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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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Psychoneuroimmunology: Where kynurenic acid fits

Psychoneuroimmunology. It’s a mouthful, but that’s to be expected when trying to find one word to describe the interaction of the nervous, endocrine, and immune systems and the impact this has on health and disease. Robert Ader, considered the founding … Continue reading

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The Kynurenine Pathway: Implications for inflammation and mood

When you’re sick, the last thing you want to do is drag yourself to work and deal with your normal routine. Even socializing with friends does not sound pleasant anymore. You may experience low energy, sleep issues, low appetite, and … Continue reading

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