Dealing with Depression

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Surprisingly effective ways to clear the clouds Chances are you know someone (maybe you) who struggles with depression. After all, 17.1 million adults and more than 2 million children in the United States suffer from a depressive disorder—and those are just the people that we know about. Depression strikes almost everyone at some point in their lives. For some people, …

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 …

Stress-Related Depression Meets its Match – Rhodiola

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The Study: Rhodiola rosea L. as a putative botanical antidepressant. BACKGROUND: Rhodiola rosea (R. rosea) is a botanical adaptogen with putative anti-stress and antidepressant properties. Evidence-based data supporting the effectiveness of R. rosea for depression in adults is limited, and therefore a comprehensive review of available animal and human studies suggesting a putative antidepressant action is warranted. PURPOSE: A review …

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 …

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Four Simple Mood Boosters for the New Year

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A new year is upon us! For some, January is a time of relaxation and renewal, providing a much-needed respite from the busy holiday schedule of the past few months. But for others, the crashing halt of “the most wonderful time of the year” can initiate a downward mental spiral that may result in stress, anxiety, and depression. When chronic …

Managing Menopause

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No matter how often popular culture drops the term “power surge,” any woman in the midst of a hot flash will likely be ready to flip that power switch off! While menopause is a natural part of every woman’s life, for many it’s not necessarily a pleasant process. Yet there’s no reason you have to get sidetracked by symptoms—or resort …

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 …

3 Surprising Energy Zappers

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These days, everyone readily admits that “doing it all” is an impossible life goal, yet society is slow to act on ways that counteract that detrimental mentality. Even a quick scroll through your Instagram feed will encourage you with quotes like, “Nature does not hurry, yet everything is accomplished” (thank you, Lao Tzu) while also bombarding you with photos from …

Need More Energy?

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Life is demanding. If you feel overworked, overscheduled, or just plain overwhelmed, you’re in good company. Americans pride themselves on being busy. They work tirelessly and skimp on sleep to manage their careers, provide for their children, and care for their aging parents. They turn to unhealthy energy drinks and sugary treats to give them the boost they need to …