Keep your blood pressure under control with these 7 natural treatments

Keep your blood pressure under control with these 7 natural treatments

To manage your blood pressure, you can make lifestyle changes such as exercising regularly and incorporating healing superfoods like berries and supplements into your diet.Progressive muscle treatment also helps relieve stress and promote relaxation.

Wellbeing levels in UK at lowest since records began, new research suggests

Wellbeing levels in UK at lowest since records began, new research suggests

The UK population “is suffering from high levels of psychological distress,” a report by the London School of Economics (LSE) and Simetrica-Jacobs, a consultancy that measures social impact, found.

Weight management, acupuncture and more: Natural remedies that help relieve arthritis pain

Weight management, acupuncture and more: Natural remedies that help relieve arthritis pain

Weight management, acupuncture and more: Natural remedies that help relieve arthritis pain.Take long, hot baths to ease stiffness, or use a cold compress to relieve painful swollen joints.A gentle massage can help relieve swollen joints and ease stiffness.

Half of UK workers feeling more stressed or anxious during lockdown, study finds

Half of UK workers feeling more stressed or anxious during lockdown, study finds

More than half of UK workers are feeling more anxious or stressed while working from home during lockdown , according to a new poll.More than half (54 per cent) said they would like their employer to give them the option of working from home more often post-lockdown.

These 10 “secret” stressors are wreaking havoc on your body

These 10 “secret” stressors are wreaking havoc on your body

If some of the 10 stressors detailed below are affecting your overall health, you can address them by taking certain nutrients and supplements.A blood sugar regulation problem can be stressful, especially since it causes symptoms like carb cravings, forgetfulness, irritability or trouble falling or staying asleep.

Coronavirus: Increased alcohol consumption during lockdown could lead to ‘second health crisis’, warn researchers

Coronavirus: Increased alcohol consumption during lockdown could lead to ‘second health crisis’, warn researchers

In separate research conducted by polling company Opinium for the charity Alcohol Change UK, almost one in five of daily drinkers in the UK said they had increased the amount of alcohol they consume during lockdown.

Where you carry weight could be more important than how much you weigh: Being “pear-shaped” is linked to LOWER heart disease risk, reveals study

Where you carry weight could be more important than how much you weigh: Being “pear-shaped” is linked to LOWER heart disease risk, reveals study

Where you carry weight could be more important than how much you weigh: Being “pear-shaped” is linked to LOWER heart disease risk, reveals study.However, according to a recent study, the location of fat on your body is a more accurate predictor of cardiovascular disease (CVD) risk than your actual weight.

No sugarcoating: Tips for cutting down your sugar intake and how to deal with withdrawal symptoms

No sugarcoating: Tips for cutting down your sugar intake and how to deal with withdrawal symptoms

But once you overcome withdrawal symptoms, you should begin to notice the following improvements: Higher energy levels Brighter skin Lack of sugar cravings Improved physical performance Better productivity Reduced abdominal fat Improved sleep quality 10 ways to reduce sugar intake.

Strategies for Stress Management

Strategies for Stress Management

Lavender, Chamomile, Calendula, Motherwort, Rose, Rosemary, and St. John's wort, are all great herbs for relieving stress and tension in the body.Gail Edwards writes that nettles is invaluable at "restoring adrenal function" (1), so if you suffer from chronic stress, a nettle tincture would be a must-have.

Childhood traumas can stay with you for life – by messing with your hormone levels, says study

Childhood traumas can stay with you for life – by messing with your hormone levels, says study

The results showed that people who had high stress during childhood and in adulthood, particularly at age 37, had a flatter cortisol pattern.Fortunately, it does not necessarily mean that all people who had experienced childhood traumas will show this cortisol pattern in their adult life.

Feeling uninspired? Boost your creativity with these 9 activities

Feeling uninspired? Boost your creativity with these 9 activities

In a study published in the journal Annals of Behavioral Medicine , researchers found that some “behavioral pursuits” offer benefits for an individual’s overall health, such as: Reduced boredom Improved heart rate Improved mood Less stress Leisure activities help boost job productivity and performance because they give the brain a much-deserved rest.

Stress from social media could lead to addiction, says new study

Stress from social media could lead to addiction, says new study

Professor Sven Laumer of Friedrich-Alexander Univeristät said: “We found that those users who had a greater social media habit needed less effort to find another aspect of the platforms, and were thus more likely to stay within the Social Networking Site (SNS) rather than switch off when they needed to divert themselves.

Natural remedies for soothing irritated skin

Natural remedies for soothing irritated skin

Because the skin is delicate, it is important to apply only natural remedies that will help relieve irritation.Drinking enough water helps prevent dehydration lines that can appear on your face, which may resemble wrinkles.

3 Tricks for controlling your emotions in any situation

3 Tricks for controlling your emotions in any situation

A lot of people have anger management issues, but even those who handle their emotions well can still benefit from simple but powerful ways to control how they feel.The first step in gaining control over these feelings is to acknowledge them, followed by changing perspectives and participating in engaging activities.

