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|11/30/2016 - Anxiety and other stress-related issues are on the rise in the United States. Anxiety disorders affect 40 million American adults, which is about one-fifth of the country's total population. Each year, millions of prescriptions are written for anti-anxiety drugs such as Valium, Xanax, and Tranxene (benzodiazepines)....|
|11/26/2016 - Let's face it: Hundreds of millions of people around the world are addicted to their smartphones. Everywhere we go, we see people with their eyes glued to their smartphone screens, scanning the latest information, texting away or gaming.
But as we're beginning to find out, this Information Age addiction...|
|11/8/2016 - We all have our worries and our battles. Whether it's about work, family, money or love, sometimes it just seems like the world is coming down on you. With all the escape routes blocked, you feel stressed and freaked out. Your heart is racing, you have trouble breathing, you can't think straight, and...|
|11/2/2016 - Move over, milk and honey. People who are having trouble falling asleep are now turning to a new concoction from a raw food cafe in London called Rawligion to help them get some much-needed rest. The drink, aptly named "Relax," is said to reduce stress, relieve pain and lessen anxiety.
It's no surprise...|
|10/14/2016 - Anyone who has ever suffered from any type of anxiety can attest to the fact that the feeling can be so distressing that you are willing to do just about anything to make it stop. It's almost understandable that people are so willing to turn to prescription medications out of a desire to turn off those...|
|9/28/2016 - The fluoride you find in most U.S. drinking water comes from adding a fluorine compound, usually sodium fluoride, sodium fluorosilicate or fluorosilicic acid. Both fluoride and fluorine are toxic to humans, and aren't just found in public water, but also in products made with that water, including soda,...|
|6/18/2016 - Looking for ways to relieve stress, anxiety and depression without resorting to pills or psychiatric therapy? Engaging in activities such as gardening and volunteering, produce obvious practical benefits, but they can also help significantly in boosting mental health and self-esteem.
A recent BBC...|
|5/26/2016 - The number one source of depression and anxiety is a drug that also tastes hundreds of times sweeter than sugar. This drug was illegal in America for decades, until 1980, when the FDA changed "heads" and Big Pharma took over. You can only guess what followed: prescription drugs for adults and children...|
|4/3/2016 - Even relatively low levels of lead exposure can produce emotional disorders in children, according to a study conducted by researchers from the University of Pennsylvania and published in the journal JAMA Pediatrics on June 30.
"Our study is showing that even low levels of lead is associated with...|
|1/8/2016 - Did you know emotional and psychological stress could be putting you at risk for deadly conditions like cancer and heart disease? Stress is also a critical factor in a number of other serious health problems, including asthma, depression and migraines.
Most conventionally-trained physicians are focused...|
|1/5/2016 - The dangers of selective serotonin reuptake inhibitors (SSRIs) like Prozac and Lexapro are once again highlighted in a new study, which found that the use of these brain-altering drugs during pregnancy can have lasting and sometimes permanent effects on offspring, with mothers basically passing the...|
|4/29/2015 - That toxic, smoggy air can harm physical health is nothing new or surprising. It has repeatedly been linked to chronic inflammation and an increased risk of cardiovascular diseases and cancer. New studies, however, suggest that air pollution negatively impacts not only our physical health but mental...|
|3/14/2015 1:54:28 PM - What are the worst pollutants you are likely to encounter in this lifetime?
Lead poisoning from exposure to paint dust as a child in an old home? Chronic exposure to food additives and genetically modified foods?The accumulating effects of air and water pollution, and the hole in the ozone layer?Psychiatric...|
|1/10/2015 - While drug companies make billions of dollars in profits from drugs given to patients to treat depression, anxiety, behavioral disorders, schizophrenia and other so called "mental" illnesses, a little known genetic disorder that has been known for decades to sometimes be the cause has been ignored and...|
|12/2/2014 3:49:56 PM - Adolescents given prescriptions for sleeping pills or anti-anxiety medications by their family doctors are up to 12 times more likely to go on to abuse those and/or other drugs into adulthood, according to shocking new research published by the American Psychological Association (APA).
