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Mental Health & Mitochondria

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Mental Health & Mitochondria

Why are Mitochondria Important?  Mitochondria are organelles that are present in every cell of the body except red blood cells. About 20% of our body weight is mitochondria.  The accepted theory is that mitochondria were once bacterial cells that created a commensal relationship with eukaryotic cells, and gave the eukaryotic cells the energy to become multicellular. The eukaryotes gave mitochondria more machinery and structure. Working together, multicellular organisms were able to evolve. What Are the Mental Health Manifestations of Mitochondrial Function? I became interested in mitochondria a few years back, for I had noticed that a certain percentage of patients...

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Neurotransmitters, Mood & the Perception of Stress

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Neurotransmitters, Mood & the Perception of Stress

When we talk about “stress,” or allostatic load, in terms of the perception of an event, we must realize that these “events” must first be translated into neurochemical signals before they trigger the HPA axis. Therefore, the sensitivity and outcome of translating these events (whether they are ongoing events, memories of past events, or stressful anticipation of unrealized events), is highly dependent upon signaling from other neurotransmitters. In fact, the signaling neurotransmitters that manage mood and affect often overlap with measures of HPA axis activation, and cannot be easily distinguished in some subjects. [1] While the detailed influence of neurotransmitters, such...

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Impact of Excersise on Your Brain

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Impact of Excersise on Your Brain

HORMONE LAB IS OFFICIAL TEST PROVIDER OF ZRT LABORATORY Click to see Saliva Hormone Test Kits Click to see Dried Blood Hormone Test Kits Click to see Dried Urine Hormone Test Kits Original of this article was published on ZRT Laboratory Blog.  It is well known fact that “sitting is the new smoking,” and that our health suffers greatly from being lazy and inactivity. The human body was meant to be in motion at least for an hour or two a day, and this is known to keep the cardiovascular system tuned up as well as preventing excessive weight gain....

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