Category Archives: Stress

Adaptogenic Herbs as Antistress Supplements

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The Best Non-Nutritional Strategies for Obtaining Health

Diet has been shown to play a pivotal role in maintaining a person’s health. There are many nutritional factors that can significantly affect health and many of these have been scientifically investigated. Many foods have been shown to have beneficial … Continue reading

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Exercise and Insulin Resistance

In animals, exposure to stressors results in the stress reaction, and this reaction includes a series of hormonal and neuronal changes. In particular, adrenaline and cortisol are released, and this increases alertness as well as the supply of energy for … Continue reading

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Sleep Loss and Insulin Resistance

Stress can come in many different forms and the perception of stress can be highly subjective. For this reason, what appears to be a stressor for one individual can be discounted as a stressor for another. For example, common daily … Continue reading

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L-Tyrosine and Stress

L-tyrosine is a non-essential amino acid, that is a precursor to the catecholamine neurotransmitters. When consumed l-tyrosine can cross the blood brain barrier, where it can be converted to adrenaline, noradrenaline and dopamine. Supplemental l-tyrosine has been shown to increase … Continue reading

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Stress And Insulin Resistance

Insulin resistance is increasingly being seen as a causative agent in the development of Western lifestyle diseases. Poor diet may contribute significantly to the development of insulin resistance. In particular, low quality foods increase oxidative stress, both through the direct … Continue reading

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Overcoming Insomnia

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L-Phenylalanine and DL-Phenylalanine: Differences

L-phenylalanine is an essential amino acid required for the synthesis of proteins. In addition, L-phenylalanine is the substrate for the formation of the catecholamine neurotransmitters and hormones. The catecholamines are adrenaline, noradrenaline and dopamine, and in the brain they play … Continue reading

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What Should You Do If You Catch A Cold?

It is inevitable that even the most ardent follower of good high quality nutrition will eventually surbumb to the effects of infection and develop a common cold. While good nutrition and health can reduce the risk of contracting a cold … Continue reading

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L-Tyrosine For Stress

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