A survey of...|
|11/24/2014 12:00:15 PM - Life is hard and everybody gets anxious and "frazzled" sometimes, but if this is how you feel on/off all day, maybe it's because you smoke cigarettes. Maybe it's also because nicotine is only 30-minute relief for the "cigarette hangover" -- that feeling that ensues when the commercial cigarette's insecticide,...|
|10/9/2014 - If you are depressed while you suffer from regular yeast infections, or athletes foot, or have taken antibiotics recently, there is a connection. Our brains are inextricably tied to our gastrointestinal tract and our mental well being is dependent on healthy intestines. Depression, bipolar disorder,...|
|5/6/2014 - Child psychiatrists and other mental health experts say they are seeing an increase in anxiety among today's youth over the constant doom-and-gloom atmosphere they are presented regarding so-called global warming/climate change.
What is most disturbing to them, experts say, is so much talk among...|
|5/5/2014 - We may not give much thought to the 100 trillion microbes living within our guts, but new discoveries within psychiatry have found that these organisms can profoundly affect our moods. In fact, psychiatrists are now exploring the possibility of manipulating these microscopic populations with the goal...|
|4/18/2014 - Online mindfulness instruction can provide just as much benefit as in-person courses in reducing stress, anxiety and even depression, according to a study conducted by researchers from Oxford University and the UK Mental Health Foundation, and published in the journal BMJ Open in November 2013.
|2/20/2014 - Bipolar disorder, depression and anxiety steal the life away from millions of people - every day. Conventional psychiatry offers no hope with their toxic drug protocols that pollute the liver; increase the risk of depression and premature death. Mental dis-ease should be be treated with a holistic approach...|
|12/13/2013 - Spanish missionaries gave the plant its name, "passion flower," because certain aspects of it reminded them of the wounds, whips and stigma linked to the passion of Christ. This herb should definitely be one of the first that comes to mind when looking to naturally treat conditions of anxiety, seizures,...|
|11/26/2013 - Even if you do yoga, meditate and perform other stress-reducing activities, calm may allude you. Instead of getting a prescription for Xanax, try a natural supplement to relax. There are several herbs you can take in a nice cup of tea that could give you the sedative effect you need during times of...|
|11/26/2013 - Many women go through life without experiencing much anxiety, worry, depression or insomnia. Some women have their bouts with these beasts but manage to find ways to cope with them and are not overcome by them. Then menopause arrives, and for a lot of women, it feels like the amplifier sounding these...|
|11/7/2013 - Modern-day yoga practice has been relegated to an exercise form for feeling good and boosting energy levels while losing weight. This simplistic approach, while offering a partial truth, negates the vast and deep implications of an ancient mind-body science on the health of the practitioner. Modern...|
|11/2/2013 - Everyone experiences anxiety. Some people are plagued with anxiety and suffer daily from the symptoms that come along with it. Anxiety is a feeling of worry and effects the body mentally and physically.
Symptoms of anxiety: Cloudy thoughts Heart palpitations Sweaty palms Muscle tension Dry...
|9/9/2013 - If you are one of the roughly 40 million Americans today who suffers from some form of anxiety, you likely already know how difficult it can be to manage troublesome symptoms like persistent uncertainty, worry, obsessive compulsiveness, and depression. But did you know there are a number of herbs that...|
|9/3/2013 - We all get anxious about issues now and then and tend to get over it. But chronic anxiety, or Generalized Anxiety Disorder (GAD), is both chronic and non-specific.
With GAD, there are no isolated situations that warrant worry. The worry and tension are present disproportionately all the time with...|
|7/30/2013 - With the current state of the world concerning environmental destruction, GMOs and political corruption, it's no surprise the average person is on edge. Now more than ever, fortifying the body and mind against this relentless attack is crucial. Ashwagandha can help. As a potent adaptogen, it strengthens...|
|6/12/2013 - Although dealing with invasive fertility treatments such as in vitro fertilization (IVF) can be highly stressful, acupuncture is a simple, risk-free way to help alleviate this burden. Significantly, acupuncture may also help boost fertility and increase the success rate of IVF.
