My interest in amino acids was sparked after I began to follow the research on NAC (n.acteyl cysteine) for treatment-resistant mental health disorders. An initial staunch non-believer in amino acid therapy, I decided to give it a try following the birth of my second child, in an attempt to mitigate the effects of post-natal depression …
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.
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?
Gone are the days where depression and anxiety where thought to be purely the result of a biochemical imbalance. Over the last decade, it's become clear that there are multiple factors influencing the pathology behind mood disorders: Environment, diet, genetics, lifestyle and social factors are all at play, influencing not only mental wellbeing, but whole-body …
Neuroinflammation is defined as inflammation of the brain and central nervous system, and it may be responsible for a large part of global mental health burden. It is the brain's response to disrupted homeostasis, or equilibrium.