Antidepressants: The Scary Truth

30 million Americans take medication to treat depression, but for most people, antidepressants serve mostly as a placebo, scientists now say.  Antidepressants are medications meant to act on the chemistry of the brain to relieve symptoms of depression. Along with talk therapy, antidepressants can be wonderful in helping those suffering from depression live a more normal life. However, there are often side effects from the antidepressants. According to WebMD.com, side effects can range from nausea to sexual dysfunction among others. More medications are prescribed to deal with the side effects, and even those can cause side effects, or the original medication gets changed and adjusted and the cycle starts all over again. There also is the problem with serious interactions with other drugs you may be taking. For a more complete list, visit www.drugwatch.com. Some antidepressants (such as Paxil) have even been linked to birth defects when taken by women who (Read More)

The Vital Importance of Glutathione

Like all antioxidants, glutathione works to prevent the damage free radicals, peroxides, and other reactive oxygen species do to human cells. But glutathione isn’t just another antioxidant–it could be called, without exaggeration, the single most important antioxidant for human health. The good news? Your body naturally produces glutathione. The bad news? There’s a long list of things which can reduce your natural production, resulting in a startlingly high percentage of deficiency across the population: pollution medications poor diet stress trauma aging infections radiation exposure to heavy metals Your body uses glutathione to protect your cells from free radical damage, to eliminate toxins, to support energy production, and to help enhance immune system functions. That’s the good news. Unfortunately, emerging science indicates that our Glutathione level in the body drops with age. Why the Decrease? There are several factors for the decrease in glutathione levels with age. Stress is a factor. As (Read More)

Summer Weight Loss

Summer is here, and that means bathing suit season. For many people, summer is the dreaded season. Months before the long summer evenings settle in people from coast to coast start cutting calories and exercising a bit more—all in an effort to get their body in tip-top shape for summer. While getting in shape for summer is great, your healthy habits don’t have to end at the start of the solstice. Focusing on your health and wellness goals can help you stay in the best shape of your life year round. Losing weight over the summer can actually be a lot of fun, and by working towards your weight loss goals throughout the summer you can enter the fall feeling and looking great. Tips to Lose Weight This Summer There are plenty of fun ways that you can lose weight this summer. Here are a few tips to help you (Read More)