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|7/5/2014 - Chronic, low-grade stress is a modern-day epidemic that creates sluggish metabolism, chronic inflammation and abnormal immunity. Elevated stress hormone levels can create digestive problems, leaky gut syndrome, increased appetite, weight gain, thyroid disorders and accelerated brain degeneration. Adaptogenic...|
|6/30/2014 - Allergy sufferers may want to focus on positive thoughts and stress reduction to find relief for their runny noses and itchy, watery eyes.
According to researchers at Ohio State University, there's a link between people's stress levels and bad moods and the frequency of their allergy flare-ups, or...|
|6/20/2014 - If you've felt stress after being around a stressed-out person, then you may be a victim of secondhand stress. (Yes, there is such a thing.)
Scientists are studying how emotions tend to spread like a virus, and stress is no exception. Check out the results of recent research below.
|6/18/2014 - In trying times, such as during the proliferation of toxins affecting our food, air and infrastructure (GMOs, wireless electromagnetic frequencies, etc.) like now, it is good to know that there are foods that have been used for centuries to refresh and renew the spirit and reduce stress that we can...|
|6/13/2014 - It is impossible to avoid challenges and adversities in life. Whether it be a health crisis, job loss, death of a loved one, break up or other difficulty, we all must face and confront losses. By using the following guide, difficulties can be faced with greater ease. Stress is associated with several...|
|6/1/2014 - Your immune system works hard every day to keep you healthy. Here are six simple ways to give your immunity an immediate and effective boost.
Winding down and relaxing after a long, hard and stressful day does one's physical and mental health a world of good. Taking a walk is one...|
|5/23/2014 - If the findings of biomedical research tend to apply poorly in real-world environments, despite the "documented results" of controlled lab experiments, the scientific world has just been shocked to find out (at least one of the reasons) why.
In the paper titled, "The effects of experimenter gender...|
|5/18/2014 - Oxidative stress is a constant force in our everyday life. When our body is able to handle and adapt effectively to the oxidative stressors we are able to get stronger and healthier. However, when the stressors become too much for our body to adapt to, we get weaker and sicker.
|5/16/2014 - Having some degree of stress is normal and, sometimes, actually useful. Modern life, however, has elevated stress to much higher levels and created situations of prolonged chronic stress, which can lead to exhaustion and serious diseases.
Types of stress
Sources of positive stress exist as do...|
|5/9/2014 - When people say they're getting bad stress vibes from someone, there may actually be some truth to the feeling.
A recent study shows that the stress a person undergoes can also create stress in those around them, a finding that researcher Veronika Engert of the Max Planck Institute calls "astonishing."...|
|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.
|4/2/2014 - Most people these days understand that chronic inflammation is the underlying cause of most degenerative disease.
But what causes the inflammation? The standard answer is: poor nutrition and lack of exercise. Of course, this is true. But these aren't the only causes of inflammation.
|3/27/2014 - Why are mental health issues like anxiety and depression on the rise? Conventional wisdom would suggest factors such as, the financial crisis, an aging population, or - when all other options are ruled out for the individual - the rising stress of living in the 21st century. But, there is a real health...|
|3/26/2014 - A recent study has shown that women with the highest stress levels are much more likely to fail to get pregnant within 12 months of trying.
The study was published in the most recent online edition of the journal Human Reproduction. Researchers from Ohio State University tracked 373 American women...|
|3/26/2014 - The adrenal glands are responsible for producing major hormones that help the body reproduce and adapt to stress. The adrenal glands produce over 50 hormones that are absolutely essential to your health and vitality. When the adrenals get overworked, it creates adrenal fatigue which can be devastating...|
|3/11/2014 - Stress is such a common occurrence in our daily lives that we have come to the point where we barely question its presence. And yet, when we ignore these heightened states of pressure, our physical, mental and emotional health suffers. But it doesn't have to be this way. Taking a cue from those who...|
|3/10/2014 - Post traumatic stress disorder, also known as PTSD, is often the result of extensive periods of stress. These chronic levels of stress can lead to mental health problems in the long term. For many people, this manifests itself as anxiety, as well as other mood disorders, that show up as they age.
|3/5/2014 - "For every minute you experience stress, it takes 60 minutes to remove the flood of adrenal stress hormones from your bloodstream," warns holistic nutritionist Paula Owens in the Alternative Medicine article "The Adrenal Fatigue Fix." Considering the average person is under stress throughout the day,...|
|3/3/2014 - A high level of stress is not good for anyone. When a person is constantly exposed to stress, the individual can develop anxiety disorders. People suffering from high levels of stress can exhibit uncontrollable behaviors related to acute stress such as anger and frustration. This should be avoided as...|
|2/28/2014 - The medical is big on theorizing about your chemicals and adding more into the mix. Traditionally trained doctors, however, give little thought into what causes deficiencies in the first place, especially when those causes are psychological.
