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Treatments for Depression

…Robin Williams earlier this summer shed light on the hidden battles we all face. Many folks suffer silently with depression, dysphoria (an emotional state marked by anxiety, depression, and restlessness), and other demons that the rest of us—even close family and friends—know nothing about. Let…

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Little-Known Health Benefits of Probiotics

…type 2 diabetes have different gut bacteria than those without diabetes. * Depression and anxiety. Some research has found that when your gut bacteria are out of balance (dysbiosis), it can affect your mood. For example, anxiety gives us butterflies and stress ties our stomach in knots. Thanks to the gut…

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6 Secret Weapons for Successful New Year's Resolutions

…you've ever tried to quit smoking, swear off sugar, or kick caffeine, you know the symptoms of withdrawal: headaches, irritability, fatigue, depression, anxiety, and insomnia. These symptoms can be enough to derail even the most committed among us. Fortunately, withdrawal symptoms can be eased considerably…

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Diabesity Challenge Tip: Dealing With Holiday Stress

Stress is synonymous with the holiday season. Crowded shops, stretched budgets, and houseguests take their toll, and depression, anxiety, and emotional eating are unfortunate yet common responses. Thankfully, Mother Nature has provided something to help us get through this demanding time of year—an…

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ADHD Treatments That Really Work

…Whitaker Wellness, we routinely use therapies that help normalize the brain’s electrical activity and are useful for treating ADHD along with depression, anxiety, addictions, memory impairment, and other neurological ailments. Treating ADHD With Dilantin Dilantin is a prescription drug commonly used for…

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Natural Treatments for Fibromyalgia

…usual pain meds. Some doctors don’t think fibromyalgia is a real disease, and others believe it’s merely a physical reaction to stress, depression or anxiety, which explains why antidepressants and other psychotropic drugs are often prescribed. I certainly don’t have all the answers, but I have…

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The Link Between Anticholinergic Drugs and Dementia

…drugs causing memory loss and dementia aren’t the usual suspects. You’d rightly assume that medications aimed at cognitive function, depression, or anxiety might alter brain function. But most people wouldn’t think that over-the counter meds taken for hay fever or prescriptions for urinary incontinence…

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Preventing Asthma Attacks Naturally

…of severe exacerbations and death; and leukotriene-modifying drugs (Singulair, Accolate, Zyflo) carry label warnings linking them with anxiety, aggression, depression, and suicide. That said, I am not suggesting you throw out your meds. Asthma is a serious condition that affects 26 million Americans,…

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Hope for Hepatitis C

…include, but are not limited to: flu-like symptoms, insomnia, thinning hair, muscle and joint pain, fatigue, and psychiatric problems, i.e. anxiety, depression, and intense irritability. Ribavirin has serious side effects as well, including hemolytic anemia, which is marked by the destruction of red…

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Treating Restless Leg Syndrome

…“restless,” wait an hour, and see how you feel. It’s that simple. To learn more about this versatile medication, which is also effective for anxiety, depression, insomnia, tremors, and more, read Jack Dreyfus’ book The Story of a Remarkable Medicine (look for it online or call 800-810-6655 to order…

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Diabesity Challenge Tip: Stress Less, Stay Healthy

…stress, it increases circulation, reduces muscular tension, and just plain feels good. It’s impossible to experience genuine humor and feel angry, depressed, or anxious at the same time. The mere act of smiling also has benefits. You can actually change your mood by changing your body language. Smiling…

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