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You’ve heard that beauty is in the eye of the beholder, but what about weight?

In the media, we often hear about the obesity epidemic. Another weight related problem that is becoming more and more widespread is anorexia nervosa. According to DSM-IV, Anorexia nervosa (AN) is characterized by an intense fear of gaining weight or … 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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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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When you hear “craving,” do you think sweet, salty…or serotonin?

We all experience cravings from time to time – a piece of fudge, one more handful of potato chips, or another slice of that heavenly apple pie. These cravings might not be due to the temptation of all the goodies … Continue reading

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Patients with low mood all have unique neurotransmitter patterns

Depression is a common illness, approximately 1 in 10 people report symptoms of depression (http://www.cdc.gov/features/dsdepression/). Imbalances in monoamine neurotransmitters, especially serotonin and norepinephrine, are commonly indicated in depression.   Despite this knowledge, therapies addressing serotonin and norepinephrine imbalances are often ineffective.  … 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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