Cortisol is an important hormone in the body that plays a role in metabolism, stress handling, and immunity. Prolonged stress not only depletes this precious hormone, but leads to imbalances in energy, cravings, immunity, and the sleep-wake cycle.
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In this second part of my 4-part series on men’s health supplements guide, I’ll discuss how stress affects the male body, and what supplements you can take to minimize its damage. You’re only as old as you feel. Right? You’ve probably heard that expression and applied it to yourself many times. Sometimes you look across […]
People think insomnia is a complicated issue, but it needn’t be. By taking a comprehensive approach, you can see improvements to your sleep quality within just a few days. As an acupuncturist, I’ve written about insomnia from a Chinese medical perspective, so I’ll use this forum as more ‘how-to’ guide on steps you can take […]
#1. Sleep According to a 2008 article on sleep in Scientific American, the average American runs a sleep deficit of one hour per night for a combined total of two weeks per year! In a separate study, published by the European Journal of Physiology, going into sleep debt can have significant consequences. In the conclusion […]
There are many types of insomnia. Sometimes sleeplessness is due to over thinking; other times, insomnia may be caused by pain. Night sweats associated with menopause can also significantly disrupt sleep. But there are other chronic types of insomnia that seem to be unresponsive to even the strongest sleep medications. In these cases, there’s a […]