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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

Intergenerational Traumas

Guest Post by Dr Mariah Mosley It probably isn’t too much of a surprise that your hair or eye color, your height, your facial features, and pretty much any of your physical characteristics can be passed down to you from your parents.  Most of us learned about this back in [...]

By |2019-05-24T07:26:14-07:00May 24th, 2019|Categories: Articles|0 Comments

Why Your Period Causes Bowel Changes

Sorry, guys. You’re excused for this one.  Many women experience bowel changes around their periods (and sometimes ovulation too). While some women get more constipated, most get looser stools during ovulation and menses. Here’s why. Ovulation Bowel Changes You can have bowel changes around ovulation for the same reason that [...]

By |2019-04-27T09:22:48-07:00May 17th, 2019|Categories: Articles, Women's Health|0 Comments

Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT) vs Neurolinguistic Programming (NLP)

There’s a lot of overlap between Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT) and Neurolinguistic Programming (NLP) as techniques for psychotherapy—so much so that it can be difficult to tease apart the differences between them. Let’s first define each, and then compare and contrast. Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT) CBT is the older of [...]

By |2019-04-27T09:26:57-07:00May 10th, 2019|Categories: Articles, Mental Health|0 Comments

Essential Oils

Essential oils are all the rage at the moment, in part because of multilevel marketing—but while I’m not a huge fan of MLM in general, that doesn’t mean that essential oils themselves don’t have their place in the pharmacopeia of natural medicines. But first, a few definitions. Essential Oils vs [...]

By |2019-04-26T06:52:59-07:00April 26th, 2019|Categories: Articles, Supplements|0 Comments

Pyroluria (or Pyrrole Disorder, or the Mauve Factor)

When the body breaks down hemoglobin in red blood cells, it creates byproducts—kryptopyrroles (KPU), and hydroxyhemopyrrolin-2-one (HPL). Most people excrete these in the urine without a problem—but in some cases, they accumulate. This is a problem, because pyrroles and HPL bind to Vitamin B6, and to zinc, causing deficiencies. The [...]

By |2019-04-19T08:26:32-07:00April 19th, 2019|Categories: Articles, Conditions & Treatments|0 Comments

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