burnout, adrenal burnout, workplace burnout, adrenal 

Burnout and the HPA Axis

Posted Connie Shoemaker, ND Blog

What is Burnout? According to the World Health Organization (WHO), burnout is “a syndrome conceptualized as resulting from chronic workplace stress that has not been successfully managed.” The WHO further describes burnout via these three aspects:1 Feelings of energy depletion or exhaustion Increased mental distance from one’s job or feelings of negativism or cynicism related […]

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Dr. Norling’s Insight into Procite-D and Low Dopamine

Posted Sharon Norling, MD, MBA Blog

During this interview, Dr. Sharon Norling, a well-known and highly-respected functional medicine doctor, shares her experience with Sanseco’s targeted nutritional formula, Procite-D™ and low dopamine. Dr. Norling is board-certified in OB/GYN, and has a deep interest in integrative medicine and medical acupuncture. Throughout her life, she has worn many hats in the medical world. She […]

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Procite-D, dopamine, norepinephrine, epinephrine 

Procite-D: An Effective Natural Support for Energy and Mood

Posted Ramona Richard, MS, NC Blog

What is Procite-D? Procite-D is one of Sanesco’s Targeted Nutritional Therapy™ (TNT) supplements. A product to support excitatory processes in the nervous system, Procite-D works by helping your body make chemical messengers (also called neurotransmitters) such as dopamine, norepinephrine, and epinephrine by providing the necessary raw materials which are building blocks for these neurochemicals.* Low […]

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better sleep, cortisol, melatonin, GABA, glutamate, norepinephrine, serotonin, stress 

5 New Ways to Get Better Sleep

Posted Connie Shoemaker, ND Blog

We’ve all heard of different ways to get better sleep, ranging from room darkening curtains to various remedies. We try one thing after another, hoping to catch a few more Zzzzs. Despite all our efforts, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) reports over 35% of the population continues to get less than the […]

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What Neurotransmitter Testing Could Mean For You

Posted Ramona Richard, MS, NC Blog

Your Neurotransmitters These molecules transmit messages within the brain and throughout the body, providing the communication to all the organs, tissues and muscles. When they are in balance, you feel good and your body works as it should. When they are out of balance, you might feel anxious, depressed, tired, irritable or any number of […]

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exercise, stress, stress management, stress reduction, fitness, women's health 

How Exercise Lowers Stress

Posted Connie Shoemaker, ND Blog

Regular exercise is thought to be beneficial for a variety of mental and physical health outcomes. Stress is considered anything that negatively influences the body’s homeostasis.[1] While exercise is a healthy and often stress-relieving activity, vigorous physical activity causes the body to mount a stress response. Cortisol is glucocorticoid hormone which plays a major role […]

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The Biological Clock for Women: What it Means for Neurotransmitters and Hormones

Posted Ramona Richard, MS, NC Blog

Biological women experience a cycle of sex hormones throughout their lifetime, throughout the month, and even throughout the day. This biological clock has an influence on cascades of other bodily processes, including mood and behavior. Starting at the onset of puberty, women’s sex hormone levels fluctuate in somewhat predictable patterns throughout the menstrual cycle and […]

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ADD/ADHD, ADD, ADHD, attention deficit disorder, attention deficit hyperactivity disorder 

Mucuna Pruriens in ADD/ADHD

Posted Bradley Bongiovanni, ND Blog

Attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder (ADD/ADHD) is one of the most common childhood-onset psychiatric disorders. It is distinguished by symptoms of inattention, hyperactivity, and impulsivity. ADD/ADHD may be accompanied by learning disabilities, depression, anxiety, and behavioral disorders. The disorder itself may have several different causes, including elevated lead levels, abnormal thyroid function, morphologic brain differences and EEG patterns, […]

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PTSD is an increasingly common psychological malady with strong connections to the neurotransmitters and adrenal hormones of the HPA axis. 

PTSD, Neurotransmitters, and the Adrenals

Posted Connie Shoemaker, ND Blog

Post-traumatic stress disorder, or PTSD, is an increasingly common psychological malady with strong connections to the neurotransmitters and adrenal hormones of the HPA axis.[1] PTSD is often manifested in individuals who have experienced physically or psychological disturbing events, such as combat, natural disasters, gang violence, sexual molestation, witnessing a death, and even childbirth.[2] People with […]

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Psychobiotics are probiotics that may benefit people with psychiatric, or neurological illnesses. 

Psychobiotics: Can bacteria make you happy?

Posted Ramona Richard, MS, NC Blog

The Microbiome Humans are made up of not only human cells, but trillions of bacterial cells. Bacteria often get a bad rap and are associated with dirtiness and disease. However, many bacteria are necessary for humans to thrive. The human intestinal tract contains 100 trillion bacteria (that’s 10 to 100 times more bacteria than human […]

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