Hypertension and Job Stress and Poor Sleep…Oh My!

Hypertension and Job Stress and Poor Sleep…Oh My!

And if you’ve got stress at work (who doesn’t these days) and poor quality sleep, it’s even more necessary to reduce that high blood pressure because, according to new research, having all three together just might be deadly.

Fake a Smile at Work, Drink Too Much Later?

Fake a Smile at Work, Drink Too Much Later?

The study, which was conducted at Pennsylvania State University in University Park, found that employees who force themselves to smile or conceal their feelings of irritation towards customers may be more likely to drink to excess when their work is done for the day.1 These results are based on information collected in the National Survey of Work Stress and Health, which was answered by working men and women across the United States.

Just a Small Dose of Nature Soothes Stress

Just a Small Dose of Nature Soothes Stress

The study, which was conducted at the University of Michigan in Ann Arbor, found that spending 20 minutes or more in nature is linked to a significant drop in stress hormone levels.1 These results are based on an investigation that included 36 men and women with a mean age of almost 46, all of whom were residing in urban areas.

Study suggests dogs bring people closer, help humans get along better

Study suggests dogs bring people closer, help humans get along better

Because of all the reported benefits – reduced stress, improved job satisfaction, better teamwork, healthier employees, and increased productivity – of having animals or natural elements in the workplace, employers may just broaden their horizons and give this new trend their trust.

Fight anxiety and depression by running

Fight anxiety and depression by running

In fact, many people experience what is known as a “runner’s high.” This occurs when your body releases endorphins, leaving you feeling calm yet elated after a run. This mood boost is a big reason many people who try running end up doing it regularly.

The Role of Limbic System in Electromagnetic Hypersensitivity

The Role of Limbic System in Electromagnetic Hypersensitivity

"You can imagine that if any of those neurons along that neural network are damaged or not working functionally in any way, then that can start to categorize information that would not normally be considered dangerous as life-threatening," Hopper says.

Can Negative Emotions Increase Inflammation?

Can Negative Emotions Increase Inflammation?

Blood Tests Suggest Negative Emotions Trigger Inflammation Authors of the study believe it’s the first investigation to explore the association between recalled mood and inflammation.

Get more B vitamins to protect your brain

Get more B vitamins to protect your brain

At the same time, the effect of increased oxidative stress in the brain is not well studied, thus researchers at Swinburne University and Austin Hospital in Melbourne (backed by supplement manufacturers Blackmores) conducted a small randomised controlled trial to assess the direct impact of six months of high-dose B vitamin supplementation on brain health and levels of homocysteine and other biomarkers in the brain.

Rhodiola Reduces Fatigue

Rhodiola Reduces Fatigue

Three of the most important, noted for having adaptogenic properties (meaning they can provide different effects depending on what your body needs) are: One study shows salidroside helps restore the balance between free radicals and antioxidants, and protects your brain against poor blood flow and subsequent stroke (aka ischemia).

Heart Attack Risks

Heart Attack Risks

A heart attack will also increase your risk of having a sudden cardiac arrest since the loss of oxygen supply will affect the electrical system in the heart.

Top Ashwagandha Benefits

Top Ashwagandha Benefits

6 Ashwagandha also has natural pain reliever (analgesic) properties, 7 can help increase physical strength, and its rejuvenating effects can promote general health when used regularly. Ashwagandha can also help boost testosterone levels in men, 17 , 18 which can have a beneficial effect on libido and sexual performance.

Have a Healthy Valentine’s Day

Have a Healthy Valentine’s Day

That’s great, except for the pressure to get the right gift and the stress of figuring out how not spend your day gorging on a fancy French dinner and pounds of chocolates.

Zinc can protect against oxidative stress when it’s taken together with chocolate and tea

Zinc can protect against oxidative stress when it’s taken together with chocolate and tea

In particular, the study suggests that the trace mineral zinc may help activate an organic molecule that can prevent oxidative stress , which is linked to aging and a low life expectancy.

Stress and Gender

Stress and Gender

The results of this study suggest that women suffer more stress than men...

Can the natural products industry help reduce medication addiction?

Can the natural products industry help reduce medication addiction?

“As more Americans discover the risks involved with opioid medication, natural medicine is quickly becoming a first line of treatment.” Other major organizations that have advocated for complementary and alternative medicine as a potential solution to the addictive pharmaceuticals crisis include the American College of Physicians; the Journal of the American Medical Association; the National Academies of Sciences, Engineering and Medicine; the National Institutes of Health; and others, reported NUHS.

Reflexology to the rescue – A list of points to get rid of seasonal allergies

Reflexology to the rescue – A list of points to get rid of seasonal allergies

Reflexology is a form of traditional Chinese medicine that works by applying pressure to specific healing points in the body that are linked to certain vital organs. Breathe easy with this list of reflexology points to bring you quick relief from seasonal allergies: Balls of the toes.