The well-known and widely used drugs to treat anxiety and sleep disorders are benzodiazepines. They are effective and safe if used for a short period of time. However, their long-term use can not only cause dependence, but, particularly, in older people can lead to brain health issues.
It seems that people with both depression and severe inflammation don’t respond to these drugs. And there is an explanation for that. Commonly prescribed antidepressants are selective serotonin reuptake inhibitors (SSRIs), which hinder the re-absorption of a “feel-good molecule” serotonin in the brain, so that it can stay for longer circulation to improve mood. So, […]
It is very exhausting if you have poor sleep quality, including difficulties falling and staying sleep. It affects not only your mood and productivity the next day, but also your overall health. Normally if you have sleep problems for a while, you go to a doctor to receive some prescribed medication. But, have you ever […]
Poor diet is a leading risk factor for chronic diseases, such as overweight, diabetes, and heart and blood vessel disorders. The logical question is then if a poor diet is a cause of a disease, can a healthy diet be an appropriate treatment instead of pills?
Poor quality sleep is devastating, especially if it is chronic. There are a lot of prescription meds to deal with sleep issues. The last ones are a.o. Z-drugs which include zolpidem, zaleplon and eszopiclone, as well as other components mostly aimed at other conditions, such as reducing anxiety and depression. The good news is that […]
Did you know that intolerances to chemicals, foods and drugs impact 8%-33% of people, who are not even aware of it?