Migraines, irritable bowel syndrome, fibormyalgia, obesity and even ADHD can all be traced back to depleted serotonin levels – and the effects on your body can be as damaging as they are diverse. When most people think of serotonin deficiency, the first thing they usually think about is depression. If that someone is you, you’d be right. But there’s a lot more to this neurotransmitter than meets the eye – a lot more. (more…)
The B vitamins area complex group of compounds that cannot be synthesized within the body in sufficient quantities to support optimal health and therefore, must be obtained through the diet. (more…)
If you are paying attention to nutrition or health-related news, you know that not a week goes by without some new findings coming out about the health benefits of vitamin D. However, there is also a lot of confusion about how much vitamin D each person needs as well as the best/safest way to achieve optimal vitamin D levels. The purpose of this post is to try and clear some of the confusion. (more…)
Detoxification is usually thought of as the physical processing and removal of toxins from the body. While this is certainly the overriding goal of any formal detoxification program, detoxification can significantly impact a person’s emotional state and can cause what feels like “emotional side effects”.
Our lives seem so full of things to worry about and/or do that we don’t even realize that our health is slowly but steadily slipping away from us. Even if we can find the time to exercise, many of us perform exercises that fatigue and drain us even more. Rather than relieve stress, most of our activities have the effect of fueling a state called Sympathetic Nervous System (SNS) dominance. Periodic detoxification can help calm down an overactive sympathetic nervous system. The key is to perform a detoxification program properly. Read more…