Soothe Emotional Angst with Motherwort

Soothe Emotional Angst with Motherwort (Leonurus cardiaca) A plant in the mint family, Motherwort gets its name from its ancient use: helping women who had a tendency to "over-mother" and thus experienced more stress, and less joy, in their maternal role. Today, throughout Europe and in Traditional Chinese Medicine, it's used as a medicinal herb to treat emotional conditions such as anxiety and depression. It also helps ease symptoms of menstrual distress, as well as physical and emotional exhaustion. Motherwort can be prepared as a tea, tincture, or in capsule form. Depending on the the type of preparation, it can [...]

Soothe Emotional Angst with Motherwort2021-08-15T10:00:00+00:00

Stress Questionnaire

Am I stressed? How do I know if I am stressed? Dr. Wendy Wells often asks patients about stress as illnesses often begin during times of high stress. Answer Yes or No to each of the following questions: Do you have a feeling of continuous anxiety and sometimes of panic? Do you feel tired all the time and find that you complain more and more often that you are not getting enough sleep? Are you always worrying about your health? Do you feel your work is suffering on account of it? Do you often feel depressed for no good [...]

Stress Questionnaire2021-08-09T22:00:00+00:00

Avoid Consuming Excitotoxins

Excitotoxins are toxic to the nervous system. They can cause anxiety, tremors, insomnia, seizures, rapid pulse, heart palpitations, gastrointestinal distress, migraines and symptoms of autism. These are found in processed foods and drinks, even ones deemed 'natural' and 'healthy'. THE LIST Glutamate Glutamic acid GelatinMonosodium glutamate Calcium caseinate Textured proteinMonopotassium glutamate Sodium caseinate Yeast nutrient, Yeast extract, Yeast food Autolyzed yeastHydrolyzed protein (any protein that is hydrolyzed)Hydrolyzed corn glutenNatrium glutamate (natrium is Latin/German for sodium)Carrageenan Maltodextrin Malt extractNatural pork flavoring Citric acid Malt flavoringBouillon and Broth Natural chicken flavoring Soy protein isolateNatural beef flavoring Ultra-pasteurized Soy sauceStock Barley malt [...]

Avoid Consuming Excitotoxins2021-08-08T00:54:53+00:00

Exhausted and labs normal? Could it be adrenal fatigue?

"Am I crazy?  The doctor said I am normal!  I have every test and then was prescribed an anti-depressant!" No, no, you are not crazy.  The doctor is just looking in the wrong place for the answers to your health issue. I would like to address one of the most common underlying causes of exhaustion, and that is...Adrenal Fatigue. Our two adrenal glands, are endocrine glands that are located near our kidneys and control many parts of our health.  They secrete adrenaline which gives us energy and resilience during stressful times.  They wake us up in the morning and get us [...]

Exhausted and labs normal? Could it be adrenal fatigue?2024-01-02T20:47:56+00:00

Hack Blue Light From Your Life

Blue light is everywhere, it's in the sunlight, produced by light bulbs and also is very prevalent in our screens cellphone, iPad, computers, etc. This light is good for us in the morning, it helps us wake up and get moving.  Unfortunately, it has a bad side as well. Blue light not only strains your eyes but it depletes the body and brain of two vital neuro-hormones: melatonin and dopamine.  Melatonin supports sleep and is anti-inflammatory to the brain. Dopamine controls sleep, mood, attention and memory.  Blue light also can cause you to have an eye condition called macular [...]

Hack Blue Light From Your Life2019-05-16T19:53:47+00:00

Food & You: The Body-Mind Connection

Food & You: The Body-Mind Connection   There's no doubt about it: what we eat, and how much we eat, has a direct impact on our physical health. But did you know that those same choices also influence mood, mental alertness, memory, and emotional well-being? Food can act as medicine, have a neutral effect, or it can be a poison to the body and mind.  When we have an imbalance, how do we know it is food?  The trick is to determine if the food you are eating is causing the issue or there is something else happening.  This is [...]

Food & You: The Body-Mind Connection2018-06-23T17:00:43+00:00

Why can’t I sleep?

  Why can't I sleep?   Why it matters? A survey conducted by the American Cancer Society concluded that people who sleep 6 hours or less per night, or who sleep 9 hours or more, had a death rate 30 percent higher than those who regularly slept 7 to 8 hours. Even those who slept 6 hours or less who otherwise had no health problems had death rates 1.8 times higher than those who slept "normal" hours. Sleep is essential to LIFE! What happens when we sleep? Our brain goes through 4 stages of brain wave patterns that move [...]

Why can’t I sleep?2018-04-14T16:04:36+00:00

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