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Natural Remedies for Anxiety: Top 5 Exercises for Anxiety Relief

I was awakened by butterflies. But instead of being in some enchanted land with fluttering fairies and surreal colors, I stared up at my ceiling and was worrying about money again. My old friend Anxiety had returned. He came back into my world and as usual, didn’t even bother knocking…

My breathing had become short. I had to sit up and used the momentum to swing out of bed and get ready to face the day. God, was it really only Wednesday?

No matter. I went down to the floor, assumed the push up position, and proceeded to bang out push-ups. 10-20-30, not stopping for a break until I reached 50. The butterflies weren’t all the way gone yet, but would soon be like crushed dead leaves in the palm of my hand, before they could molt into a full-blown anxiety attack.

Since I know I’m not the only one to have suffered from anxiety, I wanted to share the one thing that has always helped me, which has been to use fitness for anxiety relief. As simplistic as that may seem, it’s sometimes the most simple, fundamental things in life that still work best. And therefore, it sometimes bears reminding.

So get up, get going, and keep moving. It’s kind of like being in a war zone. You don’t want to make yourself a sitting duck, so you have to keep moving! Here are my top 5 exercises for natural anxiety relief:

  • Push-ups. Do as many as you can in one minute. Don’t worry (ha-ha!) about how many you can do or not do. Your goal is to just get going and slowly improve, but doing more each time. You’ll be surprised by how fast you’ll improve.
  • Sit-ups. They’re not just for sexy abs any more! Tell that especially to the person suffering from anxiety in the pit of his stomach. The goal here is the same as push-ups; just do as many as you can in sixty seconds. This is a great exercise for getting rid of butterflies and yes, it will help give you sexy abs, if you eat right too.
  • Pull-ups. This one may be the hardest for some people, especially if you don’t have access to a chin up bar, but you can buy an over-the-door model, bolt one to the wall, beam/rafter in the garage, or even just use a tree branch in the yard or nearby park. Do as many as you can. Even if it’s only 1 rep and then try for 2 next time and so on. This is another exercise where you will improve rapidly if you just keep at it.
  • Air Squats or Deep Knee Bends. Simply bend down until your thighs are at a complete 90 degree parallel to the floor while keeping your back as straight as possible. You can throw your arms out in front of you to help keep your balance and momentum going. Again, do as many as you can in a minute.
  • Jogging or Running. I realize not everyone can lace up their running shoes and go run for a few miles, but if you can, go for it. If not, that’s fine too, but get out there and walk at a brisk pace to get your heart rate up, thereby strengthening your cardiovascular system. Fresh air is best, so get outside if you can. Even if it’s raining. Embrace it!

You’ll notice that none of these exercises require a fancy gym and that’s the point. You don’t need to spend money for anxiety relief! It can be attained naturally, with a little effort, but once you get going, you will feel better. To your health and success!

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Are Guggul and Red Yeast Rice a Safe and Effective Natural Remedy For High Cholesterol?

The natural nutrients guggul and red yeast rice have been used for hundreds of years in the worlds oldest healing traditions, Ayurvedic medicine of India and Traditional Chinese Medicine (TCM).

Red yeast rice, used since the 7th century A.D. in China , is actually a cooked rice by-product which has been dried, and then used for medicinal purposes. Traditionally, it has been used as a digestive stimulant and to improve blood circulation.

The benefits of red yeast rice are attracting attention today largely because of its effectiveness in safely lowering cholesterol. It’s effectiveness for this purpose is backed by numerous reliable research studies as well as centuries of use in Traditional Chinese Medicine.

Recent research has shown that people who had to discontinue use of prescription statin cholesterol drugs because of adverse side effects did well with red yeast rice and had impressive improvements in cholesterol levels.

The herb guggul has been used in Ayurvedic medicine traditionally for a wide range of conditions, including balancing cholesterol and triglyceride levels and it’s effectiveness for these conditions is now backed by solid clinical research.

In one particular research study, after three months of using guggul the result was lower levels of total cholesterol and serum triglycerides (ave. 23% reduction) in the majority of participants.

Two other research trials in India confirmed that guggul can lower total cholesterol and raise HDL (so-called “good cholesterol”). Some people in the clinical trials reported mild digestive upset. There are no other reports of adverse side effects.

The effects that it has on blood cholesterol levels is comparable to prescription cholesterol drugs, but it is without the side effects since it is a natural plant extract.

