Ritalin: What it is, How it Works

Ritalin: What it is, How it Works

Ritalin, or methylphenidate, is the most popular medication used to treat attention deficit disorder, with or without hyperactivity (ADD & ADHD).  It works by activating pathways in the brain associated with attention, focus and motivation and is extremely...
Vitamin D Deficiency – What’s the Story?

Vitamin D Deficiency – What’s the Story?

If you’re like us, you’ve probably been hearing a lot recently about the perils of vitamin D deficiency.  Suddenly, we’re all lacking it – and it can be linked to a variety of diseases including osteoporosis, cancer, heart disease and many more. Is Vitamin D...
Obesity Drugs 2010, Which Is the Best?

Obesity Drugs 2010, Which Is the Best?

Three weight-loss pills are going up for FDA approval this year, 2010 – Qnexa, lorcaserin, and Contrave.  Here we present the state of the field for weight-loss pills and analyze each treatment. Currently, there are not that many treatments for obesity right now in...

10 Things You Should Know About Vyvanse

This article was written by a new addition to our team who has significant personal experience with the ADHD medication Vyvanse. None of the ADHD medications I had tried, Ritalin, Adderall, Strattera and Wellbutrin had helped me much.  Vyvanse has. First, I go over 10...
The Brain and Pain in Fibromyalgia

The Brain and Pain in Fibromyalgia

Fibromyalgia (FMS) is a disease characterized by widespread chronic pain, fatigue, memory loss, and many other common symptoms.  It affects approximately 10 million Americans – of which 75-90% are women – and is a significant burden to deal with for all....