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A Brief Introduction to Neurotransmitters

A Brief Introduction to Neurotransmitters

Neurotransmitters are often referred to as the body's chemical messengers. They are the molecules used by the nervous system to transmit messages between neurons, or from neurons to muscles. Communication between two neurons happens in the synaptic cleft (the small...

Adrenal Glands & Emotional Health

Adrenal Glands & Emotional Health

Adrenal Fatigue Your adrenal glands play a critical role in mental health. They sit on top of your kidneys and help you cope with stress by producing chemicals such as cortisol, norepinephrine and adrenaline. During stressful periods, your adrenal glands release...

Leaky Gut Syndrome

Leaky Gut Syndrome

Your digestive system is the seat of your health and keeping it healthy prevents many chronic diseases. Your intestines have a lining that acts as a semi-permeable barrier, controlling what is absorbed into your body from the food you eat. Tiny blood vessels surround...

How Is Your Emotional Health?

How Is Your Emotional Health?

Are you experiencing health issues, fatigue, anxiety or depressive thoughts? You’re not alone. We all struggle with these same challenges from time to time and we all have feelings about what causes our problems. Some people believe their problems are caused by...

Unsung Heroes

Unsung Heroes

Caring for people causes us to go out on a limb – Caregivers  are charged with performing tasks above and beyond what they’ve been formerly trained to do….

A Day in the Life….

A Day in the Life….

In hopes of helping caregivers and patients realize they’re not alone, I’d like to share some of what I observe in my practice as a nurse and patient advocate.

Dementia Care Tip: My Reality or Theirs?

Dementia Care Tip: My Reality or Theirs?

Time and time again, I’ve witnessed the frustration caregivers feel when their loved one with dementia slips into an alternate reality and begins behaving as if in a different place and time.

Your Part in Our Recovery

Your Part in Our Recovery

As the weeks have turned into months, have turned into the foreseeable future, the COVID-19 pandemic continues to affect us all on increasingly deeper levels.

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