Gamma-aminobutyric acid (GABA) is the brain’s most abundant inhibitory, or “calming,” neurotransmitter. While GABA is known primarily for its ability to put you in a relaxed state, it actually plays a crucial role in regulating many aspects of mood, attention, cognition, and sleep. GABA deficiency symptoms may involve any of these
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Fascinating research shows passion flower benefits for anxiety and insomnia compare favorably to powerful drugs like benzodiazepines and Ambien. And, the benefits come without daytime drowsiness and other side effects.
Having a healthy body and mind going into periods of stress will help you cope better with added pressure and strain. While it may feel good to drown your worries in salty or sugary foods and an extended Netflix marathon, these escapes will have your health spiraling out of control.
Learning to deal with your stress is essential to recovery from depression and keeping it away for good. Here are two key points that must be addressed first thing:
➧ Adrenal function: You need to measure the degree of chronic stress your body has been subjected to. If it is serious,
Many people desperate for a good night’s sleep don’t want the potential side effects of prescription drugs, so they turn to herbal aids. Valerian is the herb of choice for many. It turns out, however, that many valerian sleep aids don’t have the power to lull you to sleep,
The Folklore. Native to southern Brazil, this tropical fruit of the passion-flower vine (Passiflora edulis) was first discovered in South America by Spanish explorers in the late 1500s. Brought back to Europe, the leaves were made into a tea soon famous for its sedative properties. Passion fruit made its way
It’s common knowledge that some medications interact with others, possibly with dire consequences. And many drugs do not mix well with alcohol, not to mention foods. But now, with sales of botanical products
If, when bedtime comes, you find yourself wrestling with crumpled sheets or waiting wide-eyed for the effects of that cup of espresso to wear off, you’re not alone. Half of all Americans have