GABA supplements: why this ‘natural cure’ for anxiety and poor sleep is a bad idea

  Anxiety and poor sleep are some of the most common issues reported by individuals that seek out my services. While there can be many underlying reasons for these issues, I have seen an increase in the number of people asking me about GABA or who come to me with this item already in their […]

Bad Reactions to Licorice Root: The Three Types

A herb used medicinally for milennia, Licorice remains the go-to herb to support the adrenal glands. Unlike adrenal extracts and adaptogenic herbs, Licorice boosts flagging cortisol levels without stimulating the adrenals in any way, making it ideal to boost energy during the day without ruining sleep at night. Licorice Root contains glycerrhizinic acid. The active […]

Common Hormonal Imbalances: The ‘Top Six’ That I See

As explained <a href=” http://http://www.blueprintfitness.co.uk/meat-saturated-fat-and-steroid-hormones/”>here</a>, steroid hormones are involved in everything we do and have startling effects on our vitality, sleep patterns, mental health and libido. As far as systems go, you’ll struggle to find something in your body that is more vital than your steroid hormones. If they are balanced, you are likely to […]

How Can You Heal if You Aren’t Dealing With the Basic Four?

What prompted me to write this article was a pattern that I saw last week. On a single day, I saw an individual who had been diagnosed with Meniers disease. And then another one who had been diagnosed with Wegener’s Vasculitis. And then another one experiencing recurring Urethritis. Now although their symptoms varied, all of […]

Serotonin 101: Why 5-HTP Does not Work for You

The link between serotonin and depression has long been established and the most common anti-depressant drugs work through boosting serotonin levels. However, these Selective Serotonin Re-uptake Inhibitors (SSRIs) are also notorious for causing a wide range of side effects, which include increased risk of suicide, apathy and sexual dyfunction. Therefore, with rates of depression rising […]

Phosphatidyl Serine, Memory and Cortisol: A Primer

We are all consuming Phosphatidyl Serine each day, with average values in the Western diet reaching around 130mg. 50% of the body’s stores of this phospholipid are found in the brain, demonstrating how important this nutrient is to neural function. Both in neural cells and elsewhere, phosphatidyl serine makes up between 7-10% of the lipid […]

How Melatonin Can Help You Sleep… Or Wake You Up Early

The pineal gland is the size of a pea and sits right in the middle of the brain. The pineal gland is regulated by both light and through the actions of the suprachiasmic nuclei (a nearby section of the brain that provides a wave of wakefulness at around 8am and 4pm). When nightime comes, it […]

Caffeine Addiction

Most people would be surprised to find our that their mums are drug addicts. But many are. In fact, there are more caffeine addicts in the Western world than there are people who can do without, yet very few consider their habit beyond their choice of skinny latte or double mochaccino. Social protocol or not, […]