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Using the Five Senses for Anxiety Relief
Anxiety is a disease that bites many. Anxiety doesn’t discriminate against age, sex, religion, race, or any other related demographics. It affects people differently and manifests in different ways. It can affect our thoughts, emotions, and even physical health if we let it get out of control. Everyone might deal with fright or worry from time to time, but take it up another notch and anxiety will override any of those milder forms. Anxiety is nothing to be afraid of because it can be mastered with the right tools. The following is a list of tricks on how to use your five senses to calm and overcome your anxiety. Pe...
Source: Psych Central - September 6, 2017 Category: Psychiatry Authors: Amy Hunt Tags: Anxiety General Happiness Health Insurance Herbs & Supplements Self-Esteem anxious thoughts calming Relaxation Sensory Perception worry Source Type: news

Pigment Found in Chamomile, Parsley Kills Mesothelioma Cells
A yellowish pigment common to parsley, celery, chamomile tea, oranges and grapefruit may be the latest treatment for mesothelioma cancer, a new study shows. While numerous studies have demonstrated the anti-cancer and antioxidant properties of apigenin (API), the natural pigment found in these plants and vegetables, researchers recently tested it against malignant mesothelioma cells. Doctors at the University of Rome evaluated the anti-tumor activities of API in mice injected with mesothelioma cells. API inhibited malignant mesothelioma (MM) cell survival and activated cell death, known as apoptosis. Mice treated with AP...
Source: Asbestos and Mesothelioma News - July 26, 2017 Category: Environmental Health Authors: Walter Pacheco Tags: apigenin benefits apigenin for cancer apigenin for mesothelioma new mesothelioma treatment Source Type: news

6 Foods To Eat When You're Stressed AF
Stress is brought on by a number of circumstances, from work deadlines to major life events. And when we’re overwhelmed, it can be very easy to cope with, say, a handful of chips or a cookie or two. But here’s the thing: The foods our brain likes directs us toward when we’re anxious may actually toy with our emotions even more, says Lisa R. Young, author of The Portion Teller Plan and adjunct professor of nutrition at New York University’s Steinhardt School of Culture, Education and Human Development.  “Sugar and processed foods, in particular the ‘white carbs,’ can cause...
Source: Healthy Living - The Huffington Post - December 28, 2016 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

17 Stress-Relief Gifts For Busy Moms
As a sober mom (8 years in January!) I am freaking serious about stress relief. I have to be, because I never, ever get to opt for the easy relaxation of a glass of wine or other substance to take the edge off at the end of a long day of crushing the game at home and at work.  No, these days I have to do way more time-consuming and boring stuff like meditate and exercise regularly in order to keep myself from becoming one of those frazzled moms in a stock photo whose kids are covered in like, spaghetti.  You know, this lady:  She’s just trying to talk on the phone and her kid’s on the freak...
Source: Healthy Living - The Huffington Post - December 6, 2016 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Watching What You Put In Your Mouth Can Reduce Health Care Spending More Than Politicians
Much of what I write is about the expensive, inequitable and unnecessarily complex U.S. health care system. About how corporate interests control both our health care system and our government--regardless of who we vote for--and what we can do about it. I will continue to do that, but going forward I'll also write about what is going right, especially in the private sector and the nonprofit world. I'll be introducing you to individuals, businesses, health care providers and organizations that are operating outside of government and who are making a positive difference in the lives of Americans. I'll be starting with in...
Source: Healthy Living - The Huffington Post - November 11, 2016 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

DR MAX THE MIND DOCTOR: Feminists who made birth MORE traumatic for women
Dr Max remembers the first birth he oversaw and the expectant mother who was insistent on having a natural labour with no painkillers and only chamomile tea to help her through. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - October 29, 2016 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Chamomile tea and gargle with salt water: Seven natural cures for tonsillitis
TONSILLITIS is an inflammation of the tonsils, usually caused by a viral infection or less commonly, a bacterial infection. (Source: Daily Express - Health)
Source: Daily Express - Health - October 22, 2016 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

From chamomile to rosewood and orange: The essential oils that can save your skin
WHETHER you want to brighten, tone or even out your complexion, harness the power of these natural remedies. (Source: Daily Express - Health)
Source: Daily Express - Health - September 26, 2016 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

