Combat depression with botanicals

Chamomile, Green Tea, Valerian and Lavender are mood enhancers There are at least four botanical extracts that have proper evidence as mood enhancers. Chamomile There are compounds in chamomile (Matricaria recutita) that bind to the same brain receptors as drugs like Valium. So a cup of chamomile tea can have a direct calming influence. It … Read more Combat depression with botanicals

Vitamin D brain effects

Dr Paul Clayton’s Health Newsletter Spring 2015 Research by the legendary Bruce Ames has thrown up new links between maternal vitamin D, or the lack of it, and autism (Patrick & Ames ’15). Their work indicates that adequate levels of vitamin D may be required to produce neurotransmitters dopamine, oxytocin, vasopressin and especially serotonin in … Read more Vitamin D brain effects