Category Archives: Stress

A Healthy Lifestyle: Stress Avoidance Is Key

Nutrition is an important part of a healthy lifestyle. It is one of the central pillars of health and poor nutrition is known to cause the development of a number of serious diseases. However, nutrition is just one component of … Continue reading

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Good Stress, Bad Stress

Stress is a cause of major illness, including weight gain, cardiovascular disease, cancer and mood disorders. However, stress is often misunderstood. In biology, a stressor is any experience, real or perceived, that disrupts the normal homeostatic function of the body. … Continue reading

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Fighting Stress and Fatigue with Melon Juice

Evidence suggests that stress causes an initiation of inflammatory processes in the brain, and this leads to free radical generation. These free radicals damage the delicate cell membranes of brain cells and this causes changes to mental function including low … Continue reading

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Melon Juice as an Anti-Stress Drink

A dietary supplement of melon juice concentrate containing the antioxidant enzyme superoxide dismutase has been developed and is called Extramel. This supplement may have beneficial health effects including antioxidant and anti-inflammatory properties. This may confer significant protection on the consumer … Continue reading

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Yoga To Treat Anxiety And Depression

Stress is a significant factor in the development of mood disorders such as anxiety and depression. One of the best non-nutritional strategies for treating mood disorders is a programme of relaxation, and yoga can be an excellent way to achieve … Continue reading

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Cryptoxanthin as an Anxiolytic Food

Cryptoxanthin is a carotenoid responsible for the orange and red colour in a number of commonly eaten plant foods, but is particularly abundant in the satsuma mandarin orange. Evidence suggests that cryptoxanthin is beneficial to mental health because it is … Continue reading

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Withania somnifera (Ashwagandha): All Round Health Tonic

Withania somnifera is sometimes called ashwagandha. Withania is a herb used in traditional Ayurvedic medicine, and modern science has corroborated that withania has significant therapeutic potential. For example, studies show that withania possesses anti-inflammatory, antioxidant, antitumour, antistress, immunomodulatory, anti-fatigue and … Continue reading

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Clitoria ternatea: Anxiolytic Herb

Clitoria ternatea is a flowering plant belonging to the fabaceae or legume family of plants. Common names for Clitoria ternatea include blue pea, Asian pigeonwings, bluebellvine, butterfly pea, cordofan pea and Darwin pea. The plant grows native in parts of … Continue reading

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Rhodiola rosea Root for Mental Fatigue

Rhodiola rosea is an adaptogenic herb that may have beneficial effects at treating mood disorders. Standardised extracts of Rhodiola root have been investigated for their mood elevating effects in a number of studies. These effects may come in part from … Continue reading

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Kanna (Sceletium tortuosum) as a Treatment for Stress and Depression

Kanna (Sceletium tortuosum) is a succulent plant native to South Africa. Kanna is also often referred to as channa. A medicine made from kanna called Zembrin is also available. Kanna is used in traditional medicine as a treatment for both … Continue reading

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