8 Ways to De-stress Acne Breakouts

Posted by on May 13, 2015 in Acne, Adolescent Health, Blog, Skin Health, Stress |

Stress is something we all go through in life, and it often shows up on the skin as well—for many in the form of chronic acne. In the quest to cure acne breakouts, it can be tempting to spend time in front of a mirror while scolding the skin for behaving the wrong way. Hours of internet searches for acne products and fixes can further gobble up a whole day. Guess what usually happens next. Acne symptoms get worse from the increased stress...

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Memory Loss and Hormone Imbalance

Posted by on Apr 23, 2015 in Blog, Estrogen, Hormone Balance, Memory loss, Stress, Testosterone |

Do you remember what you had for dinner last night? In this day and age, we can get so busy we might not remember what we ate yesterday. Women and men experience a natural decline in hormones past the age of 35, and this change can come with a decline in memory and concentration as well. Details that used to be easy to recall such as names, dates, and the location of keys can become lost in day-to-day living and cause stress. Add to the...

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Natural Medicine for Adolescent Anxiety

Posted by on Apr 15, 2015 in Adolescent Health, Anxiety, Blog, Stress |

The life of a teenager today is often just as busy as an adult’s, and just as stressful. With responsibilities related to school, social pressures, standardized testing, extracurricular activities, and making decisions about the future, adolescents frequently face unrelenting stress that can trigger chronic anxiety. While pharmaceutical drugs are available for treatment, they can suppress the root source of the symptoms, cause unwanted...

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Healthy Testosterone Levels in the Face of Stress

Posted by on Feb 18, 2015 in Adrenal balance, Blog, Hormone Balance, Men's Health, Stress, Testosterone |

In today’s busy world, stress is a fact of life. While no one can prevent high levels of stress from popping up on occasion, if high stress becomes a chronic day-to-day issue for long periods of time, it can begin to change the way hormones work in the body. What happens in the body during high levels of stress? The body’s response to stressful situations is to release a number of hormones from two organs located just above the kidneys, called...

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Acne—Is It That Chocolate You Ate?

Posted by on Feb 10, 2015 in Acne, Adrenal balance, Blog, Hormone Balance, Stress |

Is it that chocolate you ate, or the mocha latte, or the dairy or gluten that caused that last acne break-out? These thoughts are common to many who deal with acne, and unfortunately the body doesn’t make it very clear which outside influences have a direct effect on those pesky pimples. Eventually, every food can become scary to eat, and everything you put on your face or body can make you wonder whether the ingredients will alter the...

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What’s Missing in Treating Acne

Posted by on Oct 25, 2014 in Acne, Blog, Mental-Emotional Health, Skin Care, Stress |

When it comes to healing acne, relying on specific treatments alone seldom does the trick. Those who deal with acne symptoms know the frustration of trying product after product, treatment after treatment (whether they are natural or conventional in nature). After a while, it can start to feel like nothing will work and then the desire to give up can set in. Don’t give up!  You can dig deep and get the results you want with your skin....

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