‘Paradoxical’ Reactions: Explaining Bad Responses to Benzodiazepines, Valerian, 5-HTP, Magnesium and the rest

  The problem with paradoxical reactions is twofold. Not only do you have to contend with the experience itself – a confusing and unexpected crescendo of anxiety and insomnia from an item that was meant to calm you down – then there is the search for the reason as to why this happened. This search […]

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 […]