What causes us to grow older and succumb to ill health?

Most of us want to live into our 80’s and 90’s, as long as these years are spent in good health. Anti-aging researchers have made tremendous advances in not only understanding the aging process but also ways to slow it down and help us live longer and free from chronic disease. What is Aging? Aging is characterized by a progressive loss of physiological integrity, leading to impaired function and increased vulnerability to death. This deterioration is the primary risk factor for major human pathologies, including cancer, diabetes, cardiovascular disorders, and neurodegenerative diseases. All of which progressively increase as we get older. But the scientist still did not have a clear-cut def

Dopamine and your Gut

Do you know if your depression/anxiety, low energy or sleepless nights are due to a neurotransmitter dysfunction or a gut dysfunction? Determining the source of your symptoms can be difficult. But before jumping into taking an SSRI or anxiolytic medication consider how your gut may be contributing. An overgrowth of certain pathogens and yeast can inhibit an enzyme called Dopamine Beta-Hydroxylase (DBH), which is the enzyme that breaks Dopamine down into Norepinephrine. As with most neurotransmitters and hormones, the Goldilocks rule applies. You need the right amount of Dopamine and Norepinephrine, having too little or too much causes many common symptoms. The science is complicated but that

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