IVF consists of extracting...|
|5/31/2013 - If you suffer from anxiety or develop occasional panic attacks marked by bouts of hyperventilation, you could merely be experiencing the side effects of an underlying nutrient deficiency that is easily correctable. This definitely appears to have been the case with 21 people who participated in a recent...|
|1/18/2013 - Orthomolecular medicine uses high doses of supplements instead of pharmaceutical drugs as its medicine. Originally, this model was used for psychiatric purposes.
During the 1950s, the world renowned and Nobel prize winning biochemist, Linus Pauling, had been looking into the molecular events around...|
|11/22/2012 - Whether grappling with Frankenstorms, a major life transition or the day-to-day grind, we could all use a little anxiety relief now and then. Motherwort is an excellent herb for soothing the nervous system and heart -- helping to regulate palpitations and high blood pressure while easing stress. It...|
|10/23/2012 - Ashwagandha is a widely used herb in Ayurvedic medicine. It is perhaps most well known for its relaxing effects on the nervous system. However, this herb has numerous other important health benefits that can be a great addition to any natural health supplementation regimen.
Natural adaptogen for...|
|10/15/2012 - As a powerful medicinal plant, cornflower offers a wealth of benefits. Muscle and joint pain, eye complaints, anxiety, skin irritations and digestive upset all respond well to this edible flower. Cornflower also helps to increase immunity -- a welcome tonic during the cold and flu season. Easy to grow,...|
|10/12/2012 - Many stress and anxiety symptoms are similar: Tension, emotional instability, loss of focus, heart palpitations and breathing problems are some. Many often resort to smoking, alcohol consumption, comfort food binging, or heavy recreational drug use (not to be confused with medicinal marijuana).
|9/10/2012 - Could eating yogurt be a replacement for antidepressants? A group of scientists believe so. Groundbreaking research has shown that a common strain of probiotic can create GABA within the gut while also enhancing brain receptors for this neurotransmitter. Naturally produced GABA is a safe alternative...|
|7/25/2012 - Scientists have placed increasing emphasis on the science of telomeres over the past decade, as they continue to uncover how these zipper-like structures that bind our genetic destiny can prematurely shorten in response to environmental and lifestyle factors. Prior studies have found that our telomeres...|
|7/14/2012 - Passion flower is not only known as a religiously symbolic and easily grown plant. Many varieties of the passion flower's "passiflora" genus have also been used medicinally for centuries first by Native Americans then by other cultures. The most common medicinal uses were as a remedy for anxiety, insomnia,...|
|5/30/2012 - In an age when the nation's healthcare costs are out of control and policymakers are trying to find ways to reduce burdens on an already over-taxed healthcare system, an investigation in New York City has found that abuse of prescription anxiety drugs is rising fast, placing an added load on the city's...|
|5/2/2012 4:15:36 AM - On this episode of Mental Health Exposed we discover how anxiety is 100% curable without the use of drugs - it just takes some education and effort.
Anxiety disorders are the most common mental illness in the U.S., affecting 40 million adults in the United States age 18 and older (18% of U.S. population).
|12/21/2011 - Anxiety and insomnia are health concerns which may appear together and are often also linked to depression. These three health issues have a significant impact on people's lives and on our national health care economy. Within any 12 month period, 18% of adults suffer from anxiety, while nearly 29% will...|
|11/29/2011 - Magnesium is an essential mineral required to perform more than 300 critical biochemical enzymatic reactions within the human body. Optimal circulating magnesium levels are well known to promote cardiovascular health. Emerging evidence published in The Journal of Neuroscience explains the importance...|
|11/2/2011 - I've recently learned a lot about amino acid therapy from the medical director of Ranch Creek Recovery, a holistic drug and alcohol recovery facility located near San Diego, CA. Ranch Creek Recovery offers long-term residential treatment for severe addictions and amino acid therapy plays an important...|
|9/25/2011 - The Jedi understand that fear and anxiety are natural phenomena you can't live without. If you were incapable of fear, then you might not hesitate to jump off a cliff just to see if you could fly. Anxiety is the body's natural mechanism to get you to pay attention to danger. Without it, your imagination...|
|8/2/2011 - Anxiety manifests itself differently in people, but symptoms may include a lack of energy, mental confusion, dizziness, fears or irritability. Eating the correct foods and taking certain supplements have aided many sufferers to combat anxiety attacks.
