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AnxietyMental & Emotional Health
April 8, 2019

Is your anxiety linked to your gut health?

Most of us don’t pay much attention to the microorganisms that live in and on our bodies. Yet, these miniscule bugs play an interesting role in keeping us healthy. If you live with anxiety or any other mental health conditions, controlling the balance of microorganisms in your digestive system could potentially help improve your symptoms. Here’s what the latest research on the so-called “gut microbiota-brain axis” shows. What is the gut microbiota-brain axis? Scientists have long known that the trillions of bacteria, viruses, fungi and other single-celled animals that live in our intestines are intricately involved in our digestive processes.…
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AnxietyMental & Emotional HealthUncategorized
August 29, 2018

Do you have an anxiety disorder?

Being worried is absolutely normal, especially when you’re about to take on a big task like exams or rushing to find that lecture room on time. On the other hand, if your worrying causes constant stress, impacts on your social life, and interferes with classes and work, you may need to seek help. If that’s the case, it’s important to know that millions of people suffer with social anxiety disorder. You’re really not alone. It’s equally common in men and women. If left unchecked, it can drive people into a chronic state of nervousness and fear. Normal anxiety Anxiety is…
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AnxietyMental & Emotional Health
February 28, 2018

The dark side of anti-anxiety medication

It’s normal to worry and feel stressed, but if you worry to an extent where it consumes your thoughts, making you constantly anxious, you might be suffering from an anxiety disorder. Anxiety is a term for a group of disorders that cause nervousness, fear, and worrying. It affects how you feel and behave and you may experience physical symptoms like a pounding heart, headaches, sweating, an upset stomach and muscle tension. Anxiety can range from mild to severe. Mild anxiety is unsettling and it’s possible to cope, but severe anxiety affects your day-to-day living, filling your life with endless worry.…
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AnxietyMental & Emotional Health
October 25, 2016

Save yourself, from yourself

You’re sitting at reception, wondering if you are prepared for your interview. Your hands are clammy, your mind is swirling with a million possibilities of everything that could go wrong, your chest feels tight and you can’t breathe. We all feel anxious at times during stressful situations, but if the feelings of anxiety distract you from participating in everyday life, then you may need help. Anxiety causes both physical and psychological effects. (more…)
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Anxiety
August 11, 2016

Is worrying about being sick making you sick?

A close family member has been diagnosed with cancer and suddenly every mole, every headache or rash seems like a disaster omen!  Losing that special person to illness has left you hyper-aware: before, you weren’t even conscious of your body, but now you feel everything - and you worry. (more…)
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AnxietyStress
June 2, 2016

The difference between anxiety, stress and tension

Stress has been linked to up to 75% of disease, but that doesn’t mean all stress is negative or bad for you. In fact, a certain amount of stress helps motivate you and keeps you on your toes. It’s when stress reaches high levels, or is persistent that it becomes dangerous! Here's how you can deal with it effectively. (more…)
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Anxiety
February 8, 2016

FOMO vs JOMO

Worried you’re missing out on all the gossip at the office work party? Or scared of turning down the invite to Uncle Bob’s 67th because of all the family drama? Maybe you’ve just seen that an old school colleague has just signed up to boot camp, so you sign yourself up too. How many times have you ordered something and then changed your mind when you heard what your partner was going to have? If any of these scenarios sound familiar, you have a classic case of FOMO, or the fear of missing out. Don’t feel bad, surveys suggest that…
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Anxiety
July 21, 2015

How to avoid end-year anxiety

It’s nearly the end of July, can you believe it – where has this year gone? Before you know it, your kids will have finished end-of-year exams, be begging you to let them go away with friends as well as starting to get ready for Christmas. Anxious already? Don’t worry - we’ve put together your anxiety-busting action plan. (more…)
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AnxietyStress
March 30, 2015

5 Silent stress assassins

It’s normal to have a stressful day now and then - think about tax season, exam-time or before you go to an interview, for example. Long-term stress however is much more serious and it can lead to a number of health conditions. Chronic stress from a demanding job or domestic problems puts your body under a daily assault of hormones that can cause a whole host of nagging health problems. The symptoms aren’t always obvious until you’re in trouble – so here are some warning signs: (more…)
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Anxiety
March 20, 2015

No panic at this disco

One moment you’re minding your own business, and the next your heart is racing, your nerves are shot and you feel so bad you think you’re going to die! This is what we call a panic attack. (more…)
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