Panic Disorder Might Have an Epigenetic Explanation

Fight-or-flight is a physiological response that occurs when an individual has been exposed to a perceived threat. This well-known stress response pathway is critical for the survival of many organisms. However, people with different types of anxiety-driven disorders can experience intense stress even with little to no stimuli. For individuals who suffer from anxiety disorders, the feeling … Continue reading Panic Disorder Might Have an Epigenetic Explanation

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Signs of High Blood Pressure

Source: Signs of High Blood Pressure by Dr. Edward Group DC, NP, DACBN, DCBCN, DABFM  According to guidelines set by the American College of Cardiology and American Heart Association Task Force on Clinical Practice Guidelines, nearly half of American adults have high blood pressure.[1] If you don’t have high blood pressure yourself, chances are you know someone who … Continue reading Signs of High Blood Pressure

Common IBS Symptoms and the Best Natural Remedies

Source: Common IBS Symptoms and the Best Natural Remedies by Dr. Edward Group DC, NP, DACBN, DCBCN, DABFM    Irritable bowel syndrome (IBS), also known as mucous colitis or spastic colon, is a chronic gastrointestinal (GI) disorder. Put simply, that means that your bowels behave abnormally without evidence of damage from the disease. IBS affects 10 to … Continue reading Common IBS Symptoms and the Best Natural Remedies

St. John’s Wort Benefits: Natural Support for Mental Wellness

With one out of every 10 American adults actively taking an antidepressant, the need to promote mental health through natural means has never been greater.[1] A healthy, organic diet and regular exercise are critical for laying the foundation of healthy living. Herbs like St. John’s wort (Hypericum perforatum) are a source of antioxidants and other specialized … Continue reading St. John’s Wort Benefits: Natural Support for Mental Wellness

The Benefits of Mulungu Bark for Mental Health

Source: The Benefits of Mulungu Bark for Mental Health by Dr. Edward Group DC, NP, DACBN, DCBCN, DABFM  Life is full of stressful moments and situations. Nobody is immune to occasional mood disturbances and anxiety. However, just because you’re stressed isn’t necessarily a good reason to resort to powerful medications. Many medicines-for-your-mind have horrible side effects that … Continue reading The Benefits of Mulungu Bark for Mental Health

What are the Health Benefits of Rhodiola rosea?

Source: What are the Health Benefits of Rhodiola rosea? by Dr. Edward Group DC, NP, DACBN, DCBCN, DABFM  Rhodiola rosea, also known as golden root, grows in the cool, northern climates of Asia and Eastern Europe and even flourishes in many regions of the Arctic. It’s included in several traditional healing modalities where it’s used as an … Continue reading What are the Health Benefits of Rhodiola rosea?

12 Shocking Facts About the Dangers of Psychiatric Drugs

Source: 12 Shocking Facts About the Dangers of Psychiatric Drugs by Dr. Edward Group DC, NP, DACBN, DCBCN, DABFM  Every day, doctors and psychiatrists dole out behavior-modifying medicines for a variety of psychiatric disorders. The disorders range from depression and ADHD (attention deficit hyperactive disorder) to bipolar and anxiety disorders. The sordid story behind how these medications … Continue reading 12 Shocking Facts About the Dangers of Psychiatric Drugs

What is Kava? 10 Must-Know Facts

A few years ago, my wife and I were on Hawaii’s big island and walking through a quaint shopping area when I noticed a small, hole-in-the-wall establishment that served kava. For the uninitiated, kava is a relaxing, non-alcoholic beverage made from the root of the kava plant, it’s popular in the Pacific islands. I’d heard … Continue reading What is Kava? 10 Must-Know Facts

Anxiety May Originate In Your Gut!

How many times have you followed your “gut instinct” as a method for determining what you should or shouldn’t do in a particular situation? Have you ever felt anxiety fluttering its relentless wings in the center of your stomach? It might not be simple nervousness. The human gut is often called the “second brain,” and … Continue reading Anxiety May Originate In Your Gut!

Surprising Link Between Depression, Anxiety, and Gut Health

Source: Surprising Link Between Depression, Anxiety, and Gut Health by Dr. Edward Group DC, NP, DACBN, DCBCN, DABFM  Did you know your gut health may affect your mood and behavior? The belief that gut health is connected to mental well-being dates back more than a hundred years. In the early 1900’s, scientists and clinicians emphasized the relationship … Continue reading Surprising Link Between Depression, Anxiety, and Gut Health