4 Foods That Can Calm Anxiety And 3 That Don't.
dear Editor, I've included credits for all the photos above each point below the post and am hoping we can use this photo for the post itself and for social media sharing. Thank you! Anxiety has become so prevalent in today's world, it's now considered the norm rather than the unusual. According to the Anxiety and Depression Association of America, anxiety disorders are the most common mental illness in the U.S., affecting 40 million adults in the United States age 18 and older, or 18% of the population. (Source: National Institute of Mental Health) While medication is a valid route, many of us choose to seek a mo...
Source: Healthy Living - The Huffington Post - September 2, 2016 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Ask JJ: Type 2 Diabetes
Dear JJ: My doctor just diagnosed me with pre-diabetes. Type 2 diabetes runs in my family, but I will not accept it as my fate. You've written about sugar's detrimental impact, so how can I get this under control so it doesn't blow up into full-blown diabetes? Diabetes doesn't happen overnight or linearly, but when your metabolic machinery breaks, serious havoc ensues. The massive repercussions can become deadly. Every time you eat, you raise blood sugar, which triggers your pancreas to release a hormone called insulin. Every food raises blood sugar, but high-sugar impact foods do it big time. Your pancreas "secre...
Source: Healthy Living - The Huffington Post - June 16, 2016 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Natural Ways to Help Your Insomnia
I don't know if it's just a writer thing, but I get spells of insomnia all of the time. I will be laying in bed, fully aware that I NEED to get to sleep so that I can function the next day, but I just can't. I am usually fairly tired, too, but my mind just can't shut down. I once heard that if you want to imagine what the mind of a creative individual looks like, think of a web browser with thousands of tabs open all the time. I can't help but laugh, because it's completely true! My mind has a hard time turning off, which makes bed time almost impossible. I'm not the kind of person who would take prescription pills. Not ...
Source: Healthy Living - The Huffington Post - June 3, 2016 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

What Your Favorite Exercise Teachers Eat Every Day
After a tough exercise class, many people find themselves crawling toward the nearest source of food and hoovering up anything in sight. But imagine doing that exhausting exercise class two, three or four more times in one day. That’s what your favorite teachers and trainers do to help keep you motivated. Not only do they have to show you proper moves, but they also sweat (and even suffer) alongside you to inspire you to give it everything you’ve got, just like they do. Of course, it takes a lot of food to fuel all of that activity. HuffPost Lifestyle asked master trainers from five major gyms and boutique exer...
Source: Science - The Huffington Post - May 20, 2016 Category: Science Source Type: news

What Your Favorite Exercise Teachers Eat Every Day
After a tough exercise class, many people find themselves crawling toward the nearest source of food and hoovering up anything in sight. But imagine doing that exhausting exercise class two, three or four more times in one day. That’s what your favorite teachers and trainers do to help keep you motivated. Not only do they have to show you proper moves, but they also sweat (and even suffer) alongside you to inspire you to give it everything you’ve got, just like they do. Of course, it takes a lot of food to fuel all of that activity. HuffPost Lifestyle asked master trainers from five major gyms and boutique exer...
Source: Healthy Living - The Huffington Post - May 20, 2016 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Pinkies Up! There Could Be Some Real Health Benefits To Drinking Tea
Tea gets short shrift as coffee’s milder little sister. But these leaves may have a lot more to offer drinkers than just their subtle taste. Large, observational studies have found lifelong tea drinkers are less likely to face early cognitive decline and get certain types of cancer, stroke, coronary heart disease, and type 2 diabetes. We should also note that by “tea,” we mean the leaves from the Camellia sinensis plant that are plucked and processed in different ways to make black, green, white, oolong and pu’er teas -- not herbal infusions like peppermint, hibiscus and chamomile teas. Researchers ...
Source: Science - The Huffington Post - March 25, 2016 Category: Science Source Type: news

Pinkies Up! There Could Be Some Real Health Benefits To Drinking Tea
Tea gets short shrift as coffee’s milder little sister. But these leaves may have a lot more to offer drinkers than just their subtle taste. Large, observational studies have found lifelong tea drinkers are less likely to face early cognitive decline and get certain types of cancer, stroke, coronary heart disease, and type 2 diabetes. We should also note that by “tea,” we mean the leaves from the Camellia sinensis plant that are plucked and processed in different ways to make black, green, white, oolong and pu’er teas -- not herbal infusions like peppermint, hibiscus and chamomile teas. Researchers ...
Source: Healthy Living - The Huffington Post - March 25, 2016 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Tips for Improving Your Sleep Quality for Ultimate Next-Day Energy
My Sleep Routine: Tips For Improving Your Sleep Quality For Next-Day Energy was originally posted on CapitolStartup.com Even though the post covering my morning routine of meditation, water and fasted workouts was written almost two years ago, it still remains one of my most post popular posts. And yes, I still follow that routine almost every morning. But I've learned that no matter how well my morning routine is designed and how closely I follow it, getting to and sustaining a high level of productivity -- at least for me personally -- really requires restful and rejuvenating sleep. Before even getting into what works fo...
Source: Healthy Living - The Huffington Post - March 18, 2016 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Follow the poodle? Alternatives to prescription sleep medications
A contemporary author once wrote, “The night is the hardest time to be alive and 4 a.m. knows all my secrets.” If you haven’t been sleeping well for a while, this quote might feel like your new reality. You might even find yourself tempted by the happy poodles and free-floating butterflies on TV imploring you to ask your doctor about their new drugs for insomnia. But, before answering their siren call, you pause. You notice the side effects are rattled off rapidly and are difficult to understand. You are worried about being “hooked” on them forever. You ask yourself, is there another way to ge...
Source: New Harvard Health Information - February 10, 2016 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Stuart Quan, MD Tags: Anxiety and Depression Behavioral Health Complementary and alternative medicine Drugs and Supplements Sleep Source Type: news

