Does Anxiety Cause PTSD or Does PTSD Cause Anxiety?
“PTSD is a whole-body tragedy, an integral human event of enormous proportions with massive repercussions.” ― Susan Pease Banitt This question came up in conversation when I was speaking with someone who has experienced severe panic attacks to the point of calling them “debilitating”, requiring inpatient care.  As they were sharing about the ordeal, they told me that when they contemplate the time spent seeking treatment and the aftermath, it ramped up both the anxiety and PTSD symptoms. Even as a career therapist with decades of experience treating people with stand-alone anxiety, with no overt PTSD s...
Source: World of Psychology - February 18, 2019 Category: Psychiatry & Psychology Authors: Edie Weinstein, MSW, LSW Tags: Anxiety and Panic Personal Psychotherapy PTSD Trauma Aromatherapy Breathing Exercise PTSD trigger Relaxation Self Care Source Type: blogs

How to Overcome Shyness: 90 Remarkably Fresh Strategies
Note: This post is written by Dan Stelter Terrified in social situations? Feel everyone’s eyes on you? Like they can’t wait for you to screw up so they can criticize you? You may feel it’s impossible to overcome your fear. Will you be reserved to the corner of the room, or maybe your own home, for your entire life? Nope. You can be confident and comfortable in social situations that have haunted you your entire life. Well, you can if you follow these 90 strategies for overcoming shyness: Your anxious thoughts lie to you. They always tell you you’ll mess up and someone will reject you. A rare few people do. Most do...
Source: Life Optimizer - April 12, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Dan Tags: Attitude Relationship Source Type: blogs

Study on Potential Toxicity of E-Cigarette Flavorings Produces Unwarranted Scare
A study published in the journal Tobacco Control this past April has produced an unwarranted scare about the potential toxicity of the flavorings in electronic cigarettes.(See: Tierney PA, et al. Flavour chemicals in electronic cigarette fluids. Tobacco Control. Published online ahead of print on April 15, 2015. DOI: 0.1136/tobaccocontrol-2014-052175.)The study used gas chromatography/mass spectrometry to analyze the chemical constituents in e-liquids of various flavors. It appears that 30 different e-liquid flavors were tested. Multiple flavors of two brands of disposable e-cigarettes (Blu and NJOY) were tested along with...
Source: The Rest of the Story: Tobacco News Analysis and Commentary - July 16, 2015 Category: Addiction Source Type: blogs

Does Farmaesthetics make greener products?
Amy asks…I’m looking for natural products just as many other people are. I read about Farmaesthetics new Almond Blossom Organic Body Wash and it sounds fantastic (and expensive!) Is this product green or not and is it worth the money? The Beauty Brains respond Farmaesthetics bills themselves as the “creators of 100% natural fine herbal skincare preparations.” They claim that their products are “100% natural; there are no chemicals, fillers, dyes, fragrances, natural identicals or petroleum products.” A 16 ounce bottle of their new Almond body wash will set you back $45 which makes it one of the more expensive ...
Source: thebeautybrains.com - December 27, 2014 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Perry Romanowski Tags: Natural Source Type: blogs

Is Lush Fair Trade Honey shampoo really preservative free?
Rachel says…After reading your articles about the importance of preservatives in cosmetics I’m always worried about the so-called “preservative-free” products. I’d love to try Lush’s honey shampoo but it’s expensive and I’m worried that it won’t keep very long without preservatives. Can you shed any light on this?  The Beauty Brains respond:  The Lush website explains that 50% of this shampoo formula consists of honey. Honey is self-preserving because it has a very low water-activity (0.6). Essentially this means that there’s not enough water in the product for ...
Source: thebeautybrains.com - August 29, 2013 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: thebeautybrains Tags: Questions Source Type: blogs

Kaia Juicy Bamboo Facial Cleansing Cloth: in the Beauty Brains bathroom
Today I’m sharing my impressions of Kaia Juicy Bamboo facial cleansing cloths.   What’s in it and what’s not in it According to their website, these cloths are a “natural cleanser, toner, eye makeup remover that doesn’t fry your skin.” Purest cleansing cloth on the market Soaked in vitamins B12, C, E Lifts and dissolves makeup without stinging eyes It also contains honey and 8 natural plant oils and is free from parabens and sulfates. Sarah Bellum says… The bamboo fabric is softer than any non-woven towelette I’ve ever used yet it still has enough texture that it gives a deep ...
Source: thebeautybrains.com - August 2, 2013 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Sarah Bellum Tags: Questions Source Type: blogs

Playboy VIP Perfume: In the Beauty Brains Bathroom
Speaking of perfume (as I was earlier today in the  post Why Does Perfume Make me Sneeze),  Coty is launching two new Playboy themed scents in honor of founder Hugh Hefner’s upcoming nuptials. Playboy VIP for Her is a joyful fragrance full of floral contrasts and sparkling ingredients that surprise, thrill and exude sensuality with a playful touch. A scintillating mélange of subtle musk and sandalwood, Playboy VIP for Her delivers a lingering, tempting scent for women with luxurious taste. ($17) It kinda sorta smells like a stripper fragrance a little bit which I think is highly appropriate given the branding. Pla...
Source: thebeautybrains.com - January 7, 2013 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: thebeautybrains Tags: Questions Source Type: blogs