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 »

Five Habits that Could Lead to Magnesium Deficiency

According to population studies, less than 30% of American adults consume the Recommended Daily Allowance (RDA) of magnesium. Even if you think you’re getting enough by eating a healthy diet, some of your daily habits could be inhibiting your body’s ability to absorb magnesium. Here are five conditions that could lead to magnesium deficiency. You… Read more »

Five Energy Boosting Foods

Holiday stress can zap you of your energy, leaving you feeling sluggish. Before you reach for that third or fourth cup of coffee, try eating one of these energy-boosting foods: Almonds – almonds are a rock star snack when your energy levels are low. They are full of nutrients like magnesium and B vitamins that… 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 »

Four Tips to Beat Holiday Stress

For many, the holidays are a time of joy and cheer. But they can also be very stressful. The shopping, the crowds, the money and don’t forget the stress of family gatherings. It’s easy to get overwhelmed and feel more like the Grinch. But you can beat holiday stress with these simple tips: Citrus to… Read more »

Five Foods that Fight Stress

When work deadlines begin piling up and your calendar is packed, the last thing you want to hear is to steer clear of the vending machine. Who has time for healthy eating? But when it comes to combating stress levels, what you eat may actually help relieve your tension. Dark Chocolate – A study out of… Read more »

Ten Negative Health Consequences of Stress

Whether it’s a short-term frustration like rush hour traffic or a major life event such as divorce or job loss, stress can negatively affect our bodies. Stress is very personal. One person’s unpleasant experience can be another’s thrilling adventure (think rollercoaster). A little bit of stress is actually thought to be good for memory and… 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 »

Best Before Bed Skin Care Routine

After a busy day of work, raising children, and contact with harsh environmental conditions, our skin has been exposed to a lot of harmful elements. Over time this can result in damage to the skin and cause pre-mature aging. Because of the harm, it is important to take care of your skin. The benefits of… Read more »

Six Surprising Effects of Coffee

Over 180 million Americans start our day with coffee to get going. Some people enjoy their coffee and apparently have no health issues with drinking it. There are however some potential negative effects of coffee, particularly at certain times and when it becomes so addictive that you find it difficult to go a day without… Read more »