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Sunshine: A Natural Mood Enhancer

Are you feeling down or blue? If you are then one thing’s for sure: you’ve likely encountered any number of natural products being promoted for their potential ability to benefit and improve your mood. Everything from B vitamins to fish oil to 5-HTP have been studied and written about in terms of their potential role in not only combating depression, but actually making us feel generally happier. Continue reading

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Probiotics for Mental Health

Recently, I was interviewed by the magazine Men’s Health to discuss the positive benefits of probiotics and their potential applications for improving mental health and conditions like depression. I wanted to dive a bit deeper into the thoughts I shared in the article, and go over some key takeaways. Read the article and let me know what you think!

Carlee P.

I’m 23, and an active CrossFit-er, fitness nutrition specialist, and personal trainer. When I was 21 though, I started experiencing severe obsessive compulsive disorder symptoms. I had always exhibited some common traits of it, but never as bad as it was a few short years ago.

I had absolutely no idea what to do, how to cure it, and thought I was doomed forever. Though I was still able to carry on my daily life, I lived in a constant state of anxiety. It took me 2 years to find a therapist who would help me work through much of this anxiety. Through intensive work, we were able to pinpoint the fact that many times in my life when I experienced episodes of anxiety, I was also indulging in carbs, sugar, or gluten. Anxiety disorders thrive on stress and the reaction my body had to those things was every bit of a stress reaction. Continue reading

Doug G.

In some form or another, I suffered with depression and anxiety for nearly 30 years. Along the way I was taking heavy doses of lithium and antidepressants just to get through the day, which I was spending in the high-stress environment of my corporate job. Retiring helped, but even with those stressors gone, I was still on medication and incredibly symptomatic.

Enter Grain Brain. My life was changed.

Adopting this lifestyle plan, I went from 10 pills (1500mg/day) to zero! I’ve never felt better and have energy levels I never thought possible. Depression and anxiety no more!

-Doug G.