How Stress Affects Prostate Health

Stress can have a significant impact on your health, but did you know that stress could also affect prostate health? Chronic stress and anxiety can lead to increased risk of prostatitis, prostate cancer and enlarged prostate. Reducing the amount of stress in your life while also eating better and exercising regularly can slow the progression of… Read more »

Battle End of Summer Stress

After the carefree days of summer, autumn’s arrival can feel like an abrupt return to reality, driving up stress levels. But getting back into the school-year mind frame doesn’t have to wreak havoc on your nerves. Here are six tips to help you start the fall season right and battle end of summer stress: Hit… Read more »

Keep Calm and Take Calcium and Magnesium

Stress is a feeling people get when they are overloaded and struggling to cope with demands. These demands can be related to finances, work, relationships, and other situations, but anything that poses a real or perceived challenge or threat to a person’s well being can cause stress.  It can be hard to cope with the… Read more »

B Vitamins Battle Stress Naturally

Referred to as vitamin B complex, the eight B vitamins — B1, B2, B3, B5, B6, B7, B9, B12 — play a crucial role in keeping our bodies running well and reducing stress levels.  Here’s the lowdown on how you can use B vitamins to battle stress naturally and where you’re most likely to find… Read more »

Stress Relieving Foods that Are Actually Good For You

We all know about the foods we shouldn’t eat when we’re stressed – the ones we crave, like chocolate and potato chips.  But did you know there are foods that can actually help reduce your stress levels? Instead ransacking that old, hidden Halloween candy, try these options instead. Banana with Almond Butter – Bananas are loaded with… Read more »

Three Things You Should Know About Stress

A little bit of stress can actually be good for you.  In small doses, it can help motivate you to succeed and perform under pressure. However, that chronic feeling of being overwhelmed can have some serious health implications.  Here are three things you need to know about stress. Stress is Common– Everyone feels stressed now and… Read more »

Stress Worsens Allergy Symptoms

Stress may not cause your spring allergies, but it can make your symptoms harder to manage.  According to a recent study published in the journal, Annals of Allergy, Asthma & Immunology, there is an association between higher perceived stress and allergy flare-ups. Allergies occur when your immune system overreacts to a – generally harmless –… Read more »

Exercise Reduces Holiday Stress

Holiday shopping, increased food preparation, frequent visitors, and managing finances can all lead to increased stress. November and December seem to be the time of year that everyone throws their exercise routines to the wind. The catch is that exercise can actually make the holidays merrier by relieving some holiday stress. Exercise promotes the release… Read more »

How B Vitamins Combat Holiday Stress

‘Tis the season for feeling stressed. There is so much to get done, and not nearly enough time. But if you don’t get that stress under control, you’re going to deplete your supply of B vitamins. B vitamins help with stress by working with brain chemistry and balancing neurotransmitters, helping to achieve balance over stress…. Read more »

Reduce Stress by Gift Giving

The holiday season is in full swing. If you’re scurrying around doing last minute shopping and feeling slightly stressed, there’s good news. It truly is better to give than to receive. Recent research suggests several ways in which giving (of both time and gifts) benefits our hearts, minds and bodies to reduce stress. So spread… Read more »