Melatonin is a natural hormone in our bodies that is released into our blood stream to regulate our sleep cycles. Late at night, after sunset, our body releases melatonin from our pineal gland into our bloodstream. This gives us that relaxing feeling and the permission to get some much needed rest from our day’s work – our bodies’ way for falling asleep naturally.
The most empowering way to eliminate stress, however, is through the thought process. Your view of life, as it presents itself to you, determines your reaction to it; even on a physiological level. Stress can be cut off at the root by maintaining a positive attitude, and an inner faith that you can meet life’s challenges with strength and success.
The most essential nutrient for the human body is Oxygen. It promotes a better quality of life. Oxygen is used throughout the body to energize and protect our existence. There are various ways to insure a high intake of oxygen; and in doing so, prevent illness and revitalize the body.
With all of the published studies out there, it can be confusing as to how I came to this conclusion. After all, the Wrigley Science Institute claims that chewing gum can relieve stress, while a UT Southwestern oral surgeon claims that constant chewing can lead to TMJ and muscle spasms and pain.
Menopause pretty much inevitably affects half of the world’s population in some way. But there are natural ways to help relieve these symptoms while letting the body do what it naturally would do. Read on for some tips, tricks, herbs, and lifestyle changes that can help you find the right menopause relief you’ve been seeking.
The symptoms of anemia are very imperceptible at first and include weakness, fatigue, dizziness, headaches and heart palpitations. These symptoms result from the body not getting enough oxygen through the bloodstream. It can become a life-threatening condition if left untreated for a long time.
Gotu Kola is a low-growing vine-like plant native to India, Sri Lanka, Japan, and parts of Northern Australia. This nondescript little plant grows lovely and tasty leaves that are a favorite food of the elephant and, more recently, us humans.
Juniper berry oil has depurative, diuretic, and tonic properties that are both cleansing and invigorating to the lymphatic and circulatory systems. When massaged into the skin, the oil stimulates blood flow which, in turn, cleanses and flushes those near-skin fat stores that are responsible for cellulite. The tonic properties in Juniper can even help restore muscle tone and skin elasticity.
Research is still inconclusive in humans, but resveratrol does show very promising results as an effective antioxidant in that it inhibits free radicals in a test tube setting. However, when consumed, resveratrol levels are lower in humans, so effectiveness as an antioxidant is about the same as vitamin C.
Once upon a time, though, ho shou wu was a crucial part of the ancient Chinese apothecary. Its delicate flowers and rapidly vining stalks were a common sight, and it was second only to ginseng in its variety of uses. Ho shou wu was, and still is, used to treat the common ill effects of old age, including appetite loss, sexual dysfunction, and, most interestingly, hair loss.