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