Calm the Nerves with these 8 Breathing Techniques

Anxiety disorders affect 40 million adults in the United States.  A panic attack or anxiety episode can be scary and difficult to manage, but experts agree breathing techniques can help during those times. Even without suffering from anxiety disorder, most of us endure some levels of stress in the course of a normal week. Breathing…

Four Fabulous Stress Fighters

“Stress generates anxiety, and anxiety keeps our minds in motion,” says Mark Stengler, NMD, of Encinitas, California. Meditation, soft music and disconnecting from the stresses of life (at least for a while) can add a semblance of balance. “Luckily,” Stengler suggest, “we can choose from several natural substances to help us stay calm when the…

Fight Stress With Herbal Supplements

Stress. We face it every day. Sometimes, we cope well. Other times, we get trapped in a cycle of mental and physical stress that leads to a state of chronic challenge to our body and mind. The problem with chronic stress is the cascade of hormonal and physical changes that can lead to real health…

Reduce Stress with Your Breath

Stress. In our fast-paced, ever-changing world, it’s hard not to make it through the day without feeling the effects of this ubiquitous emotion. We tighten our shoulders, cringe up our eyes and shorten our breath without even realizing it, heightening the damage to our bodies that chronic stress ultimately brings. But, we don’t have to…

Don’t Worry; Be Healthy

Call it what you will–stress, anxiety, burnout–a mind tied up in knots quickly leads to a body that is less than healthy.  Despite the rapidity with which our technology-driven world changes, our bodies and the hormones which do the communicating between cells for us are moving at a relative snail’s pace.  In short-speak, our bodies…

Are You Ready For A Spring Cleaning?

The beginning of Spring is a great time to think about the changes you can make to reduce stress in your everyday life, including the stress you put on your body through your diet and lifestyle choices. Stress can be physical and mental. Physical stress happens when we eat foods that are fried or otherwise…

Fun Food Facts For Your Holidays

Now that even your Thanksgiving leftovers are thin on the ground, it’s time to take a moment to learn some facts about foods that may not be on your Top Ten list, but should be. ~~~ Live Longer with Nuts Nuts are rich in nutrients and healthy monounsaturated fats and prior studies have found various…