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Yoga for Heart Health: Why It's Powerful Medicine

…even more interesting is that the participants found that yoga drastically improved their quality of life, and significantly reduced anxiety and depression. Plus, yoga for heart health—which is something I practice regularly myself—has other benefits as well. It helps you stay flexible and strong…

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How to Stop Seasonal Affective Disorder In Its Tracks

…improved their depression scores. The researchers felt that combining the two therapies was superior to either one alone. But there are several notes of caution: if you’re on Coumadin you shouldn’t take St. John’s wort. Plus, you shouldn't use St. John's wort with anti-depressive medications, such…

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Common Side Effects of Beta Blockers

…(metoprolol) * Tenormin (atenolol) * Corgard (nadolol) Side Effects of Beta Blockers * Erectile dysfunction * Sleep disturbances * Fatigue * Dizziness * Depression * Flu-like symptoms An additional side effect of beta blockers is depleted CoQ10, and should not be used by patients with asthma or active lung disease…

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4 Foods for Depression

…I recommend the Pan Asian and Mediterranean (PAM) diet for everyone. But if you suffer from mild depression, here are four foods for depression I recommend adding to your diet. Four Foods for Depression and Anxiety 1. Eat more eggs. Eggs contain all the basic amino acids necessary to produce essential…

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This Year, Try a Resolution You Can Live With

…pessimistic. After observing thousands of patients, I can assure you that attitude is the key to life. You can choose to be depressed and live with the biochemistry that depression creates in your body, or choose to be optimistic, find purpose in life, and live with the biochemistry that optimism creates…

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Could Alzheimer's Begin in Your Mid-40s?

…methylated version of the amino acid L-carnitine that goes straight to the brain where it helps improve memory, cognition, and learning; relieves depression; and reduces symptoms of Alzheimer’s disease. I recommend 1,500–3,000 mg ALC per day. * Broad spectrum tocotrienols help with glutathione metabolism…

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Drinking Cold Water With Meals? Think Again.

…town of Wall, South Dakota, The Husteads owned the Wall Drug Store, a struggling mom-and-pop pharmacy and soda fountain. It was the height of the Depression during a hot, dusty and grasshopper-plagued summer, and they were desperate for customers. In those days before air-conditioned cars, Dorothy came…

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7 Reasons Why Exercise Is More Powerful than a Drug

…your blood (stress tends to constrict arteries and drive up blood pressure). 5. Alleviate depression. A study undertaken at the world-famous Cooper Clinic in Dallas showed that individuals diagnosed with depression who would normally be put on medication could get relief from 180 minutes a week of physical…

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3 Hidden Cardiovascular Health Risks

…who bottle up their emotions have four times the incidence of heart disease than those who release their sadness or anger. In fact, people with depression have four times the incidence of heart disease than those who don’t. This is a much bigger cardiovascular health risk than cholesterol, or other…

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For a Healthy Heart, Make a Resolution of Optimism

…thousands of patients, I can assure you that attitude is the key to a healthy life, and a healthy heart. You can choose to be depressed and live with the biochemistry that depression creates in your body, or choose to be optimistic, find purpose in life, and live with the biochemistry that optimism creates…

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9 Ways to Reduce Blood Pressure Naturally

…enormous mental and emotional benefits and can improve your state of mind. It doesn’t take much to get results—some regular walking can beat back depression and anxiety. If you’re prone to stress, get moving! * Get proper rest: The age-old doctor’s recommendation goes straight to the heart of the…

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Heartbreak’s Emotional Stress Can Affect You Physically

…the emotional stress of losing of a loved one through divorce, death or any other circumstance can have as powerful of an impact as full-blown depression. That’s something I’ve been saying for years. Not only can heartbreak have a devastating impact on your emotional health, the loss of a vital…

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Apples and Alzheimer’s Prevention

…psychotic symptoms of Alzheimer’s. This preliminary finding that apple juice can affect mood for those with Alzheimer’s disease—who suffer with depression and anxiety, as well as symptoms of anger and frustration with their condition—is cause for larger clinical trials over longer periods of time…

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What are ACE Inhibitor Drugs?

…primary side effects of ACE inhibitor drugs include: * Decreased kidney function; * Decrease in sexual function; * Dizziness, headache, fatigue, and depression; * Liver damage; * Increased potassium levels, which can lead to serious cardiac problems (of particular concern for those taking potassium preparations…

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