Archive for the ‘Brain Chemistry’ Category

Are You Suffering from Low Serotonin? Understand the Symptoms & What You Can Do About It

Did you know that serotonin imbalance is one of the most common contributors to mood disorders? Did you also know that some experts believe that low serotonin has become a virtual epidemic in Western society? In fact, SSRIs, selective serotonin reuptake inhibitors, commonly called... Read More

Anxiety: What is it? What causes it? How Can You Feel Better?

During times of hormone imbalance women frequently complain of overwhelming anxiety , along with racing, panicky thoughts. Sometimes the anxiety is so intense it leads to full blown panic attacks, causing women to feel they are losing control or going crazy. If you are a woman coping with hormone... Read More

Depression in Women: The Causes & Solutions

During the different hormone phases of life, women often experience dips and changes in their mood. During times of PMS, just prior to the onset of their period, for example, women often complain of feeling irritable, angry, and edgy, juxtaposed with feelings of sadness, weepiness, and... Read More

Healthy Foods for a Healthy Brain

Did you know that your brain represents only about two percent of your entire body weight?  Yet, it uses more than twenty percent of all your energy! Your brain consumes half of the blood sugar that circulates in your bloodstream.  It uses twenty-five percent of your body’s nutrients and... Read More

Neurotransmitters: The Great Communicators

During times of hormonal imbalance, such as perimenopause or PMS, women often say they feel like they are going crazy.  Erratic mood swings, depression, anxiety, irritability, rage, and feeling as if they are losing control, are common complaints. Unfortunately, many health care practitioners are... Read More

Perimenopause and the Emotional Rollercoaster

Very often when women are in perimenopause they are bewildered and mystified by what appears to be a sudden and unexpected onset of symptoms.  Night sweats, hot flashes, raging mood swings, uncontrollable crying, depression and anxiety seem to come out of nowhere. That is because despite the... Read More