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Add These Immune-Boosting Foods to Your Diet

Posted On Sep 18, 2019

With cold and flu season fast approaching, it’s important to do what you can to help stay well. What you eat on a daily basis can have a positive or negative impact on your immune defenses. In this article we’ve highlighted 11 foods to include in your diet to help boost your immune system.  Blueberries…

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How Gut Health Affects Immune Function

Posted On Sep 11, 2019

The body’s immune system is the primary link between our gut bacteria and their influence on our health. (3) Since the gut contains between 60 to 70% of the body’s immune system, it actually acts as the immune system’s “control tower” in addition to serving as a digestive organ. (4) Each person’s gastrointestinal tract has…

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Stress and Anxiety: What’s the Difference?

Posted On Aug 28, 2019

Stress and anxiety affect most people at some point in their lives but recognizing the difference between the two can often be difficult. Let’s look at some of the similarities and differences between stress and anxiety. What do stress and anxiety feel like? Everyone experiences stress and anxiety differently, but there are some common psychological…

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Using GABA for Stress and Anxiety

Posted On Aug 21, 2019

Each year, tens of millions of Americans of all ages suffer from long-term anxiety. Among children, anxiety disorders are the most common form of mental illness—one they may carry into adulthood. (5) Unlike normal anxiety triggered by a major event or other stressor, social anxiety is long-term and can grows worse without treatment. Social anxiety…

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The PMR Method for Stress and Anxiety

Posted On Aug 14, 2019

For many people, chronic stress and anxiety are part of their every daylives. And while healthy eating and stress management can certainly do wonders for both your psychological and physiological health, there are other options to be considered that can have a more immediate effect on your stress levels. (1) That’s where Progressive Muscle Relaxation…

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What is Stress Overdrive?

Posted On Aug 06, 2019

Do you find yourself feeling wired and tired? Consider yourself constantly under pressure? Experiencing anxiety or depression due to stress? It’s possible you’re feeling the effects of stress overdrive. (1) Stress makes your stress response system, especially the adrenal glands, work hard to produce hormones that help your body cope with and adapt to the…

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High Cortisol: Symptoms and Management

Posted On Jul 30, 2019

Cortisol is one of the hormones created in the adrenal glands. Secretion of the hormone is controlled by the hypothalamus, the pituitary gland, and the adrenal gland, a combination of glands often referred to as the HPA Stress Axis. (1) These glands work together to help your body manage stress. This harmonious process that helps…

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11 Tips to Help Manage Anxiety

Posted On Jul 24, 2019

Got stress? Chances are you’re dealing with some level of anxiety. Anxiety can be brought on by chronic stress or worry, and the symptoms can be both mental and physical. While anxiety can be mild for some, it can be debilitating for others. Regardless, no one wants to experience those feelings. Here are 11 tips…

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The Role of Stress in Anxiety

Posted On Jul 18, 2019

For many people, stress and anxiety are recurring issues that come on after certain life events, but then go away. Common triggers are life changes such as getting married, having a child, moving, starting a new job or school, or becoming injured or being ill. For many people, the anxiety fades way once the stressful…

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What Type of Fatigued Are You?

Posted On Jun 26, 2019

If you find yourself feeling tired or fatigued all the time, you’re not alone. About one-third of healthy teens and adults report feeling exhausted or fatigued. (1) So, why are you tired? To better understand this question, let’s first look at the 3 types of fatigue. Physiological Fatigue If you find yourself feeling sapped of…

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