Wednesday, June 23, 2021

Controlling Stress and Anxiety Naturally

Hyla Cass, MD One of my patients, Ashley, is a 35-year-old real estate agent, single parent, and self-styled “soccer mom.” Ashley recently decided to take...

Acetyl L-Carnitine Protects Brain Cells From Damaging Effects of Chronic Stress...

Chronic stress makes us worn-out, anxious, depressed, and according to a new study, causes damage to critical brain neurons. Researchers report that mice exposed...

‘Catastrophizing’ Again? Meet the Tiny Part of Your Brain That Imagines...

'Catastrophizing' is described by pscyhologists as cognitive distortion. If you tend to predict the worst case scenario and then leap to the conclusion that a catastrophe...

Deep Sleep Resets Anxious Brain to Restore Calm

When it comes to managing anxiety, Shakespeare's Macbeth had it right when he referred to sleep as the "balm of hurt minds." While a...

Should We All Take a Bit of Lithium? (New York Times...

The idea of putting a mind-altering drug in the drinking water is the stuff of sci-fi, terrorist plots and totalitarian governments. Considering the outcry...

Anti-Anxiety Drugs, Sleeping Pills Linked to Increased Risk of Death

Anti-anxiety drugs and sleeping pills have been linked to an increased risk of death, according to new research published in BMJ, the official journal...

Anxiety Might be Alleviated by Regulating Gut Bacteria

People who experience anxiety might be helped by taking steps to regulate the microorganisms in their gut using probiotic and non-probiotic food and supplements,...

Natural Dietary Supplement Beta-Sitosterol May Help Relieve Anxiety, Study Suggests

A common dietary supplement, beta-sitosterol, has been shown to reduce anxiety in mice, according to a new Weizmann Institute of Science study. The natural,...