stress

What is the Thyroid – Stress Connection?

An Interview with Dr Elie Klein, ND Dr. Elie Klein is a naturopathic doctor in Toronto, author of Read This If You Have A Heart – The Book on Lowering High Blood Pressure, Cholesterol and Blood Sugar Naturally, as well as co-owner and formulator of natural health...
Stress Management: Feeding the Brain

Stress Management: Feeding the Brain

Guest Post by Philip Rouchotas, MSc, ND, and Heidi Fritz, MA, ND  Our society is overburdened with stressors of all kinds: tense work places, long commutes, family/relationship troubles, financial difficulties, too much caffeine, too little sleep, and not enough...

Stress & Mental Health – It’s not all in your head!

Stress & Mental Health – It’s not all in your head!

An interview with Dr. Karen Jensen, ND By Jason Sebeslav, Owner, The Peanut Mill Natural Foods Market Dr. Jensen received her degree in naturopathic medicine in 1988. She is a well-known lecturer, has written extensively for health magazines and is author of six...

Sleep, Pain & Stress: A Naturopath’s Advice

Sleep, Pain & Stress: A Naturopath’s Advice

By Dr. Scott Figueroa, ND Published in HWS Magazine Dr Scott Figueroa is a licensed naturopathic doctor with a clinical practice in Niagara Falls. He is also available Mondays and Thursdays to help customers navigate natural health at The Peanut Mill Natural Foods...

Easing stress safely and naturally

Most of us consider mild or occasional stress a “fact of life” in our fast-paced society, and to some degree, our bodies are built to handle it. However, when stress is extreme and prolonged, our adrenal glands run in overdrive and produce hormones, such as adrenaline...

Herbs effective for stress relief

Ginkgo is known to help increase circulation and improve oxygen delivery to the brain, while ginseng is known to help boost immunity and endurance, improve mental function and strengthen the adrenal glands. Researchers at the Central Drug Research Institute in...

Will Kava Come Back? Banned herb returned to shelves in Wales

Canadians who used the herb kava-kava until it was banned in 2002 will be applauding a recent decision by the Welsh government to revoke its ban on the sale of the herb. The kava industry, along with thousands of UK consumers, hopes to see other UK regions follow the...

Fatigued? Fight back with rhodiola

Throughout Europe and Asia, the plant Rhodiola rosea is well-known and used by practitioners of traditional medicine. Its name is becoming more recognized in North America because rhodiola is used to combat the effects of stress and fatigue. Since rhodiola is believed...

Plant sterols up immunity during stress

Plant sterols and sterolins are natural plant fats that have recently gained worldwide attention as natural immune enhancers. The pioneering researcher Dr Patrick Bouic and his team conducted several studies to show how plant sterols affect the human immune system. In...

Tired and stressed? Rhodiola is here!

Rhodiola, also known as golden or arctic root, has been heavily studied at both Soviet and Scandinavian clinics. This research focused primarily on its application in sports performance. During exercise, rhodiola has been shown to delay fatigue and increase energy. It...