The Relationship Between Calcium, Magnesium and Stress

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Team CalMax March Madness is in full swing and college basketball can’t have all the fun! We’re highlighting three of our top sellers this week, starting with CalMax. Stress Steals the Magnesium Ball If you’re like most people, when you’re exposed to stress, you become irritable, easily fatigued and lose concentration. Your blood pressure may… Read more »

Stress and Allergies

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Keep calm and reduce your allergies? A recent study published in the journal, Annals of Allergy, Asthma & Immunology, found an association between higher perceived stress levels and allergy flare-ups. Allergies occur when your immune system overreacts to a – generally harmless – foreign substance (allergen), launching chemicals such as histamines that provoke allergy symptoms…. Read more »

Your Stress is Wreaking Havoc on Your Digestion

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Stress really takes a toll on your body. But have you ever considered that it can even affect your digestion? According to medical experts, stress can affect every part of the digestive system. In fact, the great German writer and philosopher, Johann Wolfgang von Goethe believed that the gut was the root of all human… Read more »

How to Beat the Holiday Blues

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Thanksgiving is next week and we’re headed into the five-week period known as “the holidays.” It’s supposed to be a joyous time of gathering friends and family. But sometimes our anticipation and excitement can turn into feelings of sadness, stress and depression sometimes referred to as the “holiday blues.” Here are ten ways to beat… Read more »

Four Relaxation Techniques You Need to Know

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When you’re under stress, you feel your body tighten. You might not even notice that you’re tensing up at first. Then, you begin to relax and feel soreness in your shoulders and back. Before you let stress take over your body, try to be aware of how your body is responding. Try these four relaxation… Read more »

Worst Foods to Eat When You’re Stressed

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When you’re stressed out, your body craves food – and usually it’s not the healthy kind. A recent study found that most people gravitate toward high-fat, sugary foods. In fact, recent research from Ohio State University shows that regularly eating high-calorie and high-fat foods when you’re stressed also slows your metabolism, a double whammy that… Read more »

Stress and Food Cravings

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  Ever wonder why you tend to crave certain foods or can’t stop eating when you’re stressed? In a recent study published in the Journal of Clinical Endocrinology & Metabolism, researchers found that 80 percent of people report eating more sweets when they are stressed. Turns out there are biological reasons for your food cravings. When… Read more »

Probiotics and Depression

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According to the National Institutes of Health (NIH), roughly 18 percent of American adults summer from an anxiety disorder and about seven percent suffer from major depression. Recent research has focused on substantiating inflammatory models of mental illness, including markers that indicate immune distress. That research has led to the conclusion that “good” bacteria found… Read more »

The Calming Effects of Calcium and Magnesium

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Does March Madness get you all worked up? The game ends and you just can’t seem to fall asleep as you run your own play-by-plays through your head. You need to relax and calm down. But it seems almost impossible. Let’s talk about the calming effects of calcium and magnesium. Calcium is an essential nutrient for maintaining total… Read more »

How Reading Before Bed Improves Sleep

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According to a recent study, reading before bed can help you sleep better.  In fact – just six minutes with a good book can improve your sleep quality. How? Scientists believe that reading is the best way to help you relax before bed because immersing yourself into another world takes your mind off of the stress in… Read more »