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Melatonin for Anxiety: Does it Work?

Anxiety disorders affect millions of people every year. The ADAA cites anxiety disorders as “the most common mental illness in the United States.”  Anxiety is often treated with anxiolytic benzodiazepines, medications that help to calm the mind. They do this by aiding production of GABA (gamma-aminobutyric acid), a neurotransmitter that dampens neural activity. Unfortunately, benzodiazepines…

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Gingivitis and Alzheimer’s: The Link Between Mouth & Mind

Alzheimer’s disease is a devastating neurodegenerative disorder that is eventually fatal. According to the CDC, Alzheimer’s is the 6th leading cause of death in the U.S. Although there are some natural treatments, preventing cognitive decline is key. Alzheimer’s is characterized by the presence of amyloid-beta plaques and neurofibrillary tangles in brain cells (or neurons). Over…