Dopamine 101

Everybody’s talking about dopamine. Most of us associate dopamine with pleasure – or the slump we experience when we don’t feel it. But dopamine is much more than the lift you get when you IG post gets another like, or your sweetie hugs you, or you get another hit of your addiction. What is dopamine? … Read more

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

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

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