Micronutrient Health Blog | SpectraCell Laboratories - September 2012

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SpectraCell's Nutritional Correlation Chart on DEPRESSION

Below is a list of various nutrients that affect a person affected with depression. Chromium - Elevates serotonin (feel-good neurotransmitter) levels in the brain; May be particularly effective on eating symptoms of depression such as carbohydrate craving and increased appetite, due to its effect on blood sugar regulation. Magnesium - Deficiency damages NMDA (N-methyl-D-aspartate) receptors in the brain, which regulate mood; Well-documented anti-depressant effects. Vitamin B12 - Depression m... Read More
Posted by Elissa Rodriguez at Wednesday, September 19, 2012

The Insulin & Cortisol Factors

Excerpt from Eva Cwynar, M.D.'s new book, "The Fatigue Solution" Two hormones in particular affect our energy levels: insulin and cortisol. The Insulin Factor: Insulin is one of the body's key hormones. It works with a partner, glucagon, ro regulate how the body utilizes food for fuel and therefore energy. Insulin is a storage hormone designed to take excess glucose (sugar) from dietary carbohydrates, excess amino acids from proteins, and other nutrients, and store them as fat. Not only does ... Read More
Posted by Elissa Rodriguez at Monday, September 10, 2012

Telomeres: De-Stress vs. Distress

Excerpt from Eva Cwynar, M.D.'s new book, "The Fatigue Solution" A 2004 study conducted in San Francisco looked deep into the DNA of stressed-out mothers of chronically ill children. They were looking at the mothers' telomeres, the "tip" of a strand of DNA, which protects the DNA from damage. Telomeres naturally get shorter as we age, until eventually the cell dies. That's one reason we lose eyesight, hearing, and muscle strength as we age. The 2004 study showed that stress has a similar effe... Read More
Posted by Elissa Rodriguez at Monday, September 3, 2012