New Series: Essential Amino Acids

In the Generalized Anxiety Disorder post, I discussed how supplementing with L-Lysine and L-Arginine has good results in reducing anxiety & sinusitis and how Lysine has had a particular effect on sinuses (not corroborated in literature). It is a collagen precursor though (yey), and the RDA is 3000mg/day. I bought mine at Target and the effect on …

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Phytic Acid

Phytic acid is a much-talked about subject matter. Paleo will use it as a reason to not eat legumes or grains; vegans generally ignore them because that's all they have for protein; WAPF'ers and 'traditional' homesteaders will eat them prepared the traditional way. Phytic Acid is a molecule that is composed of phosphorous and it …

Lowering Stress in people with generalized anxiety disorder

In the hopes of reducing anxiety-related symptoms in my mother, I searched >>anxiety in seniors >> Generalised anxiety disorder (GAD) >> GAD non-prescription solutions (in the medical literature). This gave me some fairly good low-impact solutions: Passionflower extract, kava root, or a combination of L-Lysine and L-Arginine supplements, see here also. I did get my …