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Could That Problem Be Hormonal

Hormonal changes can produce a wide range of physical and mental symptoms. Hormones are the chemical messengers that allow your body to function in harmony. During your reproductive years, women’s hormones cycle up and down every month naturally. Changes also commonly occur during the two significant events in your life that affect your hormones the

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When Women Are Most Likely To Get Depressed

Women, regardless of nationality or socioeconomic status, have a higher chance of having depression than men. The reasons for this appear to be a combination of biological and cultural factors. Women’s Hormonal Variation and Phase of Life Extreme hormonal changes can trigger mood swings in all women. There are studies that show how the hormones

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The Relationship Between Anxiety And Insomnia

Anxiety and insomnia are often related. Each can be the cause of the other, which can lead to a vicious cycle that may seem impossible to break. A study conducted by Dag Neckelmann, MD, Ph.D., of the Department of Psychiatry at Haukeland University Hospital in Bergen, Norway, shows that chronic insomnia increases your odds of

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How To Effectively Deal With An Anxiety Attack

An anxiety attack, or panic attack, is an episode of intense panic and/or fear. Unfortunately, it often occurs suddenly with little or no warning. In some cases, there’s an obvious trigger for the attack—getting stuck in an elevator, for example, or thinking about your big race—but in other cases, the attacks seem to come out

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Depression In Women

Your sex is a factor in determining whether or not you’re more at risk of developing depression. Women are twice as likely as their male counterparts to suffer from this form of mental illness, according to the figures, though the numbers may also reflect the fact that men don’t feel as comfortable asking for help. Another

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The Effect Of Alcohol On Your Immune System

Alcohol is a prevalent drug of choice in Western society, one that many people turn to in order to relieve stress, relax, and ‘enjoy themselves’. However, recent studies are starting to give us a clearer picture of just how harmful alcoholic beverages can be to our overall health. In particular, ‘binge drinking’ is on the

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Inflammation And Your Immune System

The word inflammation comes from the Latin word inflammare, to set on fire. In the context of our immune system, heat, redness, pain and swelling form as a reaction to either injury, or a perceived threat in the body. If you’ve ever hit your thumb with a hammer, you can see how inflammation normally occurs.

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Gut Health And Weight Loss

Do you have trouble losing extra weight even though you’re exercising regularly and eating healthy foods? Starving yourself to lose weight isn’t good for your body, and a super hard-core exercise program may not be the answer, either. These are both extremes, most people’s needs fall somewhere in between. So let’s take a closer look

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Whole Grains: Are They Still Good For You?

For years, we’ve been taught that eating whole grain foods – from bread to pasta – builds good health. We’ve also learned that whole grains are a lot better than refined versions: they contain more vitamins and a lot more beneficial fiber. Many would say there is more flavor there to enjoy, as well. But recently,

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