Entries by David Johnson

Counteracting the Side Effects of SSRIs

It seems like every day a new SSRI (Selective Serotonin Reuptake Inhibitor) or mood stabilizer joins the world of pharmaceuticals. For some, these drugs are necessary since going down the natural path and participating in therapies have not been successful. Though these medications are helpful for reducing depression and anxiety, they happen to come with […]

How Work-Related Stress May Be Affecting Your Health

Gone are the days of the 40-hour work week, businesses shutting down on Sundays to allow time with family, and the sought-after 9-5 work day. Jobs today are mentally or physically demanding to the extreme. Work weeks are becoming longer and longer and time off is unheard of. Managers are expecting more work to be […]

Counteracting the Side Effects of SSRIs

It seems like every day a new SSRI (Selective Serotonin Reuptake Inhibitor) or mood stabilizer joins the world of pharmaceuticals. For some, these drugs are necessary since going down the natural path and participating in therapies have not been successful. Though these medications are helpful for reducing the depression and anxiety, they happen to come […]

Insomnia and Natural Supplement Remedies

Sleep is one of the body’s basic requirements. At some point in their lives, most people have gotten too little sleep and felt the effects the following day. But what happens when you miss sleep on a daily basis? If you’re someone that can never seem to get to sleep at night or can’t stay […]

Caffeine and L-Theanine: Coffee, Tea, or Supplements?

Imagine having the focus of a Zen master with the energy of a cheetah. Combining caffeine and L-theanine can help make that a reality. Most people are familiar with the idea of caffeine based energy, otherwise there wouldn’t be a Starbucks on every corner, but the focus part is what’s most important. Running around in […]

Green Tea and Weight Loss

When it comes to green tea, many people drink it for its anxiolytic properties. Theanine, an amino acid found in all tea, provides these benefits. However, there is another aspect to green tea that has people’s attention: weight loss. Green Tea for Weight Loss Not only does green tea improve longevity, numerous scientific studies now […]

PRL-8-53: Get a Mega-Memory

Imagine being able to remember up to 2x what you normally would after reading a book, going to class, or even a meeting. Regardless of your profession, this could likely benefit you somehow. Since students are formally tested, the impact of increased memory retention is immediately rewarding, but most people would like to be better […]

Bacopa Monnieri Benefits Those with Anxiety

Bacopa Monnieri is a nootropic herb that is known for its benefits as an anxiolytic.  It is highly ranked in Ayurvedic remedies, and is incredibly powerful when it comes to combating anxiety.   Bacopa Monnieri extract has even been shown to work better than traditional approaches to reducing anxiety because it increases cognition and alertness […]

Using St. John’s Wort to Boost Mood

Depression affects 121 Million people worldwide. In its severe forms, it leads to 850,000 deaths each year. [1] There are many kinds of medication that can be prescribed by doctors to treat this condition. St. John’s Wort, on the other hand, is an herbal remedy avialable over the counter for mood. What is St.John’s Wort? […]