Tag Archives: GABA

Is gluten making you overstimulated?

There has been a lot of controversy lately over gluten sensitivity, but the existence of celiac disease is something no one can argue against. Celiac disease affects 1 in 141 individuals in the United States and can cause intestinal damage. … Continue reading

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Carpe diem! Can you seize the day if seizures are contributing to your low mood?

Epilepsy is a brain disorder in which seizures occur as a result of abnormal neuron signaling. This irregular signaling may briefly alter a person’s consciousness, movements, or actions. However, having a seizure does not necessarily mean that a person has … Continue reading

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Progesterone and neurotransmitters: the under-recognized relationship

Hormones and the nervous system are linked in ways that may not be obvious. In recent weeks, we’ve explored the connections between estrogen and serotonin and testosterone and dopamine. Progesterone is another hormone that has many implications in the nervous … Continue reading

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What do you do when counting sheep just doesn’t cut it? Look at neurocircuitry!

Most of us can attest to having trouble getting a good night’s sleep from time-to-time. We lie awake worrying about something that happened during the day, or the room is the wrong temperature or a scary movie we just watched … Continue reading

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GABA and glutamate: The balancing act of the nervous system

As with most things in life, balance is key to an optimally functioning nervous system.  GABA and glutamate are the primary calming and excitatory neurotransmitters in the central nervous system (respectively) and serve opposing functions.  Despite their opposite roles, GABA … Continue reading

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NeuroImmune Transmitters: GABA

When considering neurotransmitters having an effect on immune function, GABA is not one that commonly comes to mind.  Yet, recent research has determined that GABA, the most calming neurotransmitter in the central nervous system, does have an effect on immune … Continue reading

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