Early life trauma (ELC) influences gene expression during critical stages in neurodevelopment increasing the risk of developing major depressive disorder (MDD), and other mental health conditions, later in life.
Genetic testing can provide extremely useful information to help you create the healthiest version of your current and future self. It can be used to both optimise health and understand the risk of disease.
The human mind is a powerful thing, but it's easily broken. Is the pandemic of depression and anxiety because we're not making enough serotonin, or that we're vitamin D deficient? Or is is that generations of us have become accustomed to learned helplessness?
It's common to encounter a large number of individuals displaying symptoms of stress, anxiety, insomnia and depression at this time of year, particularly those who identify as highly sensitive people (or HSP's).
Herbal medicine and nutritional supplements have the benefit of working in harmony with the body's own natural biochemistry and have virtually no side effects. So which of these are best, and how do you know what's right for you?