Plant compound found in spices, herbs increases brain connections
Apigenin, a substance found in parsley, thyme, chamomile and red pepper, improves neuron formation and strengthens the connections between brain cells, new lab research demonstrates. (Source: ScienceDaily Headlines)
Source: ScienceDaily Headlines - December 10, 2015 Category: Science Source Type: news

14 Ways to Improve Your Sleep
By John Swartzberg, M.D. Are you sleep deprived? The odds are good that you'll answer yes. In 2013, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention called insufficient sleep a major public health problem, noting that nearly 30% of adults get less than six hours of sleep a night. And a national survey by the Better Sleep Council found that a solid majority of us (61%) crave sleep more than sex. Check our chart: How Much Sleep Do You Really Need? It's conventional wisdom that we sleep less than our ancestors, although that may not be true. One new study of hunter-gatherer societies found they sleep on average 5.7 to 7.1 hou...
Source: Healthy Living - The Huffington Post - December 5, 2015 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

How To Avoid A Thanksgiving Food Coma While Eating What You Want
After eating that enormous Thanksgiving meal, you may want to curl up on the couch (or a stretcher) and moan in belly agony while half-watching football on TV. Experts estimate the average American consumes upwards of 4,500 calories on Thanksgiving, so it's no wonder a lot of us experience pain after the culinary pleasure. But be grateful for this: There are ways to abate the stomach misery without skimping on any of your favorite Thanksgiving foods. A lot of the discomfort will subside with time and patience (and stomach-settling foods on Black Friday), but certain activities and strategies -- like walking after din...
Source: Science - The Huffington Post - November 24, 2015 Category: Science Source Type: news

10 Sleep Technologies: How Much Snore for the Dollar?
Do you want better sleep? Of course you do. You know how bad it is to miss out on sleep, so it can feel like insult added to injury to read yet another newfound, devastating consequence of insufficient sleep: heart disease, heart attack, high blood pressure, stroke, diabetes, mental impairment, etc. And the list is expanding almost daily as researchers learn more. There are "easy" actions that may aid with sleep. Relaxation activities like meditation or chamomile tea are useful for some. Setting and sticking to a waking and sleeping schedule, creating a bedroom retreat, and making a list of worries before turning...
Source: Healthy Living - The Huffington Post - October 27, 2015 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Effects of an intervention with drinking chamomile tea on sleep quality and depression in sleep disturbed postnatal women: a randomized controlled trial - Chang SM, Chen CH.
AIM: The purpose of this study was to evaluate the effects of chamomile tea on sleep quality, fatigue and depression in postpartum women. BACKGROUND: Sleep quality is a significant issue for postnatal women. Chamomile is widely used as a folk remed... (Source: SafetyLit: All (Unduplicated))
Source: SafetyLit: All (Unduplicated) - October 23, 2015 Category: Global & Universal Tags: Distraction, Fatigue, Chronobiology, Vigilance, Workload Source Type: news

