Posts Tagged "anxiety"

Healing Spices

Posted on Dec 9, 2013 in Research

Rich in phytochemicals, many herbs and spices serve as anti-inflammatory superfoods. Stock your spice cabinet with the following and it’ll double as an all-natural medicine cabinet! Basil— Researchers from the University of Michigan have shown that holy basil has anti-inflammatory activity compared to aspirin, ibuprofen, and naproxen. Traditional basil contains a compound called eugenol, which eases muscle spasms. Basil can help relieve gas and soothe a turbulent tummy. Cayenne—What doesn’t this spice do? Capsaicin, the source of cayenne’s bite is the main ingredient in many commercial...

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Mindfulness Based Stress Reduction

Posted on Apr 19, 2013 in Research

A cancer diagnosis is stressful for the whole family. Understandably, you may feel anxious about the future, treatment, finances, or telling family. Finding ways to feel calm in the midst of difficulty can make decision making clearer and can help you gather your strength.  There are many great ways to ease anxiety. One of my favorites is Mindfulness Based Stress Reduction (MSBR), and approach developed by Dr Jon Kabat Zinn. MSBR exercises help the mind and body to be an ease in uneasy times. Research also shows that MSBR relaxation training leads to better sleep, less pain, less nausea, and...

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