Elderberry Syrup Recipe

Elderberries are one of my most-used go-to remedies for cooler months. The dried berries of the Sambucis Nigra plant are naturally high in immune-boosting compounds that are specifically shown to help beat the cold and flu more quickly. They can be used to make a...

Dopamine Dominance

Four primary neurotransmitters – dopamine, GABA, serotonin, and acetylcholine – harmoniously flow through the millions of communication pathways in our brains, much like the parts of a musical score. Each part plays its individual role, but together, a unique song is...

THE HPA AXIS

 10/31/2016 // Lise Alschuler, ND The hypothalamic pituitary adrenal (HPA) axis is our central stress response system. The HPA axis is an eloquent and every-dynamic intertwining of the central nervous system and endocrine system. This system works in a fairly...
CORTISOL AND SLEEP: THE HPA AXIS ACTIVITY CONNECTION

CORTISOL AND SLEEP: THE HPA AXIS ACTIVITY CONNECTION

The hypothalamic-pituitary-adrenal (HPA) axis interacts with sleep in a multiplicity of ways and a growing body of research suggests reciprocal associations between sleep and activity of the HPA axis. Normal Sleep Physiology Normal sleep architecture is characterized...
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