Rhodiola Rosea: Rhodiola rosea goes by many common names — Arctic root, golden root, rose root, western roseroot, Aaron’s rod, and king’s crown — to name a few ( 53 ). And it has almost as many uses as it has names! Rhodiola rosea has been called an herb that’s good for whatever ails you. If you have brain fog, trouble concentrating, and low energy along with your depression, it’s an excellent herb to consider. It’s been used since the ancient Greeks to boost overall physical and mental vitality. It’s a potent adaptogen that increases resistance to stress ( 54 ). And it’s an excellent serotonin booster that also decreases the stress hormone cortisol ( 55) . Rhodiola rosea helps with a wide range of brain related disorders including depression, anxiety, seasonal affective disorder (SAD), and memory loss ( 56 ). It can also help overcome the stress, brain fog, and anxiety that often accompany fibromyalgia and chronic fatigue syndrome ( 57 ). It has almost no side effects and works faster to reduce depression than antidepressant medications ( 58 ).
Except for Rodriguez, it will never be over. His steroid-stained past will probably keep him out of the Hall of Fame. Rather than accept responsibility, he consistently shifted blame over the years or lied about PED use. When the end of his career was near, however, he finally changed his tune, telling reporters last week at his locker in the Citi Field visiting clubhouse that, “I’ve made more mistakes than anybody.” He also invoked a version of Lou Gehrig’s famous speech when asked if he felt he had been put in a bad position for the 2016 season. “I’m one of the luckiest human beings on the planet,” said Rodriguez.