Are Guggul and Red Yeast Rice Safe?

The safety of red yeast rice is sometimes called into question by some researchers. Their argument is that since it contains compounds that seem to produce an effect similar to cholesterol lowering statin drugs, it may produce dangerous adverse side effects as do the drugs. So far, current research does not support this theory, although more research is needed, for now there is no solid evidence that red yeast rice is unsafe.

Guggul & red yeast rice are natural remedies that are mild and gentle to the body. They can be used safely for extended periods of time without risk of addiction. Centuries of use and modern research have shown these nutrients to be safe and without significant side effects.

Since everyone responds differently, you may want to consult your health care provider before starting any supplementation program or to have any questions or concerns addressed.

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Better Than Steroids – An Honest Review

In the book, Better Than Steroids, Dr. Warren Willey proposes that a NATURAL trainer can actually get results superior to a steroid user IF the natural trainer follows a proper training and nutrition program.

In this article I’ll let you know if the doctor delivers or if this book fails to live up to the hype.

Dr. Wiley contents that part of the reason steroid users get such great results is because you tend to eat better and train harder while you’re taking steroids. On page 21 he claims…

“I am going to teach you how to mimic anabolic steroids using diet and exercise!”

Next, he mentions a success story from one of this clients. No names are given, and no before and after pictures are presented. The client is simply listed as “L.D.”

In just 12 weeks, L.D. went from 182 pounds at 16.1% body fat to 177 pounds at 5.5% body fat. Which means L.D. not only lost 19.56 pounds of fat, he also gained 14.57 pounds of muscle AT THE SAME TIME!

Here’s the kicker: Dr. Wiley says LD was 60 years old at the time of this study and that he’s had other clients who have gained 30 pounds of lean muscle WHILE dropping 60 pounds of fat by following the same principles.

Now at this point, I’m smell something funny. Smells like Bull Sh*t.

But let’s continue. Doc goes on to talk about the importance of water and that food can actually be used as a drug. I liked this part of the book because all too often we forget just how powerful food can be. Food can be used to spike or depress insulin – just like a drug. And by timing your food intake (eating high carbohydrate foods around the time of your workout and reducing carbs during the rest of the day) you can take advantage of the drug-like qualities of food. Good stuff here.

Then Willey talks about how to calculate your recommended daily calorie intake and even provides 4 different eating plans. The eating plans are as follows:

Isocaloric: Splitting your daily caloric intake evenly among fats, carbs and protein.

Keto Run: Eating ultra-low carbs for 7-14 days at a time.

The modified Carb Drop: Doing a Keto run and then following it up with a carb load.

The Zig Zag: Eating high calories one day, then low calories the next day.

Overall, nothing groundbreaking here. In fact, I saw many similarities between these recommendations and Dan Duchaine’s recommendations in his book Underground BodyOpus. Both talk about using an isocaloric approach at first, then a super low carb diet when weight loss stalls and then adding weekend carb ups to allow you to gain muscle while stripping off fat.

The next few chapters cover pre and post workout meals.

Then we get to Chapter 12: Glycogen Supercompensation.

For me, this is where the book falls apart.

Willey opens with the following case study detailing the experiences of “C.V.” (Again, no full name or photos shown.)

C.V. started out 200 pounds and 8.9% body fat. He then did 10 days of super low carb dieting followed by 48 hours of high carb eating.

He ended up at 212 pounds and 8.0% body fat. On the surface, this looks impressive. And Dr. Warren Willey exclaims…

“There are no typos in the above chart! CV gained 12.8 pounds of muscle in a 48-hour load and actually lost some body fat!”

But this is just flat out wrong. He didn’t gain 12.8 pounds of muscle. He’s just holding water. Because that’s what happens when you cut carbs drastically low and then flood your system with a high dose of carbohydrates – your body ends up holding extra water.

And that’s fine – often times this is a good thing. But you can’t confuse holding extra water with building muscle. Willey is a medical doctor – he should understand the difference between muscle and bloat.

But apparently he doesn’t because he goes on to list even more examples of successful clients. In each case, it’s clear what happens – the client ends up holding excess water for a couple days and Willey chalks it up as “muscle gain”.

But it’s not. You don’t gain 12 pounds of muscle in two days. No one does. Not even steroid users.

