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Common Food Additives Trigger Anxiety

In All Health Watch, General Health, Gut Health

Common Food Additives Trigger Anxiety

Have you ever felt tense without knowing why?

It wasn’t that you were under some kind of stress. Or were worried about the pandemic or something else.

For some unknown reason, you just felt anxious.

A new study may explain why.

Feeling Anxious? It Might Be Something You Ate

Emulsifiers are processed food additives. They are used to make foods more appealing in various ways.… Read More

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This Strange-But-Easy Trick Instantly Relieves Stress

In All Health Watch, Cognitive Health, General Health

Dr. Peta Stapleton was running a therapy support group when one of her patients suddenly had a panic attack.

The woman was hyperventilating, crying, and seemed utterly terrified. A fellow doctor led her out of the room.[1]

A few minutes later, the patient returned, completely calm and composed.

“I was very surprised” by the woman’s sudden transformation, Dr. Stapleton said. She wanted to know how her colleague was able to end the patient’s panic attack so quickly.… Read More

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Researchers Find Simple Trick to Feel Calm Fast

In All Health Watch, Featured Article, Mental Health

We all know that stress wreaks havoc on our health. It can lead to high blood pressure, heart disease, cancer, Alzheimer’s, and depression.

About 75% of adults say they regularly suffer from stress. One study found that 90% of doctor visits are stress related.[1]

And those figures are from before the pandemic. Anxiety levels have gone through the roof for many people during the COVID crisis.… Read More

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Election Stress: 5 Ways to Calm Your Nerves

In All Health Watch, Featured Article, General Health

If election anxiety is getting to you, you’re not alone.

Nearly seven in 10 (68%) adults say Tuesday’s election is a significant source of stress, according to a new study by the American Psychological Association (APA).[1]

That’s far worse than in 2016 when 52% said they suffered from election anxiety.

Stress about the election hits Americans of every political stripe, the survey found.… Read More

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Coronavirus Stress Is Real. Here’s What to Do About It.

In All Health Watch, Coronavirus, Featured Article, Mental Health

Kate King can’t seem to make herself relax. Coronavirus is always on her mind.

“Anxiety is a natural response to the situation we are in,” she said. “I have low-level anxiety all the time.”[1]

Most of the time, she can manage. But sometimes the stress can feel overwhelming, she said. “You can have waves of it—watching news coverage, thinking about your health and other people,” she said.… Read More