GABA protects against hypothyroidism caused by fluoride and reduces anxiety

April 21, 2017

GABA (gamma-aminobutyric acid) is a calming amino acid that when taken as a supplement (ideally sublingually) works to relax, calm, ease anxiety and social anxiety, quiet the mind, help with sleeping challenges, reduce neck and other body tension, remove uneasiness and worry, and give hope. It’s one of the main amino acids I use with […]


Anxiety, depression, GABA and cortisol: effects of Lactobacillus ingestion

April 14, 2017

We now know that good bacteria or probiotics have the potential to alter brain chemistry and have an impact on anxiety and depression. You may recall my interview with Professor Ted Dinan on a prior Anxiety Summit – Microbes in the gut and psychobiotics as a potential treatment for anxiety and depression. He shared his […]


GABA for children: ADHD, focus issues, irritability, anxiety and tantrums

April 7, 2017

Is GABA safe for children with symptoms of ADHD? I was asked this question after my interview on anxiety on the Diabetes Summit. I shared the question and my answer on facebook: I’ve used GABA (and theanine) very successfully with children with physical anxiety symptoms and ADHD. I’ve also used tyrosine for the attention/focus issues. […]


Anxiety, phenibut, toxins and cold showers for detoxification

March 19, 2017

Anxiety, phenibut, toxins, cold showers for detox and more. All of this and more is being covered on the upcoming online Diabetes Summit. Starting Monday March 20th I’m really pleased to be a speaker on this summit this year. I cover the anxiety diabetes connection. Anxiety is very common in diabetes – some research shows […]


Anxiety: when to use GABA and tryptophan and how much to use

March 17, 2017

When you have anxiety it can be confusing trying to figure out the root cause. I like to start by assessing for low GABA and low serotonin because when you address these with targeted individual amino acids you typically see results right away and feel hopeful (and now have time to look for other root […]


Anxiety and the thyroid: how to make the amino acids more effective

March 2, 2017

Did you know that thyroid disease can be a root cause of anxiety? In fact, most of my anxious clients have thyroid issues. Having an excess amount of thyroid hormone can make us extremely anxious, irritable and on edge. This is one symptom that is commonly attributed to Graves’ disease but can also happen in […]


Thyroid Secret documentary – wise words of wisdom!

February 25, 2017

The Thyroid Secret documentary is just around the corner!  My colleague Dr. Izabella Wentz and her amazing team have produced this powerful 9-part documentary and it truly is groundbreaking! (It starts on March 1.) Thyroid disease is one of the most overlooked diseases and is so often misdiagnosed. I see this all this time with my […]


Diabetes, anxiety and GABA

February 24, 2017

  Anxiety and depression are common in patients with diabetes. In this 2016 paper: Prevalence and predictors of depression and anxiety in patients of diabetes mellitus in a tertiary care center, it was found that a significantly larger proportion of diabetic patients had Anxiety: 27.6% vs. 12.7% as compared to healthy controls and Depression: 26.3% […]