How a vitamin cured my anxiety: Elisa Black’s story of lifelong struggle and new hope for the future

Elisa Black, SA Weekend March 9, 2015 9:00pm MY anxiety is a wild beast. It has destroyed relationships, clawed at my insides until I was sick, left me cowering under blankets, plagued me with panic attacks and tipped me into post-natal depression following the birth of my first son. more I was nervous from the […]

The Gut-Brain Axis (GBA): The Missing Link in Depression

There is growing evidence that the trillions of microbes inhabiting our gastrointestinal tracts (commonly referred to as microbiome or gut microbiota) play a mysterious yet significant role in many aspects of our mental health—ranging from psychological resilience to neuropsychiatric disorders Research shows that the gut microbiota affects your mood, sleep and stress levels. The term microbiome refers to all microorganisms and […]

Do you suffer from, or have a family history of, anxiety, depression, migraine or related problems?

The good news is that a simple DNA test can tell you about your MTHFR gene. If you are interested in knowing more or in having the DNA test please contact me. MTHFR – Easier to Say than Methylenetetrahydrofolate reductase! We are all born with 2 MTHFR genes, one inherited from each parent. Some people have a […]

Melatonin

(With thanks to my colleague and good friend Mike Cushman from Pharmaceutical Compounding New Zealand  -RIP) Melatonin – the sleep hormone – is produced in the pineal gland towards the front of the brain. The pineal gland is the key to maintaining one’s internal clocks and works closely with the hypothalamus and pituitary glands situated […]

The Gut-Brain Axis (GBA): The Missing Link in Depression

There is growing evidence that the trillions of microbes inhabiting our gastrointestinal tracts (commonly referred to as microbiome or gut microbiota) play a mysterious yet significant role in many aspects of our mental health—ranging from psychological resilience to neuropsychiatric disorders Research shows that the gut microbiota affects your mood, sleep and stress levels. The term microbiome refers to all microorganisms and […]

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