Irritability

Walking Club Check-In: Why It's Important to Walk in October!

…muscles, improves sleep, and reduces levels of the stress hormone cortisol. These changes can take a bite out of symptoms such as sadness, anxiety, irritability, stress, fatigue, anger, self-doubt, and hopelessness. So, if you’re feeling low, get out your walking shoes and let physical activity raise your…

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Could a Power Outage Actually Be Good For Your Health?

…constant bombardment from electromagnetic frequencies in our high tech environment, many of us do have symptoms—from agitation to sleeplessness, irritability, and headaches. Yet, we don't connect them to our technology exposure. Maybe a power outage is a forced vacation from our high-tech world? I'd never…

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Supplement and Medication Interactions to Avoid

…overdose of serotonin, the brain's "happy hormone," may occur. This medication interaction results in serotonin excess, which manifests itself as irritability, dry mouth and insomnia. * Do not use the herbs valerian root or passion flower if you take tranquilizers like Valium or Xanax, because this combination…

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Civil War History of Stress and Heart Disease

…disorder back then. He worked in Union hospitals and observed patients with what he called an "irritable heart." Yet, they didn’t exhibit any of the physical abnormalities he expected to find with an irritable heart, such as an enlarged or dilated heart. In his 1871 report of 300 soldiers, he also described…

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Heart-Healthy Eating: A Little Insurance Against Holiday Excess

…diseases in the elderly can be altered favorably with the use of probiotics. Another study, out of the University of Helsinki, shows that patients with irritable bowel syndrome who took probiotics had a marked reduction in their symptoms—particularly distension and abdominal pain. Additional experiments are…

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Can Optimism Improve Your Health?

…Americans don’t have that “luxury.” If you failed at a task the day before, be grateful if you have the chance to try again. If a relative has irritated you, remember good times you have had together. Reminding yourself of what you are grateful for will promote optimism and hope, even if your life…

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Beat Your Sugar Habit

…Sugar addiction driven by yeast/Candida overgrowth. In addition to fatigue and sugar cravings, this is often associated with digestive problems (irritable bowel syndrome/spastic colon) and chronic nasal congestion or sinusitis. * Type 4. Sugar addiction driven by depression and anxiety caused by hormonal…

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Health Benefits of Donating Blood

…iron overload. Their physicians are often perplexed by their symptoms of fatigue, abdominal pain, organ failure, immune dysfunction, skin bronzing, irritable bowel syndrome, menstrual irregularity, hair loss and explosive diarrhea. To find out if your iron levels are healthy, ask your doctor to perform…

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