Posts Tagged ‘stress’
Could the answer to today’s modern stresses be found in the roots of an ancient Indian shrub? That’s what proponents of ashwagandha are banking on. This plant-based remedy has been used for millennia as a treatment for a slew of concerns and conditions, from arthritis and insomnia to infertility and low libido. Even better? The herb appears to act as an adaptogen, which means it may modify the body’s response to stress, both calming anxiety and adding a gentle boost of energy. Sounds amazing, right? There’s just one problem. There’s very little good evidence in people to support these claims. […]
Continue reading Ashwagandha: Strange Shrub Helps Kill Anxiety and Stress Naturally?
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Tags: adaptogen, anxiety, arthritis, aswaganda, fertility, stress
A new study disclosed that low-income adults suffering from depression, stress and anxiety turn to health-compromising behaviors such as smoking, use of illegal drugs, binge drinking, poor diet and unprotected sex, and not the other way around. Dr. Jennifer Walsh and colleagues from Centers for Behavioral and Preventive Medicine at The Miriam Hospital in the US conducted the study, which was published online in the Springer journal, Translational Behavioral Medicine. The study involved 482 patients of a sexually transmitted infection clinic who were interviewed online and every three months thereafter for one year to assess a number of health-compromising behaviors […]
Continue reading Unhealthy Behaviors Linked to Poor Mental Health
Posted in: Lifestyle, Mental Health, News Briefs
Tags: anxiety, binge drinking, depression, drug addiction, poor diet, smoking, stress
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