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

Is This Sausage-Shaped Fruit The Next Big Energy Booster?

Kigelia Africana can act as an aphrodisiac.

If you’ve never heard of the Kigelia Africana tree, get ready to be amazed. This ancient – and potent – tree offers so many health benefits, it is showing up on more and more ingredient lists to treat a myriad of concerns. And scientific studies suggest it may also become the next big energy booster! … 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

Putting And End to Migraines – Once And For All

I’ve suffered from migraines for as long as I can remember. As a small child, I’d stay home from school with what my mother referred to as the ‘stomach flu’. I’d grind my pounding head into the pillow on the couch in between bouts of vomiting and crying while watching talk shows and soap operas … Read more

Why Do We Think Getting Drunk Is Fun?

Many people drink red wine ‘for the antioxidants’, beer to ‘unwind’, and hard alcohol ‘to relax’. Cracking open a bottle of wine, champagne, or scotch often means festivity and fun. Strangely, many of us don’t know – and would never even consider – how to celebrate without a bottle of something alcoholic. But alcohol affects … 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