Archive for the ‘Managing Stress’ Category

Why You Are Craving Chocolate

Friday, June 20th, 2014
Chocolate Cravings Indicate Magnesium Deficiency

If you're craving chocolate, your body may be trying to tell you something.

Everyone has cravings. Craving what our body needs is natural and often alerts us to deficiencies in vitamins, minerals, proteins, sugar, or water. The most common source of food cravings is dehydration. Before you reach for a snack or extra meal, reach for a tall glass of water. If the craving goes away within about 20 minutes, then you have satisfied your body’s need.
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Uses and Benefits of Vitamin E

Friday, May 30th, 2014

Vitamin E Supplement

Is Vitamin E Supplementation Right for YOU?

Vitamin E is used in many bodily functions. It is classified as an antioxidant vitamin, meaning that it helps in cellular repair and protects cells from damage. Vitamin E is obtained through our diets, in vegetables, oils, eggs, fruit, and meats. People use vitamin E supplements to treat diabetes and to reduce their chances of heart attack, blood clots, cancer, and high blood pressure. Vitamin E is Research has shown that vitamin E supplementation is helpful for lots of health conditions, when done correctly under medical supervision.
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Vitamins for Stress and Adrenal Fatigue

Wednesday, March 12th, 2014

Vitamins for Adrenal Fatigue

Symptoms of Adrenal Fatigue include being tired during the day, being awake at night, sugar cravings, and belly fat accumulation.

Your adrenal glands are two walnut-sized glands above your kidneys. They make almost 50 different hormones that your body needs. These hormones regulate numerous bodily functions, including your response to stress. When you are under stress, which is nearly constant for a lot of people, your adrenal glands become fatigued and worn out. (more…)

Neurological Disorders and Vitamin D

Sunday, September 15th, 2013

brain disorder tree graphic

How is vitamin D deficiency affecting your brain?

Part 1: Learning How Vitamin D Is Used

People with neurological problems such as chronic pain, chronic headaches, tremors, depression, dizziness, stroke and memory loss will almost always have abnormal sleep study results, even when they are completely unaware of any sleep problems. Furthermore, most sleep issues can be drastically improved or eradicated by increasing vitamin D levels. It turns out that a vast majority of neurological problems can also be eliminated by vitamin D supplementation.
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Restore Mental Energy and Improve Memory

Monday, July 22nd, 2013
Memory Puzzle

Do you feel like your brain is missing something? It could be your vitamins.

Vitamins and supplements can enhance mental well-being, energy, mood, memory and clarity. Recent studies show that vitamins and mineral increases can sometimes be as effective as increasing psychiatric drugs. Subjects experienced decreased anxiety and relief from depression. The studies determined that the mental energy gained from the supplements helped subjects to be more prepared when handling stressful situations. It also found that stress responses were more appropriate and shorter lived than before. When the stress response is better controlled or regulated, anxiety and depression are naturally relieved.
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How to Combat Chronic Pain, Fatigue and Anxiety without Drugs

Wednesday, May 1st, 2013

Chronic Pain Chronic Fatigue

Produce More Serotonin and Norepinephrine Naturally

Conditions such as fibromyalgia and chronic fatigue are brought on by lowered levels of serotonin and norepinephrine. Serotonin and norepinephrine are neurotransmitters that become depleted by stress, lack of sleep, dietary or physical activity shortfalls, illness and disease. Lower levels of these can cause depression, sleep problems, anxiety, and fatigue.

Norepinephrine is the neurotransmitter (hormone) responsible for alertness, motivation, and the ability to stay awake when you’re supposed to be awake. Serotonin is basically the opposite hormone responsible for calmness and restful sleep. A good supply and balance of these two hormones is necessary for mental “well-being”, or psychological wellness.
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How Magnesium Can Make You Healthy for Life

Tuesday, March 5th, 2013

Magnesium Supplements

Avoid diseases, chronic pain, heart disease and nerve pain with magnesium supplements!

Why Do I Need Magnesium?

Your body relies heavily on your consumption of magnesium to perform its most basic functions. Your nervous system, muscles, kidneys, cardiovascular system, digestive system, liver, hormone-secreting glands, and brain all rely on magnesium to function.

What Diseases Can Be Prevented By Magnesium?

Scientists believe that hundreds of health issues and dozens of diseases could be avoided if people maintained healthy magnesium levels. This list includes HIV/AIDS, asthma, autism, epilepsy, migraines, heart disease, diabetes, multiple sclerosis, lupus, PMS, fibromyalgia, and sarcoidosis.
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How Magnesium Can Make You Healthy for Life

Monday, March 4th, 2013

How Magnesium Can Make You Healthy for Life

Almost all health issues, stress, or even just being startled can deplete your body of magnesium, which is necessary for basic life functions.

Your body relies heavily on your consumption of magnesium to perform its most basic functions. Your nervous system, muscles, kidneys, cardiovascular system, digestive system, liver, hormone-secreting glands, and brain all rely on magnesium to function.

What Diseases Can Be Prevented By Magnesium?

Scientists believe that hundreds of health issues and dozens of diseases could be avoided if people maintained healthy magnesium levels. This list includes HIV/AIDS, asthma, autism, epilepsy, migraines, heart disease, diabetes, multiple sclerosis, lupus, PMS, fibromyalgia, and sarcoidosis.
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Vitamin C Can Prevent Migraines, Along with PMS, Panic Attacks, and Osteoporosis

Wednesday, February 6th, 2013

Stress Headache Woman

What You Should Know About Your Migraines, Vitamin C Levels, and Your Hormones.

Stress Hormones

Stress hormones can trigger headaches and migraines. Vitamin C helps to produce stress-relieving hormones and can be used as a preventative measure. Studies on people and animals who were given vitamin C, show that the stress hormone cortisol was drastically lower than in people and animals not given the supplement. This remained true even when they were repeatedly put under very stressful situations. Elevated blood pressure is also a migraine trigger for many. These tests also showed that blood pressure was lower in the vitamin C group.
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New Hope for Fibromyalgia Sufferers

Thursday, December 20th, 2012

New Hope for Fibromyalgia Sufferers

Could One Simple Deficiency Be Causing ALL of Your Fibromyalgia Symptoms?

People with fibromyalgia are all too familiar with pain and suffering. Fibromyalgia causes body-wide pain and tenderness in the muscles, tendons and joints. Symptoms can greatly worsen at the beginning of a woman’s menstrual cycle or after menopause because of the drastic drop in estrogen. Fibromyalgia also causes numbness and tingling, heart palpitations and fibrillation, sleep disturbances, abnormal pain responses, migraines, stress, depression, cognitive malfunction, fatigue, weakness, personality changes, extreme premenstrual syndrome, and even seizures.

All of these symptoms can be improved by one commonly underrated and formerly misunderstood mineral; magnesium. When magnesium levels are low, it changes the expression and behavior of proteins in the body, altering the course of general health. Approximately 80% of Americans are deficient in magnesium. The proteins in your body have 3,751 binding sites for magnesium alone because it is responsible for so many human functions. Magnesium is also needed for the action of 300 different enzymes found in the body.
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