Stress & Anxiety Reduction

The Significance of Omega-3s

  Combating Depression with Omega-3s  Omega-3 fatty acids are polyunsaturated fatty acids that are essential nutrients for health – specifically brain health and development.[1] Additionally, the Omega-3’s regulate behavior and neurochemical aspects related to mood disorder, stress responses, depression, and aggression. However, the caveat associated with this vital nutrient is that the Omega-3 is not [...]

Sugar Part I: Shipwrecked on Sugar

Universally, the world’s excess sugar consumption has reached epidemic proportions. According to The Credit Suisse Research Institute’s 2013 study, “Sugar: Consumption at a Crossroads”,[1] roughly 90 percent of general practitioners in the U.S., Europe, and Asia believe that the increase in global health issues are directly related to excess sugar consumption. More than 400 million [...]

Gluten For Punishment

Ever since our ancient ancestors began domesticating food some 8000-years ago, the one constant that has remained is the world’s reliance on grain as a dietary staple. However, the elemental composition of grain has undergone a dramatic metamorphosis over the subsequent millennia, thus resulting in a radically distorted version from what our forbearers consumed. Flash [...]

EXCITOTOXINS: The Hidden Dangers of Food Additives

What are Excitotoxins?  Excitotoxins are substances that overexcite, damage, and/or kill brain cells.  Over the past 20 years, no one has done more extensive research on the subject of excitotoxins and the damaging effects stemming their existence than Dr. Russell L. Blaylock.  In his groundbreaking book, Excitotoxins: The Taste That Kills, Dr. Blaylock explains that: [...]

Linking Brain Inflammation to Mood Disorders

The correlation between inflammation and brain disorders is now coming to the forefront in the majority of medical communities.  Extensive research has shown that brain inflammation is connected to virtually all levels of mental illness – from schizophrenia, autism, and dementia, to mood disorders such as bipolar disorder, depression and anxiety. So what is inflammation? [...]