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How to Cope with Stress - Mindfulness in Everyday Living

Best Ways to Cope with Stress – Mindfulness in Everyday Living

“We are a resonating system in process rather than a stable, solid mass” – Randall McClellom The cycles of nature are an ever-present reminder of our own innate capacity for transformation and renewal and that all living things are in a state of flux. Change is the only constant in life. Nothing is set in stone, difficult times may feel as if they will go on forever, but process, assimilation, and change are the natural way of things. The connection between body and mind is such that what happens in our every day leaves its imprint on the body. Life, or to be more precise, our perception of it, constantly shapes us. The language we use reflects this: we speak of feeling crushed by a careless remark,...

5 Integrative Medicine Techniques for Treating Anxiety

5 Integrative Medicine Techniques for Treating Anxiety

Everybody knows what anxiety feels like. It’s a normal emotion that you feel when you’re under pressure, having problems, or experiencing something new and unfamiliar. However, for some of us, anxiety levels can become too high and take over. Over 19 million adults in America suffer high levels of anxiety that dramatically affects their daily life. Anxiety may be aggravated by certain chemicals, toxins, environmental stresses, nutritional deficiencies, and/or hormonal imbalances. Common symptoms of an anxiety disorder include: Nightmares Palpitations Ritualistic behaviors Feeling panicked Scared Uneasy Uncontrollable obsessive thoughts Muscle tension Dizziness Nausea Inability to stay still or be calm Treating anxiety depends on what type of anxiety the person is experiencing and the underlying root cause of the anxiety. Integrative medicine strives to achieve balance in all...

5 Things To Consider When Buying Memory Boosting Supplements

Without the ability to store and recall memories, you would not only be unable to remember names, contact numbers, why you went to the store or the time for an important meeting, but you will also be unable to learn and master new skills that you can use to improve your life, productivity, and career. Fortunately, the human brain has the ability to store memories and it allows you to recall those memories on-demand. This, however, is a common problem among the global population – with an increased amount of stress being placed upon people, approximately 6.7% of the U.S. population struggling daily with depression and sleep deprivation declared as a public health concern – which are all factors that lead to cognitive impairment. If you suffer...

Natural & Herbal Remedies For Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD)

Natural & Herbal Remedies For Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD)

Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder affects millions of people around the world in countless different ways, but fortunately, there are a number of home remedies for PTSD, which include the use of holy basil, chamomile, green tea, stinging nettle, valerian, aromatherapy, kava root, skullcap, and dong quai, as well as behavioral remedies, such as social engagement, avoiding reminders of the event, and reducing emotional arousal. Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD) Although many people have heard of post-traumatic stress disorder, not everyone fully understands it, and the emotional repercussions of the disorder can be hard to comprehend unless you have experienced it personally. Post-traumatic stress disorder (commonly called PTSD) is a mental disorder that develops in many people following a traumatic event, such as a physical assault, armed conflict, rape, accidents...

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Are Psilocybin Mushrooms a Game Changer for Severe Anxiety/Depression?

Introduction: There are major developments taking place right now in medical research that I believe will eventually lead to amazing new treatments. The ironic thing is that in many cases some of these new breakthrough treatments will utilize rather ancient approaches. Sometimes the results are absolutely incredible. To prove my point, two new studies show why psilocybin, the active ingredient in “magic mushrooms,” is being hailed as a game changer for people with severe depression and anxiety. In fact, noted experts in conventional medicine have called the results “earth-shattering,” “a big paradigm shift,” and a “a critical advancement,” that might “open a new era” in treatment in psychiatry. A single dose of psilocybin produced a clinically significant, long-lasting effect in 80%-90% in these patients and did so...

The third leading cause of death after heart disease and cancer

A MOTHER’S VERY, VERY WORST NIGHTMARE

Cindy Perlin, LCSW Psychiatric Medications: The third leading cause of death after heart disease and cancer A parent’s worst nightmare is the death of their child.  What happened to Marci Webber is worse.  Marci experienced a paranoid psychotic episode brought on by psychiatric medication.  She emerged from the psychotic episode to learn that she had killed her four-year-old daughter Maggie, whom she loved and cherished, and had tried to kill herself.  Now confined indefinitely at a state hospital for those found Not Guilty By Reason of Insanity, Marci wants to warn the public about the dangers of psychiatric medications and seeks justice for herself and her family. She has asked me to share her story. Marci was a struggling 43-year-old single mother of three girls when the tragedy...