This is why research into the effects of chronic stress...|
|2/22/2014 - New research findings suggest that chronic stress over time creates changes in the brain, which might be helpful in explaining how long-term high stress levels can make sufferers more prone to mood disorders and anxiety later in life.
Daniela Kaufer, a UC Berkeley associate professor of integrative...|
|11/6/2013 - It might not seem like much, gently gracing the cellular structures of certain marine life and perking them up with that familiar pink hue seen in wild-caught seafood. But astaxanthin is one of the most powerful "superfoods" in existence, helping to mitigate oxidative stress, enhance immune response,...|
|11/1/2013 - It's a fact. Chronic stress affects your appetite.
For some, stress reduces appetite and for others stress causes ravaging hunger. Either way, you need healthy, organic food that soothes stress so that your body can cope. This is the very best form of medication.
Of course, many us of have a tendency...|
|10/31/2013 - In our modern world, adrenal fatigue is extremely common and estimated by some experts to affect approximately 80 percent of the population to some degree. Adrenal fatigue is caused by all types of stress - physical and emotional - and if left unchecked, it can lead to other illnesses such as type 2...|
|10/26/2013 - Dealing with stress is never easy. However, there are quite a number of ways the impact of stress can be reduced. The way to achieve this is through following ten very simple steps for reducing stress levels. Each and every single one of these steps can be performed easily and should become common practices...|
|10/23/2013 - It is very easy to consume toxins on a daily basis. While some have given up, claiming that "we're all going to die some day," there are others who want to be alive and toxin-free, breathing strong today.
Environmental pollution is a silent killer, seeping into humans and breaking down immune systems...|
|10/12/2013 - We live in a jacked up world. Everyone is on edge and much of it revolves around their health, finances and family. It seems like we can't shake the stress of day-to-day life, no matter how hard we try. It's time to end that streak and start to chill out with these three ways to reduce mental stress...|
|9/26/2013 - Have you ever wondered if love can affect your personal health and well being? The answer is "Yes!" Studies have shown that a relationship with a balanced foundation and a strong healthy partnership helps us avoid illness, pursue healthier habits and live a longer happier life. Unhealthy relationships...|
|9/17/2013 - Many people feel as if exercise is causing unhealthy damage. The sensation of aversion to exercise and the eventual mental and physical fatigue are known and perhaps feared. Fortunately, a combination of Western science and ancient medicine has potentially given each of us the opportunity to train like...|
|9/11/2013 - Simply put, chronic stress is the underlying cause of most degenerative diseases. Coupled with poor nutrition or a lack of exercise - this is a perfect recipe for disaster. Don't let another day go by - without learning how to naturally eliminate stress from your life.
On the next NaturalNews Talk...|
|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...|
|8/12/2013 - The top ten stressful events listed on the original Holmes-Rahe Life Stress Inventory included: death of a spouse, divorce, marital separation, jail term, death of a close relative, injury or illness, marriage, loss of job, marriage reconciliation and retirement.
As painful and difficult at these...|
|8/9/2013 - Many experts have hypothesized that increased stress cycles in the body produce the environment for disease development within the body. Stress can come from a variety of sources in the mental/emotional form, chemical nature and physical realm. When the body is under increased stress, it responds by...|
|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...|
|7/29/2013 - Chronic stress leads to chronic inflammation, which leads to almost any disease you can think of including adrenal fatigue. Adrenal fatigue is usually not recognized or even considered in mainstream medicine.
The constant production and buildup of the "fight or flight" hormone cortisol leads to adrenal...|
|7/26/2013 - Research now shows that the way you handle minor daily stressors - those little annoyances - has a tremendous impact on your long-term health.
Human nature is to justify the nasty little moods, childish reactions and general grumpiness because "life is so stressful." We act like we can't help it....|
|7/2/2013 - Stress management techniques like meditation, yoga, and deep breathing can enhance the body's ability to handle and recover from stressors like chronic disease, work stress, or relationship stress. These practices bring the body in to a state of relaxation, dominated by the parasympathetic nervous system....|
|6/2/2013 - Heart disease is a largely preventable chronic illness that is the leading killer of men, women and children in many western societies. Researchers and alternative medical experts have identified a long list of dietary and lifestyle factors that work together to promote development of the disease and...|
|5/23/2013 - When used properly, the power of essential oils lies in their ability to deliver the beneficial healing properties of certain plants in a direct and highly concentrated form. Recognized long ago for their therapeutic properties, ancient Egyptians made essential oils by first soaking the flowers, leaves,...|
|5/1/2013 - The term stress is tossed around freely in this modern age and has become a casual buzzword for just about any predicament that we find unpleasant. Yet how it truly effects health and well-being in substantial ways is rarely acknowledged. Linked with a range of degenerative diseases from cancer to diabetes...|
|4/3/2013 - The things you think about and dwell on throughout your day have a direct effect on your stress levels, which regulate how much cortisol, or stress hormone, is produced in your body. And new research published in the journal Health Psychology has found that meditation, and particularly mindfulness thinking,...|
|3/6/2013 - According to the book Toxemia Explained written by Dr. John Tilden back in 1926, stress is the glue that holds toxemia together. He called all the different types of stress enervation, and toxemia is the condition of inflammation and mucous that doesn't get cleared out of the body.
