Anxiety is a big problem in today’s world—one that’s been made worse by our increasing reliance upon technology and addiction to social media. In fact, about 40 million of us suffer from the disorder, says the Anxiety and Depression Association of America. Don’t worry! There’s good news, too. Anxiety is
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Typically, shiny red sports cars or Harley motorcycles come to mind when you hear the words, “mid-life crisis.” Many wives joke that after 50, their husbands begin “losing their minds.” But, research indicates…
Cortisol is often referred to as the “stress hormone,” because it becomes more abundant when we are faced with a stressful situation. It affects the heart rate, breathing patterns, and other aspects of the body’s “fight or flight” response. But just what is cortisol? And what does it do? Probably
The crippling effects of high cortisol symptoms are extremely common but all too often ignored. What is cortisol? It’s a vital hormone produced and secreted by the adrenal glands. Cortisone is released in a rhythmic fashion, with levels peaking in the morning (to help wake you up) and steadily declining
Having excess belly fat causes heart disease, depression and brittle bones. If you have unwanted belly fat, this is how to get rid of it.
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
Depression is a complex condition that comes in many forms. To help tease apart the different ways in which depression can manifest and to help clinicians choose the right treatments, the condition is classified into several different types. This chapter describes each type of depression and the specific signs and
If you’re chronically stressed, you’ll want to consider a body tonic like ashwagandha. Benefits of taking the herb include decreased levels of the stress hormone cortisol, less depression symptoms and improved sleep patterns.
Belly fat occurs when excess calories are consumed and fat is deposited in the abdominal area. Foods, supplements, and workouts that claim to “burn belly fat” abound, but what really does help? Some people are predisposed to carry more weight around the middle. Much of this is driven by genetics
The word anti-inflammatory has practically become a household word. From herbs like turmeric and oregano to foods like berries and cruciferous vegetables, there are myriad selections that boast anti-inflammatory properties.
Following an anti-inflammatory diet or supplementing with anti-inflammatory substances has become more popular than ever. But what does inflammation mean in