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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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Why Social Bonds Are So Important for Our Health

By Mo Perry

Expert advice on how to deal with loneliness.

Jeimy Bueno Prisby

Why Dance?

With Jeimy Bueno Prisby
Season 5, Episode 15

Dance is more than a physically beneficial form of fitness: It evokes happiness, mental relief, and social connection. In this mini episode, Jeimy Bueno Prisby explains why you don’t need to be a “dancer” to enjoy the advantages of moving your body.

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PUMPING IRONY: Too Busy to Calm Down?

By Craig Cox

Struggling with a stressful workload in recent weeks, I’m struck by new research describing how chronic stress can accelerate the aging of our immune systems. So, why am I avoiding a proven stress-relief practice?

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Why Does My Sweat Stink When I’m Stressed?

By Margret Aldrich

It all comes down to the apocrine glands.

Henry Emmons

Struggling With Stress: Why It’s So Prevalent + What You Can Do

With Henry Emmons, MD
Season 5, Episode 8

More so than ever, rates of stress are high: Many of us are experiencing it at great intensities and for far too long. Henry Emmons, MD, talks about the impact of stress on the body, including how it influences our wired responses and how it can trigger mental-health issues like depression and anxiety — and shares tangible things we can do in the short- and long-term to support our bodies in and when recovering from times of stress.

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4-Minute Meditation for Stress Release

By Life Time

Use this guided breathing exercise to let go of stress and anxiety and take in stillness and calm.

Dr. Mondo

An Honest Talk About Mental Health

With Dr. Mondo
Season 5, Episode 5

Anxiety, depression, limited self-beliefs, perpetual feeling states — we all experience mental-health struggles, and what we often don’t realize is the effect they can have on every area of our health and wellness. Dr. Mondo joins us for an honest talk about mental well-being, including the role trauma plays and the power that comes from healing.

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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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Is Adrenal Fatigue a Real  Thing?

By Samantha McKinney, RD, CPT

Learn about this energy-depleting hormonal condition.

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The Health Effects of Loneliness and Isolation

By Michael Dregni

Loneliness and isolation, which are two separate conditions, have only been exacerbated during the pandemic.

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How to Improve Vagal Tone

By Catherine Guthrie

Getting a massage, chanting, breathing deeply, and taking a cold shower can all help stimulate your vagus nerve.

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NATURAL MENTAL 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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How Does EMDR Work?

By Quinton Skinner

No one is exactly sure how eye movement desensitization and reprocessing helps treat trauma, but here are three working theories.

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This is Your Vagus Nerve on Lockdown

By Catherine Guthrie

Here’s how a lack of social interaction and fear of COVID contagion affects your vagus nerve.

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Why the Vagus Nerve Matters to Your Health

By Catherine Guthrie

The vagus nerve, also known as the gut–brain axis, plays a critical role in stress regulation and overall health. Learn how you can take care of yours.

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How EMDR Helps to Treat Trauma

By Quinton Skinner

Eye movement desensitization and reprocessing is a trauma treatment that often produces results when nothing else will. But what is it, and how does it work?

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How Therapeutic Work — and Medication — Helped Gabrielle Bernstein Emerge from Trauma

By Gabrielle Bernstein

In her new book, Happy Days: The Guided Path from Trauma to Profound Freedom and Inner Peace, spiritual teacher Gabrielle Bernstein talks about how medication, when prescribed as part of a larger program of recovery and therapy, can help establish a safe baseline from which to do the deeper work.

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Why Black Women Need Self-Care

By Oludara Adeeyo

Radical self-care practices are critical for healing ourselves and our communities, especially when it comes to Black women. Psychotherapist and social worker Oludara Adeeyo, the author of the new book Self-Care for Black Women, explains why — and offers a grounding exercise you can try today.

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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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