anxiety

B Vitamins & Kava for Anxiety
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B Vitamins & Kava for Anxiety

Why We Feel Anxious Anxiety is a natural process experienced by almost every animal on earth. When something threatens our well-being, the stress response takes action and gives us the needed boost to get us out of harm’s way—we call this the “fight or flight” system. Unfortunately, our stress response can become dysfunctional over time…

Perimenopause, What’s Really Going On-Part II
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Perimenopause, What’s Really Going On-Part II

Last month I wrote an article on perimenopause from a Western perspective. In this article I’ll explain this transition from a Chinese medical perspective. To begin, let’s lay the groundwork with some basic concepts. What is Yin and How Much do I Need? Yin (the opposite of Yang), can describe anything in the body. In…

Teenage Anxiety: The Invisible Disease

Teenage Anxiety: The Invisible Disease

National Crisis or a Sign of the Times? According to national statistics, anxiety affects nearly 1 in 5 adults annually and affects a staggering 1 in 3 adolescents.  The National Comorbidity Survey Adolescent Supplement (NCS-A) which looked at any anxiety disorder among U.S. adolescents aged 13-18 found the following: An estimated 31.9% of adolescents had…