Cortisol Replacement Patients Using IsoCort Or Medications Should Recheck Cortisol Levels Periodically

Many people who have experienced chronic stress or illness may find that they have cortisol imbalances, often called “adrenal fatigue” or “adrenal insufficiency”, that are contributing to their health problems. A few may find they have full-blown Addison’s Disease which … Continue reading

Increased Vitamin K Consumption May Slow Progression of Insulin Resistance and Lower Diabetes Risk

Over the past decade, increasing amounts of research are tying higher vitamin K intakes to lower risks of insulin resistance, metabolic syndrome, diabetes, and related cardiovascular diseases. Mainstream recommendations coming out of the Institute of Medicine for vitamin K claim … Continue reading

Curcumin and the MAO Inhibitor “Cheese Effect” from Tyramine Triggered Hypertension

Curcumin is a widely consumed component of the spice tumeric, commonly used in India and other parts of Asia. One of its important properties is functioning as MAO-A (Monoamine oxidase A) inhibitor that may help with certain neurotransmitter imbalance conditions … Continue reading

Melatonin Helps Improve Sleep and Boost Immune System, Little Sign of Toxicity Even At Very High Doses

Melatonin is a hormone produced by the pineal gland from the body’s supply of serotonin. Its best known use is to help regular the daily sleep/wake cycle. It also functions as a strong antioxidant and an immune system booster. It’s … Continue reading

Abnormal Cortisol Levels, Depression, Anxiety, and PTSD Are Signs of Long-Term Abuse and Psychological Trauma

Long-term emotional stress is a well-known culprit in the development of abnormal cortisol levels and consequent damage to the endocrine system of hormone-releasing organs throughout the body, most notably the adrenal glands that produce cortisol itself. Most of the research … Continue reading

Flavonoids Apigenin and Chrysin Non-Addictive Alternatives To Benzodiazepines for Anxiety Relief and Mild Sedation

When you are anxious and need a little sedative help to sleep, the flavonoids apigenin and chrysin may be good supplements to try. They are reputed to have strong effects at countering anxiety but more mild sedative effects than many … Continue reading

Reducing Sedative and Addictive Side Effects of Anti-Anxiety Drugs Benzodiazepines (Xanax, Valium, etc.) with L-Theanine, Pregnenolone, and DHEA

One of the mainstay drug families that doctors prescribe for patients with anxiety are a class of GABA receptor drugs called benzodiazepines. For people who are using these drugs to get to sleep, a strong sedative effect may be helpful. … Continue reading

Life Extension Annual Blood Test Sale Extended to June 13, 2011

Life Extension’s Annual Blood Test sale has been extended for another week until June 13, 2011. This is a great opportunity to get helpful medical tests that many doctors will not order due to cost-cutting pressure from insurance companies and … Continue reading

Chronic Stress Kills: High Cortisol Levels Damage the Brain, May Lead to Shorter Life and Neurodegenerative Diseases Such As Alzheimer’s and Parkinson’s

Researchers have noticed that there may be a connection between chronically elevated cortisol levels, typical of people under chronic stress, and damage to portions of the brain including the hippocampus and hypothalamus that are seen in neurodegenerative diseases of aging … Continue reading

Tired All the Time for Months or Years? Here’s A Resource With Many Possible Explanations.

While recently writing about adrenal fatigue, depression, and anxiety, I’ve been doing a lot of reading on chronic fatigue syndrome, fibromyalgia (also known as myalgic encephalomyelitis), and hormonal imbalances that are also commonly associated with severe fatigue, chronic pain, and … Continue reading