Stress & Anxiety

Simple Steps to a Less Stressful Holiday

November 20, 2014
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Don’t let your holiday to-do list take away from the joys of the season! Integrate a few simple practices into your day to ensure you stress less, stay healthy and feel rested. Take a few moments for yourself. Whether it’s a luxurious bath or just a quick nap, boost your relaxation quotient by setting...

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Herbal Remedies for Stress Relief (Video)

June 22, 2014
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Discover herbal remedies that can help your body manage stress, alongside meditation, exercise and good diet. Here, Dr. Tieraona Low Dog talks about studies that have shown how the herbs chamomile and ashwaghanda, an adaptogen, can help calm the mind, help you get better sleep and replenish the body.

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How to Cure Winter Blues Naturally and Effectively

November 23, 2013
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Whether you call it “winter blues” or what doctors refer to as seasonal affective disorder (SAD), feelings associated with depression that arrive with the colder, longer, grayer days of winter are not so uncommon. In fact, they are very real and there are estimates that up to 20 percent of the population suffer from some...

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Ask the Practitioner: How Can I Calm Stage Fright?

September 23, 2013
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Q. I’ve been having some major anxiety recently when forced to speak in front of a group of people. I get mouth twitches and my heart begins to race. Do you have any herbal remedies or product suggestions? A. It’s fairly common to feel the situational anxiety you experience while speaking in public—I know...

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Herbal Stress Relief

Herbal Stress Relief

Did you know? There are a variety of herbs that can help boost your body’s natural stress response. Start by keeping calm with herbs like lemon balm, skullcap and passionflower. And if stress becomes chronic and your adrenals become depleted, replenish them with adaptogens like eleuthero and rhodiola. When it comes to stress-fighting herbs,...

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A Holistic Approach to Stress

A Holistic Approach to Stress

Whether you need just a few extra minutes of calm in your day or more long-term stress relief, Pharmaca offers a variety of different approaches to beating anxiety. And don’t forget—helping your body better cope with stress can go a long way toward optimal health and reducing your risk for chronic conditions like cancer,...

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Stress Modifiers (and my favorite “chill pills”)

December 17, 2012
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Most of us know something about stress because we’ve experienced it. That tense feeling in the neck… agitation…jitters in your stomach…and that rush of adrenaline that comes when you step off the curb only to realize a bus is barreling toward you. These are all sensations of stress. The stress response is part of...

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Your Everyday Stress-Relief Guide

Your Everyday Stress-Relief Guide

Whether we’re meeting deadlines at work or school or taking the kids to soccer practice, we could all use a little daily stress relief. Keep this helpful guide on hand to remind you of daily practices that can help reduce the stress in your life. Get on a regular sleep schedule. “Try and go...

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Natural Solutions for Mild-to-Moderate Depression

July 30, 2012
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Depression is a common women’s issue, and can result from a number of different health problems. Here, Dr. Tori Hudson, ND, talks about natural solutions to help you deal with mild-to-moderate depression. This video is part of a series of educational videos from members of our Integrative Health Advisory Board.

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5 Stress-Busting Strategies

June 30, 2012
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5 Stress-Busting Strategies

Stress. It’s a part of all of our lives, but when it gets out of control, it can wear us down physically, mentally and emotionally–and can have long-term effects on our health. Here are a few ways to help your body handle stress better. 1) Calm your mind and body. Set aside at least...

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