Is this Precious Spice A Viable Alternative to Toxic Anti-Depressants?

In ancient Persian medicine, saffron was often used to treat ‘melancholy’.

Perhaps you or someone you love has experienced a period of depression. According to the World Health Organization: more than 300 million people are now living with depression, an increase of more than 18% between 2005 and 2015. The numbers in the United States might actually be higher. A study published in Pediatrics in 2016 … Read more

Anorgasmic Women – Is There A Solution To This Epidemic?

1 in 3 women experience difficulty in achieving orgasm.

According to Planned Parenthood, 1 in 3 women experience difficulty in achieving orgasm. In fact, almost 10% of women have never had an orgasm. Maybe that doesn’t seem like a lot, but think of it this way: if the outbreak of a certain disease is responsible for more than 7.7% of deaths in a population … Read more

GABA 101

GABA blocks impulses between nerve cells in the brain, slowing down activity.

There’s more and more talk about GABA these days. As we learn about the function of neurotransmitters in our brains – and bodies – it becomes very clear that GABA plays a major role in our health, overall. What is GABA? Gamma-aminobutyric acid is our chief inhibitory neurotransmitter. Its principal role is reducing neuronal excitability … Read more

Serotonin 101

Serotonin is considered a natural mood stabilizer and assists the body with multiple functions.

You’ve likely heard of the neurotransmitter serotonin. Sometimes referred to as the “calming chemical”, an increase in serotonin is thought to be the answer to many ailments; both mental and physical. But serotonin – and what it does – is a bit more complicated than we might think. What is serotonin? Serotonin is a compound, … Read more

If You Struggle With Depression You May Be Deficient in This Vitamin

Vitamin and nutrient deficiencies can have a devastating effect on our health overall.

Every once in a while, an ‘expert’ steps forward and claims that supplements do nothing for us but make ‘expensive urine’. In their opinion, spending any amount of money in an attempt to raise our level of wellness is simply flushed down the drain. There is some validity to this argument when it comes to … Read more

Dying To Treat Anxiety

Adults are experiencing more anxiety than ever before.

According to the American Psychiatry Association, American adults are experiencing more anxiety than ever before. In a new study by the American Psychiatric Organization, 39% of those polled reported they were more anxious than they were at this time last year. Anxiety disorders affect 260 billion people worldwide, says the World Health Organization. And the … Read more

Can Ancient Plant Medicine & Modern Science Raise Your Emotional IQ?

Technology is evolving at an unprecedented rate, and each day new advances within the digital space expand the potential for human knowledge and development. However, despite all of the technological advances we are making, it seems that with this same speed of connection, there is simultaneously a disconnection, as we are struggling with maintaining our … Read more

This NETFLIX doc missed something important about ADHD

In a ideal world, the only people taking prescription stimulants would be those who have been diagnosed with ADHD. But as Netflix’s documentary ‘Take Your Pills’ shows us, not only is adderall prescribed to millions of children all over the United States, adults are using stimulants in record numbers to get ahead – whether they … Read more

NOOTROPICS 101 – What is Vanuatu Root?

Vanuatu Root, named for a Pacific island nation located in the South Pacific Ocean, is more commonly known as Kava, a plant that grows throughout the Western Pacific region. The root of the Kava plant, or Piper methysticum (which translates to ‘intoxicating pepper’), is typically used by cultures in these areas to make a tea … Read more