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Duped by dopamine

April 7, 2014

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Duped by dopamine by Dr. Shawna Eischens —  Do you feel like you are a slave to sugar or notice how your mood is affected by what you consume? Are you having difficulty losing weight even with a regular workout routine and only eating moderate portions? Are you struggling with an addiction? Read on to […]

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The sweet taste of Alzheimer’s disease

December 9, 2012

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by Mary Budinger — Evidence is mounting that the same bodily mechanisms that lead to type 2 diabetes may be causing the current epidemic of dementia and Alzheimer’s disease. The culprit is sugar. When we think of insulin, we think of the pancreas. Insulin provides the cue for muscles, liver and fat cells to extract […]

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HEG works to end depression

August 15, 2012

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by Stephanie Reese, Ph.D. —  Depression is one of the most common health conditions in the world. Contrary to popular thinking, people experiencing depression are incapable of just “pulling themselves together.” Depression is a medical illness involving both mind and body. It affects how a person thinks and behaves, and can cause a variety of […]

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Autoimmune diseases and your brain

February 27, 2012

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by Stephanie Reese, Ph.D. —  An autoimmune disorder is a condition that occurs when the immune system mistakenly attacks and destroys healthy body tissue. Normally the immune system’s army of white blood cells helps protect the body from harmful substances, called antigens — bacteria, viruses, toxins and cancer cells. The immune system produces antibodies that […]

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Healing depression and anxiety

February 25, 2012

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by Dr. Tricia Pingel —  Many people will make their way into the doctor’s office with complaints of fatigue and anxiety or lack of energy, drive and focus. In many cases, attending physicians dispense anti-depressants (sometimes like candy), such as selective serotonin reuptake inhibitors (SSRIs) as a means to treat symptoms of depression or anxiety. […]

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Power your brain with food

February 24, 2012

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by Rima Mehta —  It is common for many of us to resolve to lose weight, but any sane person dreads a diet’s dulling effect on the brain. We know that the foods we eat affect the body, but they may have even more of an influence on how the brain works — including level […]

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