Hormones

Neurotransmitter Imbalances

Neurotransmitter Imbalances

Neurotransmitter imbalances are common in mood and behavior disorders such as: Bipolar disorder Depression Anxiety Seasonal Affective Disorder (SAD) Pyrrole disorder Eating disorders Obsessive Compulsive Disorder (OCD) ADHD/ADD Schizophrenia Oppositional Defiant...

Cholesterol

Cholesterol

Most doctors will not be concerned if your child’s cholesterol levels are low because of the current (misguided) medical thinking about high cholesterol and heart disease. However, low cholesterol is definitely a red flag for many children and adults who have levels...

Endocrine Disruptors

Endocrine Disruptors

Endocrine disruptors have been defined by the National Institute of Environmental Health Sciences as chemicals that may interfere with the body’s endocrine (hormonal) system. They also produce adverse developmental, reproductive, neurological and immune effects on...

DHEA

DHEA

The body uses DHEA to make male and female hormones. DHEA is the precursor of testosterone, estrogen and corticosteroids. Most of the body’s DHEA is produced in the adrenal glands and some in the brain and the skin. DHEA is a hormone that declines with age, so when...

Melatonin

Melatonin

Melatonin as a supplement has now become a household word with so many children experiencing sleep issues. However, most of us are not too familiar with melatonin, the hormone. Melatonin the hormone is produced in every cell in our body, but the major source comes...

Catecholamines

Catecholamines

Catecholamines are naturally occurring amines that function as hormones and neurotransmitters in the body. In chemistry these hormones have a benzene ring with two OHs (hydroxides), hence the odd name. Catecholamines are produced by the adrenal glands, which are...

Thyroid Gland

Thyroid Gland

The thyroid gland is a butterfly-shaped gland that has two lobes situated on either side of the windpipe (trachea). It is located in the front of the neck just below the Adam’s apple (larynx). This little gland produces hormones that regulate the body’s: Metabolism...

The Hypothalamus, Pituitary and Pineal Glands

The Hypothalamus, Pituitary and Pineal Glands

Three glands of critical importance to the body, the hypothalamus, pituitary and pineal glands, are all located in the brain. These glands work synergistically to control many functions in the body. Many children today experience symptoms because their hormones are...

Testosterone

Testosterone

Testosterone is a steroid hormone mainly found in male testes which produces male characteristics; therefore, it is also classified as an androgen (male hormones). The onset of puberty increases testosterone in boys which is the normal adolescence growth pattern....

Cortisol / Adrenal Dysregulation / ACTH

Cortisol / Adrenal Dysregulation / ACTH

These are all signs of adrenal fatigue and chronic stress that occur with increased cortisol levels, adrenal dysregulation and over-stimulated ACTH: Is your child stressed out, anxious, fearful, impulsive and unable to cope very well with small everyday challenges? Is...