The Calming Effects of Calcium and Magnesium

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 »

Stress and Cholesterol

Stress can impact your health in a number of ways – from sleep disturbance, to weight gain and more. Recent studies have examined the relationship between stress and cholesterol levels, according to a June 2014 review in Endocrine Connections. These studies have suggested a link between stress and cholesterol, but the exact nature of the… Read more »

Four Steps to Reduce Stress at Work

According to the experts at Forbes, the average business professional has 30 to 100 projects on their plate at any given time. Modern employees are interrupted seven times an hour and distracted up to 2.1 hours a day. Plus four out of 10 people working at large companies are experiencing corporate restructuring, and are facing… Read more »

Six Calcium Rich Foods

Calcium is important for optimal bone health throughout your life. Your body needs calcium to build and maintain strong bones. Your heart, muscles and nerves also need calcium to function properly. Many Americans don’t get enough calcium in their diets. Children and adolescent girls are at particular risk, as well as adults age 50 and… Read more »

The Relationship Between Calcium, Magnesium and Stress

If you’re like most people, when you’re exposed to stress, you become irritable, easily fatigued and lose concentration. Your blood pressure may increase as the levels of adrenalin and cortisol, stress hormones, increase in your blood. Under conditions of mental or physical stress, magnesium is released from your blood cells and goes into the blood… Read more »

How B Vitamins Combat 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 »

Five Super Quick Relaxation Techniques

When you’re stressed out, sometimes you need to take a few minutes and calm down.  Here are five simple relaxation techniques you can do just about anywhere. Find a Pressure Point.Using your thumb, apply pressure to the spot where your wrist and palm form a crease right in line with the base of the pinkie…. Read more »

Side Effects of Chronic Stress

The old adage, “what doesn’t kill you, makes you stronger” may not be true if we’re talking about stress. Chronic stress wreaks havoc on our health. Just in case you’re in doubt, here’s a list of the most common side effects of chronic stress: Acne Addictions Anxiety Alzheimer’s Bone Loss Cancer (due to reduced immune… Read more »

Six Surprising Side Effects of Stress

colds can result from stress

Health experts say that stress can come with some pretty surprising symptoms—from forgetfulness to nausea to skin rashes. Here are some of the most common side effects of stress: Raises Stroke Risk – If you’re stressed, you may have a higher risk of stroke than your more mellow peers, according to an observational study published… Read more »

Reduce Stress with These Foods

shrimp and spinach to reduce stress

When we’re stressed, we eat. It’s the way it is. Our daily stress causes cortisol levels to rise. Cortisol leads to food cravings, especially for carbs and sweets. But unfortunately, the more of them we eat, the worse our mood gets. So, when you’re stressed, instead of reaching for so-called comfort foods, try these stress-relieving… Read more »