5-Hydroxytryptophan (5-HTP) is the intermediate between tryptophan and serotonin. It is used by the body to make serotonin, an important substance for normal nerve and brain function.
If you feel perpetually tired, stressed out, and can’t imagine living without caffeine, the problem may not just be too much to do and too little sleep. You could be on the verge of adrenal exhaustion.
Ahhh-choo! Yes, it’s that time again—flowers blooming, bees buzzing and lots of sneezing—the all-too-familiar sights and sounds of spring.
The Rocky Mountains draw thousands of visitors each year, and whether here to hit the slopes in the winter or hike a “fourteener” in the summer, they come for a relaxing mountain getaway.
Ayurveda is the ancient healing system that is believed to have originated on the Indian subcontinent some 5,000 years ago. In Sanskrit, the word Ayurveda translates to “life-science” and it is strongly based on the philosophy that human beings are a part of nature. As such, the elements air, ether, fire, water and earth comprise everything in the universe, including human beings.
William Shakespeare wasn’t thinking about vitamins, but he could have been when he penned the line, “To B or not to B: that is the question.”
The season of justified overindulgence is fast approaching—really, when else do you have the excuse to gorge on massive second (or third) helpings, drink your weight in eggnog, and oversatisfy your sweet tooth?
You know it’s important to have strong bones, but do you know how to build and maintain them? Sorry, your morning glass of milk doesn’t count. Furthermore, do you know the lifestyle, medical, and dietary factors that may weaken your bones?
Your bones aren’t just a bunch of calcium-rich rocks. They’re living, dynamic tissue— highly mineralized, yes, but also very much dependent on a wide range of nutrients to maintain their strength, density, and flexibility throughout life.
The black seeds of the Nigella sativa plant are quite possibly the most famous seeds you’ve never heard of. Believed to have originated in the area spanning the eastern Mediterranean to India, N. sativa played, and continues to play, an important role in the traditional medicine of every culture with access to it.
Behavior problems, including an inability to stay focused and pay attention, have become prevalent in school-age children.
A mind is a terrible thing to waste. These words have never rung more true than when it comes to Alzheimer’s disease.