Serotonin – the happy hormone

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What is serotonin? Serotonin is created by a biochemical conversion process that combines tryptophan with tryptophan hydroxylase. Serotonin is also a neurotransmitter, although some consider it to be a hormone. Where is it produced? Serotonin is produced in the intestines and the brain. It is also present in the blood platelets as well as the central nervous system (CNS). Causes … Read More

Menopause, Premenstrual Syndrome can cause depression & weight gain – check your hormones and reclaim your life

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  Check your hormones and reclaim your life Supplementing with natural hormones, a program of stress reduction, optimal nutrition and weight-bearing exercise can relief your menopause symptoms and premenstrual syndrome and restore your vitality. Menopause and hormonal imbalance In the years leading up to menopause (peri-menopause), menstrual cycles that may once have been like clockwork start to become erratic. Bleeding … Read More

Women’s health: From puberty to post menopause

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By Dr James G Liddell B.Pharm  M.Pharm  PhD Puberty During puberty the body goes through rapid changes to accommodate sexual development and requires specific nutrients to prevent acne, obesity and behavioural problems. From 14 to 16 years of age girls and boys need more vitamin A, D, B6, biotin, zinc, calcium, magnesium and essential fatty acids. They also need more … Read More

Male menopause – has the tiger in you gone to sleep

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Men can you identify with some the following: Depression Lack of energy Erectile dysfunction – unable to achieve or maintain an erection Forgetfulness – low testosterone levels can lead to an increased risk of dementia and Alzheimer’s disease in men Cholesterol, fibrinogen, triglycerides, and insulin levels increase Coronary artery elasticity diminishes Blood pressure rises Human growth hormone (HGH) declines (weakening … Read More

Stress – manage it with exercise, meditation and natural medicine

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There are many modalities that can help you to manage stress. A natural solution is always better than a drug solution that will only mask the problems and that can lead to addictions. What is stress? Stress is a group of reactions that take place in the body as a result of exposure to different kinds of threats. The origin … Read More