Category: Mental and Emotional Health

How to Use Meditation to Practice Mindfulness

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The benefits of meditation are becoming increasingly well-known in the field of alternative healthcare. This natural relaxation method is known to ease depression and anxiety, alleviate sleep problems, and boost overall mood. According to a report in Frontiers in Psychology, people who meditated on a long-term basis (about 20 years) had a significantly higher brain…


New Study: Just 1 Hour of Exercise Per Week Prevents Depression

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Depression is a disorder that affects around 6.7% of adults in the United States each year. The World Health Organization (WHO) reports that more than 300 million people currently live with the disorder. This disorder is not a normal “up and down” of emotions; this illness greatly affects mood, body, behavior and the mind and…


Feeling Burnt Out? Rhodiola Rosea extract May Help!

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Rhodiola rosea is a plant that is grown at high altitudes and northern latitudes. Because of this, it is known as the “Golden Root” or “Artic Root”. It is used in traditional medicine in Eastern Europe and Asia to enhance physical and mental performance, stimulate the nervous system, and fight depression, according to Memorial Sloan…


Your Quality of Sleep Declines As You Get Older

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A recent review of scientific literature published in the journal Neuron found that aging adults may be losing their ability to produce deep, restorative sleep. Medical News Today states that as the brain ages, neurons and circuits in the areas that regulate sleep slowly degrade, resulting in a decreased amount of non-REM sleep. Since non-REM…


Another Study Shows that BioCurcumin Improves Depression in Adults

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Turmeric is the herb that gives curry its major culinary characteristics. The turmeric root supplies many constituents related to ongoing good health; curcuminoids and essential oils often referred to generically as curcumin. Unfortunately these constituents are difficult to absorb. BioCurcumin is an extremely well absorbed form of Turmeric supplement supplying all of the essential oils…