|3/6/2013 - Most people are surprised to learn that their favorite coping mechanism for stress actually causes more problems than it solves. Let's look at five steps to effectively dealing with stress and five reactions to stress that trick you into prolonging it.
Imagine something simple that might cause emotional...|
|3/4/2013 - If you feel run down and fatigued chronically, there is a possibility that you're experiencing some level of adrenal fatigue, which may precipitate or include hypothyroidism.
Chances are your mainstream doctor won't isolate adrenal fatigue as your main issue. Mainstream medicine only recognizes the...|
|2/19/2013 - One of the best ways I have found to address distress is by undressing it and redressing it , when possible that is, with laughter. Excuse me? Yes, with laughter.
Stress is part of daily life and in excess, becomes harmful, toxic and life-threatening. It then deserves to really be called "distress".
|2/17/2013 - In order to determine how mindful meditation compares to other stress reducing activities, a study was set up to compare the efficacy of meditation to stress reducing exercises for both stress and chronic inflammation.
One group of subjects was trained and placed into the Health Enhancement Program...|
|2/15/2013 - People who stay connected to their offices after work by means of phones, computers and tablets have more trouble recovering from workday stress, reducing their mental and physical health and placing more strain on their relationships, according to a series of studies conducted by Young Ah Park of Kansas...|
|2/14/2013 - Post traumatic stress disorder, or PTSD, is a psychiatric condition that often arises after an individual witnesses or is involved in a life-threatening event such as a disaster, rape or violent assault. Children and adults experiencing PTSD can relive the terrifying experience through nightmares, flashbacks...|
|2/14/2013 - Men who live in a permanent state of stress are 45 percent more likely to develop Type II diabetes than men who are not stressed, according to a study conducted by researchers from the University of Gothenburg, Sweden, and published in the journal Diabetic Medicine.
The analysis was conducted as...|
|2/12/2013 - It's well known that Co-Q10 or Coenzyme Q10 is beneficial for maintaining a healthy heart or even restoring health to an ailing heart. There are also other benefits from Co-Q10 which will be explained later in this article.
But a recent study in Cairo, Egypt has uncovered an unusual property of Co-Q10...|
|2/4/2013 - Cellulite is one of the most unsightly things many individuals remark about their bodies. Research has indicated that hormones are the major player in the creation and elimination of cellulite. Evidence indicates that healthy lifestyle strategies can positively affect the hormone balance associated...|
|1/31/2013 - Almost everyone loves to be hugged - even those that pretend they don't. Hugging is an immediate way for us to bond with loved ones, and virtually every culture on Earth appreciates the feelings of well-being that arise from a warm physical embrace. According to a new study by scientists at the University...|
|1/18/2013 - Chronic pain is a modern day epidemic that affects more than 70 million Americans. It has been estimated to cost the economy more than $100 billion per year. Individuals with chronic pain can have very fulfilling lives if they have a plan to address the major stressors that lead to chronic pain.
|12/20/2012 - A growing number of recent research studies have come to the conclusion that stress is a significant risk factor for developing an array of potentially deadly chronic illnesses including cancer, diabetes, dementia and especially cardiovascular disease. Researchers have determined that moderate to severe...|
|12/10/2012 - Through a dozen years of war, the U.S. military's operational tempo (OPTEMPO) has taken a horrendous toll on both equipment and personnel, with the Marine Corps, arguably taking the brunt of the combat. As the Pentagon's smallest force, Marine units deployed frequently to Iraq and continue to deploy...|
|12/9/2012 - Many people think that calcium is the only nutrient necessary for strong bones. This is a dangerous myth that needs to be addressed.(1)
In fact, it takes 18 different nutrients to make durable bones. However, the most important bone mineral is magnesium because it activates alkaline phosphatase,...|
|12/2/2012 - It has been well established that stress and anxiety hamper healing and lead to worse outcomes in people with chronic diseases such as cancer. Now, a new study conducted by researchers from the Jefferson-Myrna Brind Center of Integrative Medicine and published in the journal Stress and Health, shows...|
|11/29/2012 - Two separate studies have emerged pointing to the conclusion that for all its popularity, Facebook is actually making people unhappy.
