Tag: thyroid

  • Breaking the Stress Cycle

    Hey Dave, I know you favor cyproheptadine a lot but after thinking about your recent unpleasant experience, I wanted to send some information your way. I’ve been learning as much as I can about serotonin and signalling in the body, and it is some pretty deep stuff. Serotonin modulation is able to detect CO2 in…

  • Depression, Cortisol and Male Pattern Baldness…The Buteyko Cure for Balding

    Depression has been associated with hair loss, and cortisol contributes to both pathologies (and heart disease) in males:“…MDD [major depressive disorder] and ND [non-depressive] individuals exhibited similar baseline and stress cortisol levels, but MDD patients had much higher cortisol levels during the recovery period than their ND counterparts.“SOURCE: Depression and cortisol responses to psychological stress: a…

  • Taurine and Muscle Glycogen

    Q: “When I take taurine my muscles get this “full” feeling which I am sure is because taurine increases glycogen storage in muscles, but I have no increase in energy, decrease of fat gain or cravings.Does that mean that I am using glucose well and should look for the cause of lack of energy elsewhere?”A:…

  • Pitfalls in Adolescent Psychiatry

      In his article Thyroid, Insomnia, and the Insanities: Commonalities in Disease, Dr. Raymond Peat, PhD talks about the chronology of mental illness: “Stress damages the energy producing systems of cells, especially the aerobic mitochondria, in many ways, and this damage can often be repaired. The insanities that are most often called schizophrenia tend to occur…

  • Why You Feel Helpless and What to Do About It

    Learned helplessness appears alongside depression, where intense, prolonged stress can exhaust the organism. An lack of available energy often leads to psychological exhaustion and feelings of malaise. Anxiety intuitively resembles the pain response, whereas depression or apathy exist as a complete lack of engagement in the stimuli all together, but researchers found that actually ties…