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February 2012 | Holistic & Functional Medicine

Monthly Archives: February 2012

Hormone Balance

To Prevent Heart Disease, Rely On Natural Medicine It seems every week there is another research article appearing in the medical journals about the dangers of statins (cholesterol lowering medications and blood thinners).Two main treatments for heart disease protection — cholesterol-lowering statins and blood-thinning aspirin — were found to cause more harm than good — except […]

ADD/ADHD Symptoms

As the neurological community currently understands the developmental disabilities of the ADD/ADHD circle, let us explore some specific fundamentals: 1. A PRIMARY PROBLEM IS IMBALANCE BETWEEN THE TWO HEMISPHERES. The two halves of the brain are referred to as the cerebral and cerebellar hemispheres. These are separated into ‘lobes’ with particular and distinct functions. When […]

Neurotransmitter Brain Quiz Answers: The N Group

The “N” Group The neurotransmitter Norepinephrine, when released in the brain, causes feelings of arousal, energy, and drive. On the other hand, a short supply of it will cause feelings of a lack of ambition, drive, and or energy. It can even cause depression, paranoia, and feelings of apathy. Norepinephrine is also used to initiate […]

Neurotransmitter Brain Quiz Answers: The G Group

The “G” group Symptoms are from the absence of the neurotransmitter, Gamma Amine Butyric Acid (GABA). GABA is an important neurotransmitter involved in regulating moods and mental clarity. Tranquilizers used to treat anxiety and panic disorders work by increasing the GABA. GABA is made from the amino acid, Glutamine. Glutamine passes across the blood-brain barrier […]

Neurotransmitter Brain Quiz Answers: The O Group

The “O” Group is named for the Opioid neurotransmitters contained in the Hypothalamus Gland. These neurotransmitters have two primary functions: 1. Opioids are released in small bursts when we feel a sense of urgency (stress). Some individuals thrive on this sense of urgency. They love just meeting deadlines, racing around to get things done. They […]

Neurotransmitter Brain Quiz Answers: The S Group

Neurotransmitters and Brain Function The “S” Group Serotonin is a hypothalamus neurotransmitter which is necessary for sleep to occur. A lack of serotonin causes difficulty in getting to sleep as well as staying asleep. It is often this lack of sleep that causes the symptoms mentioned above. Serotonin levels can easily be raised by supplementing […]