The first study, conducted by researchers from New Zealand's University of Canterbury, sought to determine how people felt about the various activities that they spent...|
|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...|
|10/12/2012 - 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).
|9/26/2012 - Most of us would agree that life is a busy endeavor, which can lead to lots of stress. And the busier we get, the more stress we have to deal with.
Fortunately, there is a medicine-free way in which you can reduce a significant portion of that stress, all from the comfort of your own kitchen and...|
|9/22/2012 - It's easy to understand that a diet filled with trans-fat laden fried foods, sugary sweets and hormone and antibiotic laden meats is a recipe for chronic conditions such as cardiovascular disease. These foods subject the body to a plethora of synthesized chemical compounds, increased blood glucose levels...|
|9/3/2012 - According to recent studies reported by the Body Ecology website, cortisol, the flight or fight hormone, can disrupt your body's vitamin D3 uptake.
If cortisol is produced by chronic stress that can't be acted upon by running or fighting for your life, the cortisol builds up in your body. This is...|
|8/30/2012 - General obesity is an epidemic. But it's possible to experience belly fat without being generally obese with fat enlarged torso, arms, and legs that demand waddling while walking. Your arms, upper torso, face, and legs can appear normal with an extended belly and expanded waistline.
|8/23/2012 - What do you do when you hit that wall in the middle of the afternoon and your snooze factor increases by a thousand percent? Do you grab some chocolate? A sugary or energy drink? Coffee?
Well, these foods and drinks might give you a temporary boost of energy, they do so by providing you with a massive...|
|8/18/2012 - Many people suffer continually with a range of health problems that can often be traced to a stress overload. The human body is designed to be self-healing and continuously attempts to deal with all the stresses to which it is subjected. However, when the point of stress overload is reached, tension...|
|8/8/2012 - We've all heard the jokes about stress turning our hair grey, and everyone understands that stress feels uncomfortable and can cause short term health and psychological issues. However, there was never any conclusive proof that chronic stress could actually shorten your life span by accelerating the...|
|8/8/2012 - Are you tired all the time? Sleepy during the day but can't sleep at night? So stressed out you can't think straight? Crabby, depressed, sick all the time? Muscle weakness, chronic pain, dizziness? These are just a few of the classic symptoms of adrenal fatigue.
80 percent of people will suffer adrenal...|
|8/4/2012 - Research suggests that up to 90 percent of all medical conditions are stress-related, which would easily rank stress as the world's number one killer. With mounting evidence backing up this claim, it's no surprise that stress-reduction programs have been popping up all over the place.
One such program,...|
|8/2/2012 - Stress is something we cannot escape. As soon as one stressful situation disappears, another one seems to pop up. Workplace stress is almost unavoidable and can lead to anxiety, depression, headaches, and a miserable attitude. Anything that lowers your stress levels can also add years to your life....|
|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...|
|7/12/2012 - On the latest episode of Mental Health Exposed, I speak with a world leader on stress reduction and personal biofeedback. Three of four American workers describe their employment as stressful. In fact, occupational stress has been called a "global epidemic" by the United Nations International Labor...|
|6/26/2012 - Unbelievably, a stress protection vaccine is in the works. A Stanford University medical research group led by Robert Sapolsky has been working on it. Of course, this development is heralded in the mainstream media (MSM) as yet another modern medical miracle.
This latest vaccine nightmare focuses...|
|6/24/2012 - Have you ever been so stressed out you can't think straight? Crunch time, trying to make a rational decision and you can't even clearly see the problem? This happens when there is too much cortisol in the brain. There is point where the brain cannot properly make and store new thoughts and memories...|
|5/16/2012 - Every bit as important as physical detoxification, an emotional cleanse will free your mind and body in ways you can't imagine prior to doing it. It isn't always easy, but I have never met anyone who followed the protocol and regretted doing it. Beyond the immediate personal benefits, emotional cleansing...|
|4/20/2012 - Alzheimer's disease is characterized by an initial loss of short term memory and the ability to form rational and permanent thoughts. Protein tangles known as tau aggregates strangle neural synapses, blocking the vital flow of neurotransmitter and electrical signals necessary to form memories and personality....|
|4/9/2012 - The two mental /emotional causes of cancer are acute high stress traumatic shocks and chronic long term negative stress called distress. Traumatic shocks, which are totally unexpected, cause a mind, brain and body reaction that can trigger the formation of cancer. With spirituality and by knowing how...|
|3/16/2012 - Conventional wisdom holds that calcium and dairy products are needed for strong, healthy bones and teeth. However, recent research published in the Archives of Pediatrics & Adolescent Medicine shows that vitamin D intake may actually be the more essential nutrient for strong bones. The team of researchers,...|
|3/10/2012 - Below are three little known mind/body systems that contribute to high stress, weight gain and the inability to lose weight. Chances are you haven't heard of at least one of them, yet they affect your life on every level. When you understand how these systems operate, you can work with them and reverse...|
|2/17/2012 - As the wheels continue to come of the wagon known as the old paradigm, humans are increasingly exhibiting accelerated stress behaviors. This isn't good, as research indicates that stress is a leading factor in precipitating illness.
