Brain & Body

Your Brain Can Work Better

What are neurotransmitters and what do they do?

Neurotransmitters are the brain's chemical messengers. They help the brain function correctly, which then allows it to control the many different functions of the body – tissues, glands, organs, and muscles are all affected by neurotransmitters.

Mild to moderate depression affects up to 10% of the U.S. population.

Depression is the third most reported chronic health condition in the U.S. 

Dr. Richard Shames, hormone expert

As a preventive medicine doctor, I have heartfelt excitement about neurotransmitter testing.

- Richard Shames, M.D. - physician, health author, hormone expert

No longer do patients have to suffer from the outdated doctor observation: "You seem depressed. Here is a prescription for Prozac."

By Dr. Lani Simpson

www.lanisimpson.com

Over the last several years, a number of studies have found a relationship between decreased bone mineral density and long-term use of SSRI antidepressants. The theory behind this association is that serotonin is part of the system that regulates signaling in bone cells and that medicines that affect the serotonin system could change bone metabolism.

Do you feel like your mind and body could be performing better?

Do you wish you could get more done or be happier and more at ease?  Do you want to feel less lethargic, depressed, stressed, or anxious? 

Why is it so hard to change bad habits?

Many of us make New Year's Resolutions to lose weight, exercise more, choose healthier foods, etc., but most of us are not able to keep those resolutions in the long term.