From there, the rest of the book gives some bodybuilding routines that sound like something out of a Joe Weider mag – Giant sets, super sets, 21’s, pre-exhaust training, etc.

Oddly enough, this style of bodybuilding training usually works better for steroid users than it does for natural trainers.

Overall – the book fails to deliver on it’s main promise: Willey proves you can hold extra water for a few days by carb-loading, but fails to prove that his strategies can help you gain muscle and certainly fails to prove that these strategies can yield better results than steroids.

So I’d save your money and skip this book. If you want more information on carb loading and glycogen super compensation, track down a copy of Dan Duchaine’s Underground Bodyopus. The book is now 15 years old but Duchaine does a better job of mapping out the principles behind glycogen super compensation.

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Anxiety Muscle Fatigue – One of the Major Symptoms of Anxiety

Approximately, 6.8 million adults worldwide are affected by anxiety and the symptoms of this psychological state of mind can prove to be rather crippling. Anxiety muscle fatigue is one of the most stressful and troublesome symptoms of anxiety that bothers people suffering from anxiety the most. It is believed that genetics, neurological imbalances and past-life experiences combined with anxiety are the main cause of this condition that is experienced by people.

How Does Anxiety Cause Muscle Fatigue?

Difficulty concentrating, interrupted sleep patterns, irritability, muscle tension and fatigue, and restlessness is among the most common symptoms of anxiety. If people experience any of these symptoms, particularly muscle fatigue, because of unknown reasons and for a prolonged period of time, then will be a wise decision to go and see a doctor. Basically, anxiety results in an increase in the production of the stress hormone and this is why people suffering from anxiety experience increased fatigue in their muscles. The energy levels in the body decrease if an individual continuously feels nervous, threatened and worried, and this is why they ultimately feel fatigued if they are too anxious. Even lifestyle factors can contribute to this condition. Thus, being overworked and undernourished can also lead to this condition as well.

Anxiety Muscle Fatigue and Cramps

People suffering from severe anxiety typically suffer from cramps and fatigue, since these among the main symptoms of this issue. Currently, there are millions of people in the world who are suffering from anxiety and a majority of them even experience muscle pain because of this problem as well. Anxiety basically brings out acute inner tension in people and muscle pain they feel is a common symptom of this. People suffering from anxiety, who also experience muscle fatigue, tend to become rather hopeless because of the pain and restlessness they have to endure. Thus, the physical pain that is experienced as a result of anxiety can only be reduced if the anxiety is treated first.

Prolonged Anxiety Muscle Fatigue

People should definitely seek medical assistance and go visit a doctor if they have been experiencing muscle fatigue from the past two weeks or so. Fatigue and weakness are two absolutely different feelings and should never be mixed with each other. Usually a lack of muscular and physical strength is experienced by people who are feeling weak. Weakness makes it difficult to move the arms and legs, while pain can also be experienced. On the other hand, people who are feeling fatigued will feel exhausted and tired, as if they need to rest. Usually, some larger issue tends to be causing these feelings and in many cases they are either a symptom of anxiety or depression. Thus, in order to treat this condition, this symptom must, firstly, be evaluated so that the cause can be ruled out.

How to Treat Anxiety Muscle Fatigue?

Using antidepressant medication is one way of treating muscle fatigue that is being caused by anxiety or depression. Both the physical symptoms and the psychological issues related to anxiety can be treated in a variety of ways. This condition caused by anxiety should never be ignored because this will only lead to further mental stress. Without adequate physical strength, managing mental issues can become quite difficult. The anxiety or depression that is causing this condition can be treated through dietary changes, counseling and regular exercising as well.

People might have to undergo evaluation by a healthcare professional if the muscle fatigue is persisting, and the cause cannot be determined. Once the healthcare professional determines whether anxiety, depression or some other mental condition is causing this condition, they will then recommend the appropriate treatment for it. The muscle fatigue can turn extreme, and the everyday aspects of life can be affected by other symptoms that will begin arising if anxiety that is causing the fatigue is not treated on time.

The feelings of muscle fatigue can also be combated in some easy ways, such:

– Visiting a counselor and seeking advance to deal with stressful situations

– Drinking at least eight glasses of water everyday

– Joining a meditation or yoga class

– Eating a balance and healthy diet to keep energy levels maintained

– Balance the intake of calcium and magnesium

If nothing works, then the best treatment plan for anxiety muscle fatigue can be determined by a qualified doctor.

