Mood disorders and insomnia - if you experience them together, you are not alone

In my practice I see many people who experience anxiety, depression, PTSD, and perhaps not surprisingly, they often have some form of difficulty sleeping. In this publication which was published in Naturopathic Doctor News and Reviews, I look at some of the related aspects of these things, and how nutritional therapies may improve them - http://ndnr.com/mindbody/mood-disorders-and-insomnia/

Depression, anxiety, and seasonal mood changes

With the winter soon to be in full force, shorter days, less fresh air, and cold temperatures forcing us to take shelter inside our homes, diminished emotional stability and altered mood issues are common.  For individuals who experience a chronically lower mood this may edge them further towards depression.  For others the slight tendencies to an anxious response become a daily struggle, and sleep or relationships problems result from this.  Even individuals who do not have chronic issues with depression or anxiety can find that seasonal blues are an issue.  Fortunately there are many things which can be done to support the mood, nurture the body and soul, and rejuvenate the body so it is ready for another summer.

Clinical studies concerning non-Celiac gluten sensitivity

Many studies have demonstrated that non-Celiac gluten sensitivity (NCGS) is significantly related to various health conditions, however others have also shown no relationship... NCGS is characterized (in individuals for which Celiac disease has been excluded) by symptoms which occur after gluten ingestion, are improved (within hours or days) after elimination, with relapse following gluten introduction.