ask yourself is

How adaptable are you?

I get questions every day on a variety of topics. After speaking to many thousands of people I have come to the conclusion that most people do not have their eye on the ball.

I say this because, one of the keys to adapting and surviving is understanding that you should only focus on what you can change. 

Here is a simple, useful set of common questions and answers about becoming more adaptable.

Q: How do you define “being adaptable”?

A: To be adaptable means that one has the ability to adjust to new situations with little change to mental or physical well-being caused by uncontrollable external factors.

Q:What is the relationship between supporting the health of your elimination channels and becoming more adaptable?

A: The more efficient one’s elimination channels are working, the better the body will respond to external stressors caused by one’s daily environment. Therefore, supporting the ability of the elimination channels to work better through high quality nourishment allows us to adapt more efficiently.

Q: What are some key factors in becoming more adaptable?

A: There are many keys to becoming more adaptable.  Here are the four most important items that we can control:

  1. First, as mentioned above, is to support the health of your elimination channels.
  2. Next, is to always find fun ways to support and increase your physical fitness levels. It is not enough to just carry a large amount of quality lean muscle tissue. You also need to increase levels of strength, conditioning and flexibility. I like to call this the “Big three to adaptability”.
  3. Next, is the daily use of adaptogen and tonic foods.
  4. Finally, is strengthening what is weak. You need to take a serious look at your inherent weaknesses and support those specific systems. By doing this, you are now less vulnerable. Remember, there is no perfect. so we must strive to find our imperfections and make them stronger.

Q: What is the difference between the use of adaptogens and tonics when the desired end result is to become more adaptable?

A: I go in depth on this topic in my book Z Natural Foods’ Mind and Body Restorative program. While there are some similarities between tonics and adaptogens, their overall effects are quite different. Adaptogens work to support a healthy stress response while tonics work on a much more nourishing and deeper energetic level to support balance within one’s system. In simple terms, the adaptogens protects the front gate and the tonics keeps peace within the community.  

Q: What are some of the key foods you suggest eating to support adaptability? 

A: If I were to make a list of some important foods to support one’s adaptability, I would say the following foods take the top of the list:

Whey protein concentrate
Hemp seeds
Coconut milk



These are all high quality sustainable food sources that bring a high level of support and nourishment to the body. 

About Michael Stuchiner

Michael Stuchiner is an experienced Master Herbalist, the Head of Education for Z Natural Foods, a teacher and an accomplished author. With a 16-year specialization in medicinal herbs, Mike also has a vast knowledge in tonic and adaptogenic herbalism. Mike has enjoyed a 25-year career as an elite-level competitive powerlifter where he learned to heal his ‘mind and body’ as an avid user of herbal remedies.

       As an “in-the-trenches” herbalist, Mike has done more than 85 speaking engagements, consulted with clients ranging from young to elderly, worked with athletes in virtually all sports and with clients who have “dis-ease” states of a wide variety. Mike also mentors student Master Herbalists and will continue to teach the next generation to grow a deeper wisdom of the human body through appropriate herbal remedies.

ZNF Mind and Body Restorative Program (Instant Download)

If you are new to the world of herbal remedies, or want to sharpen your skills, Mike is the author of the ZNF Mind and Body Restorative Program. This 78-page, easy-to-read eBook is $9.99 (Immediate download). For more information visit the Z Natural Foods store, or click here to see a list of the important topics.

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