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by Dr.Dave

The Mental Health Experts


Reversing Early Memory Loss

Date Posted February 18th, 2015
   
Reversing Early Memory Loss
In what has become one of my favorite articles published in recent months (“Reversal of cognitive decline: a novel therapeutic program”), Dr. Dale Bredesen out of the UCLA Department of Neurology reports on a promising new approach to preserving brain function and even reversing cognitiv [...]
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S-Acetyl Glutathione: What is it and why everyone over age 35 should be taking it?

Date Posted February 4th, 2015
   
S-Acetyl Glutathione: What is it and why everyone over age 35 should be taking it?
Aging is a natural process that we all go through but, as we age, we become more vulnerable to health problems, particularly chronic diseases.  Luckily, there is a powerful antioxidant that has the ability to slow down the process of aging and help prevent cancer, heart disease, dementia a [...]
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Can Taking B Vitamins Protect You Against Alzheimer's?

Date Posted January 26th, 2015
   
Can Taking B Vitamins Protect You Against Alzheimer's?
We all have moments when we forget where we put our stuff and don't remember certain things, and it's completely normal. However, as we approach the age of 65 and above, this may happen more frequently which can lead to cognitive impairment and Alzheimer's disease. Our brain cells no [...]
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Low Norepinephrine - Depressed, Inflamed, & in Pain

Date Posted January 18th, 2015
   
Low Norepinephrine - Depressed, Inflamed, & in Pain
Norepinephrine, also known as noradrenalin, is an excitatory neurotransmitter produced in the central nervous system as well as by the adrenal glands. It is one of the Big 5 neurotransmitters that regulate mood, memory, sleep, and energy, the others being dopamine, serotonin, acetylcholine, and GABA [...]
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Coffee Consumption May Reduce Risk of Alzheimer's Disease

Date Posted January 4th, 2015
   
Coffee Consumption May Reduce Risk of Alzheimer's Disease
Coffee Consumption May Reduce Risk of Alzheimer’s Disease We have reported previously on the potential of coffee consumption to lower the risk of liver cancer, diabetes, obesity, and suicide (http://healthremedies.com/blog/coffee-high-test-may-reduce-suicide-risk-in-men-and-women/). Now comes [...]
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A Diet Fortified With Curcumin May Alleviate Symptoms of Post Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD)

Date Posted December 19th, 2014
   
A Diet Fortified With Curcumin May Alleviate Symptoms of Post Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD)
A new study out of Hunter College in New York City found that rats fed a diet enriched with curcumin formed fewer fearful memories when exposed to new traumatic experiences.  In addition, the research team, led by principle investigator Glenne Shafe, Ph.D., professor of psychology, showed that [...]
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Feeling Wired This Holiday Season? Maybe Your GABA Needs a Boost

Date Posted December 15th, 2014
   
Feeling Wired This Holiday Season? Maybe Your GABA Needs a Boost
What is GABA? Gamma-aminobutyric acid, otherwise known as GABA, is the major inhibitory neurotransmitter found in our central nervous system. It is our most potent calming brain chemical and is critical for counter-balancing excitatory neurotransmitters such as dopamine, norepinephrine, adrenalin, a [...]
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Top Ten Health Tips from Dr. Dave

Date Posted December 4th, 2014
   
Top Ten Health Tips from Dr. Dave
My most recent Top Ten (in no particular order) health and happiness tips.  Dr. Dave [...]
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Soothing Serotonin

Date Posted November 17th, 2014
   
Soothing Serotonin
Serotonin is one of the most widely recognized (and a frequently searched term on google.com) of all neurotransmitters (those natural substances that allow brain cells to “talk” with each other). It is key to our feelings of happiness and is intricately involved in numerous core physical [...]
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Functional Medicine: Can it cure your mental illness?

Date Posted November 17th, 2014
   
Functional Medicine: Can it cure your mental illness?
Depression and other mental disorders are diagnosed through patient interview and reporting of symptoms to their doctor. But if the patient forgot some of the symptoms, or were in denial of some of them, would there be an accurate diagnosis? Probably not! Diagnosis of depression, anxiety and [...]
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