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Anxiety is the most common mental health disorder in the U.S. While general anxiety disorder is the most common form of anxiety, there are numerous others including, panic disorder, phobic related disorders, obsessive-compulsive disorder, and post-traumatic stress disorder.  In a 2020 survey, 62% of respondents reported some degree of anxiety.  An estimated 31% of all […]

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One of my mainstay nutraceuticals for general anxiety disorder is L-theanine, even though the research is not consistent or considerable.  My clinical experience is what mostly guides my consistent recommendations for it. Theanine is a non-protein amino acid that was first isolated from green tea and is chemically similar in structure to glutamic acid.  L-theanine […]

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Depression is worldwide, and over 264 million individuals suffer from it across the world. Depression is one of the most commonly occurring mental health disorders occurring in adults and children. [i]  According to The World Health Organization, depression is one of the leading causes of disability worldwide.  [ii] Depression is a common mental health condition […]

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Insomnia comes in all sizes and shapes but in essence, it is a common sleep disorder that can make it hard to fall asleep, hard to stay asleep, or cause you to wake up too early and not be able to get back to sleep. Insomnia is considered chronic if it occurs at least 3 […]

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Hot flashes and/or night sweats, collectively called vasomotor symptoms (VMS), are the most common symptom of perimenopause/menopause.  The average duration of VMS is about 7 years, so more options to address this frequently significant symptom, are always welcomed.  While VMS can come in all sizes and shapes, varying from mild to severe and infrequent to […]

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Primary dysmenorrhea is defined as menstrual pain without any pelvic pathology.  This is the most common menstrual symptom in adolescent girls and young women.  The onset of menstrual pain usually occurs just before or at the first onset of the menstrual flow and typically lasts ½ day to 3 days.  Some women have additional symptoms […]

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Symptoms of fatigue and generalized aches and pains is a common discussion in my women’s health practice.  These symptoms also have some specifics related to menopausal women.  Fatigue is frequently reported by menopausal woman.  There are many possible explanations including: hypothyroid, insomnia, depression, allergies, anemias, chronic disease, chronic pain, adrenal dysregulation, Lyme disease, chronic fatigue […]

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This past 1.5 years of covid has spawned even more folks struggling with insomnia and anxiety.  At least that has been true in my clinical practice. Insomnia includes insufficient sleep, difficulty falling asleep (sleep latency) and poor sleep.  Insomnia can cause multiple problems including a decline in cognitive function, depression, low immunity and cardiovascular disease, […]

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