Chronic Inflammation Removes Motivation by Reducing Dopamine in the Brain

Why do we feel listless when we are recovering from an illness? The answer is, apparently, that low-grade chronic inflammation interferes with the dopaminergic signaling system in the brain that motivates us to do things. This was reported in a new paper published in the journal┬áTrends in Cognitive Sciences. The research carried out at Emory […]

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Low Serum Concentrations of Vitamin B6 and Iron Are Related to Panic Attack and Hyperventilation Attack

Patients undergoing a panic attack (PA) or a hyperventilation attack (HVA) are sometimes admitted to emergency departments (EDs). Reduced serotonin level is known as one of the causes of PA and HVA. Serotonin is synthesized from tryptophan. For the synthesis of serotonin, vitamin B6 (Vit B6) and iron play important roles as cofactors. To clarify […]

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Why are Processed Carbs So Habit-Forming?

Do you feel like you are addicted to sweets, bread, crackers, or breakfast cereal? Turns out, you might just be. That doesn’t mean you should give in to the craving, that means you need to break this addictive cycle so you can stop eating this unhealthy Carbage! Studies have shown that highly processed sweets, grains […]

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B12 Deficiency: 7 Signs Doctors Miss

B12 Deficiency can be very hard to diagnose, and these 7 signs can help. Many doctors don’t think of B12 deficiency as the cause of these 7 symptoms, but these symptoms can be the canary in the coalmine. If you have any of these 7 symptoms you should go see your doctor for a full […]

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Fasting and Its Impact on Skin Anatomy, Physiology, and Physiopathology

Skin serves as the first protective line and barrier of the body. Like many other organs, skin can be affected by several disorders in response to external factors such as pathogens, ultraviolet light, and pollution, as well as endogenous alterations related to aging and/or oxidative stress disturbance. Researchers have reported new insights into how skin […]

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Epidemiologic Study of Sleep Disturbances and Psychiatric Disorders

An Opportunity for Prevention? As part of the National Institute of Mental Health Epidemiologic Catchment Area study, 7954 respondents were questioned at baseline and 1 year later about sleep complaints and psychiatric symptoms using the Diagnostic Interview Schedule. Of this community sample, 10.2% and 3.2% noted insomnia and hypersomnia, respectively, at the first interview. Forty […]

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Dietary Cholesterol Promotes Repair of Demyelinated Lesions in The Adult Brain

Multiple Sclerosis (MS) is an inflammatory demyelinating disorder in which remyelination failure contributes to persistent disability. Cholesterol is rate-limiting for myelin biogenesis in the developing CNS; however, whether cholesterol insufficiency contributes to remyelination failure in MS, is unclear. Here, we show the relationship between cholesterol, myelination and neurological parameters in mouse models of demyelination and […]

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Supplementation with Omega-3 Fatty Acids in Psychiatric Disorders

A new application for omega-3 fatty acids has recently emerged, concerning the treatment of several mental disorders. This indication is supported by data of neurobiological research, as highly unsaturated fatty acids (HUFAs) are highly concentrated in neural phospholipids and are important components of the neuronal cell membrane. They modulate the mechanisms of brain cell signaling, […]

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Dr. Georgia Ede – ‘Our Descent into Madness: Modern Diets and the Global Mental Health Crisis’

Dr. Georgia Ede received her B.A. in Biology from Carleton College in Minnesota, then spent seven years as a research assistant in the fields of biochemistry, wound healing, and diabetes before going on to earn an M.D. from the University of Vermont College Of Medicine. Dr. Ede then completed her residency in general adult psychiatry […]

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The Ketogenic Diet

The ketogenic diet is a low-carbohydrate, adequate-protein, and high-fat diet with a long history of use for the treatment of intractable seizures in children. This dietary therapy has been enjoying increasing popularity in recent years, despite the availability of increasing numbers of new antiepileptic drugs and surgical treatments. The authors review the history of the […]

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