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Frazzled, Fried, and Frenzied:  The Ins and Outs of Anxiety

Frazzled, Fried, and Frenzied: The Ins and Outs of Anxiety

Dec 3, 2016 in Anxiety Disorders
Anxiety Disorders:  The Numbers
Research from the National Institute of Mental Health (NIMH) indicates that anxiety disorders –  persistent and overwhelming worry and fear about many areas of life – have become increasingly prevalent and are now the most common form of m [...]

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Keep Your Focus This Holiday Season:  Support Your Dopamine Levels

Keep Your Focus This Holiday Season: Support Your Dopamine Levels

Nov 23, 2016 in Dopamine
You are doing ok.  Muddling through life.  Getting most things done.  But could you feel better and get even more done?  If so, take the following quiz: 

Do you often feel depressed, flat, bored, and apathetic?
Are you low on physical or mental energy? [...]

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Integrative Psychiatry Is Pleased to Announce the Launch of a New Telehealth Service

Integrative Psychiatry Is Pleased to Announce the Launch of a New Telehealth Service

Nov 20, 2016 in Telehealth/telemedicine
The demand for our unique brand of integrative medicine continues to soar.  Individuals, couples, and families from all over the world seek our services, order our testing, and buy our quality supplements and nutraceuticals.  This pent-up demand for our approach has become increasing clear [...]

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Why We Measure Cortisol Levels

Why We Measure Cortisol Levels

Sep 18, 2016 in Burnout
It is often assumed that stress causes an increase in your main stress hormone – cortisol.  Cortisol, you will recall, is the major player in your body’s fight-or-flight response to stress. 
The association between stress and the hypothalamic-pituitary-adrenal (HPA) axis [...]

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A Single Course of Antibiotics Can Mess Up Your Gut Bugs for One Year

A Single Course of Antibiotics Can Mess Up Your Gut Bugs for One Year

Jul 24, 2016 in Leaky Gut
According to a new study published in the journal American Society for Microbiology, (Zaura E, Brandt BW, Teixeira de Mattos MJ, Buijs MJ, Caspers MP, Rashid MU, Weintraub A, Nord CE, Savell A, Hu Y, Coates AR, Hubank M, Spratt DA, Wilson M, Keijser BJ, Crielaard W. MBio. 2015 Nov 10;6(6):e01693-15. [...]

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Vitamin D and Fish Oil Improve Cognition and Mood by Supporting Serotonin

Vitamin D and Fish Oil Improve Cognition and Mood by Supporting Serotonin

Jul 17, 2016 in Neurotransmitters
Vitamin D and Fish Oil Improve Cognition and Mood by Supporting Serotonin
 
Vitamin D and Fish oil are among the supplements I recommend most often to my patients and clients.  I take them myself.  And I suspect you are aware of the many studies published over the past f [...]

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Acetyl-L-Carnitine May Prevent Stress-Related Brain Damage and Improve Resilience

Acetyl-L-Carnitine May Prevent Stress-Related Brain Damage and Improve Resilience

Jul 3, 2016 in brain
You probably have heard that chronic stress can lead to the development of anxiety and depression, conditions that affect the way you think, act, and feel.  But did you know that in addition to making you feel irritable, anxious, depleted and depressed, chronic stress can actually change the ar [...]

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Nutritional Supplements Help Antidepressants Work Better

Nutritional Supplements Help Antidepressants Work Better

May 1, 2016 in Depression
According to an article recently published in the American Journal of Psychiatry, certain nutritional supplements can increase the effectiveness of antidepressants for individuals suffering from clinical depression.
Researchers at Harvard and the University of Melbourne reviewed the resu [...]

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Early Memory Loss is Associated with Loss of Brain Cells (Neurons)

Early Memory Loss is Associated with Loss of Brain Cells (Neurons)

Apr 15, 2016 in Aging
We all forget things once in a while.  How many times, for example, have you struggled to come up with the name of a recent acquaintance or forgotten where you put your car keys?  These memory hiccups are common and merely constitute a by-product of your brain's continuous striving to [...]

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Anxiety Leads to Poor Decisions

Anxiety Leads to Poor Decisions

Apr 4, 2016 in Health Conditions
As if making good decisions on a regular basis wasn’t already hard enough.  Naturally we all make poor decisions from time to time.  If, however, you find yourself exercising poor judgment more regularly than normal, ask yourself, “Am I more anxious than usual”?  Tha [...]

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