Is Depression a Disease—or a Symptom of Inflammation?

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The idea that depression and other mental health conditions are caused by an imbalance of chemicals (particularly serotonin and norepinephrine) in the brain is so deeply ingrained in our collective psyche that it seems almost sacrilegious to question it.  Of course Big Pharma has played a role in perpetuating this idea. Antidepressant drugs, which are based on the chemical imbalance theory, represent a $10 billion dollar market in the U.S. alone. According to the CDC,… Read More

5 Uncommon Uses For Probiotics

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Soon after the advent of the ‘germ theory of disease’ in the nineteenth century, the idea of voluntarily swallowing a pill full of bacteria would’ve sounded a little crazy. But as we learned more about the importance of the community of bacteria and other microorganisms occupying our intestines, eating probiotics has become the acceptable way to help re-populate our guts after courses of antibiotics or other stressors. As we’ve continued to learn, it appears that… Read More

RHR: Could Copper-Zinc Imbalance Be Making You Sick?

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The human body has an elaborate system for managing and regulating the amount of key trace metals such as zinc, copper, iron, manganese, chromium.  One of the most common malfunctions of this system is an excess of copper and deficiency of zinc (copper-zinc imbalance), which can lead to hyperactivity, attention deficit disorders, behavior disorders, depression, acne, eczema, sensitive skin, sunburn, headaches, poor immune function and much more. In this episode of Revolution Health Radio, we cover: 3:07… Read More