Back to School Shouldn’t Mean Back to Stress

Ask the Expert: Back-to-School Stress with Dr. Marita Schauch

 

Q: I find it a very stressful when the kids go back to school. Is there anything that can help my stress level so I can manage everyone’s schedules better?

-Stressed Out, ON

 

A: Between work and home and everything in-between, life provides an unrelenting barrage of stress. […]

Medicinal Mushrooms are modern day magic

The healing powers of mushrooms have been well known to humans for thousands of years in ancient cultures such as those of Tibet, China and India. That has stood the test of time. What has changed is the ways in which we can take advantage of the health benefits of medicinal mushrooms.

The benefits are many. […]

The adrenals: your personalized battery pack

The two walnut-size glands that sit just above each kidney are the unsung heroes of the human body.  Our adrenal glands work as batteries to energize our body.  Although they secrete adrenaline and other hormones that play a number of essential physiological processes in our body, they are most commonly associated with their ability to […]

Finding adrenal balance

Discussions around adrenal fatigue usually center around women. But men need to care for their adrenals too, and when things go amiss, their specific nutritional and supplement needs can be different from women’s. In this article, we take a look at some options for men to support their adrenal glands during times of stress.

Do you […]

Suffering from anxiety?

Anxiety is a modern epidemic. Millions of Canadians identify as suffering from mood disorders – and stress and anxiety are at the top of the list. If you feel anxious often and wonder why your body seems to be on stress auto-pilot, it can be helpful to know that you’re far from alone. In fact, […]

Chronic stress and adrenal health

Your adrenal glands, two triangular shaped glands that sit at the top of your kidneys, secrete hormones in your body. These hormones travel through the bloodstream and act on various body tissues and enable them to function correctly.

When we’re under stress, the adrenals produce a surge of cortisol and other hormones to calm the body. […]

Adaptogenic herbs for stress and fatigue

In the natural health product and herb world, “Adaptogen” is officially the new buzzword. The term commonly refers to the action of a group of herbs that have been traditionally used for many, many years. A herb with apoptogenic effects is thought to help increase the body’s resistant to stress1.

Feeling stressed and burnt out is […]

Solutions for managing stress and anxiety

Stress. It’s something that all of us experience, regardless of job, geographic location or family situation. Stress is the body’s response to environmental stimuli (stressors). It’s natural and healthy to a degree; stress can motivate us and move us forward in life. Too much stress and an inability to manage it, however, can have dramatic […]

Enhance sexual health with maca

Along its vast 7,000 km length, the Andes Mountain range of South America hides many ancient secrets. One such secret – the lost mountain-top city of Machu Picchu – was rediscovered in 1911. More recently a natural remedy cultivated in those same mountains was finally revealed to the rest of the world – maca root.

Maca […]

Can medicinal mushrooms combat stress?

What makes medicinal mushrooms so effective against stress?

In order to effectively combat stress, it is more important than ever to support our immune system. It is why more of us are turning to supplementation and medicinal mushrooms to help manage stress.

Mushrooms such as agaricusi, cordycepsii, coriolusiii, reishiiv, maitake, shiitakev and others have emerged as effective […]