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How Serious Is Long Term Insomnia?

Long term insomnia is a serious sleep disorder that affects millions of people in the United States. Persistent insomnia, which is sometimes called chronic insomnia, is characterized by the inability to sleep that often persists for several nights. This type of sleep disorder can even last for up to months depending on the gravity of the problem.

Long term insomnia is often caused by a number of factors although most experts hold worrying as the culprit responsible. However not all experts believe that psychological factors are the root of persistent to this disorder. In some cases, it can even be a result of some type of physical problem.

Certain physiological factors have been found to cause persistent insomnia in some patients that participated in a study conducted by the Association of Sleep Disorders in the United States. An individual with physical disorders such as abnormal muscle activity or breathing problems often experience sleep disorders that can be as serious as persistent insomnia.

Long term insomnia can also be attributed to two well-known psychological factors namely depression and stress. Research has also shown that more women are at risk of experiencing it due to biological factors such as menopause. Other factors that can cause the disorder can also be caused by an unhealthy lifestyle with too much caffeine, nicotine or alcohol as well as late night snacks.

Dependence on prescription drugs such as anti-depressants can also lead to sleep disorders. Several environmental factors can also lead to persistent insomnia like excessive light or noise, working the night shift, and jet lag. Sleeping on an uncomfortable bed can also lead to it.

Easy Techniques to Ease Long Term Insomnia

Despite being a serious sleep disorder, people suffering from persistent insomnia need not worry, as there are natural remedies that can be employed to help ease the problem. The most logical solution would be to refrain from takings naps during the day. Too much sleep during the day will make it harder to sleep at night.

Yoga is a great exercise that can help a patient suffering persistent insomnia loosen up and focus. Yoga is a unique form of relaxation technique that can teach a person to meditate and visualize away their worries. Reducing stress will help decrease stress hormones.

Other than yoga, insomniacs can also engage in physically energizing workouts to raise adrenaline levels and increase the body’s core temperature. Exercise such as this is best done in the afternoon or even in the early evening as the hormone levels go down five to six hours after exercise can help promote deep sleep. Avoid exercising right before bedtime, as the body will be too stimulated to fall asleep.

Pass up a heavy meal at least four hours before hitting the sheets. Going to bed on a full stomach will make it harder to sleep, as the tummy feels bloated; however drinking a glass of warm milk before bedtime can help promote sleep as it contains tryptophan.

Aside from milk, other protein-rich foods like nuts, tuna, dates, and even potatoes can help promote sleep. These foods contain tryptophan, which is a chemical that sends a message to the brain that initiates the release of the hormone serotonin to help a person relax.

Alternative remedies such, as acupuncture may be a solution to persistent insomnia. This ancient Chinese remedy is known to be quite effective in treating a variety of sicknesses and is a dependable alternative to taking prescription drugs that at times can be addictive.

Vitamin and mineral supplements can also be taken to treat persistent insomnia. These may include calcium, zinc, and magnesium. Other types of supplements that can be taken to pacify the nervous system would be vitamins B3, B6, and C.

The overall ambience of the bedroom can cause a person to lose sleep. In some cases, loud wall colors or uncomfortable beddings, curtains or carpets with frenzied patterns can keep a person awake all night. It helps to have bedroom walls painted in soft pastel colors that are calming to look at.

Severe chronic insomnia will require professional assistance and a lot of patience on the part of the patient. It is also a good idea to start a sleep diary wherein the patient can write down their observations in order to identify any pattern that could have led to the sleeping disorder.

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Yes, I Am Ready, I Am Always Ready

Getting what you want is a matter of persistence. Whatever the situation, or whatever I need to deal with, I remain ready and always ready to get what I want. It is also a deep principle of auto suggestion and hypnosis with yourself also to be consistently ready for an opportunity when it comes. Sometimes the opportunity may come “too immediately” and sometimes you have to wait and look, but it is always somehow there, even if it comes in a strange or unusual form that does not seem like the ideal waiting to happen.

Once, Napoleon Hill told a story about a man named Edward C. Barnes, who wanted to be an associate of Thomas Edison on one of his major ideas or inventions very badly. He was, but he waited five years for it to happen, and it was one of the first “answering machines” known at that time as the Ediphone. The Ediphone seemed like a silly ideas to most of those looking for a great idea to go with Edison on, but not to Mr. Edward C. Barnes, he saw with alacrity and alertness the reward for his persistence and goal oriented work.

