Keep Your Mental Edge

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If you’re past the age of 40 you may feel like your mental skills aren’t quite as sharp as they once were. It’s not your imagination. According to researchers at the University of Minnesota, the brain’s information-processing speed peaks around the age of 18. And short-term memory is strongest at age 25 before it begins to decline at age 35. …

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 …

Healthy Brain Boosters

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Your brain changes constantly, reacting to new situations and information to help you survive and thrive. But some of the natural changes that come with aging can lead to frustrating mental slow-downs. That’s largely because the burdens of inflammation and oxidative stress—two chief enemies of brain health—increase as you get older. Those issues can result in everyday memory slips, difficulty …

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: B6 What it is: Vitamin B6 is available in a variety of forms from food, including pyridoxine, pyridoxal 5’-phosphate, and pyridoxamine. Where it comes from: …

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 …