Stress is not ipso facto a bad thing. A certain amount of stress...|
|1/29/2012 - How can you live a stress-free life and prevent cancer and other health problems? By learning to manage your cortisol stress hormone levels and by putting the mental/emotional stress in your life in the proper perspective. Once you know how to balance the physical factors of sleep, diet and exercise...|
|9/30/2011 - Stress is activated by various factors. Too much stress paves the way for a variety of illnesses, diseases and emotional problems. Since we all react in different ways to stressful situations and it is something impossible to avoid completely, recognizing and addressing the symptoms of stress induced...|
|9/11/2011 - Every day we are bombarded by media reports about economic woes, national debt and unemployment. And the crisis really hits home when the bills arrive. Debt, money, and jobs are a huge source of stress these days. And while the problem may be genuine, stressing over it could be killing you.
|9/9/2011 - Carnosine is a naturally occurring antioxidant and metal-chelating nutrient that is shown to minimize the damaging effects of stress on cellular function. Research presented in the PLoS One journal explains that carnosine can help to drastically reduce the formation of amyloid beta protein associated...|
|8/28/2011 - During my high stress years as an executive in corporate America, my least favorite part of the day was hearing the alarm clock go off in the morning. Getting up to face a new day of tough work challenges and even tougher office politics wasn't exactly a walk in the park for me. So, I needed a little...|
|7/24/2011 - Depression and acne often go hand in hand. Most people dismiss depression as just an unfortunate result of such a visible skin condition. However for almost 100 years visionary dermatologists have known there`s more to the connection.
Though these two conditions are different, they share similar...|
|7/22/2011 - Quality sleep is one of the most fundamental nutrients that every person needs in order to perform at their optimal. Sleep deprivation creates a heightened stress response within the body that disrupts normal healing and tissue rejuvenation processes. Sleep deprivation increases allostatic load on the...|
|7/4/2011 - While city living offers many amenities and advantages not found in rural living, it might have a downside in the area of mental health. City dwellers generally are more stressed and are at a higher risk of developing mental illness than their rural counterparts. Although scientists have been aware...|
|6/1/2011 - A study in a publication of the American Society of Reproductive Medicine found that mind-body programs designed to reduce stress increased the success of In-vitro fertilization treatment. In-vitro fertilization (IVF) has an average success rate of 22-40% depending on age. Due to the relatively low...|
|5/5/2011 - Do you know someone that suffers from chronic fatigue or weight issues? The NaturalNews Talk Hour presents Adrenal Fatigue - How to Eliminate Stress and Weight Issues with our special guest Dr. Garry D'Brant. This program will teach you how to add years to your life and life to your years.
|4/12/2011 - Sometimes it may seem like the strains and demands of modern society exceed human abilities. However, that is usually far from the truth. This article outlines how you can take things down a notch with three simple tips that will help you shrug off stress and anxiety, induce deep relaxation, and make...|
|4/7/2011 - There is no curable disease in the universe that cannot be cured by Shilajitu, according to the ancient Indian text Charaka Samhita. In historic India, through the country's Ayurvedic tradition of medicine, Shilajit was used as treatment for diabetes, gallstones, kidney stones, heart disease, anemia,...|
|3/30/2011 - It is linked to nearly every major disease and multiple non-lethal conditions that plague us. Heart disease, diabetes, cancer, hypertension, high blood pressure, peptic ulcers, headaches, chronic anxiety, depression and addictive disorders that foster unhealthy lifestyles are all scientifically linked...|
|3/28/2011 - In the legendary book, The Road Less Traveled, psychiatrist M. Scott Peck identified two fundamental maladaptive responses to stress, pressure and failure to meet the ongoing demands of life. Both of these responses lead directly to increased stress, anxiety and the myriad of physical health symptoms...|
|3/27/2011 - Researchers from Ohio State University (OSU) have identified an important connection between stress and health. According to their study, which was published in the journal Brain, Behavior, and Immunity, stress directly affects the delicate bacterial balance in the intestines that digests food, defends...|
|3/12/2011 - For many years, the medical community denied the possibility that adult brain cells could regrow. But researchers now know that neurogenesis, the process of brain cell regeneration, does occur, and it plays a very important role in mitigating stress and improving sexual and reproductive function --...|
|3/12/2011 - We know that there are many spokes in the wheel of wellness and ways to achieve it, the way to be it, requires that we be the hub of many of them. Our lifestyle choices of healthy food, water, exercise and sleep are paramount. Other spokes of course include our smiling, laughing, enjoying humor in general...|
|3/10/2011 - As a psychoanalyst who has specialized in working with cancer patients, I hear the word "stress" frequently. When a new cancer patient comes into my office, I will generally ask the person why they think they have cancer. Some patients are puzzled by the question, and say that they don't know. But a...|
|2/20/2011 - It is commonly believed that our body withers and deteriorates with age. As we get older most of us struggle to maintain muscle mass, skin elasticity, & bone mass. We develop conditions such as osteoporosis, osteoarthritis, varicose veins, etc. New research has shown that our DHEA levels are the critical...|
|2/19/2011 - These hard economic times bring along with them record stress levels as people cope with a variety of anxiety-inducing issues. Instead of resorting to prescription drugs, many people have begun to seek natural alternatives for controlling stress and anxiety.
