Tag: chronic fatigue

Ask the Experts: Exploring the Benefits of Maca Root and DHEA

Q: Are there any benefits to taking maca root?

A: Maca is a plant that is a relative of the cruciferous family, and is native to South America. Its root has been consumed for centuries to boost endurance and energy, enhance fertility, and as an aphrodisiac. Traditionally, the root has been

Fibromyalgia Symptoms and Pathways Vary

Fibromyalgia Symptoms and Pathways Vary

Fibromyalgia symptoms are often misunderstood that make up a syndrome, according to the American Academy of Family Physicians, or AAFP. These symptoms include tender spots at specific areas of the body that can be especially painful to pressure or touch. The exact cause is unknown, but some studies show that

Top 5 Fatigue Causes: Understanding Why You’re So Tired

Top 5 Fatigue Causes: Understanding Why You’re So Tired

Fatigue is a common symptom in people with medical conditions like cancer and diabetes, mood disorders like depression and anxiety, and even in people who are otherwise “healthy.” Yet despite how prevalent it is, medical researchers still do not completely understand what happens in the body to cause fatigue. They

Chocolate Benefits for Your Brain: Improves Memory and Mood

Chocolate Benefits for Your Brain: Improves Memory and Mood

Eating moderate amounts of dark chocolate benefits health in many ways. In fact, chocolate is now considered an anti-aging, anti-inflammatory “superfood” for the brain and body.

Studies examining the health benefits of chocolate continue to reveal new and exciting chocolate benefits, particularly in the realms of cognitive function, mood, and heart/

Strategy #1: Hormone Function Problems

Stress is clearly a major contributor for most people who experience depression. And guess which system in your body controls how you react to stress? Your adrenal glands and the stress hormone it releases—cortisol.
But there is much more to the depression/hormone connection than just that. Other hormones, such as thyroid,

Q&A: Natural Antidepressants; Snoring

Q. Are there any natural antidepressants? I’m reluctant to take a prescription medication for what I believe to be a short-term period of depression.
A. There are many things you can do to live a happier life or to manage your depression. Prescription medications are not the only option for raising

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