When we think about depression, lack of motivation, or difficulty focusing and concentrating, the well-known brain chemical 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 such
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The crippling effects of high cortisol symptoms are extremely common but all too often ignored. What is cortisol? It’s a vital hormone produced and secreted by the adrenal glands. Cortisone is released in a rhythmic fashion, with levels peaking in the morning (to help wake you up) and steadily declining
Research shows there are differences between walking vs. running, especially for the elderly.
Many people think of B12 as the vitamin to take for low energy, but vitamin B12 deficiency symptoms go way beyond feeling tired.
MGH Study Finds Migraine Surgery Relieves Symptoms, Improves Functioning
A study led by Massachusetts General Hospital plastic surgeon Gerald Austen, Jr., MD, found that migraine surgery reduced the severity and intensity of migraine headaches, as well as led to significant improvements in daily functioning and coping ability. The study was published
Stress is clearly a major contributor for most people who experience depression. And guess which system in your body controls how you react to stress? Your adrenal glands and the stress hormone it releases—cortisol.
But there is much more to the depression/hormone connection than just that. Other hormones, such as thyroid,
Do you have a genetic defect in the MTHFR gene that’s causing your symptoms? Find out with a simple MTHFR test and learn how it’s treatable.
Irritable bowel syndrome (IBS) has effects far beyond gastrointestinal symptoms. It is one of the most commonly diagnosed chronic gastrointestinal disorders, and occurs most often in patients under age 50. It is characterized by abdominal pain and bowel dysfunction—diarrhea (IBS-D), constipation (IBS-C), or alternating periods of both (mixed—IBS-M). In 40
When you have a chronic health condition or are at increased risk of a chronic disease, such as obesity, heart disease, diabetes, or celiac disease, it’s natural to focus on foods you should limit or avoid. However, you’ll likely find eating more enjoyable if you shift your attention to substituting
A decade after its last recommendations for management of fibromyalgia, the European League Against Rheumatism (EULAR) has produced updated guidelines based on the body of evidence that has accumulated since the last report, based on scientific evidence from study reviews and meta-analyses rather than predominantly expert opinion, as the 2005