Relaxing therapies like massage, yoga...|
|2/17/2011 - Many people resort to using over-the-counter, chemical stress relievers, but these are neither a safe nor healthy solution to dealing with or eliminating stress. These tend to cause a lot more problems than those that they are used to treat. Thankfully, there are many natural alternatives that will...|
|1/28/2011 - The brain is the master control system for the entire body. It sends and receives a complicated frequency of signals with the body that dictate the function of the body. When there is interference in this neurological feedback loop, it alters the environment the brain perceives itself to be in; this...|
|1/14/2011 - In a controlled study published in September 2010 of 156 7th graders aged 13 and 14 years-old, students were taught and practiced qigong moving meditation during school. Kids in the control group had normal school activities. The qigong group practiced for 25 minutes twice a week for 8 weeks. Prior...|
|1/1/2011 - Obesity may be the most critical health challenge we face today. In the United States almost 70% of us are considered to be overweight including almost one-third who qualify as obese. Obesity comes with a big price tag. A recent estimate found that the medical care costs of obesity related conditions...|
|12/23/2010 - Take a deep breath because there is something you need to know. Ongoing research has shown that proper breathing can be an intelligent way to respond to chronic fatigue, high blood pressure, stress and other ailments - no health club membership required.
Each one of us takes about 20 000 breaths...|
|12/14/2010 - Many people consider stress to be the underlying cause for all health issues. One simple way to reduce stress is to take a hot mineral bath one to three times a week. Mineral baths have long been considered a way to deal with stress, inflammation, aches, and pain.
Epsom salt, a foundational ingredient...|
|10/11/2010 - Our body is in a constant and never ending struggle for survival. Scientists estimate that each of our cells must withstand around 10,000 individual assaults from reactive oxygen species (ROS) or free radicals. Amazingly, the body has an incredible system of self-healing that withstands the onslaught...|
|10/6/2010 - Nuts in general are a great whole food packed with protein, vitamins, minerals, enzymes, fats and other important nutrients that the body needs to maintain good health. And a new study out of Pennsylvania State University (PSU) further confirms this, having found that walnuts -- and walnut oil in particular...|
|9/23/2010 - A study performed at the Ohio State University has found that a nightly dose of practicing yoga has had a positive impact on the health of 50 women around the age of 41. This study and many others of its kind continue to prove the health benefits of taking the time to do daily mind-body techniques which...|
|8/18/2010 - Two new studies have revealed that women deal with a lot more mental stress than men do. According to the studies, women's brains are more susceptible to the effects of stress hormones than men's are, which can make their lives harder to deal with.
According to the one study out of the National Institutes...|
|8/13/2010 - Many people say they smoke because it helps to take the edge off and reduce their stress levels. But new research has found that smoking induces an opposite effect, increasing stress levels over time rather than calming the nerves.
A team of researchers from the London School of Medicine and Dentistry...|
|8/4/2010 - We've all had times when stress and nerves have gotten the best of us. In fact, with today's job demands and fast-paced lifestyles, chronic stress that just won't go away is quite common. Unfortunately, this can take quite a toll on our physical and emotional health, so if you're there or anywhere close,...|
|7/28/2010 - Aromatherapy is one of the fastest growing fields in alternative medicine. It has been used for centuries around the world but is just recently becoming more popular and accepted in our own country. In Japan essential oils are being pumped into buildings to calm customers and employees. In dental offices...|
|5/19/2010 - I'm a big fan of herbal products, but have you ever wondered whether the ingredients that are supposed to be in those products are actually present in their correct potency? Did you ever wonder where the herbs really came from?
