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Melatonin May Offer Benefits for IBS Sufferers

People with irritable bowel syndrome can suffer for years without finding a way to relieve their symptoms, but a new review article reveals a promising treatment option: melatonin benefits for IBS. Produced by the pineal gland in the brain and by cells in the mucous lining of the digestive tract, … Read More

13 Ways to Control Stress

Learning different ways to control stress is essential to recovery from depression and keeping it away for good. It’s important to make some “stress safeguards” a part of your daily life. These safeguards are specific ways you have found that work for you in dealing with chronic stress day in … Read More

Nerve Pain Relief That Works: 11 Strategies

A shooting pain that takes your breath away. A throbbing ache that won’t let up. Tingling fingers and toes. Nerve pain comes in various forms and can be debilitating in many ways—depression, anxiety, and infections, for example. Our bodies contain billions of nerves that send billions of messages to our … Read More

8 Tips That May Help Depression Symptoms

If you’ve been feeling down in the dumps for an extended period of time, you may be suffering from depression. You’re not alone, as millions of other Americans experience this common disorder. The bright side is that there are a number of effective lifestyle strategies you can take to fight … Read More

Arthritis Exercises to Promote Healing, Range of Motion

The pain, stiffness, and restricted movement that accompany arthritis may seem like a good reason to curl up in bed, but exercise is beneficial in mild-to-moderate arthritis. Arthritis exercise benefits include: Healing. Exercise increases blood circulation and oxygenation within joint tissue, promoting repair. Lower risk of complications. Exercise helps protect … Read More

How To Fight Depression: 6 Steps to Higher Spirits

Depression manifests differently in everyone. Some people, especially the elderly, may think that feeling depressed is a natural part of aging. But depression isn’t normal at any age. How to fight depression? Whether you’re 18 or 80, you can take many lifestyle strategies to help yourself feel better quickly. 1. … Read More

How Do Endorphins Work?

Endorphins are hormones that your body releases in response to situations that cause pain and inflammation. For instance, exercising, being injured, or picking up an infection all can trigger endorphin production. Studies show that the body also releases endorphins in response to massage, acupuncture, and eating chocolate or spicy foods. … Read More

11 Proven Stress Relief Strategies

Stress happens—whether we like it or not. While some strain is essential to our survival (it promotes the release of hormones needed to fight or run from our stressors), too much can cause a slew of nasty illnesses. Being under chronic stress boosts our risk of physical and psychological conditions, … Read More

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