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Clinically-Effective Natural Alternatives for Treating ADHD

If you or someone you love has been diagnosed with ADHD, you’ve probably heard the spiel on prescription medication, like stimulant drugs, multiple times. As we will review in this article, stimulant drugs may be effective for some people, but they don’t come without risks. In fact, research shows that between 20-30% of children cannot tolerate the side effects of commonly-prescribed drugs or their bodies do not respond to the drugs. So, what are the alternatives for treating ADHD? In...
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5 Benefits of Bacopa Monnieri

Bacopa monnieri, also known as water hyssop, is a creeping perennial herb native to the warm wetlands of India and Australia. It has been used for centuries in Ayurvedic medicine, where it’s  called “Brahmi,” after the god Brahma, who is the supreme intellectual of the universe.  The benefits of bacopa monnieri are believed to be many. It is said that ancient Ayurvedic scholars used the herb to sharpen the intellect and memorize lengthy academic texts. Nowadays, bacopa is categorized as...
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10 Herbs and Supplements for Memory and Brain Health

Herbs for Memory Nootropics, also called “smart pills” or cognitive enhancers, are a class of natural or synthetic substances that support mental function. The name nootropic comes from the Greek nóos (mind) and tropein (to bend or to turn) – or “mind-turning.” FDA-approved prescription nootropics are formulated with stimulants and other synthetic chemical compounds. They are used to treat conditions like ADHD, narcolepsy, and symptoms of Alzheimer’s disease. These drugs can cause serious side effects and physical dependence, so they...
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What are adaptogens and why are they good for us?

What are Adaptogens, Exactly? Adaptogens have been used for centuries in traditional Indian and Chinese medicine, so they’re backed by ancient use as well as recent studies too.  They are becoming increasingly popular, but do they work? Are they safe to use? What does the research say about them, and would you benefit from taking them? Adapt and Survive Adaptogens are natural stress-protective compounds or plant extracts that increase the adaptability, resilience, and survival of organisms.  They are stress-response modifiers...
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