9 Ways to Get Your Best Sleep Ever
Restful sleep is the all-important magic pill we all need. After years of sleeplessness, I finally decided to try to figure this out. Here are the 9 most important tips I learned. Try Sleeping Naked: I don't know about you, but this did wonders for me. Sleeping naked helped me feel much more at ease and unrestrained in bed, and definitely contributed to better sleep. Keep the Devices Away: If possible, put your computers and gadgets in another room. Maybe it is psychological but the mere presence of these gadgets in my sleeping environment often stresses me out. Get an Eye Mask: I live in a rented apartment where the cu...
Source: Healthy Living - The Huffington Post - October 4, 2015 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Lower thyroid cancer risk with chamomile tea
(NaturalNews) Chamomile, the attractive, daisy-like flower that is native to many parts of Europe, has a long history of medicinal use that stretches back to the time of ancient Rome. It is most popularly known for its ability to promote relaxation, stress relief and a good night's... (Source: NaturalNews.com)
Source: NaturalNews.com - August 11, 2015 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Here's the Real Reason You're Not Getting Seven Hours of Sleep
You've done the impossible. You've shut your devices, learned how to meditate, stretched into downward-dog and cut out double-shot espressos. You've said "no" to late night social activities and you've ruled out possible sleep disorders. After sipping chamomile tea, you crawl under the puffy down covers feeling calm and ready for a solid seven hours of sleep. So why are you staring at the ceiling four hours later? Don't misunderstand me. These sleep hacks are valuable. They'll surely transition you from the frantic pace of the day, but you still can't sleep through the night. SLEEP CAN BE ANXIETY-PRODUCING Let's...
Source: Healthy Living - The Huffington Post - July 31, 2015 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Chamomile tea lowers thyroid cancer risk: Study
(NaturalNews) The tiny, daisy-like flowers from the chamomile plant have long been valued for their medicinal properties. At least as far back as Roman times, chamomile was used in teas and extracts to promote relaxation and restful sleep as well as to support the health of the digestive... (Source: NaturalNews.com)
Source: NaturalNews.com - July 28, 2015 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Reduced Mortality Risks and Correlation vs. Causation
NCCIH Director Dr. Josephine Briggs discusses the difference between correlation and causation, as illustrated by a recent study on chamomile, in this blog post. (Source: NCCAM Featured Content)
Source: NCCAM Featured Content - July 23, 2015 Category: Complementary Medicine Authors: Josephine P. Briggs, M.D. Source Type: news

Why the Smells of Flowers Affect Us More Than We Think
By Pat Miller, florist on BloomNation and Owner of A Bed of Roses Florist in San Francisco, CA It turns out there's a reason why you love decorating your home and office with fresh flowers -- biophilia. According to prominent German psychologist Eric Fromm, biophilia is "the passionate love of life and of all that is alive." This natural tendency makes the exposure to plants and flowers on a regular basis more necessary than most would think. Unfortunately, our cemented-over way of daily living disconnects us from the natural world, both physically and emotionally. Recent studies at Harvard and Rutgers show tha...
Source: Healthy Living - The Huffington Post - July 15, 2015 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

8 Foods That Are Good For Your Skin
SPECIAL FROM Grandparents.com There's an endless supply of new skin care products hitting drugstores and specialty stores every day, but that doesn't mean you necessarily need them. Shopping for skin care can be both expensive and time consuming. And there's nothing more frustrating than bringing home a pricey cream only to discover that it doesn't even work. The next time you have a dry patch or irritation, forget going to the store. Instead, head straight for your own fridge or pantry. Odds are you already own some fantastic skin care ingredients—you may have even had them for breakfast. Citrus Fruits Vitamin C ...
Source: Healthy Living - The Huffington Post - June 21, 2015 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Chamomile Tea Tied to Longer Lives for Mexican-American Women
Title: Chamomile Tea Tied to Longer Lives for Mexican-American WomenCategory: Health NewsCreated: 6/13/2015 12:00:00 AMLast Editorial Review: 6/15/2015 12:00:00 AM (Source: MedicineNet Womens Health General)
Source: MedicineNet Womens Health General - June 15, 2015 Category: OBGYN Source Type: news

Chamomile Tea Tied to Longer Lives for Mexican-American Women
But study did not determine how much was consumed, and only found an association, not cause-and-effect link Source: HealthDay Related MedlinePlus Pages: Herbal Medicine, Hispanic American Health (Source: MedlinePlus Health News)
Source: MedlinePlus Health News - June 13, 2015 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Is chamomile tea the secret to a long life? Herbal brew can slash the risk of an early death
Chamomile tea was linked with a 29 per cent lower risk of death from all causes - but only in women - researchers from The University of Texas Medical Branch found. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - May 21, 2015 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Chamomile tea tied to lower thyroid cancer risk
(Reuters Health) - Consumption of chamomile tea was linked with a lower risk of thyroid cancer in a small Greek study. (Source: Reuters: Health)
Source: Reuters: Health - April 21, 2015 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: healthNews Source Type: news

