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EPA’s Impact on Mood

Posted by Manuela Boyle on 2 June 2022
EPA’s Impact on Mood
Numerous studies have investigated the influence of omega-3 fatty acids, especially EPA and DHA (docosahexaenoic acid) in people with depression. While various combinations of EPA and DHA have displayed positive effects on mood, those composed mainly of EPA have shown more consistent benefits compared to mainly-DHA formulations. EPA and DHA are known to play distinct roles in neurological and immune function, and the results of several clinical trials suggest that an EPA-to-DHA intake ratio...
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Recovering From Cancer, Michael’s Focusing on Family Time and Feeling Grateful

Posted by Manuela Boyle on 24 May 2022
Recovering From Cancer, Michael’s Focusing on Family Time and Feeling Grateful
Just a wonderful testimonial: "For years, my life was work, work, work. My wife, Donna, and I have two grown daughters, Shelby and Elizabeth, and my family’s my whole world, but I was hardly home. I’m a truck driver and I was away for days at a time — I’d drive up to 2,600 miles a week. My father was a workaholic and I got that from him. Last September, I discovered a golf ball sized mass on my neck. I’d put off seeing a doctor and when I finally went to ...
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Ketogenic Diets and Mental Health - What Does the Research Say?

Posted by Manuela Boyle on 2 February 2022
Ketogenic Diets and Mental Health - What Does the Research Say?
Some of the latest research is starting to suggest that replacing carbohydrates in the diet with fat and protein may help treat Alzheimer’s disease, bipolar disorder and schizophrenia. By changing the fuel that the brain runs on from glucose to fat—through a process called ketosis—it may be possible to reverse and heal some of the damage underlying these mental health conditions.   Ketosis is a state where the body is forced to rely on fat rather than carbohydrates for...
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Lavender for Anxiety

Posted by Geoff Beaty on 30 July 2021
Lavender for Anxiety
Lavender is a well known to promote relaxation, foster sleep quality in those experiencing occasional anxiety, calm nervousness, and support general mental health. Clinical trials published in peer reviewed medical journals demonstrate levander is a well-tolerated option for occasional anxiety. While lavender's chemical composition includes terpenes, alcohols, ketones, polyphenols, and flavonoids, its monoterpenes linalyl acetate and linalool are the most likely primary components r...
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Anxiety disorders are one of the most common forms of Mental Illness during Cancer Treatments.

Posted by Geoff Beaty on 26 June 2021
Anxiety disorders are one of the most common forms of Mental Illness during Cancer Treatments.
Anxiety disorders are one of the most common forms of mental illness during cancer treatments.  A prescribed pharmaceutical medicine can mask the symptoms of mental health, without fully addressing the underlying causes of our anxiety issues. In order to restore ourselves to optimal health, we need to look at natural remedies for anxiety and the important relationship between our gut health and our mental health. What's the difference between experiencing anxiety and having an ...
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