Stress-Mood-Balance

Stress & Mood-Balance

Discover a variety of ways to manage stress and balance your mood. Here you will find recommendations for dietary changes, daily routines and useful tips backed by science to help you feel your very best.

What Are Neurotransmitters And What Do They Do?

What Are Neurotransmitters And What Do They Do?

  Article At-A-Glance: Neurotransmitters are messengers that tell us how to think, how to act and how to feel. Neurotransmitters communicate between neurons (nerve cells) The seven major neurotransmitters are dopamine, serotonin, GABA, norepinephrine, adrenaline, acetylcholine, and glutamate. There are natural ways to boost positive neurochemistry.   What Are Neurotransmitters And What Do They Do?…

Finding ‘The Flow’ May Unlock Your Brain's Potential

Finding ‘The Flow’ May Unlock Your Brain’s Potential

Article At-A-Glance: A “Flow State” is a psychological term for when you are lost in the moment and performing at a high level. Although Flow Psychology is a new field, researchers find that flow states can boost creativity, productivity and mood. Scientists have discovered ways to intentionally ‘hack’ into your flow state. These are called…

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The Effects of Love on the Brain

Article At-A-Glance: Love is talked about constantly in culture, but few realize the powerful effects of love on the brain. Love activates hormones that drive us into a state of euphoria and in some cases reduced functionality. Research shows that the impact of love on the brain can be addictive. Love can activate brain regions…

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9 Ways Your Child Might Be Saying, “I’m Anxious”

Article-At-A-Glance: Unlike with adults, stress in children can sometimes be hard to recognize. This is partly because children cannot fully verbalize complex emotions. Although children cannot fully express their feelings, there are tell-tale signs when they are anxious. There are numerous ways to address emotional stress in children. These could include play therapy, peaceful parenting…

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Exercise & Mood: How One Transforms the Other

Article At-A-Glance: One of the single best decisions we can make for our emotional well-being is to stick to an exercise program. There are several mental benefits of exercise. Working out stimulates our natural ‘feel-good’ chemicals, such as dopamine, serotonin, and noradrenaline. A long-term exercise routine could have a major impact on our focus and…

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If You’re Serious About Your Health, It’s Time To Get A Serious Sleep Routine

  Article At-A-Glance: Americans are more health conscious in January than any other month, but many ignore a critical component of wellness: sleep. Lack of sleep is a larger health crisis than many of us realize. The issue goes beyond getting 8 hours of rest. Many suffer from nonrestorative sleep. Developing a healthy bedtime routine…

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Researchers Say: Too Much Stuff or Clutter Could Be Stressing You Out

  Article At-A-Glance: Scientists are finding that clutter and stress can create an ugly cycle. Millions of Americans are waking up to fact that less is more when it comes to your living space. The effects of clutter on mental health can be significant, and a messy environment can register as stress in our minds.…

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Key Adaptogenic Herbs for Burnout & Fatigue

  Article At-A-Glance Adrenal fatigue is an issue that has been debated and questioned for years; yet droves of Americans still report persistent and unexplainable fatigue every year. Some of the controversy stems from disagreement as to what adrenal fatigue is and what causes it. Traditionally seen as an issue related to cortisol production, many…

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The Effects of Stress on The Brain and What You Can Do

Article At-A-Glance Holiday stress is only part of a much bigger epidemic in society. Researchers are concluding that stress has evolved into an imminent danger in our country. Stress, especially chronic stress can have long-term damaging effects on the brain. Modernity is at odds with our evolutionary make-up, and our fight-or-flight response is in overdrive. There…

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What is Melatonin? Harness The Power of Your Body’s Sleep Hormone

Article At-A-Glance: Melatonin is a hormone produced by the pineal gland, which signals to your body that it is time for sleep. Melatonin may offer sleep benefits, especially if your circadian rhythm has been disrupted. It could also help lengthen sleep duration as well as potentially boost immunity in certain circumstances. Although there is no…

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