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Could Art Therapy Be The Best Kept Stress-Busting Secret?

You may have heard of art therapy before. You might even have an idea of how relaxing and therapeutic it can be. Maybe you’ve even tried it and found it to really help you calm down and feel more grounded. But did you know that it has an actual physiological stress-relieving effect? That’s what we’ll […]
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Signs of Stress: What to Look Out For Before It Turns Into Something Worse

Stress is one of the most common complaints in the modern world. We are surrounded by stressful situations that just don't go away, which causes chronic stress, the most dangerous kind. This kind of stress is incredibly damaging, and it’s responsible for many different health conditions. If you’re experiencing signs of stress, it is a […]
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How the "Start Low Go Slow" Approach Is Essential for Adrenal Fatigue

Adrenal fatigue recovery can be a difficult journey. When you have this disorder, any attempt you make to improve your health can backfire, causing additional stress and worsening your condition. This is where the "start low go slow" approach comes in handy. It advocates small changes that build over time and also helps you sustain […]
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22 Home Remedies for Heartburn

Heartburn. This burning, painful feeling in your throat and chest afflicts up to 14% of Americans on a frequent, if not daily, basis. This is why there are so many advertisements for different medications that claim to either relieve or prevent heartburn. But if you’re like a lot of people and don’t want to take […]
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Low Sugar Causes: What Are They and How Do You Deal with Them?

Blood sugar fuels your body, so keeping your level in the normal range helps you feel energetic and allows cells to operate as they should. Throughout the day your blood sugar levels naturally fluctuate. A number of variables play a part in this changing level. If your sugar levels stay within the normal range, you […]
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5 Surprising Stress-Related Skin Conditions

As the largest organ in your body, your skin protects you in several ways. For example, it protects you from the environment by preventing toxic chemicals from entering your body, and shields you from impact. In addition, using sweat, it helps to regulate your internal temperature, circulation, and fluid balance. Furthermore, the microbiome present on […]
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Eustress: When Stress Is Necessary for Your Health

People talk a lot about bad stress, the kind that damages your health over the long-term, but not a lot is said about eustress. This is a form of stress that may not always feel good but is actually good for your body and mind. This type of stress is part of the human condition […]
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The Let-Down Effect: Why You Crash After Successfully Climbing the Mountain

Have you ever wondered why you felt so lethargic or even became physically ill after successfully dealing with a very stressful event in your life? Or why your chronic condition exacerbated after a big move or handling a crisis? There’s a name for this: The let-down effect. It is no surprise that stress can lead […]
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Lecithin: A Supplement With Potential?

As with so many supplements we take in the hopes of helping our bodies operate at their best, not a great deal of research exists regarding lecithin. But there are many anecdotal reports regarding its benefits for several health conditions. This article will enumerate those as well as give information about concerns some professionals express […]
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The Most Effective Recurrent Yeast Infections Treatment Plan

A yeast infection on its own can be embarrassing, uncomfortable, and painful. However, when you have recurrent yeast infections, then you need to find better solutions. This will impact the health of your entire body, causing stress and adrenal fatigue. It will also cause feelings of general fatigue and poor health. There are several remedies […]
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