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Fatigue:  The Perfect Storm (of Neural, Adrenal, & Immune Disarray)
Fatigue comes in all shapes and sizes. Difficult to precisely define, it is well known to all of us. For the purposes of this short article, we will define fatigue as a persisting, subjective sense of tiredness.
Acute fatigue is considered to be a normal part of life. If you are healthy, it i [...]

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Low T, Thou, & Thee:  The Depression-Testosterone Connection
Jul 4, 2014 in Depression, Featured Products    
Late last summer we wrote a blog for Health Remedies about the link between depression and low testosterone.
We check testosterone levels in both men and women from puberty onwards. Click on the inforgraphic to the right to explore our many hormone testing profiles. We continue to be astounde [...]

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Increasing Dopamine and Norepinephrine Improves Symptoms of Depression - Especially Fatigue
Jul 1, 2014 in Depression, Dopamine, Featured Products    
Recent medical studies have demonstrated what we clinicians have suspected for years: moderately intense physical exercise alleviates core symptoms of depression. It is believed that such physical activity effectively treats depression by naturally elevating the brain transmission of two of your mos [...]

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Keep Calm and Sleep Well with NeuroScience TravaCor
Jun 26, 2014 in Neurotransmitters    
Neuroscience TravaCor is known for stimulating the production of serotonin (a neurotransmitter that regulates mood, sleep and behavior), and its calming effect. It is manufactured using highly potent raw ingredients processed under high quality standards to ensure clinical efficiency.

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Why Guess When Testing (of Your Neurotransmitters) is So Easy?
Our Clinical Philosophy
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, sede [...]

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Genetic Testing of Detoxification Pathways
Jun 9, 2014 in Featured Products, Health Conditions    
Single nucleotide polymorphisms (SNPs) are specific mutations of genes that control the activity of various enzymes used by your body to perform myriad functions. The DetoxiGenomic Profile offered by Integrative Psychiatry in partnership with Genova Diagnostics tests for those SNPs associated with i [...]

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Antidepressants Linked to Gait Disturbances
Jun 8, 2014 in Depression, Neurotransmitters    

According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, approximately one in ten individuals, 12 years of age or older, is taking an antidepressant medication at any given time in the United States. Studies involving antidepressant medications have yielded conflicting results in terms o [...]

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How to Boost Your Dopamine Levels
Our mood is regulated by certain chemicals in our body. These components make it possible for us to feel different types of emotions. One of the hormones that make us feel good is dopamine. Dopamine is produced by the brain when we experience pleasurable situations. It is among the "happy hormones" [...]

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The Not So Sweet Effects of Sugar
Sugar is a hotly debated topic nowadays, particularly added sugar consumption which refers to the daily consumption of sugars added to products during the manufacturing process (not naturally-occurring sugars, as found in fresh fruit). Most U.S. adults consume 10% or more of their daily calories fro [...]

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Major Mental Illness is Deadlier than Smoking Cigarettes

New research confirms what we have known for many years: major mental disorders rank among the most lethal of all illnesses. For example, according to scientists from the Department of Psychiatry at Oxford University, mental illness can shorten life expectancy far more than heavy smoking.
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