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Can oxidative stress shrink your brain?

With baby boomers growing older, the age of the population in the United States is increasing. About 50 million Americans are affected each year by over 600 neurodegenerative diseases. Neurodegenerative disease refers to conditions in which nerve cells progressively degenerate … Continue reading

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Oxidative stress? Let’s take a look at DOPAC…

In the past several weeks, there have been a number of posts about oxidative stress and the effects that it can have on neurotransmitter pathways, including the tryptophan pathway and catecholamine synthesis. Dopamine metabolism can also contribute to oxidative stress. … Continue reading

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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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Is oxidative stress stealing your serotonin?

In recent posts, we’ve discussed oxidative stress and the innate systems the body uses to control free radical levels. When these systems are not functioning properly or free radicals are being produced too quickly for the body to keep up, … Continue reading

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Do you have a radioactive intruder in your home?

Radon is a natural radioactive gas derived from decaying radium and uranium, which are common environmental toxins. Human exposure to radon has been linked to increased risk of lung cancer and can lead to oxidative stress and inflammation. In fact, … Continue reading

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Neutralizing the threat of excess free radicals – your body’s natural defense system

In a previous post, we discussed the concept of oxidative stress and the association that it can have with numerous health concerns. It is also important to understand how the body controls free radicals and prevents oxidative stress from occurring. … Continue reading

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