Tag Archives: stress

The high cost of stress

Most of us know that chronic stress is bad, but a recent article in Popular Science details the myriad ways chronic stress takes its toll on you. The article by science writer Brooke Borel reviews how the high cost of stress can impact your nervous, cardiovascular, digestive, immune, and metabolic systems. Here are some highlights […]

Americans stressed about money

Americans stressed about money have lots of company, according to a new survey released by the American Psychological Association (APA). “Regardless of the economic climate, money and finances have remained the top stressor since our survey began in 2007. Furthermore, this year’s survey shows that stress related to financial issues could have a significant impact […]

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Stressed-out viewers of Edmonton’s Global News learn of a solution

While many people love spring, plenty of others find the entire season demanding. Whether it’s the added burden of spring cleaning or the countless end-of-school-year activities, spring may leave you frazzled and sleepless. Suntheanine is an amino acid which helps reduce nervous tension and improve sleep quality. Holistic pharmacist Sherry Torkos told Edmonton’s Global News […]

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ABC TV segment features tips on how to de-stress in just 30 minutes

It’s hard to relax and get some sleep when your mind is racing. While there are over-the-counter medications that may help, they can sometimes leave you feeling unwell and foggy the next day. Holistic pharmacist Sherry Torkos offered Portland’s AM Northwest viewers a better way to de-stress and get some needed rest. She said Suntheanine […]

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Best stress management tips for busy people

Why do some people talk about “celebrating” National Stress Awareness Month? What’s to celebrate about feeling on the edge and perhaps even at your breaking point? While we may like the idea of mindful meditation, massages or practicing yoga regularly, finding the time is often another problem. So we searched the web and gathered some […]

L-theanine and stress

Can L-theanine help reduce stress? According to clinical research, 50-200 mg of Suntheanine, an L-theanine supplement made by Taiyo, stimulates activity in the brain known as alpha waves, which are associated with a relaxed but alert mental state. Also supporting a link between consumption of L-theanine and stress reduction is a study in the Journal […]