Let There Be Light! Making the Most of Your Serotonin and Melatonin

By |June 3rd, 2020|immune system, neuroscience, neurotransmitters, sleep|

Let There Be Light! Making the Most of Your Serotonin and Melatonin Humans evolved living outdoors, exposed to bright natural light during the day and total darkness at night. The systems of our body rely on natural light to keep us healthy—our eyes and skin actually need to be exposed to daylight in order [...]

Forced Exercise and Stress Reduction Reverse Parkinson’s Symptoms

By |May 7th, 2020|aging, dopamine, neurogenesis, neuroplasticity, neuroscience, neurotransmitters, Parkinson's disease, self-healing, specific conditions, stress & stress relief|

Forced Exercise and Stress Reduction Reverse Parkinson's Symptoms If you read last week's post Doctors Call for an End to the Parkinson's Pandemic, you learned that Parkinson's disease is most often the result of a complex interplay between genetic and environmental factors, which include exposure to neurotoxic chemicals, head trauma, lack of exercise, diet, [...]

Doctors Call for an End to the Parkinson’s Pandemic

By |April 30th, 2020|aging, books & movies, dopamine, neuroscience, neurotransmitters, Parkinson's disease, specific conditions, stress & stress relief|

Doctors Call for an End to the Parkinson's Pandemic Parkinson's disease is not new—descriptions of the condition can be found in ancient Chinese medical texts from 425 BC and Indian medical texts from 600 BC. There have been references to Parkinson's symptoms in documents from Greek, Roman, and other civilizations over the past two thousand [...]

Dopamine: Why We Always Want What We Don’t Have

By |March 25th, 2020|books & movies, dopamine, neuroscience, neurotransmitters|

Dopamine: Why We Always Want What We Don't Have Dopamine is commonly thought of as the “pleasure” chemical in our brain, but the reality is that dopamine makes us want things—and often inhibits our ability to enjoy them. A fascinating new book by Daniel Lieberman and Michael Long called The Molecule of More describes [...]

The Latest Wonder Drug Is Free, and It’s All Around Us

By |March 4th, 2020|immune system, nature, neurotransmitters, outdoor time, sleep, stress & stress relief|

The Latest Wonder Drug Is Free, and It's All Around Us Screens have taken over our lives, and we've reached a point in our existence where we need a doctor to tell us to get outside. A study done in the mid-1990s showed that we spend about 87% of our time in enclosed buildings, [...]