The REAL answer to stress, anxiety, and mood problems
I don't know if it's politics, global tensions, or just plain changing times... but there's a LOT of stress out there.
And most folks have no clue how to handle it.
Many people are like walking time bombs. They're ready to explode with anger on the outside... or hold it in and suffer something even worse, as this kind of agitation can trigger a stroke or heart attack.
New numbers show that nearly 1 in 25 Americans are quietly suffering from severe forms of distress including stress, anxiety, and depression.
That's a jump of about 15 percent over the past decade -- and it adds up to more than 8 million American adults.
And that's really just cracking the surface, because the study only looked at the "most serious" forms of stress, anxiety, and depression problems.
Many millions more are struggling with mood disorders and stress problems that might not be quite as severe, but can still turn each day into a battle.
But the most important part of the new study isn't really the statistics.
It's another little detail: Few people seek help.
That's where the study flies off the rails, blaming everything from the 2008 economic meltdown to Obamacare.
Talk about missing the big picture!
I've treated many patients with stress and mood problems, and I know the real barrier to care: Many TRY to get help but NEVER receive it.
Not REAL help, anyway.
Sure, they might get a med or counseling. But they don't really feel better and might even feel worse.
That's when they come to me.
The REAL cause of many mood and stress problems can't be handled by an antidepressant, and all the counseling in the world won't make a difference because neither address the true cause: a problem in the adrenal glands, which crank out stress hormones.
Your adrenals weren't designed to be on the clock 24/7. But in today's screwy world, they're working overtime in response to the everyday aggravations we all face.
And eventually, they can burn out.
It's called adrenal fatigue, and it's one of the biggest undiagnosed conditions in the nation.
Some of the symptoms might sound awfully familiar, like fatigue, no matter how much sleep you get... being snappy or edgy... moodiness and depression... and more.
The good news is that once you recognize the warning signs, it can be fixed. You can give your poor, overworked adrenals the help they need with natural therapies such as ashwagandha.
It's been used for centuries in India to chase away fatigue, boost energy and fight stress, and modern studies show why: It can cut serum levels of the stress hormone cortisol, helping to bring you back into balance.
Other essentials include mood-boosting B vitamins and a botanical extract called rhodiola rosea proven to fight stress-related fatigue.
A quality adrenal support formula should have all of these and more. Look for one from a maker you trust.