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JOY LAB: The 4 Pillars of a Joyful Life

By Henry Emmons, MD and Aimee Prasek, PhD
Two integrative-health experts offer tips on how to overcome depression and anxiety — and rediscover your joy.
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NATURAL MENTAL HEALTH: Overcoming Deep Fatigue

By Henry Emmons, MD
If you’re still exhausted after getting plenty of sleep, it’s possible your adrenal glands need some support.
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NATURAL MENTAL HEALTH: How to Use CBD to Support Your Mental Health

By Henry Emmons, MD
Learn how this plant compound can help us regulate our mood and sleep for better mental health.
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How to Prepare for the Daylight Saving Time Shift

By Henry Emmons, MD
Here are tips to reset your internal clock when Daylight Saving Time ends.
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How to Use Rhodiola for Energy and Focus

By Henry Emmons, MD
Rhodiola is an adaptogenic plant that can help with mental focus. Here's how.
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How to Use Holy Basil for Calm

By Henry Emmons, MD
Holy basil is an adaptogenic plant that can help with inflammation, high blood sugar, and overall stress management.
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How to Use Eleuthero for Stress Management

By Henry Emmons, MD
Eleuthero is an adaptogenic plant that has been used to treat memory loss, high blood pressure, and elevated stress.
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NATURAL MENTAL HEALTH: 3 Adaptogenic Plants to Help Relieve Stress

By Henry Emmons, MD
How rhodiola, eleuthero, and holy basil can help you alleviate the effects of stressful situations.
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NATURAL MENTAL HEALTH: Can Lithium Orotate Be Used for Everyday Mood Support?

By Henry Emmons, MD
Lithium carbonate is a popular medical treatment for bipolar disorder, but a milder, over-the-counter form of this mineral can be used as a mood stabilizer.
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NATURAL MENTAL HEALTH: 4 Strategies to Filter Out Fear

By Henry Emmons, MD
Being afraid is natural — but here are some ways to keep fear from controlling you.
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NATURAL MENTAL HEALTH: Can Hops Help Ease Insomnia?

By Henry Emmons, MD
This plant can ease anxiety and insomnia — especially sleeplessness related to nervous tension.
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NATURAL MENTAL HEALTH: How Nature Supports Our Mental Health

By Henry Emmons, MD
Here's how nature supports our mind and mood — and how to get more of it.
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NATURAL MENAL HEALTH: How to Free Yourself From the Cycle of Rumination

By Henry Emmons, MD
These seven tips can help stop obsessive rumination and cool down your body and mind.
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NATURAL MENTAL HEALTH: The Power of Stillness

By Henry Emmons, MD
How taking time to do nothing can lead us to our better selves.
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NATURAL MENTAL HEALTH: How B Vitamins Can Help Lift Depression

By Henry Emmons, MD
Supplementing with B vitamins can help protect our brains from stress and increase the production of feel-good neurotransmitters. Here's why.
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NATURAL MENTAL HEALTH: How Using Your Senses Can Improve Your Mental Health

By Henry Emmons, MD
Smell, touch, and sound can help cultivate resilience. Here's how.
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NATURAL MENTAL HEALTH: Is Depression Overdiagnosed?

By Henry Emmons, MD
Labeling all mood dysregulation as “depression” may interfere with effective treatment. Consider this a more nuanced approach.
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5 Evening Routines for Better Sleep

By Henry Emmons, MD
Try these tips for better sleep at night, including dimming the lights in the final hours of the day and staying away from the bedroom until you are ready to go to bed.
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6 Morning Routines for Better Sleep

By Henry Emmons, MD
Did you know that making your bed in the morning ups your chances of sleeping well at night?
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11 Tips to Optimize Your Circadian Rhythm

By Henry Emmons, MD
Seeking better sleep? Try these morning and evening routines to get in sync.
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NATURAL MENTAL HEALTH: Amino Acids for Anxiety

By Henry Emmons, MD
These supplements can help settle the nervous system and calm a worried mind.
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