Glutamine for blood sugar stability, calming and gut healing

October 30, 2015

If you’ve been following me for awhile, worked with me, read my book The Antianxiety Food Solution, or listened in on The Anxiety Summit, you’ll be aware that I use glutamine with clients to help with blood sugar control while we’re figuring out diet/breakfast/adrenal health and the carbohydrate/sugar cravings associated with low blood sugar. Opened […]


Western diet is associated with a smaller left hippocampus and anxiety

October 23, 2015

A new food and mental health study has been published in the international BMC Medicine journal: Western diet is associated with a smaller hippocampus: a longitudinal investigation. The lead author is Associate Professor Felice Jacka from Deacon University in Australia. Here is the conclusion of the study:  Lower intakes of nutrient-dense foods and higher intakes […]


How to Use Food to Rebalance Your Hormones

October 22, 2015

It’s just around the corner so here’s your friendly reminder if you haven’t already signed up to attend this free webinar/live online workshop called: How to Use Food to Rebalance Your Hormones  If you have already signed up – I know you’ll enjoy it! This webinar is being hosted by my friend and colleague, Magdalena […]


Tryptophan and 5-HTP combination for anxiety and sleep: when to use

October 19, 2015

Here is a great question that came in from one of the attendees of the live Amazing Aminos for Anxiety program that I hosted earlier this year.   This attendee is asking when to use a combination of tryptophan and 5-HTP for anxiety and sleep, and concerns about high cortisol when wanting to use 5-HTP: The […]


5-HTP for anxiety, depression and insomnia: a clinically-effective serotonin precursor

October 16, 2015
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5-Hydroxytryptophan or 5-HTP is an amino acid that increases production of serotonin in the brain alleviating anxiety, depression, insomnia, pain, carbohydrate cravings and more. Here are some excerpts from an excellent paper published in Alternative Medicine Review in 1998 titled 5-Hydroxytryptophan: a clinically-effective serotonin precursor: 5-Hydroxytryptophan (5-HTP) is an aromatic amino acid naturally produced by […]


How to do an amino acid trial for anxiety

October 9, 2015

The best way to figure out if you have a particular brain chemical imbalance and if you’ll benefit from a certain amino acid, is to do a trial.   This is something I do with all my clients with anxiety, when we’re working one-one-one and with those in group programs, and it works really well. Because […]


The Amazing Aminos for Anxiety Homestudy program launch

October 8, 2015

I’m so excited to launch the home study version of the Amazing Aminos for Anxiety program! A powerful home study program on how to use five of the top individual amino acid supplements to help you eliminate anxiety, social anxiety and panic attacks. The added bonus is that you will also feel less stressed and […]


Nutritional medicine in modern psychiatry: position statement by ISNPR

October 2, 2015

A letter published this month in World Psychiatry, the official journal of the World Psychiatric Association, is titled: “International Society for Nutritional Psychiatry Research consensus position statement: nutritional medicine in modern psychiatry.” You may recall my interview with Dr. Felice Jacka on season 1 of The Anxiety Summit: The Research – Food to prevent and […]