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The 4 Faces of Adrenal Fatigue - Part 4:
“Wired and Tired” – Inflamed and In Pain
Part 4 of my 5 part mini-series on adrenal fatigue focuses on the most common phase of adrenal burnout we see in our offices: The “Wired and Tired” – Inflamed and in Pain profile. The hallmark of this mixed adrenal s [...]

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The 4 Faces of Adrenal Fatigue - Part 3:
Today's blog constitutes the third installment of my mini-series review of Integrative Psychiatry's "4 Faces of Adrenal Fatigue" and each of the corresponding supplement bundles associated with these various stages of adrenal burnout. In the previous article, I addressed the high-flying "W [...]

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The 4 Faces of Adrenal Fatigue - Part 2:
#1 - “Wired for Sound” or SuperNova Diva
In my last blog (The 4 Faces of Adrenal Fatigue - Part 1), I re-introduced Integrative Psychiatry's version of the various stages of Adrenal Fatigue/Burnout/Exhaustion. A key point is that each of these phases is associated with its ow [...]

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The 4 Faces of Adrenal Fatigue - Part 1:  Introduction
At the heart of our clinical philosophy lies the belief that your genes, uterine environment, life experiences (particularly early life adversity), and environmental influences (toxins, pace, domestic discord, drugs, work stress, poor nutrition, sleep deprivation, sedentary life style, and so forth) [...]

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Neurotransmitters, Inflammation, L-methyl folate, & Depression
Aug 29, 2014 in Depression    
You are depressed and taking a medication. You feel somewhat better but not all the way well. Should you switch antidepressants or have another major psychotropic medication added to your existing antidepressant? Before you do this, consider whether you may have low central nervous system (CNS) fola [...]

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Insomnia In Adolescents
Despite the frequency of insomnia, sleep is seldom made a priority, especially in the young population. Yet, insomnia in adolescents is associated with significant increases in the risk of many psychiatric conditions including:

Binge drinking
Marijuana use
Other drug abu [...]

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Ten Factors That Predict Healthy Aging
Aug 17, 2014 in Aging    
What can any of us really do to improve our chances of living a healthy, happy, and rewarding life into our our sixties, seventies, and beyond? Is there any scientific data to help answer this all important question or are we bound by the old dogma of diet and exercise?
For more than five dec [...]

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An Overlooked Global Epidemic:  Suicide
Aug 13, 2014 in Depression    
On March 19, 2003 President George W. Bush announced to the nation via live television that Operation Iraqi Freedom had begun. As of August 11, 2014, the number of United States military and Department of Defense civilian casualties sustained in Operation Iraqi Freedom, Operation New Dawn, and Opera [...]

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Feeling Down & Anxious? Here are Tips on How to Increase Serotonin Levels
Aug 8, 2014 in Neurotransmitters    
If you are dealing with depression, anxiety or insomnia, your body may be running out of serotonin. Low serotonin level is also associated with panic attacks, irritability, obesity and fibromyalgia.
Serotonin is a neurotransmitter that regulates mood, appetite, sleep and concentration. It is [...]

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L-Theanine:  Good For What Ails You and Your Neurotransmitters
Have you ever wondered why so many treatment recommendations include, either by itself or in combination with other ingredients, the supplement L-theanine? Why is that? What is this important compound and where does it come from? In this brief article I hope to shed some light on these frequently as [...]

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