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Is My Antidepressant Giving Me a Headache?

Headaches are one of the most common side effects caused by antidepressant medications. Patients who are experiencing headaches as a result of their antidepressant medication may benefit from taking a nutritional supplement.

How Does Birth Control Affect Hypothyroidism?

Hormonal forms of birth control can disrupt the natural function of the thyroid by elevating levels of T3, T4, and cortisol and by causing nutrient deficiencies that contribute to hypothyroidism.

Do Prozac Side Effects Ever Go Away?

Prozac, also known by the generic name fluoxetine, was the first selective serotonin reuptake inhibitor (SSRI) approved by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) for the treatment of depression. Since its debut in 1988, Prozac has been one of the most commonly prescribed drugs in the United States and continues to rank among the top five prescribed antidepressants.    Although Prozac is a safe and effective medication for many people, the nature of the drug and its long active duration in your body can cause side effects for some people.    So, what are the side effects of Prozac,...


Are There Antidepressants That Don’t Cause Weight Gain?

Most antidepressants cause some type of weight gain, but some, including bupropion, cause no weight gain and can even cause weight loss.

Zoloft Side Effects: What are They and What Can You Do About Them?

Depression and anxiety has reached epidemic levels in the United States. In 2017, 17.3 million American adults (7.1% of the population) reported experiencing an episode of major depression. This was before the world grappled with a global pandemic, lockdowns and uncertainty in many aspects of life. The challenges of COVID-19 have led to a spike in the incidence of depression and anxiety (1 in 4 Americans reporting symptoms and episodes) as documented by the CDC in June 2020. The reality is that most of us have experienced an impact on our mental health in some way by this global event....


Why Am I Anxious on Birth Control?

Many people using hormonal contraception experience feelings of anxiety. Birth control can cause anxiety by influencing the balance of hormones in the body, affecting mood, and causing a nutritional deficiency of magnesium, which is linked to anxiety.

Is Birth Control Making Me Gain Weight?

The use of modern forms of hormonal birth control has not been linked to weight gain; however, some women experience weight gain when they first begin taking birth control. Nutrient deficiencies that contribute to weight gain can be caused by hormonal birth control.

Is Birth Control Causing Me Headaches?

Hormonal forms of birth control such as the birth control pill commonly cause headaches. The best way to prevent or minimize headaches and other unpleasant side effects of hormonal birth control is to take a nutritional supplement that addresses birth control-induced nutrient deficiencies.

How Long Does it Take Metformin to Work?

Approximately ten percent of Americans have been diagnosed with diabetes, which affects approximately 34.2 million Americans, according to the American Diabetes Association. The vast majority of these patients - about 31 million - have been diagnosed with Type 2 diabetes. People with Type 2 diabetes produce insulin, but their bodies do not respond to the hormone. By contrast, Type 1 diabetes is characterized by insufficient insulin production and is not caused or influenced by lifestyle.    When addressing Type 2 diabetes, doctors often prescribe lifestyle changes, such as eating a healthy diet, losing weight, and getting more exercise, as the...