It’s hard to believe that by altering the bacteria in your gut, you can better handle stress, improve your mood, and even treat your anxiety or depression. But an explosion of research into the fascinating world of the gut-brain connection is showing just that. We now know that you can
Approximately 70 percent of adults in the United States have experienced a traumatic event at least once in their lives, according to PTSD United, and, as a result, up to 20 percent of those people go on to develop post-traumatic stress disorder, or PTSD.
PTSD is a mental health condition that
If you’re looking for a bipolar test because you’re dealing with mood swings and worried you have early signs of bipolar disease—also called manic depression or manic-depressive disorder—you’re going to be disappointed. There is no reliable, confirmed diagnostic bipolar test to confirm a diagnosis for the over-the-top shifts in a
Fatigue, stress, children, routine, and even some diseases—all of these factors can cause low libido and become enemies of your sex drive. If you and your partner have hit a wall, there are ways to get back the energy… and the desire. Act now! The “eternal honeymoon,” after all, is
Remember that time you cleared your second plate and then went whole hog at the Thanksgiving dessert table? You may not recall the exact foods you ate, but the bloating, nausea, and discomfort that ensued are likely etched into your brain. Now imagine suffering these feelings multiple times a week,
You may be familiar with folic acid as a supplement that women are advised to take during pregnancy. But it’s important for all of us to get enough folic acid: It’s an essential nutrient for the formation of red blood cells and the healthy growth and function of cells.
Because there are multiple types of depression, anyone feeling as if he or she is battling the condition might understandably wonder, “What kind of depression do I have?”
The most severe form is major depressive disorder, or MDD. People with MDD feel down most or all of the time and also
Treating a dopamine deficiency can help you take back your health! How? First, you need to understand that depression is a disease that can be caused by a dopamine deficiency. In many cases, it is caused by actual physiologic changes in your brain. Therefore, when you feel depressed, don’t think
You’re worried. You’ve got a blistering skin rash, and you suddenly have difficulty walking. It’s hard to get and stay asleep and you’re psychologically depressed. You wonder, “Are these celiac symptoms? How can a little thing like gluten be causing so much havoc?”
If so, remember that help is on the
Q: My husband, who is 75, has become somewhat forgetful and is worried he may be showing the early signs of Alzheimer’s disease. He wants to have his brain scanned for beta-amyloid plaques. Would a scan be useful?
A: An effective diagnostic technique that combines positron emission tomography (PET) scans of