Feeling Exhausted? 7 Herbs and Nutrients to Help Increase Energy

woman with energyWith the COVID-19 pandemic, our new reality has brought an unprecedented amount of challenges, concerns and pressures to our daily lives. If you are lacking energy, feeling exhausted juggling all of the many demands and responsibilities right now, you are not alone. Understandably, stress is causing a greater amount of emotional, mental and physical burnout. Finding healthy outlets and effective coping strategies is so important to your health and well-being. Continue reading “Feeling Exhausted? 7 Herbs and Nutrients to Help Increase Energy”

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10 Ways to Promote Self Care

practice self careSelf care is important for overall health. By taking time to take care of ourselves mentally, physically and emotionally, we can feel rejuvenated and ready to tackle our goals. This has probably never been more true than during this pandemic, as COVID-19 has increased feelings of stress and anxiety in many people.

A recently published review summarized some of the adverse psychological effects of quarantine, including post-traumatic stress symptoms, confusion and anger. Continue reading “10 Ways to Promote Self Care”

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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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Gardening for Stress Relief

gardeningDid you know that gardening could improve mental and physical health, boost quality of life, cost next to nothing, and actually be fun, too? And the only downside… maybe a little dirt under the fingernails. (If you don’t like dirty fingernails, wear gloves!) The great thing about gardening is its accessibility. Gardening in some form is available to us all. Whether it’s a small planter on your patio with herbs and tomatoes or a flower garden, or both,  a garden delivers on so many levels. Being out of doors in the company of plants might be just what the doctor ordered! Consider these advantages.
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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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