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June 23, 2013

Reducing Stress With Natural Remedies

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There is an aisle at Whole Foods that has lots of natural remedies for stress, insomnia and anxiety. Clients often come to the mental health clinic where I work and ask about L-Trytophan or Calms Forte for sleep problems plus other items they see at the health food stores. Be aware that if you are taking a prescription antidepressant medication, it is important to ask your physician about any supplements you may wish to add. In addition, if you are taking medication for high blood pressure or a health condition, discuss any interactions with alternative approaches with your doctor. One thing also to be aware of with L-Tryptophan is that it’s an amino acid and if you have a tendency to get cold sores, it is a good idea to also increase L-Lysine when you take it to keep the amino acids balanced.(This is also a good idea in case you love peanut butter too as the L-Arginine content can cause an amino acids imbalance). (more…)

September 22, 2009

Natural and Holistic Treatments for Anxiety, Panic and Insomnia

anxietypictureAnxiety is something everyone discusses and it varies in degrees. For some people it is incapacitating causing minimal sleep, shaking, panic attacks and inability to leave the home. For other people it manifests itself mostly under pressure situations such as exams, presentations or doctor’s appointments.

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