4 Effective Supplements for Anxiety

anxietyIf you are feeling more anxiety than ever, you are not alone. Our current health crisis, and the ripple effects that it has caused, is unprecedented and astounding. So much has changed in such a short period of time, and we are all adapting to a new normal.

The additional stress that many of us are experiencing is causing a heightened sense of worry, uncertainty and feeling of overwhelm. Stress and anxiety also trigger the body’s fight-or-flight response and as a result, you can experience a wide variety of unsettling symptoms, such as: Continue reading “4 Effective Supplements for Anxiety”

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Effective Stress Management Tips

stress-managementDuring this uncertain and challenging time, it is natural and appropriate to experience greater stress and anxiety. However, when stress becomes overwhelming and ongoing, it is important to take steps to calm the body and mind, so that it does not wreak havoc on your health. Chronic stress can have a profound impact on the body. In fact, 95% of all illness is caused or worsened by stress. Chronic stress can damage your immune response, disrupt sleep, increase your risk of insulin resistance, stroke, heart attack and heart disease, impact hormone balance, hinder memory and concentration, contribute to weight gain and digestive disorders, increase pain, hurt skin, hair, and teeth, enhance the aging process, cause inflammation, and is linked to chronic disease. Continue reading “Effective Stress Management Tips”

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April 20-26: Nourishing Hope Summit – Nutrition for ADHD, Autism & Anxiety

nourishing hope summitThe number of children being diagnosed with neurodevelopmental disorders is on the rise. Currently, there are over six million children with ADHD. About 1 in 54 children have autism, and over four million children have been diagnosed with anxiety. Most children with neurodevelopmental disorders suffer physical health issues as well as neurological symptoms. Research shows that there is a strong correlation between mental health conditions and nutrient status. For example, 50% of children with autism have been shown not to meet the nutritional requirements for 11 important nutrients. Continue reading “April 20-26: Nourishing Hope Summit – Nutrition for ADHD, Autism & Anxiety”

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10 Ways to Help With Stress and Anxiety Now

cat lapStress, whether physical, mental or emotional in nature, can have a negative impact on your health. Ongoing stress can weaken your immune system, increase the likelihood of illness, and slow the healing process. Researchers believe that stress and anxiety contribute to as much as 80% of all major illnesses. Eating a well-balanced diet, sleeping restfully, getting regular cardiovascular exercise, incorporating nutritional supplements, as well as introducing relaxation practices such as meditation, yoga, and deep breathing into your daily life, can help buffer the effects of negative stress on your body.

Here are 10 tips for reducing your stress level. Continue reading “10 Ways to Help With Stress and Anxiety Now”

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Back to School Series: Are Your Kids Getting Enough Sleep?

sleeping2Over the summer many people have a more relaxed schedule and bedtimes for the kids may be a bit more flexible. But now that school is in full swing, are your kids getting enough sleep? Establishing a sleep schedule in order to get a good night’s sleep can be extra important. Recent research has found that consistent bedtimes result in better health for most people.

And if you are like me, putting my kids to bed later does not result in a later wake-up time. Even reducing sleep by 1 hour per night can affect your child’s cognition and ability to pay attention. Continue reading “Back to School Series: Are Your Kids Getting Enough Sleep?”

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