Melatonin for Sleep Improvement

Melatonin is a hormone our body naturally produces. It appears that the level rises and falls during the day and assists in setting our internal clock, along with some other bodily functions.¬†Melatonin has been sold as a food supplement since the early 1990’s.¬†...

Identifying Learning Problems

For years I have advised anyone with a child struggling in academics, to request a full assessment for learning disorders. Now a compelling article from the Journal of Child Psychology and Psychiatry has documented what I have noticed in my practice. Too often I see...

Stress Proof Your Day

Did you know that stress, in the small amounts is actually good for you! When the brain perceives a stressor it releases epinephrine (adrenaline), norepinephrine, and cortisol. In small amounts these hormones increase oxygen, blood flow and energy levels. This is...

Trouble sleeping?

We have all experienced difficulty sleeping from time to time. Insomnia due to travel or a stressful event can be easily treated with medication (prescription or over the counter); however, when the sleep problems last more than a few nights the underlying cause needs...