Neanderthal Study Argues The Original Paleo Diet Included Flavorful Herbs
As you've surely figured out by now, especially if you're Facebook friends with any Crossfit enthusiasts, the fastest-growing diet of the past few years is the Paleo diet. It restricts adherents' food intake to ingredients that were -- at least theoretically -- consumed by hominids in the Paleolithic Age, which ended sometime around 10,000 B.C.E. That means no wheat, no sugar, no alcohol and certainly no artificial additives. Paleo is surely one of the most imaginatively daring diets ever devised. The underpinning idea is that the key to ideal health is to return, as much as possible, to the way our ancestors ate in some...
Source: Science - The Huffington Post - April 18, 2015 Category: Science Source Type: news

Neanderthal Study Argues The Original Paleo Diet Included Flavorful Herbs
As you've surely figured out by now, especially if you're Facebook friends with any Crossfit enthusiasts, the fastest-growing diet of the past few years is the Paleo diet. It restricts adherents' food intake to ingredients that were -- at least theoretically -- consumed by hominids in the Paleolithic Age, which ended sometime around 10,000 B.C.E. That means no wheat, no sugar, no alcohol and certainly no artificial additives. Paleo is surely one of the most imaginatively daring diets ever devised. The underpinning idea is that the key to ideal health is to return, as much as possible, to the way our ancestors ate in some...
Source: Healthy Living - The Huffington Post - April 18, 2015 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Are You Sleepy ALL the Time? Don't Panic!
A good night's sleep is one of the most effective tools known to enhance mental and physical stamina. A chronic lack of sleep can be linked to certain symptoms, including poor concentration, dizziness, headaches, weight gain, depression and general fatigue throughout the day.  With maturity comes change, including the amount of time we are able to devote to regular sleep cycles.  Sleep deprivation may seem like a minor inconvenience, but it's much more than a nuisance!  In fact, research tells us that those with ongoing insomnia may be at a higher risk for developing serious chronic illnesses, such as D...
Source: Healthy Living - The Huffington Post - February 19, 2015 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

From A to Z, A Nerd's Guide To Herbal Tea
Stop right there: Before you reach for yet another cup of joe, consider the benefits of a nice cup of herbal tea. While it’s not quite tea by the proper definition -- traditional black, white and green teas are all derived from the Camellia sinensis plant, while herbal teas, or tisane, can be brewed with a wide variety of herbs and spices -- going herbal will add new flavor to your life. You can reap benefits for both your mind and your body by engaging in the centuries-old tradition of tea drinking. Since the world of herbal tea is so vast, we’ve partnered with Traditional Medicinals to put together an A-to-Z...
Source: Healthy Living - The Huffington Post - December 29, 2014 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Chamomile essential oil shown to kill up to 93 percent of breast cancer cells
(NaturalNews) They've gained considerable notoriety in recent years for their myriad uses in both aromatherapy and integrative medicine. But did you know that essential oils can also be an effective anti-cancer remedy?Chinese researchers learned this after studying the healing... (Source: NaturalNews.com)
Source: NaturalNews.com - November 26, 2014 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Chamomile displays outstanding anti-anxiety and anticancer properties
For many people living in such a fast-paced world, society's many constraints will eventually take its toll and lead them to experience various levels of stress and anxiety. In many cases, people feel helpless, and if the conditions remain untreated, they can easily... (Source: NaturalNews.com)
Source: NaturalNews.com - December 7, 2013 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Will Stevia Get A 'Breaking Bad' Bounce?
**Spoiler alert** If you're like me and among one of the 8 million-plus who watched the final episode of AMC's Breaking Bad last evening, you learned that Lydia Rodarte-Quayle's predictability for café meetings and chamomile tea with stevia led to her demise. Walter White took advantage of her detailed attention to schedule to replace the single packet of stevia on her table with his long ago-isolated ricin, a potent toxin from Castor beans. (Source: Forbes.com Healthcare News)
Source: Forbes.com Healthcare News - September 30, 2013 Category: Pharmaceuticals Authors: David Kroll Source Type: news

Natural Sleep Aids
Herbal remedies have been used to treat various health problems for thousands of years. One of the most common uses of herbs has been to relieve insomnia. Unfortunately, little scientific evidence is available regarding the safety and efficacy of herbal treatments for insomnia. The major herbals used include chamomile, valerian and lavender. read more (Source: Psychology Today Anxiety Center)
Source: Psychology Today Anxiety Center - May 6, 2013 Category: Psychiatry & Psychology Authors: John Cline, Ph.D. Tags: Anxiety Sleep anxiety medications behavioral strategies emergency department visits health services administration herbal preparations herbal treatments herbs and supplements insomnia insomnia medications insomnia treatment medical Source Type: news