I will get to the point of the above, quickly, and I will repeat some of the first paragraph doing it: Getting what you want is a matter of persistence. Reality is friendly to us if we meet it halfway in effort, patience, understanding and tolerance. I am not saying anything about plodding away unrealistically without direction either. I am saying realistically pursue a real goal that is desired and is within your reach.

Another anecdote: I was listening to Beverly “Zig” Ziglar today a few minutes before writing this article and listening well. Sure, I listen to many such programs, right now I am listening to Eugene Tognacci read the Roy Herbert Jarrett book “It Works” and a few hours before that I was listening to a couple of other programs of this nature. Anyhow, that is beside the point. If you are going to genuinely meet reality halfway you have to understand fully those who have met it fully before in the way that you wanted to before you meet it yourself and if you are an original do it the best you can do it at full conscious power, no matter what.

That brings me to a point, the pioneer in anything is the best thing in existence, especially when they are doing their best. For, indeed, that is what I mean by always ready. Like Sal Amato in the “Eddie and the Cruisers” sequel said, play it the best you can play it, that is the secret. To get the results you want genuinely, you must consistently do it the best you can do it and be a perfectionist in the right way, in that you get what you want and do it to the specifications of nobody else. I will leave you room to think, so I end here.

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Mentally Passing A Driving Test

Nowadays, driving is considered as a very important skill. You could use this skill in cases of emergencies or even for something as simple as getting a change of scenery. Some people learned to drive by enrolling in driving schools while others were taught by their parents or friends. In any case, you would soon require a driver’s license to be considered as road-worthy. This can be accomplished by passing a driving test.

It is not surprising that you would become apprehensive when taking a driving test for the first time. Even if you are confident in you driving abilities, you may still feel nervous or anxious. This is quite normal especially if you are one of those people who hate failing in anything. On the other hand, the seriousness of the test can naturally make you worry. Aside from passing a written exam, you will also have to succeed in the practical test. Becoming apprehensive would certainly make you look unprepared.

Driving tests are relatively easy to pass as long as you have prepared for it physically and psychologically.

When preparing for a driving test, you should try getting enough sleep the night before to help you fell refreshed and relaxed the following day. Getting enough sleep would guarantee that your concentration is at its best. To be mentally prepared for your driving test, you should review what you have learned at least two days before. You can even ask a friend to help you with your reviews.

Aside from these, you will have to deal with your nervousness and anxiety. They can be managed through relaxing techniques such as breathing deeply, exercising or meditating. Once you are relaxed you can focus on your driving test effectively. In some cases, the anxiety is so intense that you might feel like you will never be able to finish the written driving test and perform well in the practical part. If this happens, you can always try hypnotherapy before taking the test.

A relatively new technique n treating anxiety, hypnotherapy involves hypnotizing the person and making suggestions to the subconscious. It is believed that when a person is hypnotized, the subconscious is more receptive of ideas. A qualified hypnotist can determine the cause of your anxiety and try to manage it. As soon as you wake up, you will be less anxious of the driving test. Hypnotherapy works best if you undergo at least three sessions.

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How to Increase Your Male Libido Naturally

To increase male libido naturally, you should try the supplements outlined here – not only will they increase male libido they will also make you feel happier and healthier.

So here are the best supplements for increasing male libido:

· L argentine

This nutrient is highly important for peak sexual performance. In fact, it is probably the most effective natural supplement for increasing male libido.

Current studies support the use of argentine supplements to ensure that nitric oxide secretion is sufficient to keep blood flowing to the penis.

Nitric oxide insufficiency can stop the penis from becoming erect, as it relaxes smooth muscles in the penis during sexual stimulation, allowing increased blood flow to the penis – so it’s needed to produce and sustain an erection.

A study published in 1994 showed an 80 percent improvement in the erectile function of men given 2.8 grams of argentine a day for two weeks.

· L Tyrosine

Supports and assists neurotransmitters in the brain. Reduced levels of L-Tyrosine are present when your body’s under stress, aged, or tired.

L-Tyrosine supplementation helps reduce stress, improves mental alertness, and enhances mood, which in many instances manifests itself in increased male libido.

· Gingko Bilbao

Used to improve blood flow around the body, and functions as an anti-oxidant in the body.

