10 Fascinating Ways Vitamin B6 Affects Your Body & Brain

While the B vitamin complex might get a lot of attention, there’s one specific type that deserves a spotlight of its own – and that’s vitamin B6. This article is more than a list of benefits… It’s a deep dive into the role of B6 in your body. I think this vitamin is often overlooked and underrated so I wanted to be sure to explain exactly why it’s so important.

A Little Lithium Goes a Long Way – 5 Benefits of Low Dose Lithium

Lithium is a misunderstood naturally occurring element that’s used as a medication. It’s known for its mood stabilizing properties as a psychotropic drug. While you probably consider lithium to be a serious mind altering medication, the fact of the matter is lithium can often be found in low levels in our drinking water ranging from trace amounts to 0.17 mg/L.

Undermethylation

Is Undermethylation Keeping You Down? What You Can Do

If you’ve struggled most of your life with depression and nervousness, or even tend to feel a little down in the dumps, you might want to check to see if you are undermethylating. Methylation status something I regularly check patients for because it’s a process the body needs to run diverse and vital functions, but oftentimes their methylation processing isn’t quite balanced – causing them to undermethylate or overmethylate.

Leaky Gut Bone Broth

Leaky Gut Bone Broth

Leaky Gut Bone Broth Bone broth (or stock) is fabulous for healing intestinal permeability. It contains collagen, which nourishes the intestinal lining and reduces inflammation. Plus, it’s easy for a damaged gut to digest and reap the benefits of its protein and minerals. Our version contains added gut superfoods that will take its gut-restoring potential…

6 Simple Steps to Treat Your Depression without Drugs

6 Simple Steps to Treat Your Depression without Drugs

6 Simple Steps to Treat Your Depression without Drugs. Depression is no laughing matter.  It is a very serious ailment affecting nearly 15 million Americans  often treated with potent prescription medications.  Furthermore, side effects of antidepressants run the gamut from decreased libido, to flat emotions, restlessness, sleep disturbances, even thoughts of suicide.   In cases of mild to moderate…

Mind Altering Microbes: How your gut microbiome may influence your mood

Mind Altering Microbes: How your gut microbiome may influence your mood

“I’ve got a gut feeling about this” Mind Altering Microbes:  How your gut microbiome may influence your mood. While we have certainly heard that appetite and digestion are controlled by the enteric nervous system  (also known as “the master control panel in your gut”), who would’ve thought that the gut might also control your emotions and mood?  It’s…

Balancing Your Brain Chemistry: Treating Neurotransmitter Imbalances

Balancing Your Brain Chemistry: Treating Neurotransmitter Imbalances

What’s A Neurotransmitter? Neurotransmitters are molecules that regulate brain function. They are chemicals which relay messages from nerve to nerve both within the brain and outside the brain. They also relay messages from nerve to muscle, lungs, and intestinal tracts. They can accentuate emotion, thought processes, joy, elation and also fear, anxiety, insomnia and that terrible…