What Are Adaptogens and Why Are People Taking Them?
Adaptogens are a buzzword in the wellness world, popping up everywhere from juice bars to lifestyle blogs. But what are adaptogenic herbs, exactly? Here’s what you need to know. What are adaptogens? Adaptogens are non-toxic plants that are marketed as helping the body resist stressors of all kinds, whether physical, chemical or biological. These herbs and roots have been used for centuries in Chinese and Ayurvedic healing traditions, but they’re having a renaissance today. Some, like holy basil, can be eaten as part of a meal, and some are consumed as supplements or brewed into teas. Each one claims to do somet...
Source: TIME: Health - February 28, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Jamie Ducharme Tags: Uncategorized Diet/Nutrition healthytime onetime Source Type: news
Medical News Today: Rhodiola rosea: Benefits, side effects, and dosage
Learn about the possible uses for Rhodiola rosea, an herb that has been used in medicine for centuries. We look at the evidence for the suggested benefits. (Source: Health News from Medical News Today)
Source: Health News from Medical News Today - October 5, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Complementary Medicine / Alternative Medicine Source Type: news
The cancer-stress connection
It’s no secret that stress can be deadly. It weakens your immune system… It increases your risk of heart disease… But new research shows that stress can be particularly deadly for people with cancer. A recent study in Australia found that stress allows cancer to spread six times faster. Aussie researchers tracked breast cancer cells in mice. They tagged the cancer cells with a fluorescent marker. Then they used state-of-the-art imaging to see tumor cells that had spread into the lymph system.1 What they saw was remarkable… The images showed that stress increases the number and size of lymph ...
Source: Al Sears, MD Natural Remedies - October 4, 2017 Category: Complementary Medicine Authors: Al Sears Tags: Cancer Health heart disease immune system stress Source Type: news
Go for the gold in bed
Olympic athletes have a secret that most mere mortals just don't get. And it's the same secret that can make you a gold-medal superstar in bed. I'm talking about oxygen. Olympians understand that every cell in your body is designed to burn oxygen. Cut back on oxygen and all cellular processes slow down. You start to become tired or short of breath. So, high concentrations of oxygen in every cell in your body makes the difference between a gold medal and an "also ran." It's the same for you in just about every part of your life. With plenty of oxygen, your body pulses with energy....
Source: Al Sears, MD Natural Remedies - October 3, 2017 Category: Complementary Medicine Authors: Al Sears Tags: Anti-Aging Source Type: news
5 Natural Ways to Alleviate Anxiety
When anxiety strikes, it can throw everything in your life out of whack. Sleep, productivity, energy levels, diet, and routines suffer. These natural self-care techniques can help you achieve a balanced state, especially when you need time to address the deeper, underlying issues creating stress and anxiety in your life. These techniques are also a great way to improve your health, energy, and well-being. Nourish Yourself Anxiety often invites overindulgence in an attempt to calm your nerves. The very act of overindulging can increase anxiety if you ingest stimulants, not to mention any guilt or judgment you might have a...
Source: Healthy Living - The Huffington Post - August 23, 2016 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news
Nutrients To Energize Your Mitochondria
For more than a decade now, I’ve been boosting my patients’ mitochondria with two super-nutrients — CoQ10 and pyrroloquinoline quinone, or PQQ. You see, if you keep your mitochondria healthy, your body will have all the energy it’ll ever need to stay strong and ward off the diseases of aging. The problem is that mainstream medicine is lagging way behind, so you won’t hear about this from your doctor. But along with your telomeres, the cellular time keepers at the ends of your chromosomes, your mitochondria are key components in the anti-aging equation. Keeping them safe and charged is essenti...
Source: Al Sears, MD Natural Remedies - May 18, 2016 Category: Complementary Medicine Authors: Al Sears Tags: Health Source Type: news
Mitochondrial Function: The Other Half Of The Anti-Aging Story
Telomere science changed everything we knew about aging. But today, I want to talk to you about the other half of the anti-aging equation. Regular readers will already know by protecting your telomeres, you can slow — and even reverse — the aging process. You see, your telomeres are like little countdown clocks that protect the DNA in your cells. They shorten with each cell division. And the shorter they get the faster you develop the signs of aging. So by protecting and nourishing them, you can literally turn back the years. I was one of the first doctors to put telomere science to the test. And for years, I&...
Source: Al Sears, MD Natural Remedies - March 9, 2016 Category: Complementary Medicine Authors: Al Sears Tags: Anti-Aging mitochondria telomere Source Type: news
Roseroot herb shows promise as potential depression treatment option, Penn team finds
(University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine) Rhodiola rosea (R. rosea), or roseroot, may be a beneficial treatment option for major depressive disorder, according to results of a study in the journal Phytomedicine led by Jun J. Mao, M.D., M.S.C.E., associate professor of Family Medicine, Community Health and Epidemiology and colleagues at the Perelman School of Medicine of University of Pennsylvania. (Source: EurekAlert! - Social and Behavioral Science)
Source: EurekAlert! - Social and Behavioral Science - March 26, 2015 Category: Global & Universal Source Type: news
Natural Stress-Buster that Lets You Live Longer
As you know, one of the main areas of focus at my wellness clinic is non-invasive, natural therapies for anti-aging. That’s why when patients come to me with what they call the “symptoms of old age,” I feel compelled to set them on the right course. And I can tell you that the literally thousands of patients I’ve seen with these “symptoms” over the years have left my clinic – some even as skeptics – and returned renewed and rejuvenated. But, I confess, the cure was easy. Because usually their problems were not “symptoms” at all. They were the side-effects of our p...
Source: Al Sears, MD Natural Remedies - February 6, 2015 Category: Complementary Medicine Authors: Dr. Al Sears Tags: Anti-Aging Source Type: news
Lifespan Of Fruit Flies Boosted By Nearly 25 Percent By Herbal Extract
The herbal extract of a yellow-flowered mountain plant long used for stress relief was found to increase the lifespan of fruit fly populations by an average of 24 percent, according to UC Irvine researchers. But it's how Rhodiola rosea, also known as golden root, did this that grabbed the attention of study leaders Mahtab Jafari and Sam Schriner. They discovered that Rhodiola works in a manner completely unrelated to dietary restriction and affects different molecular pathways... (Source: Health News from Medical News Today)
Source: Health News from Medical News Today - June 20, 2013 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Seniors / Aging Source Type: news