Ayurvedic Adaptogen Combo Boosts Brain Activity

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The Study Abstract: Dimpfel W, Schombert L, Keplinger-Dimpfel IK, Panossian A. Pharmaceuticals (Basel). Effects of an Adaptogenic Extract on Electrical Activity of the Brain in Elderly Subjects with Mild Cognitive Impairment: A Randomized, Double-Blind, Placebo-Controlled, Two-Armed Cross-Over Study.2020 Mar 14;13(3):45. Background: The current and potential uses of adaptogens are mainly related to treatment of stress-induced fatigue, impaired cognitive function, mental illness, …

Stop Acute Pain Fast!

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When you’re suddenly hit with pain, you want relief and you want it now! Acute pain comes on fast—usually due to an injury—and it doesn’t stick around once the problem gets fixed. But in the meantime, you want that pain to stop. The problem is, most over-the-counter (OTC) pain relievers come with potential side effects that could actually make you …

Get the Edge Over Endometriosis

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If painful periods keep you curled up in bed, making it impossible to live your life, you may have endometriosis. This devastating condition can limit your ability to function at school or work, and seriously compromise your quality of life. Along with crippling physical symptoms, endometriosis takes a huge emotional toll, causing extreme stress, anxiety, and frustration. Endometriosis affects millions …

Menopausal Madness

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Most everyone experiences anxiety now and again. But if you’re a woman entering into the journey of menopause, you may be surprised to find that you’re experiencing anxiety more often than you used to. Worse yet, you may experience full-on panic attacks, which can hit you with sudden, severe symptoms like chest pain, sweating, dizziness, and nausea. These experiences can …

Power Up Your Energy Levels

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Does daily life have you stressed out and exhausted? From work to family obligations to everyday worries, it can be hard to keep up without a lift. Unlike caffeine and other quick-hit energy spikes, herbal boosters supply calm, focused energy that lasts all day and won’t keep you up at night. Keep reading to learn how red ginseng, ashwagandha, and …

Decode Your Supplements

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Your favorite health food store has plenty of supplements. But trying to figure out which nutrient is the best—decoding them—can be tricky. Here is a codebook for three widely used and important supplemental ingredients. Vitamin: Vitamin D What it is: Vitamin D, frequently called “the sunshine vitamin,” is synthesized by the body after exposure to sunlight. It is available in …

Global Solutions to Seasonal Stress

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Ever think of running away to escape the stress of modern American life? The truth is—stress is not relegated to one country. We don’t live on a stress-free planet—especially during the holidays. People around the world are embracing the idea of dealing with stress through various, innovative methods. Take this stroll around the world to see if there are some …

Natural Solutions for ADHD

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Adding up the numbers can stop you in your tracks. According to the Centers for Disease Control (CDC), 6.1 million children between the ages of 2 and 17 are diagnosed with attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder, or ADHD. Marked by an inability to focus or pay attention, and a pattern of acting impulsively, 6 out of 10 (62 percent) of them take medication …

Fight Fatigue!

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Fatigue. Even the word sounds tired and worn down. Whether your fatigue is chronic or just enough to upset day-to-day activities, it can diminish the desire to live life to the fullest. Different from the tiredness you feel after an occasional late night, fatigue can last for days or even weeks. A 2017 National Safety Council survey found that 97 percent …

Natural Antidotes for Stress and Anxiety

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Feeling stressed or anxious? You’re not the only one. In the United States, approximately 40 million Americans aged 18 and older report that they experience some degree of anxiety each year. The symptoms come in all shapes and forms and are as unique as the person affected by them. You may experience persistent worrying, headaches, and insomnia, while someone else’s …