Tag Archives: stress

Fatigued to death?

Ever heard of adrenal fatigue? Some 80% of people will suffer from adrenal fatigue at some point in their lives. What is adrenal fatigue? The adrenal glands above the kidneys secrete over 50 different hormones that are essential for life … Continue reading

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Killer stress

Relaxing after a hard day’s work helps prevent the release of excess stress hormone cortisol. Cortisol is what your body releases when it is stressed. Having small amounts of cortisol is not a problem until the stress becomes persistent and … Continue reading

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Phosphatidylserine for brain, memory and stress

Phosphatidylserine is an integral part of the cell membranes and is largely responsible for intracellular communication. Phosphatidylserine makes up close to 10% of the lipid content in the cell membrane of neurons. Phosphatidylserine supplements are commonly known as “brain boosters”; “memory … Continue reading

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Basil can heal! Basil can destress!

Want a natural treatment for Staphylococcus, Enterococcus, and Pseudomonas infections? That one is easy: buy some essential oil of basil. How about treating insect bites? Right you are: basil to the rescue. If you don’t happen to have a bottle … Continue reading

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Growing older – or not

Remember your last class reunion? Why is it that some of your peers look 10 years older than you but some look 10 years younger? One of the factors, according to researchers, is environmental differences from one person to the … Continue reading

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To stressed to live

Stress is the number two cause of disease and death – closely behind the number one cause- inflammation. But the kicker is that stress also causes inflammation making this a compound equation. Stress even causes a breakdown of brain cells … Continue reading

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Read this without yawning…

Why do people yawn? The most common belief is that yawning helps increase oxygen supply to the brain even though there is absolutely no association between yawning and blood oxygen levels. The latest research shows that yawning regulates the temperature … Continue reading

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GABA for calming

The supplement GABA is anti-excitatory in that it helps your brainwaves flow in calm rhythms. GABA enhances normal sleep cycles, improves blood pressure and can also be an effective pain killer for back pain and arthritis. GABA also stimulates the … Continue reading

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How to take your tryptophan

 Tryptophan is a precursor to serotonin, which induces sleep and tranquility in the brain. Supplementing with tryptophan is a safe and cost-effective treatment for nervousness, insomnia, stress, depression and medically for Serotonin Deficiency Syndrome. The symptoms of a tryptophan shortage … Continue reading

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Oxidative stress gone wild

The MTHFR gene makes an enzyme called methylenetetrahydrofolate reductase that plays a role in processing amino acids and is very important for the formation of the B-vitamin, folate. MTHFR gene mutation also lowers your ability to make glutathione which makes … Continue reading

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Warming up the microwave information

Microwaved foods elevate both cholesterol and physical stress factors while they also decrease white blood cell counts and cause anemia. Microwaving forces atoms reverse polarity at a super high rate creating violent friction to heat up food molecules. This process … Continue reading

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If it aint fixed, don’t break it more!

The latest research reveals another depressing fact: suicidal thoughts, sexual dysfunction and emotional numbness resulting from anti-depressant use may be more widespread than previously thought – much more! This latest university shocker found that over half of medication takers reported … Continue reading

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Dumbphones

Smartphones could be Dumbphones for kids. Want to cause more stress and lower grades for you your child? Here’s how: Give them a Smartphone. It seems that cell phones are never out of reach of students no matter where they … Continue reading

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Apnea of the email variety

Email Apnea is here. Do you ever experience lightheadedness while writing emails? The fact is that you can become so engrossed in typing emails that you stop breathing. 80% of people stop breathing properly when typing and go into the … Continue reading

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Stressed and sick

Why do stressed-out people get more colds and flu? Researchers now know that chronic psychological stress causes the body to lose its ability to regulate inflammatory responses. This dysregulation of the body’s ability to regulate inflammation leads to both the … Continue reading

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One great herb!

Hibiscus leaves are an antioxidant-rich addition to hot tea, natural medicines, shampoos, conditioners, skin softeners and other products. The hibiscus plant is used to treat hair loss, dandruff, cold, cough, flu, fever, reducing hot flashes, treating tuberculosis, relieving everyday stress, … Continue reading

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DHEA and the adrenal glands

DHEA is the “mother of all hormones” that fuels hormone pathways. DHEA balances estrogen, progesterone and testosterone. But as we age, DHEA levels decline and elevated stress levels also cause DHEA levels to plummet – forcing the adrenal glands to … Continue reading

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Stuck in stress mode

When our bodies get stuck in a stressed-out state, the hypothalamus continually sounds an alarm that resounds through the whole body. This causes the central nervous system to respond by triggering the adrenal glands to release adrenaline which raises the … Continue reading

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Stress survival

Stress is a basic survival mechanism which sharpens our senses and heightens the fight-or-flight response so we react to danger quickly and appropriately.  When the danger passes, our system should resume equilibrium. But what happens when we live in the … Continue reading

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