Blog

/Blog/

How Taurine Affects Anxiety and Adrenaline

I wrote here about how taurine affects overexcitable membranes in general, and it essentially boils down to two interrelated things: the NMDA receptor (which is stimulated by the excitatory neurotransmitter glutamate, and inhibited by calming neurotransmitters glycine and GABA), and calcium conduction (the flow of which occurs when the NMDA receptor [...]

By |2019-08-09T06:53:19-07:00August 9th, 2019|Categories: Chronic Illnesses, Supplements|0 Comments

Low Dose Immunotherapy

Guest post by Dr Mariah Mosley You may have heard of people getting allergy shots (allergic immunotherapy) to help decrease their symptoms of asthma and rhinitis (runny nose, itchy eyes) when exposed to their specific allergens. Introducing very small amounts of the bothersome grasses, pollens, foods, etc to the body [...]

By |2019-07-26T11:28:46-07:00July 26th, 2019|Categories: Articles|0 Comments

Hormonal Causes of Low Libido

Low libido is a common complaint, and there are certainly a variety of possible causes—including fatigue, stress (though there may be a hormonal aspect to this, too—see below), pain or other chronic illness, relationship issues, body image issues, inhibitions, and past trauma. But most of the time when people bring [...]

By |2019-07-12T08:41:18-07:00July 12th, 2019|Categories: Conditions & Treatments, Health, Men's Health, Women's Health|0 Comments

Red Light Therapy

I wrote here comparing and contrasting infrared and regular saunas, and along the way discussed benefits of infrared light exposure. What’s the difference between the various uses for red light? Red Light, Infrared Light, and Lasers The primary difference between red and infrared light is where they are on the light [...]

By |2019-07-05T07:35:09-07:00July 5th, 2019|Categories: Articles, Conditions & Treatments|0 Comments

Adrenaline-Deficient Anxiety

From a neurotransmitter standpoint, there are several different types of anxiety. I wrote here about the high dopamine/low serotonin variety, largely characterized by obsession and overthinking. High levels of adrenaline (norepinephrine and epinephrine) fit here too, since too much dopamine will spill over into high levels of norepinephrine and epinephrine [...]

By |2019-06-28T10:02:58-07:00June 28th, 2019|Categories: Articles, Mental Health|0 Comments

Toxic Exposure Can Disrupt Neurochemistry

I wrote here on neurotransmitter imbalance and the (mostly urinary) evidence that these imbalances are, in fact, linked to various kinds of mental/emotional disorders. That still leaves some unanswered questions, though—specifically, what is the mechanism by which the neurotransmitters get disrupted in the first place? Here’s one surprising answer. Toxins and [...]

By |2019-06-21T07:27:58-07:00June 21st, 2019|Categories: Articles|0 Comments

Happiness Boosts Your Immune Function

Guest post by: Dr Mariah Mosley Thankfully flu and cold season is over. What did you use to bolster your immune system to prevent illness?  Vitamin C or herbal Echinacea?  Getting extra sleep and drinking more water?  Here's one thing you may not have considered. Psychological Well-Being and Immune Function [...]

By |2019-06-14T09:08:14-07:00June 14th, 2019|Categories: Articles, Health|0 Comments

Neurotransmitter Imbalance and Depression: Chicken or the Egg?

The bulk of the evidence is against the use of psychotropic medications for anxiety and depression. Studies show that in many cases, effects of SSRIs and benzodiazepines are no better than placebo for mild to moderate depression--indeed, some studies showed that SSRIs were less than half as effective as placebo! It also [...]

By |2019-06-07T07:20:56-07:00June 7th, 2019|Categories: Articles, Mental Health|0 Comments

FREE RECIPES

Get a week's worth of fast, healthy, kid-friendly recipes for the whole family when you sign up for our free monthly health newsletter!

I hate spam as much as you do. I will never share, sell, or publish your email address.