Fibromyalgia: tryptophan or 5-HTP for anxiety, depression, pain and insomnia

January 29, 2016

Fibromyalgia syndrome is a musculoskeletal pain and fatigue disorder manifested by diffuse myalgia, localized areas of tenderness, fatigue, lowered pain thresholds, and nonrestorative sleep. This description comes from a paper titled: Fibromyalgia and the serotonin pathway The paper discusses how low serotonin is often a contributing factor with fibromyalgia and how beneficial tryptophan and/or 5-HTP […]


GABA helps with Lyme anxiety (while addressing the underlying disease)

January 22, 2016

GABA is a calming amino acid that helps to reduce anxiety and panic attacks in individuals with low GABA levels and helps to address the anxiety that many individuals experience when they have Lyme disease.   At the recent IMMH/Integrative Medicine for Mental Health conference Dr. Suruchi Chandra presented on Neuropsychiatric Lyme Disease and shared that: Lyme […]


Heal Your Gut Summit: SIBO, microbiome, anxiety, depression

January 18, 2016

The Heal Your Gut Summit starts this week and runs through January 25th. Gut dysfunction can be linked to virtually every disease and can cause conditions like autoimmunity, fatigue, depression, anxiety and panic attacks, food sensitivities, chronic pain, allergies and many more. These conditions are by and large preventable. Here is the line-up of speakers and […]


GABA rapidly absorbed and tolerated – benefits for anxiety and diabetes

January 15, 2016
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New research published in November 2015: Study of GABA in Healthy Volunteers: Pharmacokinetics and Pharmacodynamics shows potential benefits for diabetes: Our data show that GABA is rapidly absorbed and tolerated in human beings; its endocrine effects, exemplified by increasing islet hormonal secretion, suggest potential therapeutic benefits for diabetes. This is very interesting because they conclude that […]


Zinc/copper balance in autism/pyroluria: Dr. Usman

January 14, 2016

This is such a great segment on zinc/copper balance in pyroluria and autism so I really want to share it in advance of Dr. Usman’s interview tomorrow Friday January 15th. Dr. Usman one of many excellent speakers on the Autism Intensive. An excerpt from Dr. Usman’s interview: Optimizing Metabolic-Immune Communication and Function, on the Autism […]


Winter of Wellness – 60 days to optimal wellbeing!

January 11, 2016

The Winter of Wellness online event runs January 19 to March 18 and you’ll get 60 days of optimal health, healing and wellbeing! It’s very exciting to be bringing you a fresh, new pathway to a deeply fulfilling life you deserve.   Here are a few of the many speakers I’m looking forward to hearing: […]


Autism Intensive – an Online Summit

January 10, 2016

Autism spectrum disorders are the fastest growing developmental disorder in the world today. In the United States a child is diagnosed every 11 minutes. For the past three decades the rates have increased at an accelerating rate and are currently 1in 68 children; 1 in 48 boys and 1 in 189 girls are affected. This […]


GABA for ending sugar cravings (and anxiety and insomnia)

January 8, 2016

In a recent blog post I shared some feedback from people who have tried various GABA products with success: GABA, the calming amino acid: products and results Taken orally it works to relax, calm, ease anxiety and social anxiety, quiet the mind, help with insomnia and sleeping better, reduces neck tension, removes uneasiness and worry, […]