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Fighting the Winter Blues the Natural Way

Dealing with depression over the holidays Many people who struggle with chronic depressed feel more depressed as the holidays approach, the weather gets colder,¬†and the days get shorter. If you currently take an antidepressant but you are having disappointing results … Continue reading

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The amino acid 5-HTP may be as effective as medications for generalized anxiety

L-tryptophan and 5-hydroxy-tryptophan (5-HTP) are amino acids widely used to treat generalized anxiety. Both amino acids are necessary for making serotonin, a neurotransmitter that has a central role in the regulation of mood and anxiety. More studies have been done … Continue reading

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