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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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  • A Naturopath’s Guide to Treating Anxiety

    Natural Treatments For Anxiety The two divisions of the autonomic nervous system—the sympathetic and parasympathetic nervous systems–are heavily involved in our anxiety response. When we’re anxious, we go into sympathetic overdrive, also known as the fight-or-flight response. On the opposite end, the parasympathetic nervous system works to regulate repair, maintenance […]