A diet high in refined sugars may contribute...|
|6/29/2011 - Anxiety and depression are commonly thought of as mental ailments, but new research has found that they may actually originate from the gut. With more scientific backing added to the idea of preserving gut health, anxiety and depression are now associated with gastrointestinal disease, including irritable...|
|5/25/2011 - We're all familiar with the term "gut feeling". As it turns out, the term may be more apt than we realize. In recent years, research has increasingly identified the role the gut can have on mood and behavior, leading many scientists to refer to the gut as the "second brain". Now, for the first time,...|
|5/10/2011 - The brain is dependent on mood-boosting nutrients. When food lacks these essential nutrients, depression and anxiety can quickly set in. Typically, anti-depressants are prescribed to treat these problems, which in many cases can so easily be remedied by taking the correct nutrients.
|3/2/2011 - In 2005, the National Institute of Health reported that 40 million Americans suffer from an anxiety disorder. The data collected indicated that much of this anxiety originated in dissatisfaction toward, or downright hatred of, their work. The 2000 annual Attitudes in the American Workplace VI Gallup...|
|2/3/2011 - A new study conducted by the Swiss has demonstrated that certain forms of meditation may help patients with MS. The particular type of meditation known as "mindfulness" is where patients simply train their mind to focus more on the moment rather than the past or future. It is precisely described as...|
|1/18/2011 - Anxiety can affect our lives dramatically. In a time when our society is more stressed than perhaps ever before, feelings of anxiety have become an everyday occurrence in many people`s lives. Anxiety disorders are also becoming evermore prevalent. Because of this, natural anxiety remedies are more relevant...|
|11/28/2010 - Living with anxiety is never easy. Situations that others can sail through without a thought can be crippling to someone with anxiety. The pharmaceutical drug regime has concocted an assortment of anti-anxiety medications, but many users report these drugs only mask symptoms, cause uncomfortable side...|
|10/30/2010 - Virtually anyone who has ever had a dog will tell you that they have their own distinct personalities. Dogs also have emotions as well as their own individual fears and anxieties, the same as do humans. Is it any wonder then that we tend to humanize them? One of the most common and most difficult anxieties...|
|10/22/2010 - Who hasn't felt anxious before a test, or after some personal upset or accident? But sometimes anxiety can become chronic. And ongoing feelings of apprehension, fear or nervousness can rob people of their quality of life and even negatively impact their health. According to the American Psychological...|
|10/6/2010 - If you've the habit of popping sleeping pills or tranquilizers like candy, this study could be a life-saving wake-up call for you: Taking sleeping and anxiety-relieving medications significantly elevate your risk of death!
Researchers at Universite Laval, Canada, found that using prescription drugs...|
|4/22/2010 - Stress is the body's way of dealing with potentially dangerous situations, heightening adrenaline levels and increasing alertness. However, prolonged stress and anxiety can be detrimental to mental and physical health. Understanding stress and anxiety and how to deal with it in a natural way can help...|
|4/8/2010 - Billions of dollars are spent yearly on the costs associated with depression and anxiety disorders. It`s no surprise when you consider the statistic that about ten percent of the US population suffers from depression. Most Americans are not aware that a simple, inexpensive amino acid called 5htp can...|
|3/27/2010 - Anxiety disorders are characterized by an overwhelming sense of apprehension. Sometimes such apprehension may become constant. Numerous physical symptoms may accompany anxiety with over 100 physical anxiety symptoms reported, including muscle tightness, heart palpitations, chest tightness/pain, dizziness,...|
|8/28/2009 - This is part four of an article series by Evelyn Pringle. Find previous parts here: Part One (http://www.naturalnews.com/026634_drugs_suicide_adhd.html), Part Two (http://www.naturalnews.com/026707_health_disease_depression.html), Part Three (http://www.naturalnews.com/026742_depression_disease_postpartum_depression.html)...|
|8/27/2009 - This is part four of an article series by Evelyn Pringle. Find previous parts here: Part One (http://www.naturalnews.com/026634_drugs_suicide_adhd.html), Part Two (http://www.naturalnews.com/026707_health_disease_depression.html) and Part Three (http://www.naturalnews.com/026742_depression_disease_postpartum_depression.html)....|
|8/11/2009 - A common phobia that many people have is the fear of dentistry. They fear pain and possible procedures that could cause them anxiety. This can also lead to a great deal of stress and anxiety over going to the dentist. Many people avoid going to the dentist because of their fear. Hypnotherapy has been...|
|7/31/2009 - This is part three of a four-part investigative article series by award-winning journalist Evelyn Pringle. Read part one (http://www.naturalnews.com/026634_drugs_suicide_adhd.html) or part two here (http://www.naturalnews.com/026707_health_disease_depression.html).
