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

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

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

Cortisol Imbalances May Cause Weight Gain, Depression, Anxiety, and Insomnia

Cortisol is widely known as a stress hormone produced by the human body’s adrenal glands. In popular culture, it’s reputed that elevated cortisol levels from stressful lifestyles contribute to weight gain, particularly in the abdominal area. Weight loss supplement vendors … Continue reading

Depressed But Antidepressants Don’t Work? Adrenal Fatigue or Neurotransmitter Imbalances May Be Responsible.

SSRI antidepressants are a mainstream treatment option for symptoms of depression. But often they do not work. As it turns out, depressive symptoms can be caused by a variety of physiological conditions that can be triggered by similar psychosocial stress factors such as jobs problems, divorce, and illness or death of a loved one. Often when SSRI antidepressants do not work, it is because the underlying problem is not low levels of the neurotransmitter serotonin. Instead, it is an imbalance in other neurotransmitters or adrenal hormones. Thus it is very important to do some testing before embarking on a treatment plan. Otherwise, you may find that you spend many thousands of dollars and years yet achieve no significant progress in recovery.

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