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Celebrate National Relaxation Day with Cordyceps and Other Herbal Remedies for Anxiety

August 15th is National Relaxation Day and a good opportunity to check in with yourself. Are you feeling stressed? If so, you can pop these adaptogens for natural stress relief! Adaptogenic herbs, or adaptogens, help the body “adapt” to various stressors, from physical to emotional. While they cannot remove stress from our daily lives, adaptogenic herbs are believed to affect the body’s metabolic and hormonal responses, promoting smoother, calmer reactions instead of dramatic spikes in anxiety or fatigue. Adaptogenic herbs have long been used in Eastern medicine as a life-enhancing tonic to help eliminate toxins, balance the body, and restore energy and vitality so the body can more effectively resist stress.One of the most popular adaptogenic herbs is Cordyceps, a rare...

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Bupleurum (Chai Hu) to Deal with Anxiety - Center Yourself With This Herb When It’s Time to Chill Out

  Anxiety is part of our human nature but sometimes we just need to center ourselves and chill out before we do harm to our bodies and minds. We advocate using natural ingredients that pack a punch but are safe for our bodies. When it comes to anxiety, you need to learn about  a bright, sickle-shaped plant that helps balance the body during times of stress called Chai Hu. Chai Hu is the Chinese name for Bupleurum. Think of Bupleurum, a detoxifying herb, as the peacekeeper that brings opposing forces back to a neutral state. In Chinese tradition, it is believed that living life with opposing forces can disturb the flow of Qi (pronounced chē, aka energy) to the organ meridian systems...

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Pantethine (Vitamin B5): The Ultimate Stress Reliever for Busy Moms

Mother's Day provides a unique opportunity to think about the many ways in which being a mom can enlighten your life. It can also give many moms the chance to take a moment and be appreciated by their family for all they do. In addition, hopefully each mom can get a little R&R time to de-stress. But why just a single day? As a busy mom, you know that time of day when you can almost hear the “system shut down” alarm in the back of your mind. Did you know that Pantethine helps keep that from creeping up you. How? It dramatically changes the way your body responds to stress. Pantethine is a derivative of Vitamin B5, also known as...

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You Are When You Eat: Adult Acne Diet Tips

  If you've been fighting acne for some time, you know that your lifestyle — from what you eat and how much you sleep to how often you clean your cell phone — can affect your skin. But did you know that WHEN you eat also makes a difference? Skipping meals is a common mistake made by adults with acne-prone skin, especially women. In fact, it's become somewhat of an epidemic in Western culture, particularly with busy individuals. Even if you generally have normal glucose levels, skipping meals can cause low blood sugars and make you suddenly very hungry. When you're really hungry, you'll eat almost anything — and often over-eat, causing blood sugars to spike. Constantly repeating this yoyo...

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