Mental Health

Antidepressants

While I have been discussing opioids and their effect on the brain I have also been thinking about antidepressants, specifically SSRIs and the role they play within the brain. Prior the 1950s, opioids, amphetamine, and methamphetamines were used to treat  depression, until researchers discovered that a lack of the neurotransmitter  noradrenaline and serotonin causes depression,… Continue reading Antidepressants

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Bodybuilding and de-loading

De-loading is a term that I've read a lot about in various bodybuilding and fitness magazines. De-loading is a planned reduction in volume or intensity of your workouts, usually for one week. The purpose is to allow the body to dissipate fatigue and allow you to recover. I've learned that de-loading is valuable tool to… Continue reading Bodybuilding and de-loading

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Survey Says

I just read an interesting article  regarding a survey of how MS patients warrior's perceive diet, exercise and drug treatments. It shows weight training as the least cited exercise routine among MSers. At first I was really surprised by this statistic until I got to thinking about it a little more. Everyone's MS is different and everyone… Continue reading Survey Says

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Healthy Lifestyle Assessment

The company I work for offers a yearly Healthy Lifestyle Assessment for the employees. I wouldn't normally participate in this sort of activity for a multitude of reasons, but this year I decided to only because there is financial incentive involved. Since the adoption of the Affordable Care Act, there are financial incentives for companies… Continue reading Healthy Lifestyle Assessment