Wellness

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 »


5-HTP also known as 5-Hydroxytryptophan is produced by the body from the Amino Acid Tryptophan.  It aids in the production hormones Serotonin and Melatonin. While Melatonin is a natural sleep inducer, Serotonin works as a natural antidepressant within the body. Manufactured from an African plant and sold in supplement format, 5-HTP is sold in health food stores and taken for a variety of reasons, below we have listed six health benefits a person might experience while taking 5-HTP. Anxiety That uncontrollable dread, an inability to deal with the moment you are in, sweating, fast heart rate, difficulty breathing and a… Read More »


Ashwagandha is an Indian healing herb that has been used in Ayurvedic medicine for thousands of years. Thanks to modern science we have been able to look at this fascinating herb under the microscope and find out exactly how it works and what it does. What we have learned is that Ashwagandha promotes a healthy, restful sleep that you should be enjoyed without the use of chemical interventions. Ashwagandha is an all-natural plant that grows naturally in India. This makes it the perfect calming supplement to get you off to the land of sleep without having to rely on prescription… Read More »


GABA is gamma-aminobutyric acid, one of the neurotransmitters in the human brain that serves as the mind’s natural calming signal. It is a neurotransmitter that helps relieve anxiety, improve the quality of sleep, relax and even prevent seizures. By attaching to the protein in your brain, or GABA receptor, it produces a calming effect, therefore, reducing the feeling of stress, anxiety, and fear. It reduces overactivity in your brain and brings up emotional intelligence, cognition, and attention. It can even increase your energy level and enhance the exercise performance. There are a lot of benefits to GABA and we have… Read More »


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