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8 Serotonin Deficiency Symptoms That You Can Identify Yourself

8 Serotonin Deficiency Symptoms That You Can Identify Yourself

Serotonin is a powerful brain chemical that profoundly affects your mood, so knowing whether you’re deficient is a key first step to overcoming troubling mood and impulse control problems. Having one or more of the eight serotonin deficiency symptoms discussed here will be a strong clue that you may indeed

4 Serotonin Supplements to Treat Depression, Anxiety, and Insomnia Yourself

4 Serotonin Supplements to Treat Depression, Anxiety, and Insomnia Yourself

Research shows that when you’re consistently sad, pessimistic, or moody you may have a serotonin deficiency that you can treat yourself by using serotonin supplements. The 4 natural supplements presented here have all been shown to help treat serotonin deficiency symptoms such as depression, insomnia, and more by increasing serotonin

4 Dopamine Boosters to Improve Depression Symptoms, Mood, and Motivation

4 Dopamine Boosters to Improve Depression Symptoms, Mood, and Motivation

When we think about depression, lack of motivation, or difficulty focusing and concentrating, the well-known brain chemical (neurotransmitter) serotonin often comes to mind. While it’s true that serotonin deficiency is a problem for many people with depression and other mental health issues, researchers have known for years that other neurotransmitters

Easing the Burden of Living with Depression

Major depressive disorder (MDD) is a serious challenge that requires professional treatment (see What You Can Do). It often takes time and patience to overcome. However, while there are no simple cures for this mood disorder, an MGH expert points out that there are commonsense steps you can take that

Best Herb for Lowering Cholesterol Naturally?

Herbs and spices have long been used for culinary purposes as well as medicinal reasons. But one herb in particular ranks high above the rest and has been shown to be particularly helpful for lowering cholesterol naturally.

Nicotinamide Linked to Fewer Recurrent Skin Cancers

If the headlines about a drug related to B vitamins helping to prevent skin cancer tempted you to toss your sunscreen and broad-brimmed hat, think again. The findings were exciting because the hope of preventing cancer with vitamins has largely proven elusive, and the researchers declared their results ready to

Serotonin: Vital Brain Chemical Affect Both Mood and Cognition

The importance of the neurotransmitter serotonin in affecting mood has been widely acknowledged in numerous studies linking low brain levels of this key chemical with depression, anxiety, and irritability. Now, scientists are reporting another significant role the neurotransmitter plays in the brain—that of promoting memory and cognition.

Inadequate brain levels of

Ask the Experts: Salmonella in Raw Almonds; Coffee “Cups”; Tart Cherry Juice

Q: Is there any danger of salmonella contamination in raw almonds?

A: Paige Murphy, a dietetic intern at Tufts’ Frances Stern Nutrition Center, answers: “All almonds sold and purchased within the United States—even those labeled ‘raw’—have been pasteurized. This is required by law. After several outbreaks of human salmonellosis were linked

Serotonin Deficiency: A Root Cause of Your Depression Symptoms?

Serotonin Deficiency: A Root Cause of Your Depression Symptoms?

What is serotonin deficiency, and could it possibly be one of the underlying causes of your depression symptoms? Research shows the two are intricately linked!
Serotonin is an important chemical that helps relay signals from one area of the brain to the other. It plays a key role in psychological functions and

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