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Does gut health affect depression and anxiety?

In this Episode Dr. Gerstmar discusses: -Can what’s going on in your gut affect your brain? -The two ways that…

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Does gut health affect depression and anxiety?

In this Episode Dr. Gerstmar discusses: -Can what’s going on in your gut affect your brain? -The two ways that…

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How to safely wean off antidepressants

In this Episode Dr. Gerstmar discusses: -Why a lot of people with digestive issues and autoimmunity are taking antidepressants -The…

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How to safely wean off antidepressants

In this Episode Dr. Gerstmar discusses: -Why a lot of people with digestive issues and autoimmunity are taking antidepressants -The…

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Traumatic Brain Injury (TBI) and hormone deficiencies – DrG talks with Dr. Mark Gordon

This week DrG talks with Dr. Mark Gordon, MD expert in hormone replenishment therapy, and a pioneer in uncovering the science behind TBI (traumatic brain injury) and hormonal deficiencies. Through his work, he has saved hundreds of veterans from suicide, and helped many other people regain their quality of life.

In this episode they cover:
-DrG’s story of his dad and the effects of his stroke
-TBIs and neuroendcrionlogy (brain chemistry). Brain injury = brain inflammation = brain dysfunction & depletion of neurosteroids
-Testosterone’s effects on the body and brain. How it can help Alzheimer’s disease
-Dr. Gordon’s journey into hormone replacement, and into brain injury and hormonal deficiency
-Psychiatric illness (anxiety, depression, ADHD, and more) and hormones
-How you don’t need to have a “big” brain trauma like a concussion or big accident to have brain trauma
-Do women need testosterone?
-Low testosterone and sleep disturbances
-Do hormones cause cancer?
-Brain injury can continue to worsen for 17 years after the injury
-What to do if you or someone you know has a head injury to protect them
-Is PTSD due to brain trauma that wasn’t treated?
-A veteran who went from suicidal and hospitalized to thriving with appropriate hormone treatment
-Hormones for treating substance abuse
-Hormones for treating treatment resistant anxiety and depression

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Antibiotics treat anxiety & depression; Antibiotics cause memory problems and brain fog; Migraines & IBS; Probiotics for C-section infants

This Vlog is all about all things microbiome (gut bacteria)! -Antibiotics TREAT anxiety -Antibiotics cause brain fog -The link between…

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What I’m researching – TSH; Thyroid & Depression

One of the great things about being an integrative doctor – one who takes the best from both natural and…

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Daily Links – Depression & T3, Sufficient Protein & Biofilms

Note:  This was one of a series of experimental posts.  The goal was to post content here instead of to…

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Follow up on 5-MTHF

I’m glad yesterday’s post on 5-MTHF was helpful for people. From some of the responses I’ve gotten I see there…

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5-MTHF – The magic B vitamin

UPDATE:  To see my evolution of understanding of 5MTHF and the methylation cycle, please watch the video of my presentation…

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