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5 More Mental Health Benefits of Rhodiola Rosea

5 More Mental Health Benefits of Rhodiola Rosea

Life has its ups and its downs, and no one is immune from the mental effects of challenging times. Fortunately, whether you’re feeling down, anxious, or just wish to maintain a steady mood, natural approaches do exist. Getting adequate sleep and a balanced diet are fundamental, and exercise also offers dramatic results. Meditation, another stress-relieving and mind-balancing tool, can hone focus and may even slow age-related thinning of the frontal cortex. Additionally, some plants and herbs, like Rhodiola Rosea, offer bio-active chemicals that support the nutritional charge for mental vitality. 1 - Encourages a Balance Mood To put it simply, the available data suggests that...

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7 Legitimate Health Benefits Of Dark Chocolate

7 Legitimate Health Benefits Of Dark Chocolate

Very few of us need a compelling reason to make ourselves eat chocolate. The taste and the momentary mood lift are enough to make it a treat that doesn’t need a hard sell. But if you aren’t eating it consistently, you could be missing out on some of the most amazing health benefits of dark chocolate you never knew about, writes Will Clower, PhD, author of the book Eat Chocolate, Lose Weight. “Given the fact that healthy cultures eat chocolate all the time and research has yet to show anything but confirmatory evidence about the health effects of high-cocoa chocolate,”...

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12 Foods That Fight Stress

12 Foods That Fight Stress

Stressful events and they don't even have to be big, just the daily hassles of life cause our cortisol levels to rise. Cortisol causes food cravings, and in women those cravings tend to be strongest for carbs, especially sweet foods, according to researchers at the University of California at San Francisco Medical Center. The more of them we eat, the worse our mood gets. As if that weren't bad enough, the cortisol then makes more trouble for us, triggering an enzyme in our fat cells (it converts cortisone to more cortisol). Since our visceral fat cells (the ones in our...

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8 Tips to Fix Your Cholesterol Without Medication

If you are already suffering from metabolic syndrome and heart problems doesn’t mean you are doomed. High cholesterol and pre-diabetes or metabolic syndrome can be successfully diagnosed and treated. We checked this in other blogs, but here are eight tips to help you get big large fluffy cholesterol particles and reverse metabolic syndrome. 1. Get the right cholesterol tests. Check NMR particle sizes for cholesterol by asking your doctor for this test at Labcorp. You want to know if you have safe light and fluffy cholesterol particles, or small dense, artery damaging cholesterol particles. A regular cholesterol test won’t tell...

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5 Amazing Health Benefits of Berberine

From exercising to drinking water and using nutritional products, there are many ways and steps to detox and cleanse your body. Cleansing your body of toxins not only helps eliminate them but also provides such benefits as increased energy, weight loss, and improved overall health.   Berberine has long been used in traditional Ayurveda and Chinese medicine to treat many health concerns, including intestinal problems, bacterial infections, and inflammation. Berberine is present in many plants, including the European barberry, goldenseal, goldthread, Oregon grape, phellodendron, and tree tumeric. It is found in roots, rhizomes, stems, and the bark.   Supplementing with...

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