Inflammation in the gut, and even changes in the composition of the microbiome, can trigger or suppress specific chemicals in the brain. Some of these reactions in the brain can decrease dopamine or serotonin, or other modulators of mood and energy and create states of depression, boredom, anxiety, lassitude, or other mental states and conditions. The opposite is true as well- a balanced, healthy microbiome- with the right mix of good bacteria, can result in healthy and happy mental states.
I’m sure you’ve heard it over and over “Get more sleep!” or “You’ll get sick if you don’t get more sleep!”. While those things certainly can be true, I’d rather focus on the benefits of sleep in this article instead of the dire warnings that are aimed at those that don’t get enough. It is true enough that lack of sleep can contribute to a number of conditions and ailments, from high blood pressure, diabetes, depression, and an increased risk of a heart attack. Getting enough sleep can certainly help decrease the risk of these things, but why? How does sleep make the body stronger? What role does sleep play in overall health?
On this episode of Rethink my Health, Dr. Agolli and Dr. Burdette will be discussing magnesium: the miracle mineral. We call magnesium the miracle mineral because of the numerous metabolic processes in the body that rely on magnesium. In addition to the important role magnesium plays, it is a common deficiency in our modern diets. In fact, the majority of patients that come into Progressive Medical Center are found to have a deficiency in Magnesium. The team will discuss why Magnesium is so important and will teach you how to best obtain magnesium whether though your diet or supplementation.
You may already have at least some hearing loss and not realize it, particularly if you are male. Perhaps you’ve been to too many loud concerts, work a job with loud background noise, or are entering middle age. A hearing test should be part of everyone’s preventative health regimen, especially as you age, yet a recent survey reported by the NIH found that among those aged 50 to 80, twice as many were planning a visit for their pet to a veterinarian as were planning to get their hearing checked.
COVID-19 has affected the way we interact and how we deal with global conflict. It has provided insight on how technology can affect the way we socialize, communicate with health care providers, and engage in community events. Not only is COVID-19 adversely affecting our physical health, but it has also taken a detrimental toll on mental health as well.
In today’s world, we see an increase in stress across the board. The number of anxiety disorders is on the rise among the general population. Over 70% of primary care physician visits are driven by stress-related conditions. The good news, there are wonderful natural solutions to manage and even eliminate the effects of stress, anxiety, PTSD, and other mental health stressors.
Although addiction is a problem we face around the world, there are numerous options for treatment. On this episode, Dr. Agolli and Dr. Burdette discuss treatment options from an integrative point of view.
According to the Addiction Center, over 20 million Americans over the age of 12 have an addiction (excluding tobacco). 100 people die every day from drug overdoses (This rate has tripled in the past 20 years). In this episode, we want to help tackle this problem by discussing: What is the root cause of addiction?
We know depression is real and now we know the signs and symptoms, but how do we treat it? In the final episode of this series on depression, Dr. Agolli and Dr. Burdette discuss: What kind of side effects does depression medication have? The type of diet that helps treat depression.
Now we have acknowledged depression is real, what are the sign and symptoms of it? In the 2nd episode in this series on depression, Dr. Agolli and Dr. Burdette discuss: Signs of depression. The difference between chronic depression and situational depression.
There are over 20 million documented forms of depression in the United States. There is also a stigma that comes with depression where people don’t want to talk about it. Today, we help break down that stigma by discussing: What causes depression?
With schools off to a start, busy families and parents have been consumed with getting the right notebooks, lunch boxes, and schedules together. With so many moving pieces that come along with back to school, it is easy to forget about oneself.