Anti-Energy Drinks? Slowing Down Is Good (Video)

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Drinks promising energy boosts and caffeine jolts have been all the rage, but according to The New York Times we've become so accustomed doing "fast" that there's now a demand for anti-energy/relaxation drinks.

Though it's probably a good thing that people are looking to slow down rather than speed up, it's unclear whether these drinks are good for us:

The drinks often contain melatonin, valerian root and rose hips. But relaxation drinks are not regulated by the Food and Drug Administration. Dr. Wahida Karmally, director of nutrition for the Irving Institute for Clinical and Translational Research at Columbia University Medical Center, said that while melatonin is sometimes prescribed for jet lag, it affects other hormones. Dr. Karmally offered some alternatives: take a warm bath before bedtime, listen to relaxing music, practice yoga, sip warm milk.

Dr, Karmally makes a good point about yoga being a good alternative. In our video Q & A with Michael Taylor below, Michael talks about the benefits of slowing down our yoga:

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