Depression and Anxiety: An akasha approach towards wellness

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By Melanie Gisler, DO

While many things contribute to depression and anxiety, often people suffering from these illnesses have an imbalance of brain chemistry. Standard western medical treatment usually includes medications which boost one of these chemicals, serotonin. Prozac, Celexa, Lexapro and Zoloft are all examples of medications that boost Serotonin. However, the brain is not the only place this important neurotransmitter is produced. We now know that more serotonin is produced in our intestines than in our brains. Yes, there ...

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Glia: The Cinderella of Brain Cells

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By David Dubin, M.D.

After Einstein’s death, his brain was preserved for future study. Scientists were naturally curious to see how the brain of this genius compared with the brain of a person of ordinary intelligence. Would there be an abundance of neurons (grey matter) or some unusual wiring of the neurons that distinguished his brain? When the brain was dissected, however, the only difference was that the numbers of cells that were not neurons (white matter) was dramatically increased. It ...

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