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Sleep impacts your immunity

Sleep impacts your immunity

Sleep impacts your immunity By Dr. Madhavi Gupta, M.D.   Your sleeping habits directly affect your wellness.  When it comes to your immune system, sleep is one of the drivers of your immune cells (1, 2). With sleep, your body’s melatonin levels rise. With your melatonin, your growth peptides are released. And these put your immune cells to work.   Good sleep leads to empowered immune cells.    4 ways to improve your snooze  Same time, every dayDon’t give in to the temptation to stay up or sleep in super late. The more consistent you are, the better. Reduce blue lightSet a...

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Water and Brain Function

Water and Brain Function

Water and Brain Function By Dr. Madhavi Gupta, M.D.   The Importance of Water Start With Hydration Brain cells need two times more energy than other cells in the body. Water provides this energy more effectively than any other substance. Water is also needed for the brain's production of hormones and neurotransmitters. Nerve transmission requires one-half of all the brain’s energy (1). Studies have shown that if you are only 1% dehydrated, you will likely have a 5% decrease in cognitive function. If your brain drops 2% in body water, you may suffer from fuzzy short-term memory, experience problems with focusing, and have...

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Vitamin D, the “sunshine vitamin”

Vitamin D, the “sunshine vitamin”

Vitamin D, the “sunshine vitamin” By Dr. Madhavi Gupta, M.D.   Vitamin D is synthesized in our skin when we are exposed to direct sunlight. Although vitamin D is well known for promoting bone health, it does more than that. Scientists have now linked vitamin D and its hormone-like activity to the workings of the brain. Vitamin D is needed throughout the central nervous system and in the hippocampus. It activates and deactivates enzymes in the brain and the cerebrospinal fluid that are involved in neurotransmitter synthesis and nerve growth. Advantages of Vitamin D3 Boosts mood (1) Supports immunity (2, 3)...

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Feeling Stressed? Your immune system is too

Feeling Stressed? Your immune system is too

When we feel stressed, it is so important for us to remember our immune system. But! Here’s one less thing to stress about. Neuro-nutritional vitamins can help with immunity.

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