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Food, Mood and your Brain

Food and Your Brain

Ten years ago the idea that food could have a profound effect on the brain was totally foreign to me.  The research has really exploded recently, and today there are tens of thousands of published research studies on the topic. It is now known that there is a connection between what you eat and anxiety and depression, your stress response, memory, learning, cognition and behavior.

Food affects your brain through multiple means. It not only supplies vitamins, minerals …

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Birth Control Pills, Depression and Vitamin Depletion

The use of oral contraceptives may contribute to depression or insomnia. As women, we all know that hormone fluctuations have effects on our moods. Some women actually experience an improvement in their mood while taking oral contraceptives. Yet a portion of women experience depression, and this may be related not to the hormonal effects, but to vitamin and mineral depletion.

Oral contraceptives deplete five of the key vitamins and minerals that are needed to make our feel good neurotransmitters, like serotonin, …

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Is adrenal burnout at the basis of your irritability?

Is adrenal burnout at the basis of your exhaustion, irritability, depression?

In this DIY guide to rejuvenating your adrenals, I will give you some strategies to get you feeling both relaxed and energized.

Where are you on the adrenal burnout scale?
Has your get up and go, got up and gone? Do you lack interest in life, or feel irritated at more and more things? Perhaps you are worried, depressed, or anxious. It can take as little as 3 weeks of chronic stress …

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