In today’s "hurry-hurry/we-need-more" society, stress runs rampant. As stress builds, our bodies react—we gain weight and belly fat, our blood sugar and blood pressure both rise, and we feel tired all the time, often battling depression. And all of that just stresses us more! We need to Read More
Taking vitamin C, supplementing with herbs like echinacea, getting plenty of sleep, and drinking lots of fluids are all immune system boosters. But did you know that your mind can also help out? Research shows that practices like meditation and yoga that calm the mind and reduce … Read More
Have you ever walked into a room, stopped, and wondered what in the heck you were looking for in the first place? We’ve all been there. As we get older, we can become more forgetful. But it doesn’t have to be that way; the memory improvement tips we discuss here … Read More
Major depressive disorder (MDD) is a serious challenge that requires professional treatment (see "What You Can Do" sidebar). It often takes time and patience to overcome. And while there are no simple cures for this mood disorder, a Massachusetts General Hospital expert points out that there are common-sense steps that … Read More
It’s no big news that stress is bad for your health, but what does stress cause to happen in the body? How precisely does the body react to stress?
Being stressed out all the time can contribute to high blood pressure, … Read More
Many people want achieve to a high IQ, high athletic performance, and even have high self-esteem, but no one wants high cholesterol. So, why is having high cholesterol bad? That is a great question! After all, the human body actually needs cholesterol. In fact, cholesterol is useful to make hormones, vitamin D, and … Read More
Do you refresh your inbox every few minutes throughout the day? Do you check your smart phone regularly while on lunch, at home in the evenings, and on the weekends to … Read More
Anxiety, Insomnia & Depression, Oh My!
The Guardian Express recently reported on how to beat depression, anxiety and sleep disturbances using natural remedies like essential oils, melatonin, and herbs. The top recommendations include:
Try diffusing essential oils that are soothing and … Read More