In an article titled, "Disorders...|
|6/12/2009 - According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, 46 million inpatient surgeries were performed in 2006. This statistic does not include outpatient surgeries where people are released within 24 hours after surgery. Preoperative surgery often causes anxiety because people have a fear of the...|
|5/18/2009 - A lot is expected of today's college students. They are under an enormous amount of pressure to succeed in academics. The pressure comes from themselves, parents, professors, and friends. This causes a lot of stress for students. Success in college is a stepping stone to being successful in a career...|
|1/14/2009 - Voiding cystourethrography (VCUG) is an invasive medical procedure involving a catheter used to examine the bladder and urethra. This procedure is often used on children and can have a negative impact on the child including distress and pain. In 2005, an article appeared in the journal Pediatrics about...|
|1/8/2009 - Dr. Mark Hyman has done it again, nailing the solutions for a common set of health challenges facing the population today. His newest book, The UltraMind Solution delivers a powerful nutrition-oriented solution for depression, anxiety, mood and cognitive function.
What's important about all this...|
|11/9/2008 - Throughout all the discussions and media attacks on homoeopathy during the last few years, one thing is never mentioned and that is the extraordinary effectiveness of homoeopathic medicines to treat symptoms relating to psychological problems. These include emotional states such as grief, fright, anguish,...|
|10/31/2008 - This interview is an excerpt from Kevin Gianni's Fountain of Youth Summit, which can be found at http://fountainofyouthworldsummit.com. In this excerpt, Dr. Carol Look shares the technique of Emotional Freedom Technique.
The Fountain of Youth World Summit with Dr. Carol Look, author of Attracting...|
|10/27/2008 - People who work overtime are more likely to be anxious and depressed - and the more they work, the higher the risk, according to a study conducted by researchers from the University of Bergen, Norway, and published in the Journal of Occupational and Environmental Medicine, official publication of the...|
|6/2/2008 - If you think burning incense is just for certain religions or old hippies, it might be time to take a new look. Myriad religious traditions have held to the notion that burning frankincense incense (made out of resin from the Boswellia plant) is good for the soul and now a new study says it apparently...|
|5/30/2008 - A lot of research has been performed using hypnosis either as a stress reducer or as a pain reliever. There are countless studies about the benefits hypnosis has had in these areas. Studies have been performed on cancer patients, people with phantom limb pain, child birth, and dental procedures. Hypnosis...|
|12/5/2006 - Women put into a hypnotic state experienced less pain and anxiety during breast biopsies compared with women that are given standard treatment, according to doctors.
New findings were presented at the annual conference of the Radiological Society of North America as researchers looked at 236 women...|
|8/25/2006 - A study published today in the Journal of Pain and Symptom Management found that art therapy can reduce a broad spectrum of symptoms related to pain and anxiety in cancer patients. In the study done at Northwestern Memorial Hospital, cancer patients reported significant reductions in eight of nine symptoms...|
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|8/3/2006 - Scientists at the Karolinska Institute in Sweden report that breastfed babies may be better able to deal with stress later in life than bottle-fed babies.
While the researchers report they do not believe breastfeeding itself translates into better stress-management habits, they theorize the bond...|
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