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Which Nutrients and Supplements Can Help Me Sleep?

By Mo Perry
A host of supplements — think melatonin, magnesium, and more — can help you drift off and sleep more soundly. And they’re typically safer than pharmaceuticals.
rhodiola plant

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.
holy basil

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.
eleuthero plant

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.
a variety of adaptogenic recipes to try

4 Adaptogenic Recipes to Try

By Maddie Augustin
Adaptogens can help relieve stress, support your immune system, and even aid your workouts. Try these recipes to get more of these healing herbs in your diet.
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4 Essential Homeopathic Remedies

By Mo Perry
Nux vomica, arnica montana, allium cepa, and gelsemium sempervirens should be part of any at-home homeopathic first-aid kit.
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It’s Not All in Your Head: A Q&A With Author Sarah Ramey

By Julie Dulude
A candid conversation about chronic illness based on one woman’s personal experience of seeking a diagnosis and treatment.
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What Is Homeopathy?

By Mo Perry
Treating mild ailments with homeopathic medicine is becoming more mainstream in U.S. healthcare. Learn how it works, and how to make it part of your own healthcare toolkit.
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Gardens That Heal: Q&A With Juliet Blankespoor

By Marco Dregni
Herbs like basil, thyme, fennel, mint, and more can be used in cooking — and in herbal medicine.
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How to Use Tea-Tree Oil

By Courtney Lewis Opdahl
This antiseptic and antifungal essential oil has several applications. Discover a few ideas for your home and body.
hops plant

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.
a person canoes across a mountain lake

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.
a woman eats a bowl of fruit

7 Tips on Eating for Trauma Recovery

By Jessie Sholl
Cutting back on caffeine, eating magnesium-rich foods, and more can help support you while you are healing from chronic stress.
Illustration of vagus interacting with people carrying directing flags

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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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.
illustration of vagus attached to a house

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.
illustration of the vagus on how it supports the body

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?
a massage therapist places her hands on a client's stomach

Can Massage Soothe Pain?

By Mo Perry
Massage can lower cortisol levels and enhance dopamine, serotonin, and oxytocin, all of which helps with pain relief.
a woman receives a massage

Can Massage Help Ease Anxiety and Depression?

By Mo Perry
Stimulating the peripheral nerves with massage can switch the nervous system into rest-and-relaxation mode.
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11 Massage Modalities

By Mo Perry
From acupressure to myofascial release to trigger-point therapy, here are various forms of massage — and what they are good for.
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