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Dr. Inna Mertsalova

In Stress and Coping

Improving Your Relationship

How much do you appreciate your partner? Simply being appreciative of your partner’s good points, however modest, improves the relationship, research finds. People who recognised their partner’s efforts to be more patient and loving had a happier and more secure relationship, psychologists have discovered. On the other hand, those who believed their partner could not change had worse relationships, even if their partner was making a real effort to do better. The trick is to convince yourself that change is possible and to…

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In Stress and Health

Back Pain Remedies Everyone Should Know

One of the most common health issues that we humans suffer from is back pain. This chronic problem will affect 85% of human beings in their lifetime and has been around since the beginning of our existence. The physical symptoms we’re experiencing are often linked to patterns of stress and corresponding behaviors that are not serving us. The way we think about ourselves and the reality around us can actually affect our posture and other points of our physiology. The…

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Feeling Blue? Listen to This Type of Music

“Where words leave off, music begins.”― Heinrich Heine Beautiful but sad music can help improve mood when people are feeling blue, research finds. For the study 220 people recalled something depressing that had happened to them. They then recalled what type of music they had listened to afterwards. Choosing beautiful but sad music emerged as the only strategy that people thought had cheered them up. Dr. Annemieke van den Tol, the study’s first author, explained the results: ”We found in our research that…

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Do you know anti-depressant herbs?

Sayer Ji is an extraordinary individual who has spent the past decade distilling the data from hundreds of thousands of natural medicine studies into a roadmap for treating the major health challenges of our time. Sayer Ji, the founder of GreenMedInfo along with the respected naturopath, Pamela Duff investigated herbs that are vital to your survival as a species. Here are some from their list of herbs with anti-depressant properties: B-complex, especially B12 and B9 improve the effects of antidepressants…

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