Emotional Wellness

The ultimate stress buster: L-theanine


(NaturalHealth365) Honestly, who would have thought that stress can cause heart damage equivalent to smoking five cigarettes? This is according to a study conducted by Columbia University Medical Center and published in the American Journal of Cardiology.  It’s our hope, here at NaturalHealth365, that this research acts like a wake-up call for all of us. So, to state the obvious, ... Read More »

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Curcumin LOWERS the risk of depression and improves memory


(NaturalHealth365) If you love Indian or Thai food flavored with curry, you’re in ‘luck.’  In addition to being delicious, these foods have real health benefits.  Backed by science: UCLA researchers say that curcumin (found in the spice turmeric) can lower the risk of depression and improve your memory. The research conducted was a placebo-controlled double-blind study of 40 adults aged ... Read More »

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Feeling stressed out? L-Tyrosine has the power to trigger positive results on your mood


(NaturalHealth365) The amino acid tyrosine is loaded with amazing benefits for your stress recovery, mood, brain, the list goes on and on.  Whether from supplements or diet, increasing your tyrosine intake will take your brain function to a higher level because this amino acid is a precursor to many neurotransmitters found within your brain. For example, adrenaline (for fight or ... Read More »

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Loneliness shown to damage the heart muscle and cause premature death


(NaturalHealth365) A Danish study completed this past May found that nearly half of Americans feel alone – this despite technological innovations ‘connecting us’ like never before in history. To make matters even more disturbing: these feelings of loneliness are being linked to an increased risk of heart problems and premature death. For the research, the scientists from Denmark assessed 13,463 ... Read More »

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Eliminate depression from your life with the help of probiotics


(NaturalHealth365) Two recent studies have linked taking probiotics for a healthier gut microbiome with reduced symptoms of depression. Both the University of Virginia School of Medicine and McMaster University have found that consuming the friendly bacteria causes a natural antidepressant effect. Wouldn’t it be great if every psychiatrist and psychologist read this news? Lactobacillus bacteria (in particular) was found to ... Read More »

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Lower the risk of depression by increasing your intake of raw fruits and vegetables


(NaturalHealth365) While eating fruits and vegetables, in any form, is beneficial to our health – eating them in their raw form seems to have a particularly positive effect on mental wellbeing, according to new research. Public health campaigns tend to mainly focus on the recommended quantity of fruit and vegetables to be consumed – with a standard recommendation of ‘five ... Read More »

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Laughter has a ‘funny effect’ on our physical and emotional health


(NaturalHealth365) Everyone loves a good laugh!  After all, humor is one of the joys of being alive.  We also know that laughter can relieve chronic stress issues – a major risk factor for disease. Technically speaking, there’s actually several laughter types correlating to different social and emotional states such as conspiratorial laughter, gallows humor and nervous laughter.  But, the most ... Read More »

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The link between gut bacteria, emotion outlook and behavior, research reveals


(NaturalHealth365) It turns out that gut bacteria may not only be crucial to gut health and immune system health; it could also play a role in mood disorders and overall emotional health and outlook. Studies out of Northeastern University in Boston and UCLA have now confirmed this link. There is a particular strain of gut bacteria that depends on a ... Read More »

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Release negative emotions with energy medicine


(NaturalHealth365) The pain of unrequited love, the grief of losing a loved one, even the sting of a particularly heartless or thoughtless comment – few people are exempt from the pain of these emotional traumas. But when negative emotions become encapsulated, or “trapped,” they can interfere with the body’s energy flow, causing both physical and psychic pain and even giving ... Read More »

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High cortisol increases the risk of disease and premature death


Cortisol Excess is DANGEROUS! (NaturalHealth365) In a stress response, the body prepares to meet a sudden crisis by releasing a burst of cortisol and other adrenal hormones.  This “fight or flight” physical reaction is helpful when it comes to surviving an emergency – but when the stress is chronic and unrelenting, the response itself becomes a threat to your health. ... Read More »

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Reduce stress and promote detoxification with one easy exercise


(NaturalHealth365) Breathing is something that many of us take for granted. However, it’s likely that you’re not breathing deeply enough to reduce stress in your life and achieve optimal health. (keep reading for some surprising health news) Why is deep breathing so important?  It is estimated that the body rids itself of up to 70 percent of toxins through breathing. ... Read More »

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Chronic stress has deadly effects


(NaturalHealth365) Chronic stress is one of the biggest causes of illness in America today.  In fact, many integrative healthcare providers point to stress as the number one reason for disease. Simply put, emotional/mental stress can wear out the immune system, increase the risk of depression, slow down brain function and trigger heart disease.  Keep in mind, stress can damage our ... Read More »

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