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Mental Health – Stress

Foods that keep stress at bay

Posted April 30, 2012

Today’s fast paced life has left people complaining of being stressed out and tired all the time. The causes of stress in our lives can range from deadlines at work, a tense relationship, health issues, finances, lifestyle related issues, lack of sleep and many others.

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How Does Acupuncture Work and Benefit the Body?

Posted April 30, 2012

Many people want to know how does acupuncture work but you should really leave that question to be answered by a professional when they perform the procedure on you. The basic idea is that there are certain points in your body that are filled with pressure and you need an acupuncturist to help you get the energy out of those pockets of space. The end result of acupuncture is that energy will be able to move around more freely in your body.

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Impact of short-term dietary modification on postprandial oxidative stress

Posted April 30, 2012

We have recently reported that short-term (21-day) dietary modification in accordance with a stringent vegan diet (i.e., a Daniel Fast) lowers blood lipids as well as biomarkers of oxidative stress. However, this work only involved measurements obtained in a fasted state. In the present study, we determined the postprandial response to a high-fat milkshake with regards to blood triglycerides (TAG), biomarkers of oxidative stress, and hemodynamic variables before and following a 21-day Daniel Fast.

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Transcendental Meditation Practice Leads To Decease In Medical Costs

Posted April 30, 2012

According to a study published this week in the American Journal of Health Promotion, people with consistently high health care costs experienced a 28 percent cumulative decrease in physician fees after an average of five years practicing the stress-reducing Transcendental Meditation technique compared with their baseline. Both between and within group comparisons were statistically significant. This study has major policy implications.

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Agent Responsible For Protection Against Early Stages Of Atherosclerosis Identified

Posted April 30, 2012

Researchers from Boston University School of Medicine (BUSM) have identified for the first time the A2b adenosine receptor (A2bAR) as a possible new therapeutic target against atherosclerosis resulting from a diet high in fat and cholesterol. The findings, which appear on-line in Circulation, may have significant public health implications.

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Vitamin B May Alleviate Symptoms Associated with Chronic Work Stress

Posted April 30, 2012

High doses of vitamin B complex may reduce mood and psychological strain associated with chronic work stress. Participants (n=60) completed the 3-month, double-blind, randomized, placebo-controlled trial in which personality, work demands, mood, anxiety and strain were assessed.

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Beating stress with Vitamin Bs

Posted April 30, 2012

Some thrive on it. Some fall apart with the slightest dose of it. e’ve all felt that there aren’t enough hours in the day, work keeps piling up and things need to be done at home. In a word – stress. Stress is a given part of modern life. It isn’t something to be taken lightly. Stress can affect the body in many ways – from headaches, skin conditions and anxiety to depression and high blood pressure.

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Learning Meditation Techniques Can Improve Your Life

Posted April 30, 2012

If you are someone who has never researched various meditation techniques and how they can improve your life, then you should definitely take a few minutes to learn the benefits of this ancient form of therapy. Meditation is all about finding your center and bringing some balance to your life, so its important to do it on a regular basis. You should think of meditation as something that is just as important as regular exercise and eating a proper diet.

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What Can Learning About Certain Breathing Techniques Do for You?

Posted April 30, 2012

Breathing techniques can be used by anyone who has a stressful life, and these techniques are not just for people who are having some kind of breathing disorder. The reason that you may want to look into using breathing tactics for your own health is that these techniques will allow you to feel more relaxed during the day.

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Calm Focus: 6 Natural Stress Relievers that Won’t Zap your Energy

Posted April 30, 2012

When it comes to stress relief, most of us need a little help. Whether you practice daily meditation, take brisk walks or engage in a friendly chat, there are many forms of relief that dont require a pharmaceutical drug or a trip to a psychiatrists office. However, many anxiety-reducing treatments, both conventional and alternative, can make you feel drowsy and even fatigued. The following suggestions are natural therapies that can help keep you focused and energized while encouraging you let go of the stresses that commonly overwhelm you mentally, physically and emotionally.

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