Have you ever wondered why labels on supplements are so vague?

Mental health researchers Dr. Julia Rucklidge and Dr. Bonnie Kaplan recently wrote an article on the vagueness we often see on the labels from natural supplement bottles.

For example, consider St. John’s Wort, which the researchers expound on:

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6 natural remedies for seasonal affective disorder

While many people are negatively affected by the reduction in daylight—making them feel gloomy—as much as 3% of the population has seasonal affective disorder.

SAD is more than just what people refer to as the “winter blues”. Those who have it find it difficult to function when it rears its head.

Canadian Mental Health Association has this to say about the disorder:

“SAD can be a debilitating condition, preventing sufferers from functioning normally. It may affect their personal and professional lives,

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Why Truehope works with doctors

It probably isn’t much of a surprise to most people to know that Truehope has some critics of EMPowerplus. These detractors criticize the work we do and label us quacks, snake oil sales persons, and scam artists. Some accuse us of being interested in only making money and that we oppose the work of mental health professionals.

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How to deal with stress: 10 important tips

What is stress?

It’s perfectly natural to feel stressed now and then; it’s our body’s way of dealing with things it sees as threats. It’s how we prepare to run away from or confront danger. Unfortunately, many things that trigger stress in our lives today aren’t things that we can fight or flee.

Why is stress a problem?

Stress isn’t a problem, per se, but if stress continues, it can become chronic and can lead to other problems, including anxiety,

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This winter, get some sunlight to lower depression

American researchers recently discovered that sunlight exposure is the greatest weather-related factor for determining mental health. The more sunshine you get, the happier you are; the less sunshine you get, the sadder you are. Their research was recently published this month in the Journal of Affective Disorders.

The researchers, who work at Brigham Young University in Utah, compared daily environmental data from BYU’s weather station with emotional health data for over 16,000 therapy patients at the BYU Counseling and Psychological Services Center.

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Why Truehope uses cyanocobalamin in EMPowerplus

From time to time, we receive questions from both customers and otherwise interested persons regarding our use of cyanocobalamin as the primary form of vitamin B12 in EMPowerplus. Questions arise mainly because of concern for the potential toxicity of cyanocobalamin, considering its connection to cyanide. It is important for us to publicly address this concern.

The first thing we must know is that microorganisms are the only true source of B12. Any B12 found in plants is because of bacteria found on or in those plants.

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10 trivia about the nervous system that you didn’t know

From time to time, we shares several facts of nervous system trivia on our social media channels. We thought we’d compile a few of the facts here, facts that most people don’t know.

(Check us out on Facebook, Twitter, LinkedIn, Google+, YouTube, and Pinterest.)

Without further ado, here are 10 trivia about the nervous system that you didn’t know:

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5 natural ways to sleep better

Indian researchers recently published an article in International Journal of Science and Research that recommended these 5 natural ways for dealing with sleep disorders.

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Mental health and diet

Over the last few years, researchers have become more open to the idea that diet and mental health are inextricably linked. Several studies have demonstrated that connection.

As the research connected nutrition with improved mental health, the desire for managing mental health through diet has increased. It’s not uncommon to see in chat boards, on social media, and in blog comments people asking for advice on the right foods to eat to manage their mental health.

There is no diet specifically designed for depression,

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Everything you wanted to know about EMPowerplus side effects

As a Harvard Medical School psychopharmacologist, Dr. Charles Popper has used both psychiatric drugs and EMPowerplus extensively in his clinical practice. In the following excerpt from Dr. Popper’s expert testimony in Truehope’s 2006 court win over Health Canada, he outline the side effects of EMPowerplus:

Stool softening

“Initially, there, in some patients, is a softening of their stools. It’s not really diarrhea in most cases, but it’s really just a softer stool. Usually the stool remains formed…but it’s softer, and may be that way for a week or two weeks or a month,

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