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Mental Health – Stress

Vitamin C May Improve Mood in Acutely Hospitalized Patients

Posted October 6, 2010

Vitamin C therapy may improve mood in acutely hospitalized patients, according to the results of a small, double-blind clinical trial reported online September 23 in Nutrition. “Earlier studies, both in our hospital and in other centres, demonstrated that the majority of acutely hospitalized patients have subnormal levels of vitamins C and D in their blood,” said senior author L. John Hoffer, MD, PhD.

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How Exercise Is A Natural Stress Buster?

Posted September 29, 2010

Any one of us who has experienced stress knows how debilitating and harmful stress can be. So how can you manage and lower stress levels, without using drugs and reaping the benefits? By getting active and fitting exercise into your routine.

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Use These Supplements to Protect Your Brain from Stress

Posted September 26, 2010

Stress has a significant impact on brain function. Extensive research has shown that stress results in increased levels of cortisol, a hormone that has both direct and indirect toxic effects brain cells.

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Reducing Oxidative Stress in the Brain

Posted September 21, 2010

Antioxidants may help fight oxidative stress in the brain induced by high levels of certain metals, possibly reducing onset or progression of neurodegenerative conditions. A review out of Constantine The Philosopher University, Nitra, Slovakia examined how increased oxidative stress in the brain, associated with greater brain content of iron and copper, could stimulate free radical formation, increase oxidative stress and decrease levels of endogenous antioxidants.

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Nutraceuticals for Cognitive Performance

Posted September 12, 2010

B vitamins, acetylcholine precursors and various amino acids can support cognitive function and fight the effects of aging on the brain. With todayís stressful multi-tasking lifestyles plus the aging of the population, it is no wonder consumers are looking for nutritional ways to improve or maintain cognitive performance and reduce the effects of stress and aging on the brain.

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Simple Nutrient Gives You Bones of Steel

Posted September 10, 2010

Mainstream medicine has missed the boat on this one. Youíre constantly warned about the danger of high-protein diets. And this is the worst part. They tell you that the reason you have to avoid a high-protein diet is that it weakens your bones. The truth is the exact opposite. High protein strengthens your bones.

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Good nutrition vs. stress

Posted September 7, 2010

Modern-day living is full of stress. Whether at home or at work, people are always under pressure. So it is important that our bodies are in good condition, ready to respond to any kind of demand. In preparing our body, we have to eat right. There are essential nutrients that the body uses up during stressful situations, which eventually need to be replenished.

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Foods that Elevate the Mood and Fight Stress

Posted September 6, 2010

Research says that there is a strong and intricate association between certain specific foods and the mood. Some foods have the capacity to instill calmness, composure and contentment and can drive out despair and irritability effectively.

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Smoking Marijuana Eases Chronic Neuropathic Pain

Posted September 1, 2010

Smoking cannabis reduces chronic neuropathic pain and also improves sleep, according to new research published today in the Canadian Medical Association Journal. A single inhalation of 25 mg of 9.4% tetrahydrocannabinol herbal cannabis 3 times a day for 5 days was sufficient to achieve these outcomes, said lead study author Mark A. Ware, MBBS, from McGill University Health Center, Montreal, Canada.

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New Study Finds New Connection Between Yoga And Mood

Posted August 27, 2010

Researchers from Boston University School of Medicine (BUSM) have found that yoga may be superior to other forms of exercise in its positive effect on mood and anxiety. The findings, which currently appear on-line at Journal of Alternative and Complementary Medicine, is the first to demonstrate an association between yoga postures, increased GABA levels and decreased anxiety.

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