Medicine

What Happens To Your Brain When You Take Xanax

by Samoon Ahmad • March 22, 2017

  Dr. Samoon Ahmad, a practicing psychopharmacologist and psychiatrist at the Integrative Center for Wellness, discusses the short- & long-term effects of Xanax on the brain in a featured Business Insider video. “I know plenty of people who say they have anxiety and take Xanax—look how calm it makes them. It’s so relaxing, it’s like […]


How Adderall Affects Your Body

by Samoon Ahmad • March 8, 2017

Dr. Samoon Ahmad of the Integrative Center for Wellness was recently featured in a Business Insider interview highlighting the effects of Adderall abuse on the brain and body. Adderall, the drug commonly used to treat attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) and narcolepsy, has another less-than-ideal use — recreation. Adderall abuse is a growing problem, especially […]


Gut microbiota, inflammation and immunity

by Samoon Ahmad • May 31, 2015

Scientific research continues to emphasize the importance intestinal microbiome plays in the health and immunity of the host organism. The food we consume is metabolized by the gut microbiota into small molecules that we absorb. Over the past decade, a dysbiosis in the composition of gut microbiota has been found in patients suffering from inflammatory […]