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Insomnia & Cortisol

There are many types of insomnia. Sometimes sleeplessness is due to over thinking; other times, insomnia may be caused by pain. Night sweats associated with menopause can also significantly disrupt sleep. But there are other chronic types of insomnia that seem to be unresponsive to even the strongest sleep medications. In these cases, there’s a […]

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Gymnema for Diabetes

The Sugar Destroyer: An Ayurvedic Gem Nicknamed the ‘sugar destroyer’ (1) in Indian Ayurvedic medicine, Gymnema sylvestre is an herb that is has used for hundreds of year to control blood sugar levels. In my practice, I use Gymnema for it’s ability reduce sugar and carb cravings; this makes it a great adjunct to any […]

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Pine Bark Extract- What Is It?

Pycnogenol® is a patented form of a French maritime pine bark extract originally developed in the 1960s by Charles Haimoff in his Berlin-based laboratories. The use of pine bark dates back to the 4th century B.C. where Hippocrates mentioned its use as a means to relieve inflammation. More recently, pine bark extract has been studied […]

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Nootropics: The New(ish) Frontier in Mental Performance

Nootropics are an interesting class of substances, which have been growing in popularity exponentially since their invention in the 1960’s. The most basic definition of a nootropic is: something that improves memory or other cognitive function. As such, they are popular among students, entrepreneurs, and creatives as a way to improve their workflow and mental […]

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