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  • Serotonin & Your Body

    Serotonin is a neurotransmitter, serving as a chemical messenger between nerve cells. It’s produced from the essential amino acid, tryptophan. Trytophan deficiency, in turn, leads to lower levels of serotonin in your body. (A tryptophan supplement to try: Jarrow Formulas L-Tryptophan, which helps stimulate the production of serotonin.) Where is […]

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  • Our Stress-Busting Top 5

    All stress is not created equal—there are times we need in-the-moment relief and periods of our lives that need more serious support. Here Ashleigh Putnam, naturopathic doctor at our Monterey store, gives us her top 5 ways to beat all types of stress. In the moment “Bach’s Rescue Remedy, in […]

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  • Stress Supplements 101

    We can all feel overwhelmed by stress sometimes—the last thing we need is to be overwhelmed by the number of stress relief options available. Here’s a short list of popular practitioner recommendations for stress relief, and what they’re good for. Racing mind: L-Theanine This unique amino acid, found in green […]

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  • Magnesium: A Cornerstone of Health

    Magnesium is essential for so many things: the beating of our heart, a positive mood, energy production, releasing tension…in other words, we can all benefit from magnesium! Identified in more than 300 processes inside the body, magnesium is a powerful building block that contributes to overall health and wellness in […]