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What You Need to Know About Sleep

Some people have what I call “the gift of sleep.” No matter how stressed or out of sorts their body is, they can somehow still sleep. This post isn’t written for them. I’m more interested in talking to those of you who have trouble falling asleep or staying asleep. We know a lot about the effects of […]

GABA, the Pituitary and Exercise

We’ve talked about GABA before. GABA, for the unfamiliar, is the common acronym for the neurotransmitter gamma aminobutyric acid. The molecule does not diffuse across a healthy blood-brain barrier, and it isn’t actively transported across either, so the brain needs to make its own GABA. That means that GABA supplements shouldn’t do much to improve […]

Blood Brain Barrier – Part One of Two

Most people have at least heard of the blood brain barrier (BBB). This barrier isn’t exactly a wall but a physiological system of substance control that is allowing some things in and preventing the movement of others into the brain. This was first observed in people with jaundice (from bilirubin) or a yellow color throughout […]