Vitamin K2 Deficiency May Have Role in Neurological Diseases Including Parkinson’s, Alzheimer’s, and Multiple Sclerosis

While reading up on vitamin K2 recently, I’ve noticed a number of connections that have me wondering if one of the culprits behind several widely occurring neurological diseases might be a relative scarcity of this vitamin in many people’s diets. … Continue reading

Sjögren’s Syndrome Patients and Others With Dry Mouth May Benefit from Oral Probiotics

While I was writing about a difficult autoimmune illness called Sjogren’s syndrome, it occurred to me that one the products I use regularly for my own health might be very helpful to people with this illness. One of the chief … 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

Carbohydrate Binge Eating and Weight Gain May Indicate Tryptophan and Serotonin Deficiencies

During the holiday season, you may have found yourself eating more cookies, cakes, breads, and other delicious baked goods than usual. You wouldn’t be the only one. But if polishing off a box of cereal solo, eating half a quart … 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

Curcumin Helps Raise Low Serotonin and Dopamine in Major Depression and Other Neurological Disorders

A 2010 research paper An Overview of Curcumin in Neurological Disorders highlights how curcumin, one of the most beneficial components of the spice turmeric, may have a beneficial role to play in therapy for many neurological disorders that involve low … Continue reading

High Bioavailability Curcumin Supplements from Indena, Dolcas Biotech, Verdure Sciences, and Theravalues

Curcumin is believed to be one of the most health beneficial components of the spice turmeric. One of the big challenges to effectively using turmeric as a nutritional supplement is the poor bioavailability of curcumin in its raw form. Fortunately, … Continue reading

Curcumin, Thioflavin T, and Rosmarinic Acid Fight Damaging Amyloid Beta Proteins of Alzheimer’s Disease

Researchers in the past several years have identified compounds that have strong effects against factors suspected to be responsible for much of the damage to the brain seen in Alzheimer’s Disease patients. Two of these compounds, curcumin and rosmarinic acid, … 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