Monday, November 21, 2011

Holiday Stress & Depression, What Can Help

This time of year with all of the family and holiday preparation can bring accelerated emotions, depression and anxiety. Tyrosine is an amino acid that the body uses to make neurotransmitters that are used in the brain to elevate mood. Low levels have been found in people experiencing depression.

B-6 is needed for the conversion of the amino acid tryptophan, levels of this vitamin are often low in those experiencing depression, especially women who take oral contraceptives. People who abuse alcohol are more likely to be lacking in vitamin B-6. B-6 also helps with the emotional difficulties associated with PMS.
Foods that are rich in B-Vitamins (B-6) : sunflower seeds, walnuts, hazelnuts, brown rice & avocadoes.

Omega 3-fatty acids, especially DHA found in Fish Oil & Organic Eggs are especially important for neurotransmitter function, therefore effecting brain function. Depressed individuals tend to have low levels of omega 3- fatty acids.

SAMe is a natural substance that the body can produce from the amino acid methionine and is needed for the production of serotonin and other transmitters.

Taking SAMe can have a fast acting anti-depressant effect. Elevated levels of Homocysteine means high inflammation in the body, which means lower SAMe levels. People with elevated homocysteine levels and major depression have a clear connection. Folic acid is a B-vitamin that can help to lower homocysteine levels, therefore support higher levels of SAMe in the body.

Physical activity even in small amounts can be mood boosting, at least 30 min of cardio, yoga and/or meditation 3 times a week.

SAMe can be taken anywhere from 400 – 600 mgs by gradually increasing the dose, in divided doses 3 times a day. B-6 can be taken 100-300 mgs 3 times a day, I also recommend taking a multi-B along with it. Fish Oil providing 500 mgs DHA per soft gel, one 2-3 times a day.

Monday, November 7, 2011

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Nutritional Benefits of Raw Chocolate

Think Yourself Thin

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The Truth About HDL Cholesterol

Why "normal" Thyroid no's dont necessarily mean healthy thyroid function

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High Blood Sugar is not the Only Issue in Diabetes

Triglycerides - what they mean

How "Good Cholesterol" is not enough

Hypertension + Blood Sugar, how they relate

using Natural Plant Extract with Conventional Cancer Treatment

Vaccinations & their Effect on Our Ammune System

Cut off Cancer Cell Energy Supply

coming soon