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Gut and Brain Health: Serotonin is the link

Watch for To Your Health’s upcoming publication featuring an article I wrote about the link between gut health and depression.  (I will post this when it is available)

Learn some interesting facts about how the body makes serotonin (a neurotransmitter that makes us feel happiness and content).

To Your Health is located in Fountain Hills, they are an excellent resource for affordable supplemments especially for Fibromyalgia.

Pick up the free publication at my office or at:

To Your Health Inc.
12005 Saguaro Blvd, Ste 102
Fountain Hills, AZ 852568

Toll Free: 1-800-801-1406

www.e-tyh.com

Monday thru Friday
8 a.m. – 4 p.m. Arizona Time

 

 

Allergy Season is Here! Are YOU SUFFERING?

We are all feeling the weather changes, its getting warmer, plants are doing their thing, and I am seeing more dehydrated kids than before, and I am seeing many red noses, watery eyes, sneezing, headaches, wheezing and general fatigue!  Dehydration can make Allergies worse!

First and most important: STAY HYDRATED!  Watch out for afternoon headaches, nausea and vomiting (usually in kids), irritability and dizziness!  This is possible dehydration: Remedy is simple, get drinking water.  Also a nice luke warm bath can help rehydrate. 

DO: Add 1/4 c. of all natural 100% fruit juice to water, to get some electrolytes. 

Do: Drink 1-2 glasses of water first thing in the morning to get started on the right foot. 

Do: limit dehydrating beverages like caffeine teas and coffee and soda.

DO NOT: Wait until you are thirsty to drink water, by then you are already dehydrated!

DO NOT: Gulp down large amounts of ICE COLD water.  When your body is warm this can throw you into a fast painful muscular spasm.  Drink room tempurature water in large amounts instead.

Allergies:

If your reaching for the over the counter antihistamines and feeling TOO dry, consider using natural antihistamines like Vitamin C.  Other nutrients to help reduce allergy symptoms are Quercitin, Stinging Nettles, homeopathic remedies and more. 

If you are REALLY having difficulty, are asthmatic or tend toward Bronchitis or have other respiratory disorders, consider coming in to get a HOMEOPATHIC ALLERGY SHOT!  This is a combination of homepathics with B vitamins that acts as an antihistamine.  It is all natural, safe with other medications and there are NO side  effects.

High Blood Pressure and Magnesium

High blood pressure also called Hypertension, is a common yet complicated disease process.  There are a variety of causes and contributing factors.  More and more research is showing links between nutrient deficiencies or imbalances and hyptertension.  For example high sodium in the diet can be problematic, but more so is the fact that most people ASLO have LOW Potassium diets.  Another very interesting mineral is magnesium.  

Magnesium according to Dr. Alan Gaby M.D is a cardioprotective nutrient, not only does it decrease stickiness of blood cells, it dilates the vessels, has an anti-arrhythmic activity, promotes intracellular potassium uptake, but also possibly lower BP and increases HDL cholesterol.  Dr. Jay S. Cohen reports magnesium promotes relaxation of the blood vessels and tones down the sympathetic nervous system.

When Should I Turn to a Naturopath?

Many medical conditions can be addressed with naturopathic medicine.  Below are some conditions commonly treated by Dr. Jamison

  • Depression
  • Adult ADD/ADHD
  • Obsessive compulsive disorder
  • Anxiety
  • Sleep Problems
  • Diabetes
  • Weight Management and Nutritional Counseling
  • Thyroid Diseases
  • Auto-immune diseases
  • Perimenopause and Menopausal Symptoms
  • Adrenal Insufficiency
  • Male “Menopause”
  • Medication / Supplementation Counseling
  • Gastrointestinal Complaints and Diseases
  • Irritable Bowel Syndrome
  • Gastro esophageal Reflux Disease
  • And more!