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Tetrahydro…what? It’s essential to understand the whole neurotransmitter pathway

Last week’s post covered the effect oxidative stress can have on the tryptophan pathway and potential decreases in serotonin synthesis. This week we will discuss how oxidative stress can also have a drastic effect on catecholamine (epinephrine, norepinephrine, and dopamine) … Continue reading

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Do you have enough energy to rock around the Christmas tree?

Family, food, gifts, and fun are all part of the joy of the holidays for most people.  For many, fatigue is also a part of the holiday season.  Staying up late for holiday parties or the stress of finding a … Continue reading

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Epinephrine: Ally or enemy in the fight against metabolic issues?

Our nervous system controls all of our bodily processes, including metabolism.  Communication within this system is vital to maintaining balance within the body and can be disrupted by metabolic syndrome. What is metabolic syndrome? According to the American Heart Association, … Continue reading

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Attention! Calling all neurotransmitters!

Inattention, trouble focusing, impulsivity, hyperactivity…  All children have trouble with these at some times, but for the 5-10% of school-age children with attention-deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD), these issues are a constant daily struggle. ADHD is correlated with underlying biochemical imbalances … Continue reading

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NeuroImmune Transmitters: Epinephrine

When encountering a highly stressful situation – for example, being chased by a bear in the woods – epinephrine is released by the adrenals to support the “fight or flight” response.  Epinephrine is integral to the stress response, but epinephrine … Continue reading

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