Category Archives: Drugs and Medications


Progesterone Benefits for Estrogen Dominance and Insomnia

Progesterone Benefits for Estrogen Dominance and Insomnia

Both men and women can develop hormonal imbalances. Female hormonal imbalance is usually determined by the ratio of estrogen to progesterone. Where there is an estrogen excess, insomnia can be a problem as well as a variety of other commonly misidentified health complaints. In such instances, adding natural progesterone benefits many of these bodily functions. […]

Challenges and Best Practices for Overcoming Benzo Withdrawal – Part 2

Challenges and Best Practices for Overcoming Benzo Withdrawal – Part 2

Read Part 1 The NeuroEndoMetabolic Stress Response and GABAs GABAs and benzos calm the body and mind when stress is present. Thus, it is important to understand the body’s natural anti-stress mechanisms to understand how benzo withdrawal fit into the overall picture. The NeuroEndoMetabolic (NEM) Stress Response is the body’s global strategy in the handling […]

Challenges and Best Practices for Overcoming Benzo Withdrawal – Part 1

Challenges and Best Practices for Overcoming Benzo Withdrawal – Part 1

Benzodiazepines, also called “benzos” or BZD for short, are tranquilizers. They are most often given for anxiety and insomnia, but also as muscle relaxants and anticonvulsants. They are also used for alcohol withdrawal symptoms. Although benzos are meant for medical use only, some people use them recreationally. If taken for long enough, you can develop […]

Analyzing Effects of Progesterone in Men

Analyzing Effects of Progesterone in Men

Many times when people think of progesterone, the first thing that comes to mind is its role in the pregnancy process in women. There are, however, many aspects through which progesterone in men has many implications which can affect how men feel, sleep, and maintain overall hormonal balance. Progesterone is a building block for many […]

The Benefits from Probiotics: Healthy Aging, Better Living – Part 1

The Benefits from Probiotics: Healthy Aging, Better Living – Part 1

The overall benefits from probiotics have been clearly documented in research and in popular articles. Their contribution to good gut health can be easily seen in research and in clinical use. And the necessity of maintaining a healthy gut has likewise been well researched. The connection between the gut microbiome and the proper function of […]

Challenges and Best Practices for Overcoming Benzo Withdrawal

Challenges and Best Practices for Overcoming Benzo Withdrawal

Benzodiazepines, also called “benzos” or BZD for short, are tranquilizers. They are most often given for anxiety and insomnia, but also as muscle relaxants and anticonvulsants. They are also used for alcohol withdrawal symptoms. Although benzos are meant for medical use only, some people use them recreationally. If taken for long enough, you can develop […]

The NEM Stress Continuum Response – Part 2

The NEM Stress Continuum Response – Part 2

Read Part 1 Stage 3 – NEM Response Exhaustion: Unrelenting burden resulting in metabolic dysregulation and HPA axis overdrive cannot go on forever. Our metabolic, detoxification and inflammation circuits have exceeded their functional capacity in this stage. They are overwhelmed and become dysfunctional. In other words, our stress continuum defense system starts to break down […]

Congested Chest Relief through Natural Treatment

Congested Chest Relief through Natural Treatment

Essential oils are highly concentrated natural oils extracted from flowers, leaves, roots, and other plant parts. They contain virtually all of the plant’s beneficial nutrients, vitamins, minerals, oxygenating molecules, amino acid precursors, enzymes, and hormones. The oils are obtained by distillation and have the characteristic fragrance of the plant or source from which they are […]

How Are Stimulants Effects Damaging Your Body System?

How Are Stimulants Effects Damaging Your Body System?

Stimulants are compounds used to push beyond the normal limits of the body’s function. The common function is their ability to increase catecholamine such as norepinephrine and epinephrine (also known as adrenaline). The use of stimulants induces the feeling of increased energy, attention, and alertness by acting on the central nervous system. Physical changes take […]

The Stress Continuum and NEM Response

The Stress Continuum and NEM Response

One of the greatest challenges in clinical medicine is the clinician’s ability to take clues from the body’s stress continuum, presented as signs and symptoms, and translate them into a diagnosis that accurately reflects the underlying pathology. Once a proper diagnosis is made, a solution is relatively straightforward for the most part. The most challenging […]

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