Overcoming HPA Axis Suppression (Formerly Known as Adrenal Fatigue)

HPA Axis Suppression: Symptoms, Causes, and Treatments by BodyLogicMD The hypothalamic–pituitary–adrenal (HPA) axis—the complex relationship between the hypothalamus, the pituitary gland, and the adrenals—is something that few people think about, or even know about. However, chronic daily stressors as well as serious life changes can cause problems with the HPA axis and lead to symptoms … Continued

Legendary Performer Glen Campbell Succumbs to Alzheimer’s: Can the Disease Be Prevented?

Prevention Is Key: Studies Show that Alzheimer’s Begins Developing Long Before Symptoms Appear by BodyLogicMD Glen Campbell, legendary singer and self-taught guitarist whose career spanned both country and pop music, passed away on August 8 after a long and public battle with Alzheimer’s disease. Perhaps best known for his chart-topping hit, “Rhinestone Cowboy,” Campbell sold … Continued

5 Bad Habits That May Be Disrupting Your Sleep… and Your Health

Sleep Better, Quicker, and Longer by BodyLogicMD If you frequently “borrow” hours from the sleep department in order to get more done, you’re not alone: more than a third of Americans aren’t getting the minimum of seven hours a night recommended by the American Academy of Sleep Medicine (AASM) and the Sleep Research Society (SRS). … Continued

Acid Reflux Symptoms? We’ve Got Solutions…

Resolving Acid Reflux Without Antacids by BodyLogicMD Anyone who has ever had a full-blown attack of acid reflux disease (otherwise known as gastroesophageal reflux disease, or GERD) knows that it can be seriously debilitating. Unfortunately, it’s a common problem—more than 15 million people are thought to suffer from acid reflux, and they keep the market … Continued

Do You Need a Brain Boost?

Advances in Cognitive Health by BodyLogicMD The traditional medicine view of neurodegeneration (the progressive loss of structure or function of neurons) has been that it is irreversible and that adults cannot grow back lost or damaged neurons. However, more and more research is showing that this is not true, and experts in the field of … Continued

Don’t Let Stress Cause a Stroke

May is National Meditation Month—Make Time to Meditate, Not Medicate by BodyLogicMD If you want to lower your risk of heart attack and stroke—two leading causes of mortality in the US—there is research showing that you may have to look no further than your meditation mat. A study published in the American Heart Association journal Circulation … Continued

Could You be Suffering from Birth Control-Related Depression?

Depression Among Women on Oral Contraceptives by BodyLogicMD If you’ve been feeling blue lately, you may want to think twice before refilling your birth control prescription. New research published in the journal JAMA Psychiatry suggests that all types of hormonal contraception come with an increased risk of depression. A 14-year, nationwide study looked at one million … Continued

Don’t be SAD! Make this Winter the Best One Yet

Six Tips to Help with Seasonal Affective Disorder by BodyLogicMD Cold, gray days with fewer hours of sunlight are known to spark feelings of the ‘winter blues’ or seasonal affective disorder (SAD), especially among women. Along with sadness and depression, symptoms such as extreme fatigue, feelings of hopelessness, seeking isolation, irritability, and even sugar or … Continued

Could Sleep Apnea be to Blame for Memory Loss?

The Link Between Sleep Habits and Memory by BodyLogicMD It’s easy to write off symptoms like memory loss and difficulty focusing as side effects of stress or preoccupation rather than telltale signs of a medical problem. And in some cases, that impulse is totally fine. But when symptoms become consistent enough and severe enough, it … Continued