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Chronic stress and adaptogens

October 2, 2012

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by Julia Busch  —  Excessive, prolonged stress can raise cortisol, our body’s “fight-or-flight” hormone, to highly toxic levels. Intended for spurts of extra energy in times of physical danger or psychological stress, cortisol has become the “stress hormone,” a silent killer in our high-pressure lifestyle. High ongoing levels of cortisol in the bloodstream can relentlessly […]

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Stress: A cause of adrenal fatigue?

September 11, 2012

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by Dr. Sarv Varta K. Khalsa —  Adrenal fatigue is one of the most common and under-diagnosed health conditions in modern society. We live fast-paced lives with busy schedules that don’t allow much time for rest and relaxation. Just the stress of daily responsibilities can eventually take its toll. Our adrenal glands play a key […]

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Three things you may not know about heart health

August 13, 2012

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by Paula Owens — What causes heart disease? A healthy heart is the foundation of your health, vitality, physical ability and longevity. There are many risk factors to be aware of that you can control, such as smoking, lack of exercise, low vitamin D levels, obesity, type II diabetes, stress and poor diet. Food items […]

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