From acid reflux to intestinal pain and stomach upset, digestive distress causes discomfort for millions of Americans. While symptoms are often masked with prescriptions, assessing symptoms and understanding the root cause of the irritation is essential for treating and preventing irreversible damage that may be happening under the surface. Below are 5 common causes of…

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If you are suffering from symptoms such as fatigue, weight gain, dry and brittle hair and nails, hair loss, constipation, cold hands and feet, depression, joint or muscle pain, difficulty getting pregnant or have been diagnosed with low-thyroid, you may be suffering from a condition that needs more support than thyroid replacement therapy. While a…

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If you have ever received a phone call or email from your child’s teacher or principal to inform you that he is having behavioral problems at school, you know the feelings of stress and helplessness that ensue. Parents want their kids to succeed but as soon as a child steps into the classroom, parents relinquish…

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While conventional medicine will have you believe that antidepressants are the lone approach to treating depression, research has shown that there are many more effective ways to lift your mood and reduce depressive symptoms. In fact, most scientific research that has reviewed the effectiveness of prescription anti-depressants has concluded that they are no more beneficial…

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Classic ADD Symptoms: Inattentive, distractible, hyperactive, disorganized and impulsive. Normal brain activity at rest; decreased brain activity during concentrated tasks. Cause: Dopamine deficiency; decreased blood flow in prefrontal cortex and cerebellum, as well as basal ganglia, which helps produce dopamine. Treatment: Stimulant medications, such as Ritalin, Adderall, Vyvance or Concerta, or stimulating supplements, such as…

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Attentions disorders are on the rise with over 11% of American children struggling with some variation of Attention Deficit Disorder (ADD) or Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD). While mainstream treatment typically includes prescriptions such as Adderall, Ritalin, Strattera, Clonidine or antidepressants, drugs do little to address the root cause of symptoms. Furthermore, pharmaceutical approaches can…

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The brain consumes roughly one-half of all of blood sugar energy in the body. Hyperglycemia is commonly caused by diabetes because when glucose levels rise, either the insulin levels in the body are inadequate or the body cannot properly assimilate insulin into the body Hypoglycemia can lead to slowed cognitive processing, emotional irritability, brain fog…

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Those are not just butterflies in your belly THE GUT AND BRAIN CONNECTION The sensation of “butterflies in your belly,” and “having a gut feeling,” are more than just sayings these days. More research is being conducted that supports the connection between the gut and the brain than ever before. In fact, the gut has…

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Subject Line: The Gut/Brain Connection – and top 7 foods to help your gut. You’ll never believe what number five is! Bone broth With 80 percent of your immune system located in the gut, it makes supporting gut health incredibly important. Many neurological diseases are being traced back to the gut like depression, anxiety, ADD/ADHD…

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If your child has recently been diagnosed with ADD/ADHD, you are likely facing a decision about whether medication is going to be part of the treatment plan. While pharmaceuticals are the mainstream course of action for reducing symptoms of ADD/ADHD, medication use is always accompanied by some inherent risk. Knowing the right questions to ask…

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