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The Power of Saying No
No. A simple two letter word that often goes underused, yet holds a very liberating power. In fact, “no” is probably one of the first words we learn to say (trust me I have a toddler!). However, the older we...
Why You Should Shop at Your Local Farmers Market
Let’s face it. There are SO many labels out there. It can be a bit overwhelming trying to figure out which is best. Is local better than organic? What does “sustainable” mean, anyway? Luckily, the season of farmers markets is...
Omega-3 Fatty Acids Are Essential for Good Health: Fact or Fiction?
Omega-3 fatty acids have become a buzzword among the health conscious these days. Omega-3s are often cited as the “cure-all” for many health problems and diseases. What is this latest health craze all about? Do omega-3 fatty acids have the...
What’s the Best Melatonin Dosage For Maximum Effect?
Feeling terrible after getting little or disrupted sleep is not a fluke. It’s a real sign from your body that it’s not getting the rest it needs to function properly. Getting adequate sleep has been associated with improved physical and...
7 Brain Supplements for a Natural Mental Edge
Demands are high in modern workplaces and classrooms today, This puts a lot of pressure on not just us, but our minds. Juggling different projects, making sure not to forget that important appointment, and staying focused on our work instead...
ADHD Symptoms: Know the 3 Main Signs
On numerous occasions in your life, you have likely come into contact with a human being who struggles with the effects of Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD). It could be the person bagging your groceries. Or your brother. Your child....
Cognitive Behavioral Therapy for Anxiety: CBT Effectiveness & Expectations
If you have ever felt that anxiety is inhibiting your daily life? You may not be alone. Experts say that about 29% of U.S. adults and 25% of adolescents aged 13 to 18 will experience anxiety during their lifetime. Out of this number, about...
Panic Attack or Heart Attack? How to Tell the Difference.
Your chest hurts. Your breath is getting shorter. Your heart begins to race. You’re nauseous, a little light-headed, and now a bit anxious. You clutch at your chest because it feels like the most natural thing to do. These are...
11 Herbal Remedies for ADHD: Symptoms, Causes, Natural Treatment
Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder, more commonly known as ADHD, is affects a growing number of people each year. It is most commonly known for its effects on children. It includes behaviors such as, hyperactivity, impulsiveness, and frequent distraction. Often, these...
How to Stop An Anxiety Attack: 6 Simple Steps for Relief
Anxiety attacks can happen at the most inopportune moments. You could be driving your car on the way to work and the dread starts to set in. You might be trying to wrangle all your kids at the amusement park...
Adult ADHD Is More Common Than You Might Think
Could your disorganization at work and home actually be adult ADHD? Do you find that you have trouble staying focused in every work meeting or when organizing your calendar? Perhaps it seems that these same issues follow you home. Having...
12 Proven Turmeric Benefits + 2 New Research Breakthroughs
Turmeric, a spice that contains the compound curcumin, has long been used in India to treat a variety of ailments. It is a cornerstone of the Indian diet and widely used as a skincare staple. Turmeric is one of the primary...
What Is Melatonin and Could It Be Your New Sleep Solution?
You’ve probably heard that just about any issue you have can benefit from a good night’s rest. What may seem to be a bit of an ‘old wives’ tale,’ actually has some scientific grounding. How Lack of Sleep Affects the...
Panic Attack Signs – Common Symptoms, Finding Relief
Having a panic attack is more common than you may have thought. Panic attacks are believed to affect 2.7% of the U.S. adult population. Within this group, 44.8% of the cases are classified as severe. So if you get them, you are...
5 Causes of Brain Fog and 5 Way to Solve Them Naturally
We’ve all seen or felt brain fog in action. It’s the man driving to work with a coffee mug on top of his car… The woman who turns the shower back on because she forgot to rinse out her conditioner....
Menopause & Anxiety: Causes, Symptoms, Natural Relief
Many of us suffer from anxiety at some point in our lives, but did you know the feelings of anxiety can actually be heightened for women transitioning through menopause? If you’ve ever suffered from anxiety you may just think that...
Common Anxiety Triggers & 12 Ways to Combat Symptoms
Anxiety is something that nobody likes to talk about, but most of us probably know at least one person who suffers from it. Many of us have even experienced panic or anxiety ourselves at least once before — in fact, according to...
The Power of the Gut (pt 3) : Natural Supplements That Combat Metabolic Syndrome
To round off this series, we will explore the role that gut microbiota plays in the development of metabolic syndrome. But first, what is metabolic syndrome? Not to be mistaken for a disease, metabolic syndrome is actually a cluster of distinct...
Natural Nootropics vs Synthetic “Smart Drugs” A Comparison
The network of 100 billion neurons snapping in your brain is akin to the workings of a supercomputer. It’s the same process that turned a primitive species of hunters and gatherers into a society of smartphone users and astronauts. For...
The Power of the Gut (pt 2): Microbes and Your Mood
We’ve recently explored the relationship between the gut and the immune system; now for part two of our series, we will dig into how the gut affects our mind and mood. The Connection Between Your Gut, Brain, & Mood As I’ve briefly...
The Power of the Gut (pt 1): Microbes and the Immune System
Many people do not realize the vital link between the gut and the immune system. Now that autumn is here, many of us are aware that the cold and flu season is approaching, and developing a further understanding of our...