28 Mar GABA: Mood, Attention, Anxiety, Sleep

Do you have acute anxiety or panic attacks, difficulty sleeping through the night, or even the inability to experience pleasure in activities that normally produce it? Gamma-aminobutyric acid (GABA) is the brain’s most abundant inhibitory, or “calming”, neurotransmitter. While GABA is known primarily for its ability to...

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23 Mar Seratonin For Sleep

Synthesized from the amino acid tryptophan, 5-hydroxytryptophan (5-HTP) is the rate-limiting precursor to serotonin and melatonin, our relaxation hormones that are important for proper sleep. 5-HTP supplementation has been shown to be useful in enhancing serotonin levels in humans, which is why it is most...

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09 Feb Hormones Affect Sleep

Sleep and Hormones By Dr. Brent Barlow, ND Low-functioning adrenal gland can make it difficult to fall asleep or stay asleep because of poor production of stress hormones. The signs of the adrenals being involved in the sleep difficulty include difficulty sleeping after stressful days and...

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06 Oct Light Therapy (Phototherapy)

Light Therapy It’s that time of year folks! What does light therapy mean for you? Source: Natural Health Care Classically referred to as heliotherapy, light therapy consists of exposure to daylight or to specific wavelengths of light using lasers, light-emitting diodes, fluorescent lamps, dichroic lamps or very bright,...

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