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GABA & Chronic Pain Relief

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GABA & Chronic Pain Relief

The body senses painful stimuli through certain receptors located in the skin, joints and many internal organs. Specialized nerve fibers relay these signals to the brain, where pain becomes recognized and “felt”. Gamma-amino butyric acid (GABA) is one of the primary neurotransmitters your body produces to calm your central nervous system. Research has shown with chronic inflammatory diseases, such as rheumatoid arthritis or after nerve damage following an injury, the pain inhibiting action of GABA becomes severely compromised and pain signals conducted to the brain are almost unfiltered. Also when the body fails to produce enough GABA, or utilize the...

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Eliminate Chest Congestion

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Eliminate Chest Congestion

Chest congestion is an increase of mucus production in the esophagus, bronchial tubes and lungs. Often breathing is extremely uncomfortable and inhaling and exhaling is requiring more effort and sometimes the antibiotic the doctor has prescribed isn’t working because there is no bacterial infection, at least not yet. Mucus formation is our body’s way of preventing foreign particles such as allergens, like dust or mold, as well as infectious bacteria, viruses or yeast from invading the lungs. It does this by getting them stuck in sticky surface. However when the problem isn’t getting solved, a drastic increase in mucus production...

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Jane’s Blog Vitamin D Improves Immune Health

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Jane’s Blog Vitamin D Improves Immune Health

Vitamin D is often referred to as the “sunshine vitamin” because it’s produced in your skin in response to sunlight. Vitamin D is a fat-soluble vitamin that can affect as many as 2,000 genes in your body. Vitamin D is produced when sunlight converts cholesterol on the skin into calciol (vitamin D3) which is then converted into calcidiol (25-hydroxyvitamin D3) in the liver and lastly converted by the kidneys into the active form of vitamin D, called calcitriol (1,25-hydroxyvitamin D3). Dr. Michael Holick, MD, a pioneer in vitamin D research stated “The data shows that nearly every tissue and cell...

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Jane’s Blog Stress, Politics and Election Day

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Jane’s Blog Stress, Politics and Election Day

As if COVID-19 didn’t already have everyone totally stressed out! Political views are pushing stress levels higher and getting worse with every passing day as election time gets closer! Politics has become be so divisive, disagreements are happening routinely not only between acquaintances but between close friends, co-workers and family members! According to an American Psychological Association study on stress in America, 57 percent of Americans say the current political climate is a significant source of stress in their lives. Three-quarters of Americans felt at least one symptom of stress in the past month, with around one-third of adults experiencing...

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Fall Allergy Season

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Fall Allergy Season

Forecasters expect Fall 2020 to be yet another above-average year for allergies,  if not the worst ever. If you’re concerned about telling allergies apart from Covid-19, the American Academy of Allergy, Asthma, & Immunology (AAAAI) has put together a chart comparing their symptoms, as well as signs of the common cold and influenza. Allergies are an overreaction of the immune system’s natural response to help fight infection. The trick is to get ahead of the allergy reaction and cut it off at the pass. Allergic reactions can trigger sneezing, wheezing, mucus, coughing, itching and hives. Allergies are not only irritating,...

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