These recommendations are focused on supporting the work of the parasympathetic system by addressing nutritional factors and lifestyle changes that can immediately help bring the body back into balance and reduce anxiety symptoms.
Sometimes a good night’s rest is elusive. Maybe there’s just too much on our plate. That’s when natural nutrients can be helpful to restore our sense of calm, balance our bodies and improve sleep.
When things get busy this season, make sure you’re taking care of you—so you can be ready for anything the holidays throw at you! Learn more about ways to stay calm, focused and energized so that you can enjoy the spirit of the season.
Serotonin is a neurotransmitter, serving as a chemical messenger between nerve cells. It’s produced from the essential amino acid, tryptophan. Trytophan deficiency, in turn, leads to lower levels of serotonin in your body. (A tryptophan supplement to try: Jarrow Formulas L-Tryptophan, which helps stimulate the production of serotonin.) Where is […]
All stress is not created equal—there are times we need in-the-moment relief and periods of our lives that need more serious support. Here Ashleigh Putnam, naturopathic doctor at our Monterey store, gives us her top 5 ways to beat all types of stress. In the moment “Bach’s Rescue Remedy, in […]
Gamma-aminobutyric acid, or GABA, which circulates in abundant levels in the brain, is a neurotransmitter vital to controlling our stress levels and our ability to sleep and relax. As the brain’s number one inhibitory neurotransmitter, it’s a major component of the brain’s natural self-regulating system of balance between excitement and […]
Are you tired and sluggish? Having trouble sleeping? These are just a few symptoms of adrenal fatigue, which many of our practitioners believe can be the result of a nutrient-poor diet and high levels of stress. Finding relief can be easier when you understand how best to nourish your adrenal […]
The holidays are coming! It’s easy to get overwhelmed and stressed during this busy season, so take five with these quick and easy stress relievers. Take a walk, breathe fresh air. Sometimes the best way to reduce the emotional intensity of stressful feelings or events is to take a break […]
Natural Treatments For Anxiety The two divisions of the autonomic nervous system—the sympathetic and parasympathetic nervous systems–are heavily involved in our anxiety response. When we’re anxious, we go into sympathetic overdrive, also known as the fight-or-flight response. On the opposite end, the parasympathetic nervous system works to regulate repair, maintenance […]