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< previous page page_x next page > Page x sufficient levels, including B-1 as with the heart, to maintain brain function, yet variables and individual genetic signatures can change the required needs. Whether it is heart or brain function as the center of discussion, both function as a result of a complex series of biochemical reactions, yielding […]

< previous page page_xi next page > Page xi uted to nothing more than luck and the use of medicines designed to treat the symptoms of the disease itself. With today’s new focus on prevention of disease by fueling the body and its systems correctly, people can now make a decision to pursue health rather than simply […]

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< previous page page_vii next page > Page vii Series Foreword The world of medicine has evolved with the changing needs and demands of the patient, the third-party payer, and a growing appreciation of the intimate relationship shared between the healthcare provider and patient. The evolution of medicine is not limited to these facets alone. An active […]

< previous page page_viii next page > Page viii more and more clinical trials are performed leading to scientific validation, current CAM therapies become embraced as mainstream treatment options. The intent of this series is to review healthcare therapies. The criteria for review are that the particular therapy has a foundation of clinical success, partial or full […]

< previous page page_ix next page > Page ix Introduction The adage “The mind is a terrible thing to waste” truly lacks a depth of understanding and critical perspective essential to support foundational healing. When addressing brain-centered health promotion, patient and clinician alike must astutely appreciate that the “mind” is inseparable from the “body”; the brain, without […]

< previous page page_v next page > Page v Contents     Series Foreword   vii   Introduction   ix     Part I:  Brain Ailments and Nutra-Botanical Interventions 1     ADD/ADHD   3   Alcoholism (Alcohol Abuse/Dependence)   11   Alzheimer’s Disease   19   Anorexia   29   Anxiety   35   Autism   […]

< previous page page_vi next page > Page vi   Part II:  Most Common Brain-Targeted Nutra-Botanicals 157     B-1   159   B-2   163   B-3   165   B-5   169   B-6   171   B-12   173   Dimethylglycine (DMG)   175   Docosahexaenoic Acid (DHA)   177   Eicosapentaenoic Acid (EPA) […]

< previous page page_98 next page > Page 98 more expanded definition can be found in the Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders, Fourth Edition (DSM-IV), or secondary, which is caused by a physical condition or psychological problem such as depression. Secondary insomnia is thought to be much more common than the primary form.3 The characteristics […]

< previous page page_99 next page > Page 99 • Irregular or continually disrupted sleep-wake schedules • Expecting to have difficulty sleeping and worrying about it • Ingesting excessive amounts of caffeine Insomnia is diagnosed through a medical and sleep history intake. Usually, the patient or the patient’s bed partner completes a diary regarding the quality and […]

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< previous page page_iii next page > Page iii Herbs and Nutrients for the Mind A Guide to Natural Brain Enhancers Chris D. Meletis, N.D. and Jason E. Barker, N.D. Complementary and Alternative Medicine Chris D. Meletis and Margot Longenecker, Series Editors < previous page page_iii next page >

< previous page page_iv next page > Page iv Library of Congress Cataloging-in-Publication Data Meletis, Chris D. Herbs and nutrients for the mind : a guide to natural brain enhancers / Chris D. Meletis and Jason E. Barker. p. cm.—(Complementary and alternative medicine, ISSN 1549–084X) ISBN 0-275-98394-3 (alk. paper) 1. Herbs—Therapeutic use. 2. Dietary supplements. 3. Neurobehavioral […]

< previous page page_93 next page > Page 93 affects in this multifaceted organ. Controlling the release of several different hormones, vitamin C serves to support the tissue of the adrenal glands by both protecting and enhancing the responsiveness of this tissue.24 This is important as a specific group of hormones, the catecholamines, are released from the […]

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