Ginkgo is a standard herbal remedy for male sexual dysfunction and increasing male libido, due to its affect on blood circulation.

· Ginseng

Korean Ginseng – used in China as a sexual balancer and revitalizing tonic for over 7000 years – an adaptogen, and believed to help maintain balance in the body and help the body adapt to stress.

Korean Ginseng is widely known for its ability to boost energy (including sex drive) and support the immune system.

As an adaptogen, it also helps you adapt to physical or emotional stress and fatigue.

Ginseng also has a normalizing effect on hormone imbalances, and boosts metabolic rate, as well as improving blood flow to the genitals.

· Selenium

Selenium – believed to be good for sperm production and mobility – nearly 50% of the selenium in a man is in the testes and seminal ducts; men lose selenium in their semen.

Getting enough selenium is therefore vital for peak sexual performance and male libido.

· Zinc

Zinc is required for the production of testosterone, and the zinc content of the prostate gland and sperm, is higher than in any other body tissues.

A deficiency of zinc is associated with numerous sexual problems, including sperm abnormalities and prostate disease.

Zinc not only helps produce testosterone, but also helps to maintain semen volume and adequate levels of testosterone, therefore maintaining sex drive and keeping sperm healthy.

· Magnesium

Magnesium is a trace mineral that is important for the production of sex hormones such as androgen, estrogen and neurotransmitters that modulate the sex drive – such as dopamine and nor epinephrine.

· Essential Vitamins

Vitamin A

Helps regulate the synthesis of the sex hormone progesterone.

Vitamin B1

Thiamine (B1) is essential for optimal nerve transmission and energy production throughout the body – which means it’s essential for sex.

Vitamin C

Participates in the synthesis of hormones that are involved in sex and fertility: androgen, estrogen and progesterone

Vitamin E

Often referred to as the sex vitamin, is a powerful anti-aging antioxidant that protects cell membranes from free-radical damage.

Vitamin E is also required for the synthesis of hormones, and hormone like substances known as prostaglandin.

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Different Uses Of Menthol Crystals

Menthol is a minty product, which is available in white crystals form that’s extracted synthetically from peppermint essential oil. It contains 70% of menthol, which make it so, beneficial for your health. It has antibacterial and anti-fungal properties, which make it highly demanded in various pharmaceuticals and cosmetic industries. It is also known for its sweet aroma, minty flavor, and cooling effects. It is originally known as Japanese mint. It has so many health benefits and uses in various applications. Some of its different uses, which you never heard before, are as follows.

Food Production: Don’t be surprised, from the ancient times; it is used as a flavor enhancer in food production. It not only enhances the taste of your mouth, but also gives your mouth a cooling sensation. This is widely used to make candies.

Beverages: Yes, you can also use this menthol crystal to add flavor in your beverages. This is widely used in various cold drinks, wines, and many other sweet drinks or other beverages.

Pharmaceuticals: It has antibacterial property, which helps to fight with various health diseases. Therefore, these menthol crystals widely used in various pharmaceutical industries. This is a proven solution to get relief from a headache, stomachache, nausea, sinus, headache, common fever, cold & cough, asthma and many other diseases.

Cosmetic: Due to its sweet aroma, this is widely used in cosmetic industries. It helps to enhance the smell of your favorite perfume and used in various beauty products such as shampoos, conditioners, lip balms, creams, and lotions and so on that helps to enhance your skin.

Oral hygiene: These menthol crystals also help to eliminate the bad breath and give your mouth a cooling sensation; therefore, it is widely used in manufacturing toothpaste, mouthwash or many other oral hygiene products.

Aromatherapies: These are also used in aromatherapies because of its cooling effect or sweet odor. It is really helpful to give relief from stress, anxiety, depression or many other problems. This is the only reason why aromatherapies can do what they do.

There are so many other ways to use this mint product, which has countless benefits. So, what are you waiting for? You should buy this outstanding mint product now from reputed Menthol Crystal Manufacturers at a wallet-friendly price. One thing to keep in mind is that don’t use it on sensitive areas of the skin, otherwise, it may be harmful. It is a very good product if you use it with complete guidance.

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The Effects of Alcohol Induced Anxiety

Alcohol Induced Anxiety

Millions of people worldwide are subject to the horrible effects of panic and anxiety. Most of those people are also predisposed to alcohol abuse, as alcohol tends to mitigate the horrible effects of anxiety because of its sedating properties. Unfortunately, this comes as a double-edged sword, as excessive drinking will eventually lead to Alcohol Induced Anxiety.

