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Insomnia Leads to Brain Atrophy

[fa icon="calendar'] Feb 19, 2020 11:30:00 AM / by Isadora Guggenheim posted in Mood Disorders, Brain Health

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Is this you at night? Do you have a hard time getting to sleep or staying asleep?  

Over time, your brain is shrinking because of insomnia. Find out how to fix this.  

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The Most Dangerous Psychiatric Drugs

[fa icon="calendar'] Jan 6, 2020 1:45:00 PM / by Isadora Guggenheim posted in Mood Disorders

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I couldn't believe that I was reading this article on Medscape, the modern medical bible, about the ten most dangerous psychiatric drugs prescribed today.  Another crack in the pharmaceutical wall . . . .

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Help for Anxiety and Depression

[fa icon="calendar'] Jan 4, 2020 11:16:00 AM / by Isadora Guggenheim posted in Mood Disorders, Healthy Living

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Got some hurdles in your life? We all do. What is the best, safest and most effective treatment for anxiety and depression?

What is the new psychiatric treatment for Anxiety, depression, bipolar depression and chronic schizophrenia?

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Depression and Gluten Sensitivity

[fa icon="calendar'] Nov 27, 2019 1:11:00 PM / by Isadora Guggenheim posted in Mood Disorders, The Scoop on Poop, Allergies

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Even when patients test negative for celiac disease, immediate food allergies or negative for HLADQ2 or DQ8 they restrict gluten because they feel better without it.

The media and modern medicine questions this restriction and usually they believe that the patient is following a fad. Not so fast.  

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Reasons Not To Take Fish Oil Supplements

[fa icon="calendar'] Nov 6, 2019 11:15:00 AM / by Isadora Guggenheim posted in Mood Disorders, Allergies, Heart Health, Healthy Living

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Are we swimming in the wrong direction by taking fish oils? Dr. Peter D'Adamo posted an interesting review about fish oils in his Generative Medicine group on Facebook. It caught my eye because I believe in good scientific discourse, skepticism and careful analysis of all kinds of medicine whether it is naturopathic or allopathic. The review clearly stated that "there could be no possible expectation of general patient benefit with prophylactic fish oil use."

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Lights Out! Night Light leads to Weight Gain

[fa icon="calendar'] Sep 11, 2019 1:50:00 PM / by Isadora Guggenheim posted in Mood Disorders, Brain Health, Mental Health

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Americans are sleeping less than 7 hours per night and 30-40% are sleeping less than 6 hours per night. Poor sleep hygiene is linked to metabolic syndrome. When you don't sleep you crave more refined carbs and sugar. If you eat those carbs your lack of sleep increases your fasting blood sugar levels and postprandial or after meal glucose. What can you do to get better sleep?

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Help for Mood Disorders

[fa icon="calendar'] Aug 25, 2019 5:02:53 PM / by Isadora Guggenheim posted in Mood Disorders, Mental Health

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Where are your dopamine levels? High, low or just right? Your brain goes out of sync with the rest of you when dopamine levels are elevated. 

I check most patients for dopamine levels with salivary and blood baseline labs. If someone has a mood disorder dopamine, cortisol, serotonin and other neurotransmitters are on the list.

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Light at the end of the Tunnel - Depression - Naturopathic Medicine

[fa icon="calendar'] Jan 19, 2018 5:00:00 AM / by Dr. Isadora Guggenheim posted in Mood Disorders

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Are you going to work in the dark and coming home in the dark?  Does your body clock feel out-of-sync in the winter?  Do you have seasonal depression better known as seasonal affective disorder or SAD?

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Understanding OCD and Your Immune System - Testing and Treatments - Good Gut and I.V. Ozone

[fa icon="calendar'] Dec 7, 2017 7:41:05 AM / by Dr. Isadora Guggenheim posted in Mood Disorders, Addiction, Body Health

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New research is showing that "prolonged immunologic stress" is a risk factor for OCD. What causes prolonged immunologic stress and what does it do to your immune system?

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Depression in your Gut - Intestinal Microbiome - Second Nature Care - Fermented Foods

[fa icon="calendar'] Nov 24, 2017 5:00:00 AM / by Dr. Isadora Guggenheim posted in Mood Disorders, The Scoop on Poop, Gut Repair

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Depression is a leading source of disability globally. Depression starts in your gut and that is prompting new research and new clinical targets in the treatment of depression. We have the testing and treatment now at Second Nature Care. Taste summer in the winter with fermented foods.  Did you know that fermented foods are part of a dietary treatment for depression? 

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Isadora Guggenheim, ND, FNP, RN, MS, CNS, LMT, owner of Second Nature Naturopathic Care, LLC
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