Menopause symptoms can be terrible whether you're pre-, peri-, postmenopausal. I need to do a lot more blogs on health factors that affect women beyond child-bearing age. Not only is it a tremendously under-served group, but it also happens to be one that regularly reads my blog. Fortunately, I dug in to the topic a … Continue reading Menopause symptoms are worse with circadian disruption
"It's all in your head." "There's nothing wrong with you." "All tests come back negative." If you're someone battling a chronic illness, statements like these from your healthcare provider likely cut at you like a finely sharpened razor. Then, of course, come the subtle remarks from your friends and family. It's not that they don't … Continue reading Stopping the cycle of chronic disease
A study I posted recently on the Facebook page generated a decent discussion on how traumatic brain injury promotes a leaky gut. The interesting take-home message from the study is that one long term symptom of traumatic brain injury(TBI) is "leaky gut". The theoretical trek from there is that endotoxin can then cross the gut … Continue reading Could sealing the blood brain barrier and gut really be this easy?
Anxiety disorders affect an estimated 40 million Americans every year. This costs the US more than 42 billion annually(1). The standard course of treatment for people with mood & anxiety disorders is entirely directed at the brain. Selective serotonin reuptake inhibitors(SSRIs) are one of many classes of drugs used to elevate levels of neurotransmitters and … Continue reading Feeling depressed? Look to your gut to solve your problem