I have personally authored various articles on the subject of anxiety, panic and depression. In most cases anxiety develops from unwanted effects stemming from strange and uncomfortable sensations. Simply put, that is to say if you are predisposed to panic and anxiety, then the effect of anxiety will without doubt create sensations within you that will propel you into an Alcohol Induced Panic Attack, which afterwords may potentially lead you into a state of Alcohol Induced Depression.

To qualify that statement, I would like to first go over some of the biological effects of excessive drinking. Then we’ll return to how it relates to panic and anxiety.

01. After drinking excessively you will experience horrible headaches, as the high alcohol levels in the body will lead to dehydration. This dehydration will also cause intense dry mouth and throat, and an all over feeling of intense stiffness. Dehydration however, not only affects your brain, but also reacts with every other organ in the body. As a matter of fact, it would be much more accurate to say it affects all the cells that make up your body. All living things (including us) are mostly composed of water, and much like a plant, once we dry up, we wilt, and ultimately, if we continue to dehydrate, we will die. It’s no great surprise then, that dehydration by itself will cause very uncomfortable sensations within your body, and if you are predisposed to anxiety to begin with, then these effects will surely put you on the path to an Alcohol Induced Panic Attack.

02. Sensitivity to environmental stimulus – After a bout of excessive drinking, you will find that you are unable to handle noises or bright lights. This problem is brought upon by the fact that alcohol causes the central nervous system to become hyperactive. When this occurs, every sensory feeling that you have will heighten, thereby making you many times more sensitive. For sufferers of anxiety, this is simply not good. Anxiety is created by sensations that trigger an increased flow of adrenaline, which in turn triggers the attack. Therefore, it is safe to say that hyper-sensitivity is not good for those attempting to remain calm and free of panic and anxiety.

03. Nausea and vomiting is also common as this is the body’s way of ridding itself from the alcohol. The increased levels of digestive chemicals causes the pain, nausea and vomiting to occur. Here again we have a created uncomfortable sensations that can create a panic attack to occur.

04. Another anxiety causing effect is fatigue, which is brought upon by low blood sugar levels. Blood sugar is one of the chemicals that are responsible for making sure that the muscles in the body have enough energy to function properly. Low blood sugar levels can cause the body to not have enough energy, which in turn causes mental sensations of worry, fear and ultimately panic to develop.

05. As your body works on ridding itself of the poisonous toxins, and your organs try to play “catch-up”, you will also be going into a state of alcohol withdrawal. Typical symptoms include but are not limited to; profuse sweating, tremors, and you will feel dizzy, light headed or disoriented, and may experience a pronounced loss of short term memory, sometimes referred to as a blackout. The more alcohol that you consumed, the more pronounced and long lasting these uncomfortable effects will be.

06. The effects of the hangover will compound upon themselves, and as the strange and uncomfortable sensations within your body heighten, the fear and worry will increase, which will turn to panic. The increasing levels of panic will cause a sudden surge of adrenaline into your bloodstream, which will immediately raise your already elevated heart rate (as a result of dehydration) to dangerously high levels. That inconjunction with the low levels of electrolytes, normally used to maintain proper heart function, may cause your heart to beat erratically or even go into full blown cardiac arrest and eventual death; depending of course on your overall health and how often you binge drink.

07. Hospitalization may be required depending on the severity of the Alcohol Poisoning.

From this, we can surmise that excessive alcohol intake to self medicate against the effects of anxiety is NEVER a good idea. Sure one or two glasses is generally okay, but mind numbing abuse is potentially a deadly choice. There are so many more options available besides the abuse of alcohol, that you really owe it to yourself to seek safe, natural and proven techniques.

I hope this article has helped steer you in making the right choice for yourself and your family. Please remember that alcohol can be very poisonous when abused, and although it may work as a short term solution to anxiety, it will ultimately perpetuate it in ways that will make it increasingly more difficult for you to manage.

Seek help for your self, and strive to live a healthy life. Anxiety and panic will be cured.

Thank You,

Greg Wilson

All material provided in these articles are for informational or educational purposes only. No content is intended to be a substitute for professional medical advice, diagnosis or treatment. Consult your physician regarding the applicability of any opinions or recommendations with respect to your symptoms or medical condition.

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