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Stress, Sleep and Serotonin

Serotonin is also known as the “feel good” chemical. It is something that Dr. Mark Hyman refers to as the one chemical most of us are in short supply “in our overstressed society.” This chemical is necessary to produce a happy mood, reduce anxiety or irritability and help sleep. Many people who crave carbohydrates unknowingly […]

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Dope on Dopamine

  Neurotransmitters are the brain chemicals involved in transmitting signals from one neuron to the next across synapses.  Without the proper balance of these, your mental well being including happiness, alertness and memory are affected. In short they are in the communication business – transmitting and communicating instructions for cells. Until recently, psychiatric medicine focused […]

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The Good The Bad and The Ugly on Nutritional Studies

Many have heard or read reports about discoveries based on some kind of study conducted at some place, some where.  But what do these studies actually mean and furthermore how reliable are they? While this next topic may seem somewhat dry, it’s important  to have the tools to evaluate people’s recommendations upon a particular “study” […]

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