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A Diet Fortified With Curcumin May Alleviate Symptoms of Post Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD)
Dec 19, 2014 in    
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
Dec 15, 2014 in Neurotransmitters    
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
Dec 4, 2014 in Neurotransmitters    
My most recent Top Ten (in no particular order) health and happiness tips.  Dr. Dave [...]

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Soothing Serotonin
Nov 17, 2014 in Neurotransmitters    
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?
Nov 17, 2014 in Neurotransmitters    
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, [...]

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Neurotransmitters - How They Affect You and Why We Measure Them
Nov 10, 2014 in Neurotransmitters    
Our nervous system continuously sends out multiple chemical signals in the form of neurotransmitters – natural chemicals that regulate various physical and emotional processes such as mental performance, physical energy, and emotional state. A disruption in neurotransmitter balance can cause s [...]

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Your Neurotransmitters and You - Introduction
Nov 1, 2014 in Neurotransmitters    
It would be hard to overstate the complexity of the vast network of specialized cells that make up the human nervous system. The average human brain consists of over 100 billion nerve cells (neurons) with each connected to 10,000 or so other cells which, if you do the math, equals approximately 1000 [...]

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Your Neurotransmitters and You - Overview
The Human Connectome Project 
In August 2012 scientists with the ambition of mapping all the major neural connections in the human brain (the connectome) began enrolling their first research subjects.  To give you some idea of the scope of such a project, the brain consists of over [...]

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FolaNAC:  Triple Protection (methylfolate, methylated B12, and NAC) Against Early Memory Loss
I enjoyed yesterday's installment of Mercola - "Smoking Is Major Factor in Alzheimer’s Disease" -which highlighted various aspects of one the most dreaded of all conditions of aging:  Alzheimer's dementia.  His strong admonishment against smoking cigarettes echoes my though [...]

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The 4 Faces of Adrenal Fatigue - Finale:

The 4 Faces of Adrenal Burnout from Integrative Psychiatry, Inc

This is the 5th and final installment of my 5 (duh) part mini-series on Adrenal Fatigue.  It addresses end stage adrenal exhaustion and describes a bundle of supplements that provides balanced non-stimulati [...]

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