best foods for lowering anxiety

best foods for lowering anxiety

We live in a very stressful world, no one can dispute this. Currently there are 40 million Americans suffering from some anxiety related disorder ranging from mild to severe. Though it is still taboo to discuss mental health issues openly as one is viewed as "weak", many people report feeling some level of anxiety, which leads me to believe that a lot more of us are walking around anxious and stressed than we think. 

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9 ways to manage anxiety and depression

9 ways to manage anxiety and depression

Unless you've been living under a rock (in which case, I envy you), you're probably aware of the recent prominent suicides that have taken place. One in particular affected me deeply. Anthony Bourdain was someone I looked up to and admired since his mid 2000's show No Reservations. His eloquence and approach to culture and food was unmatched. His authenticity and earnest way of speaking, gave me hope that there is a way to unite people and break down the man made borders we've created. How could someone who seemingly had everything take his own life? 

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vitamin B12 deficiency

vitamin B12 deficiency

Being informed about individual nutrients is important but thinking of them in a vacuum won't provide much benefit unless they work in synergy with other nutrients.

But one nutrient in particular that's caught my attention recently is vitamin B12. Though most of us have heard about this vitamin, I don't think we really understand the severity of vitamin B12 deficiency. When we go about our daily life, exhausted, anxious and depressed with brain fog hanging heavily over us, we don't necessarily think about vitamin B12 being a missing piece. 

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how to reduce daily stress

how to reduce daily stress

We all have crappy days. One of the fascinating things about us humans is the inconsistency in our moods and feelings. As hard as we may try, it's nearly impossible to have a consistent mood throughout the day. Our obsessive thoughts can take a perfectly fine day and wreck it. Unless you've cultivated the ability to stay in the moment and be mindful throughout the day, you probably struggle too. 

I've given up on trying to control my thoughts. It doesn't work. Embracing the fact that thoughts will come and thoughts will go, will likely give you a sense of relief. It's not your fault. We're all wired this way, some more so than others. 

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health benefits of zinc

health benefits of zinc

Zinc isn't exactly a sexy topic. Not something that's on the forefront of health topics but in my opinion it should be. While I don't think we should eat food for individual nutrients, it's important that we pay attention to what foods can do for us and how they can affect overall functions of the body. 

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