Diet and Nutrition

Amino acids, protein and neurotransmitters are important for a sense of well being

NEUROTRANSMITTERS ARE THE BRAIN LINK TO SMOOTH BRAIN FUNCTION WHAT ARE NEUROTRANSMITTERS? NEUROTRANSMITTERS: Chemicals that are released at the end of a nerve cell when a nerve impulse arrives there. They diffuse across the gap to the next cell and…Continue Reading →

The Process of Stress

 When the brain perceives a stressful event, it responds by stimulating hormonal glands throughout the body to release hormones. Adrenaline and cortisol are two of these hormones. Adrenaline causes that excited feeling, and cortisol is responsible for how our body…Continue Reading →

Cardiovascular Disease

ATHEROSCLEROSIS AND HYPERTENSION Atherosclerosis is a process in which fatty substances (cholesterol and triglycerides) are deposited in the walls of medium to large arteries, eventually leading to the blockage of that artery. Hypertension is high blood pressure. The two are…Continue Reading →

Iodine Deficiency – An Emerging Health Issue

Iodine deficiency is a global health issue. The World Health  Organization (WHO) estimates over 2 billion people may be iodine deficient,  with up to 50 million of them suffering from serious symptoms of the imbalance,  such as brain damage. Once a…Continue Reading →

How Processed Food and Glutamates Can Steal Your Health

Have you ever heard of “excitotoxicity”?   This is a term coined in 1969 by neuroscientist Dr. John Olney of the Washington University School of Medicine.  He used it  to describe the way that excess glutamate destroys brain cells. When he added small amounts…Continue Reading →