• How to get better

    5-HTP

    I wanted to start at the top of the mountain by recommending an amino acid called 5-Hydroxytryptophan, also called 5-HTP. It is a naturally occurring amino acid and chemical precursor and is sold over the counter in the United States, Canada, the Netherlands, and in the United Kingdom as a dietary supplement.   What’s 5-HTP Used For? An amino acid, 5-HTP or 5-Hydroxytryptophan, helps create serotonin, a chemical in the brain. Low serotonin levels in humans can cause several health problems such as obesity, depression, headaches and muscular aches and pains. Many of these side effects can be helped and possibly eliminated if serotonin levels in the brain are elevated,…

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    How to beat the blues

    The blues are there and so is the stress and sleep deprivation the alienation towards one’s new body. Sprinkle some extended family drama on that and I can almost promise you that you will experience some form of mild anxiety. The majority of mothers will experience some form of anxiety post their pregnancy and according to official numbers about 15% percent of new mothers will feel so bad that they qualify to be diagnosed with postnatal depression. I am well aware of the fact that we can’t always treat mental illness and that one might be in need of serious care and medication. But If you do experience the blues,…