Depression is not just “feeling blue,” but rather a significant mental health condition that can affect one’s whole life. The CDC estimates that one in 10 American adults is depressed. Depression goes hand-in-hand with poor outcomes in chronic health conditions like cancer, diabetes, cardiovascular disease, and obesity, in addition to the more obvious negatives social and behavioral effects.
In the dog days of summer, “women of a certain age” probably know well the difficulty of getting a good night’s sleep, especially when dealing with postmenopausal hot flashes. The benefits of sleep cannot be overstated in terms of our overall health. Inadequate sleep can lead to diabetes, obesity, elevated blood pressure, and even certain types of cancer.
Conventional physicians are not always known for their open-mindedness about natural therapies, such as nutritional and herbal supplements. However, in light of good scientific research, they cannot keep their eyes closed to the benefits.
Results of a new research study were presented at the 2013 annual meeting of the American Society of Clinical Oncology that showed a new supplement led to significant lowering of prostate specific antigen (PSA) levels in prostate cancer patients.