Pregnenolone

Animal studies indicate that pregnenolone is found in the brain in ten-fold larger concentrations than the other stress-related hormones (including DHEA). Pregnenolone is the precursor from which almost all of the other steroid hormones are made; including DHEA, progesterone, testosterone, the estrogens, and cortisol. Despite its powerful metabolites, pregnenolone is acknowledged to be without significant side effects Pregnenolone has been found to: Enhance memory Make people smarter and happier Increase feelings of well-being Reduce stress-induced fatigue It may also: Improve immunity Reduced symptoms of PMS and menopause Repair the covering (myelin) of nerves Pregnenolone levels decline with age. Pregnenolone seems

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The Nature of Chronic Pain – Part II

Following my previous article on Chronic Pain, I wanted to add a little more to the discussion. As mentioned previously, chronic pain deals with many adaptions, layers and body systems, all combining to produce a complex network of issues.  Because this network is complex, it is necessary to set reasonable expectations when dealing with the recovery time-frame. By the time I get to see most people, they are at the end of their tether!  Often, the people need to get better immediately!  However, these problem ‘layers’ take time to remove.  These adaptions didn’t occur overnight and in reality, will have

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The Nature of Chronic Pain

Because I see many patients with chronic pain of various causes, I wanted to detail the general nature of such conditions in order to help sufferers in their recovery. Prior to an injury, there are often background issues that precede an accident.  These prime the body so that when the injury occurs, it often will affect the person more than someone who doesn’t have these pre-existing adaptions, or, it will take these people longer to recover. It may also be the case that until these pre-existing adaptions is dealt with, the person finds it impossible to recover?  Hence the title,

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