As you'll discover here, one company has suddenly and dramatically changed...|
|5/12/2010 - We often think of digestion in terms of the food we eat. And while the quality of our food is an important aspect of digestive health, the effect of stress on digestion should not be underestimated. All the raw foods, enzymes and herbal bitters in the world can't help you if your digestive difficulties...|
|5/6/2010 - Managing stress and relieving the symptoms of workplace stress can be accomplished by having a regular exercise routine. Regular and consistent exercise will not only alleviate stress but will also contribute to overall health and a feeling of well being.
Causes of Stress
Stress is an every day...|
|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...|
|4/16/2010 - Is there a correlation between stress and hair loss? For many people, the pace of life is frenetic. Stress is considered a normal part of an extremely busy life. In addition to contributing to hair loss or thinning hair, stress can cause more serious health problems, such as heart attacks and strokes....|
|4/10/2010 - Tulsi tea originated in India and the tropical regions of Asia over 5,000 years ago. This herbal wonder is respected and honored for its rich antioxidant and adaptogenic properties, both of which are beneficial to reducing stress and promoting mental clarity. Commonly referred to as Holy Basil, this...|
|3/24/2010 - Once you've identified the top sources of stress in your life, it's important to take action and start moving things in a positive direction. Most people are amazed at the improvement they see in their health after making just a few small but very significant changes. Here are seven simple keys for...|
|3/13/2010 - What is stress? Physiologically, stress could be considered any event that triggers a marked response by the adrenal glands. In basic terms, this response is the release of cortisol. It's the body's natural reaction to any stressor. For occasional stressors, cortisol can provide a burst of benefits...|
|3/9/2010 - L-tryptophan is an essential amino acid that helps improve sleep and reduce stress. It acts as a precursor to many neurotransmitters and neurochemicals, including serotonin and melatonin. Melatonin is known to help improve sleep, and serotonin is needed to improve mood and mental health. Many antidepressants...|
|12/11/2009 - We find ourselves in the middle of the holidays with stress creeping into our lives. Weaving a vitamin group, known as the stress vitamins, into your daily routine may be an effective way to reduce stress. You should also take into consideration that daily exercise and meditation are other important...|
|12/4/2009 - Reflexology is the exerting of pressure on targeted areas of the feet (or hands) using the acupressure points found on a reflexology foot chart. The art is said to have originated in the lands of China, Egypt and India and has its basis in the belief that reflex points on the soles of the feet correspond...|
|11/23/2009 - (Natural News) Green tea has an impressive of list of health benefits. Studies have reported that green tea can help prevent Alzheimer's, certain cancers, and improve cardiovascular health. Some health experts have asserted that green tea can help alleviate stress as well.
But until recently there...|
|10/17/2009 - Is there food that you correlate with stress? A fast food, high calorie meal grabbed at a drive-in restaurant might fill the bill. But the color, smell, juicy sweetness and cool texture of a delicious melon -- whether a cantaloupe, watermelon, honeydew or another kind -- conjures up a relaxing scenario....|
|9/24/2009 - Stress, illness and poor nutrition can take a toll on our health, and the adrenal glands are often hit the hardest. If you're short of energy, it may be a cry for help from your adrenal glands.
Feeling sluggish and cranky? Is mental fog making it hard to concentrate on anything for more than a few...|
|9/20/2009 - Stress happens. Whether you`re young or old, rich or poor, male or female, stress is an inevitable part of life these days. A little of the "good" stress that comes with new ventures or happy events isn`t harmful; in fact, in small doses stress can be invigorating! But a constant barrage of complications...|
|9/17/2009 - For many of us, a stressful day can send us reaching for a scoop of ice cream or a bar of chocolate. These so-called comfort foods may sweeten our mood for the moment, but in the long term they can cause major damage and make us even more prone to stress. We reach for comfort foods because we are searching...|
|9/4/2009 - Feeling stressed? Stop and smell the roses. Or perhaps get a good whiff of lavender, lemon, mango, mint, coriander or other fragrant plants.
We`ve all heard the old adage that we should take breaks and "stop and smell the roses" to relieve stress. Now, scientists in Japan have reported the first...|
|7/30/2009 - Post traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) is a serious disorder than can have a negative impact on a person's quality of life. Alternative therapies are available to treat post traumatic stress disorder. Research in hypnotherapy is proving that it can help people who experience PTSD and other anxiety disorders....|
|7/18/2009 - Yoga has long been associated with stress reduction and increased flexibility, but not everyone realizes that yoga can also help them lose weight, lower their cholesterol, and eliminate harmful toxins. Yoga practitioners can even learn how to control their cravings for unhealthy foods.
