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Yoga Is Powerful Medicine for Anxiety

In Featured Article, Fitness and Exercise, General Health, Mental Health by Garry Messick0 Comments

If you tell your doctor that you’re suffering from anxiety, there’s a good chance you’ll walk out with a prescription for a benzodiazepine.

These are drugs such as Xanax (alprazolam), Valium (diazepam), and Ativan (lorazepam). They are highly addictive.

Unlike prescription opioids, addiction issues with benzos, as they are commonly called, get little attention.

Doctors are prescribing fewer opioids. Their use has fallen since 2012.

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Walk This Way for Better Health

In All Health Watch, Alzheimer's and Memory, Featured Article, Fitness and Exercise, General Health, Heart and Cardiovascular, Longevity, Mental Health, Weight Loss by Garry Messick0 Comments

Walking is the nation’s most popular form of exercise. More than a third of us—111 million Americans—routinely go for walks to maintain our health and wellness.[1]

The benefits of walking are both profound and well-proven. Putting one foot in front of the other is linked to longer life, weight loss, stronger bones and muscles, better mood, improved lung function, and lower risk of Alzheimer’s.

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Probiotics Ease Depression, Study Finds

In All Health Watch, Featured Article, Gut Health, Mental Health by Garry Messick0 Comments

You may already feel the connection…

When you feel nervous, angry, excited, sad, or other emotions, it affects not only your brain. You may also feel it in your stomach.

Now, a major new review confirms the gut-brain connection. And it shows that when you add to the good bacteria in your intestines by taking probiotics, you may also boost your mood.

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Meditation Linked to 51% Reduction in Heart Disease

In All Health Watch, Blood Pressure, Featured Article, Heart and Cardiovascular, Mental Health by Garry Messick0 Comments

For centuries, meditation has been used to treat mental conditions. It has been shown to reduce stress, slow brain aging, and even restore memory loss.

Now a new study shows that the ancient technique has powerful effects not only on your brain, but your body as well. Specifically, meditation is linked to a dramatic reduction in heart disease and the factors that contribute to it.

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The Secret of People Who Are Doing Great During the Pandemic

In All Health Watch, Coronavirus, Featured Article, Mental Health by Garry Messick0 Comments

It’s entirely reasonable during the coronavirus crisis to feel stressed, anxious, lonely, and depressed. Yet, despite the circumstances, some people are doing just fine.

They are able to go about their lives and be happy, feeling gratitude for what they have, love for others, and joy in the small things.

How do they do it?

University of North Carolina scientists set out to find the secret of people who have been able to adjust to the pandemic.

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The Natural Solution for Depression

In All Health Watch, Diet and Nutrition, Featured Article, Mental Health by Garry Messick0 Comments

Depression can be among the most difficult illnesses to treat.

The first-line medications are drugs called selective serotonin reuptake inhibitors (SSRIs) like Prozac, Zoloft, and Lexapro. They are supposed to lift mood by increasing levels of serotonin, the “feel-good” compound, in the brain.

But SSRIs can take months to work, if they work at all. Or patients may have to spend years switching from one drug to another, trying to find the one that is effective for them.

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