Treating Anxiety Naturally

  Chronic stress can damage the brain and cause health issues, such as: anxiety and depression panic attacks restlessness and insomnia physical aches and pains headaches Irritable Bowel Syndrome Being under the care of an understanding therapist or even in...

The Gut-Brain Axis

How the microbiome influences anxiety and depression: Microbiotas are bacteria and enzymes that colonize the body shortly after birth, within the first few days, and are present until we expire. This colonization of microbiota is known as a microbiome, and all mammals...

Stress Mediators

 Summary of article abstract by Bruce S. McEwen, PhD. Topic: Protective/Damaging effects of stress mediators: central role of the brain This article summarizes some of the current information, placing emphasis on how the stress hormones can play both protective and...

Stress Effects on Heart and Gut

  The following is a summary of an article titled “How Stress Affects Your Heart and Gut Health” written by Mercola on March 28, 2013. Our feelings effect our bodies and our wellness by creating physiological changes in the heart, guts, brain, and other cell system in...

“Organic” defined.

 The Organic Foods Production Act (OFPA) and the National Organic Program (NOP) assure consumers that the organic agricultural products they purchase are produced, processed, and certifi ed to consistent national organic standards. The labeling requirements of the NOP...

Toxic Protein Powder

A Consumers Report study was conducted using 15 protein powders. Multiple samples of each were tested for arsenic, cadmium, lead, and mercury. The results varied, but levels in three products were of particular concern. Consuming three servings a day could result in...

Stress-Related DNA Damage

Scientists Pinpoint a Cause of Stress-Related DNA Damage Researchers from Duke University and scientists from The Scripps Research Institute have identified a molecular pathway indicated in stress-related damage to the genome, which contains biological information...

Stress and the Pineal Gland

The brain on stress” focused on how prolonged stress can shrink the hypothalamus. The article explained how the hypothalamus is a part of the brain that connects with structures of the endocrine and nervous systems enabling it to play a vital role in maintaining...

Stress related hair loss

  Though there are several reasons sited as the potential cause of hair loss, stress is definately on the top of the list. According to medical reports and information on medical websites, there are three types of hair loss associated with high stress levels: Alopecia...

Inflammation via Toxic Relationships

 According to a study from UCLA’s school of medicine,  negative social interactions can lead to increased inflammation, which may in turn cause a host of illnesses from cancer to heart disease and high blood pressure. According to this study, being upbeat and positive...