Yoga is one...|
|7/14/2009 - Hypnotherapy has long been useful in stress management. Hypnosis gives a person the ability to target their subconscious mind and control their psychological thoughts and feelings. Stress causes both psychological and physiological symptoms so it is important to get stress under control so that it does...|
|6/9/2009 - Maca increases sperm count, shrinks enlarged prostates, increases libido, aids in sexual functioning, and reduces anxiety according to recent research findings. But maca is more than a new darling in the research lab. It is an herb that has stood the test of time, with anecdotal information passed from...|
|6/7/2009 - The adrenal glands sit on top of the kidneys and produce a number of hormones such as adrenalin, noradrenalin, cortisol and DHEA. These hormones make us feel motivated and alive, and they enable us to do the things we want to do and to deal with any stress we have in our lives. Unfortunately, modern...|
|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...|
|5/7/2009 - The Mothers Act is due to be voted on soon by the U.S. Senate. This is the Big Pharma-advocated law that would require the mandatory screening of all expectant mothers for depression -- with the intent of drugging them if symptoms are present.
Investigative journalist Kelly Patricia O'Meara has authored...|
|5/5/2009 - Yoga has long been known for having healing powers. Recently Yoga has begun to be used as a treatment to aid in healing those with Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD).
Practitioners of Yoga claim that it aids them in feeling grounded and in the present, gaining awareness of their bodies and the...|
|5/1/2009 - When we think of hormones, we think of spotty teenagers and grouchy middle aged women. The truth is, we are all affected by hormones all of the time. Hormones play specific roles in our health and wellbeing. Some of our hormones are sexual in nature, but hormones play a whole range of other functions....|
|4/8/2009 - Cancer statistics are mind boggling. Although the final numbers are not in yet, the American Cancer Society estimates the U.S. death toll from cancer in 2008 will be 565,650 people. About one third of these deaths are related to excessive weight or obesity, physical inactivity, and nutrition. About...|
|4/6/2009 - Stress is not a modern-day problem. It's something mankind has been dealing with since our very existence began. Our bodies even come built with a specialized hormonal response to stress: our adrenal glands trigger a burst of hormones like cortisol to help us deal with periods of stress. This release...|
|3/21/2009 - Being stressed out might cause more severe and longer lasting allergy attacks, according to a study conducted by researchers from Ohio State University-Columbus and presented at the annual meeting of the American Psychological Association in Boston.
"People may be setting themselves up to have more...|
|3/16/2009 - The entire process of undergoing conventional medical testing for cancer can, by itself, be a very traumatic and health-damaging experience. This was affirmed by a study recently published in the journal Radiology, which found that the stress and anxiety arising from waiting for one's breast biopsy...|
|3/10/2009 - Adaptogens are plants that help the body maintain homeostasis and balance in the endocrine and hormonal systems. Recent research into stress has proven the important functions and usefulness of these plants.
The first sea creatures to crawl out of the sea onto dry, parched land were probably not...|
|2/18/2009 - ScienceNews (Feb. 13, 2009) reported that Alyson Mitchell, Ph.D. from the UC-Davis presented her team`s findings at the annual meeting of the American Advancement of Science in Chicago Feb. 12-16, 2009. The team has been doing extensive research on the nutritional content in fruits and vegetables and...|
|2/16/2009 - Chronic Fatigue Syndrome (CFS) is a condition marked by persistent cycles of fatigue and recovery accompanied by diverse symptoms affecting multiple organ systems. It causes long-term tiredness which cannot be relieved by rest or sleep.
There are a wide range of factors involved in the development...|
|2/9/2009 - Recently a study (conducted at the University of California, Irvine) suggesting that postpartum depression is the result of hormonal imbalances has made news. Postpartum depression is a common condition affecting women in the days after childbirth. It has also been suggested that Yoga potentially holds...|
|2/7/2009 - People's stress level these days seems to be directly related to their jobs and their workplaces. There are many factors that directly contribute to the amount of stress that people feel. Job insecurity, unnatural lighting, lack of natural sun, computers, chemicals, and job pressures are only a few...|
|2/5/2009 - Living in modern life means that we all have to deal with stress. Sometimes stress can be a positive force in our lives because it motivates us. However, sometimes stress can really get us down. It is essential that we have tools in our lives so that we can cope with stress and the general ups and downs...|
|1/28/2009 - Everyone has preferred oft-used methods for easing tension or stress. Sometimes these methods are productive and other times coping methods cause more problems than the original sources of stress. Some positive coping methods are meditation, exercise, deep breathing, journaling, and listening to music....|
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|1/25/2009 - Are you in an unhappy marriage? If so, please take note - a recent study on women has found that problems in marriage result in poor outcomes for breast cancer sufferers.
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