Stress & Anxiety

Bruxism - Dr. Axe

How to Stop Grinding Teeth, or Bruxism + 7 Natural Treatments

Nearly one in three people suffer from teeth grinding, or bruxism, as it is traditionally termed. And, nearly 10% of those that grind their teeth do it so severely that their teeth are reduced to small nubs.  This condition affects people of all ages, from childhood through adulthood, causing severe tooth damage, jaw disorders and headaches. While teeth grinding can … Read More

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5 Breathing Exercises to Reduce Stress & Improve Sleep

What if there was a way to decrease stress, ease anxiety, improve sleep and boost your mood — and you could do it anywhere, at any time? How about also helping to relieve COPD and blood pressure problems? Interested? You’re in luck, because this already exists. It’s time to introduce breathing exercises into your daily routine. What Are Breathing Exercises & … Read More

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The 5-Step Approach to Effective Guided Meditation

Meditation has been described as being like “exercise for your brain.” And while basic forms of meditation can be really simple — for example, focusing on the sensations of your breath for a period of time — meditating is not always easy to actually do. This is especially true for beginners, which is where guided meditation can come in handy. … Read More

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Natural Treatment Plan for Obsessive Compulsive Disorder

While the phrase, “don’t be so OCD,” gets thrown around in everyday conversation, many forget that it’s a serious disorder that affects many more than one would think. Approximately 2–3 percent of the adult population in the U.S has obsessive compulsive disorder (OCD), an anxiety disorder that is characterized by unwanted fears, obsessions and beliefs that drive compulsive behaviors. (1) What sets … Read More

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Qi deficiency - Dr. Axe

Tired and Stressed? You May Have a Qi Deficiency

As important as it is to comprehend the meaning of qi in order to fully understand Chinese philosophy as it pertains to health, there isn’t a literal equivalent in the Western world or an easy way to explain what it represents. In the U.S. and other Western nations, qi is much like what we think of as bodily “energy,” which is why … Read More

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Always Stressed? Here Are 8 Natural Stress Relievers to Try Now

Stress: We all deal with it, yet we know how much better off we’d be — both physically and mentally — if we could only get it under control and find stress relievers that really work. While stress can be a positive, motivating factor at times (such as when you’re under pressure to perform well at work or to ace … Read More

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Healing prayer - Dr. Axe

Is There Such a Thing as Healing Prayer?

If you’ve read many of the articles on this site, something you’re probably already aware of is that I believe in focusing on your spiritual health and the power of prayer. Have you ever heard someone say that “prayer can heal you”? You may think that this is just hype, exaggerated hope or a bit of a spiritual cliché — but … Read More

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Is Stress Sabotaging Your Diet and Fitness Goals?

Note from Dr. Axe: Here’s an article from my good friend Dr. Alex Loyd, author of the new book Beyond Willpower: The Secret Principle to Achieving Success in Life, Love, and Happiness. Enjoy his message about how to heal both mind and spirit. At any given moment, every one of your trillions of cells is either in growth or stress mode. … Read More

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How to Fight Depression and Anxiety with Nutrition

How to Fight Depression and Anxiety with Nutrition

If you want to improve your mood, lower feelings of stress, reduce cravings and addictions then one of the best ways to see these benefits is to improve your diet. Food cravings are common and I’ve written before about how food choices can have a significant impact on your mood. It’s estimated that 97% of women and 68% of men … Read More

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