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You notice “the moods” while commuting, waiting in line at the store, or gazing at yourself in the mirror: You’re on edge, irritable, impatient, anxious, and jumpy. It’s more than just life in the post-9/11 world; research shows that people’s moods have actually deteriorated over the past 20 to 30 years.

Walmart Supercenter
(337) 436-3909
2500 N. Martin Luther King Hwy
Lake Charles, LA
Store Hours
Mon-Fri:8:00 am -Sat:8:00 am -Sun:8:00 am -
Pharmacy #
(337) 430-0249
Pharmacy Hours
Monday-Friday: 8:00 am - 9:00 pm Saturday: 9:00 am - 7:00 pm Sunday: 10:00 am - 6:00 pm

Dillard's
(337) 474-9533
684 West Prien Lake Rd.
Lake Charles, LA
Departments / Services
Wedding Registry, Big and Tall, Personal Shopper
Hours
10:00 am - 09:00 pm TUE
10:00 am - 09:00 pm WED
10:00 am - 09:00 pm THU
10:00 am - 09:00 pm FRI
10:00 am - 09:00 pm SAT
12:00 pm - 06:00 pm SUN
10:00 am - 09:00 pm MON


Target
(337) 474-2391
1720 W Prien Lake Rd
Lake Charles, LA
Store Hours
M-Fr: 8:00 a.m.-10:00 p.m.Sa: 8:00 a.m.-10:00 p.m.Su: 8:00 a.m.-9:00 p.m.

Rite-Aide
(337) 494-1590
2825 Ryan Street
Lake Charles, LA
Services
Drive-Thru Pharmacy, Digital Prints, Print to Print, One Hour Photo Online, Photo Gifts, Photo Books
Hours
Mon-Thu:07:00 - 09:00
Friday:07:00 - 09:00
Saturday:07:00 - 09:00
Sunday:07:00 - 09:00
Pharmacy Hours
Mon-Thu:08:00 - 08:00
Friday:08:00 - 08:00
Saturday:09:00 - 06:00
Sunday:10:00 - 06:00

Rite-Aide
(337) 474-4131
115 West McNeese Street
Lake Charles, LA
Services
Food Mart, GNC, Digital Prints, Print to Print, One Hour Photo Online, Photo Gifts, Photo Books
Hours
Mon-Thu:07:00 - 09:00
Friday:07:00 - 09:00
Saturday:07:00 - 09:00
Sunday:07:00 - 09:00
Pharmacy Hours
Mon-Thu:08:00 - 08:00
Friday:08:00 - 08:00
Saturday:09:00 - 06:00
Sunday:10:00 - 06:00

Kohl's
(337) 477-1933
538 W. Prien Lake Road
Lake Charles, LA
Hours
M: 8am-10pm
TU: 8am-10pm
W: 8am-10pm
TH: 8am-10pm
F: 8am-11pm
SA: 7am-10pm
SU: 9am-9pm

Sears
(337) 475-7628
688 W Prien Lake Rd
Lake Charles, LA
Hours
Mon-Fri:8am -7pm
Sat:8am -7pm
Sun:9am -5pm

JC Penney
(337) 478-5110
312 W Prien Lake Rd
Lake Charles, LA
Hours
Mon-Sat 10:00-9:00
Sun 12:00-6:00

Walmart Supercenter
(337) 477-3785
3451 Nelson Road
Lake Charles, LA
Store Hours
Mon-Fri:8:00 am -Sat:8:00 am -Sun:8:00 am -
Pharmacy #
(337) 477-9831
Pharmacy Hours
Monday-Friday: 8:00 am - 9:00 pm Saturday: 9:00 am - 7:00 pm Sunday: 10:00 am - 6:00 pm

Sears
(337) 477-9665
4070 Ryan St
Lake Charles, LA
Hours
Mon-Fri:8am -10pm
Sat:8am -10pm
Sun:8am -9pm

Mood-Mellowing Nutrients

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By Jack Challem

You notice “the moods” while commuting, waiting in line at the store, or gazing at yourself in the mirror: You’re on edge, irritable, impatient, anxious, and jumpy. It’s more than just life in the post-9/11 world; research shows that people’s moods have actually deteriorated over the past 20 to 30 years.

You can combat negative moods by boosting your neurotransmitters—the brain chemicals that help shape how you feel emotionally and determine your reaction to stress. Problems occur when you don’t get enough sleep, skip meals, or succumb to fast foods and thus shortchange yourself of the basic building blocks your body needs to make those neurotransmitters. How do you build a solid foundation for emotional stability? In addition to a healthy diet and balanced lifestyle, these supplements stand out for their ability to improve moods and increase your resiliency to stress.

II B-complex vitamins
Long considered anti-stress vitamins, the Bs help smooth out bumpy moods. For example, your brain needs vitamin B6 to make both serotonin and GABA (gamma aminobutyric acid), the two principal calming neurotransmitters. “Don’t skimp on the B vitamins,” advises Los Angeles-based Hyla Cass, MD, author of Eight Weeks to Vibrant Health (McGraw-Hill, 2005). “Take a high-potency B-complex supplement that provides at least 25 mg daily each of vitamins B1, B2, B3, and B6.”

II L-theanine

An active component in green tea, this amino acid increases the brain’s alpha waves—a state often achieved by meditation—so you become deeply relaxed but mentally alert. You can generally feel its effects within 30 minutes; it can last 8 to 12 hours. It doesn’t cause drowsiness but does improve the quality of your sleep. Try 200 to 500 mg daily.

II Inositol

Part of the B vitamin complex, inositol helps reduce symptoms of anxiety, panic, and obsessive-compulsive behavior. Cass recommends 1,500 mg daily, on top of a B-complex supplement (above), since the other B vitamins enhance inositol’s mellowing effects.

II Magnesium

This essential dietary mineral reduces all kinds of muscle spasms or twitches, but especially those related to anxiety. Cass suggests 200 mg once or twice daily.

II Passionflower
(Passiflora incarnata)
Herbalist Laurel Vukovic, of Ashland, Oregon, recommends passionflower for easing anxiety and a “busy mind,” especially when people can’t settle down to sleep. Vukovic, author of Overcoming Sleep Disorders Naturally (Basic Health Publications, 2005), suggests using 60 drops of passionflower tincture mixed in a small amount of water.

II Spanish sage
(Salvia lavandulaefolia)
In a recent study, British researchers tested an essential oil extract of Spanish sage on a group of 24 college students. After a few drops of the herb, the students reported feeling more alert, calm, and content. The study also reported modest improvements in memory and reaction times.

When you try these calming supplements for the first time, do so at ho...

Author: Jack Challem

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