Mood disorder is a blanket term that is used to refer to many conditions that caused instability in a person’s mood — the reasons for this range widely from depression to bipolar disorder. More often than not the condition does not have a constant effect. But is characterized by an unstable succession of moods, expressed in a rapid change of personality. Just being under the weather and having a generally negative outlook for no apparent reason, can also be classified as a mood disorder. The treatments for this condition vary and depend on the severity of it and underlining cause.… Read More »

The brain, like the rest of our muscles, requires regular exercise to keep it strong and healthy. Unlike our bodies, it can be difficult to know what the most effective ways to train our brain are. For this reason, some people choose to ignore brain exercises, putting them at risk of developing diseases like dementia as they age.  In this article, we’ll provide some exercises you can do to keep your brain as fit as your body. 1. Work Your Brain With Puzzles The most effective ways of training your brain are by doing problem-solving exercises like crosswords and sudoku.… Read More »

When the topic of arthritis comes up, we should be aware that it is not one specific thing. It is a general term that is used about over 100 different conditions. The name is used because all of those conditions affect joints and tissues that surround them. Arthritis itself is an inflammatory process that occurs in joints. The symptoms of arthritis are similar to other inflammatory processes and involve swelling, aching and general pain in your bones. The most widespread types of arthritis are osteoarthritis, rheumatoid arthritis, psoriatic arthritis, and lupus (more information found here). In most cases, the problem… Read More »

Depression is sometimes thought of as most easily treated through psychotropic medication that can rebalance hormones or brain chemicals. For those not ready to sign up for heavy pharmaceuticals, there might be another way. Well regarded as a power mineral for the body’s central systems, zinc repletion might be vital in relieving symptoms of depression. While it’s naturally found in trace amounts in the body, clinical studies have shown that those suffering from depression are also zinc deficient. The more depressed tested individuals are, the lower their zinc levels have proved to be. Low Zinc Levels & Diet The most… Read More »

If you’re having trouble achieving deep, restful sleep and you haven’t considered your zinc levels, now may be the time. It’s a mineral naturally found in trace amounts in our bodies that perform roles like aiding in cell division and the breakdown of carbs. Zinc helps metabolize food and balances hormones. Studies now show that taking extra zinc before bed can lead to more restorative sleep. Zinc alone does not help you fall asleep, but it does aid in more profound, less fitful sleep. It suppresses the nervous system and acts as an antidepressant. Lowering anxiety levels, in turn, helps… Read More »

Lemon balm is a herb in the mint-herb family that releases a strong lemony smell when its leaves are crushed. It’s a rather common herb that can be easily found in the farmer’s market or even in your garden. Lemon balm is widely used in aromatherapy and usually comes in the form of essential oil. However, it is also available in the form of a cream, extract, capsules and commonly used in herbal tea. It has been in use since the Middle Ages and serves as a great aid in reducing stress and anxiety, improves the mood and sleep and… Read More »

Relaxation and sleep are our most essential commodities with regards to our body’s health.  They offer relief from the stress of a busy day and heal the physical, mental, and emotional turmoil of the day. For many of us, sleep and relaxation can be an elusive vision that never seems to happen.  After a long and challenging day of work, we can find it hard sometimes to let go of the events that brought us to where we are.  Our mind goes over the moments with a fine-tooth comb picking them apart for flaws sometimes to the point of even… Read More »

Magnesium is a chemical element that occurs naturally in the world and our bodies. The benefits of magnesium have been scientifically measured, as have the negative effects of having a deficiency. The average person doesn’t know the way magnesium enriches the health of the body, which is why we’ve created this excellent article for you! Five of the most popular benefits are:   Calcium Absorption Calcium is critical to the health of our bones and is well-known for the popular ‘Got milk?’ campaigns. Magnesium aids in the calcium absorption rate in the bodies. This increase in the absorption rate of… Read More »

Zinc is a trace mineral found in many different foods that were first discovered within metals. For metals, it greatly reduces the chance for rust. So if zinc can improve something as powerful as metal then exactly what can, and does, it do for the human body? From our research, we found many benefits, but 8 of them stood out to me. Sleep Many may agree that sleep is the best thing out there. So for those that love sleep but have a hard time of it should look into getting more zinc into the diet plan. An interesting note… Read More »

Lemon balm (Melissa officinalis) is the herb from the mint family that bears its name due to fresh lemon scent it releases. Although it’s grown all over the world, it’s native to Europe, West Asia, and North Africa. You may find some at the farmer’s market, in a grocery store or even right in your garden. Lemon balm usually comes in the form of extract, oil, tincture or salve, but it’s also widely used in cooking and tea recipes. Lemon balm has a variety of useful qualities and can be of great aid for our health. For example, it can… Read More »

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