Ten solutions for reducing anxiety and improving your mood
The Best Herbal Remedies for Anxiety
Life running you ragged? You're not alone. Originally intended to keep us safe from predators, stress occurs when perceived threats trigger our body's innate "fight or flight" response. Particularly useful when confronted with a charging elephant or hungry cheetah, this hard-wired reaction doesn't do us any favors when we're dealing with traffic or a demanding boss. We all know that a good night's sleep, meditation and exercise can help. But who has the time? Wouldn't it be nice to just pop a little magic pill to make it all better? Well, you can! From homeopathic European roots to adaptogenic Ayurvedic herbs to vitamin supplements you can pick up at any drugstore, here are ten of our favorite stress busters to help reduce anxiety, improve sleep, lift depression, ease irritability and balance overall mood.