Global Health Problems Reflect Our Disconnection from the Earth

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The film “Origins” shows how our modern lifestyle has caused us to lose our connection with the earth, resulting in so many of our global problems from environmental destruction to hunger and disease Continue reading

EFT is an Effective Tool for Anxiety

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Chronic anxiety, like stress, is very damaging to your mental and physical health, temporarily shutting down your immune system

Long-term anxiety raises your risk for depression, Continue reading

Fast Food May Stunt Your Child’s Academic Performance

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Many kids are not getting the nutrients they need for optimal health and brain function; in the US nearly 40 percent of children’s diets come from added sugars and unhealthy fats Continue reading

Cancer& Sugar – Strategy for Selective Starvation of Cancer

cancersugarAccording to researchers at the University of California, San Francisco, sugar poses a health risk—contributing to around 35 million deaths globally each year. So high is sugar’s toxicity that it should now be considered a potentially toxic substance like alcohol and tobacco. Its link with the onset of diabetes is such that punitive regulations, such as a tax on all foods and drinks that contain “added” sugar, are now warranted, the researchers concluded. They also recommend banning sales in or near schools, as well as Continue reading

Important Factors Typically Ignored in Mental Health Screening Tests

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11 percent of Americans over the age of 12 are on antidepressant drugs. In 2010, antidepressants were the second most commonly prescribed type of medication in the US

Short-term trials show that antidepressants do NOT provide any clinically significant benefits for mild to moderate depression, compared to a placebo Continue reading

How to Avoid GMOs

NOGMOThe best way to avoid genetically modified foods is to know which foods are genetically modified and which foods are not. It helps to understand the difference between heirlooms, hybrids, and GMOs.

With heirlooms, you save the seeds of a fruit or vegetable with favorable characteristics. Other than selecting which plant seeds to save, the seeds are not manipulated. Continue reading

How Sugar Harms Your Brain Health and Drives Alzheimer’s Epidemic

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One in nine seniors over the age of 65 has Alzheimer’s, and the disease is now thought to be the third leading cause of death in the US, right behind heart disease and cancer

A growing body Continue reading

The Autistic Brain: Thinking Across the Spectrum

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Just 30 years ago, the incidence of autism was one in 100,000. Today, the incidence has climbed to 1 in 50

If you consider the full range of neurological disorders that could fall under the wider umbrella of “Autism Spectrum Disorder,” the incidence may be as Continue reading

Confessions of a Renegade Psychiatrist

confessions_regenegade_psychiatristI felt this sensation in the pit of my stomach – it was a combination of sympathy and anger – listening to Annie tell me, through tears, about her postpartum journey into the world of psychiatry. 

Three separate psychiatrists dismissed me when I expressed concerns about taking an addictive medication like Klonopin.  It’s been two years, I can’t get off it, I’m on 4 psych meds and I feel worse than I ever did before I started this treatment. Continue reading

Can Food Affect Your Mood?

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Individual food choices may make a difference in how you feel mentally and emotionally from day to day

Mood-boosting foods include dark chocolate, purple berries, Continue reading

Confessions of a Renegade Psychiatrist

confessions_regenegade_psychiatristI felt this sensation in the pit of my stomach – it was a combination of sympathy and anger – listening to Annie tell me, through tears, about her postpartum journey into the world of psychiatry. 

Three separate psychiatrists dismissed me when I expressed concerns about taking an addictive medication like Klonopin.  It’s been two years, I can’t get off it, I’m on 4 psych meds and I feel worse than I ever did before I started this treatment. Continue reading

The Unhealthiest of “Health Foods”

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Many of the foods commonly considered to be “health foods” are not good for your health

Eleven of the most common unhealthy “health foods” are discussed—including fruit juices, whole grains, agave nectar, vegetable oil and sports drinks Continue reading

Splenda: The Artificial Sweetener that Explodes Internally

splendaIf there were a contest for the best example of total disregard for human life the victor would be McNeil Nutritionals – makers of Splenda (sucralose). Manufacturers of Vioxx and Lipitor would tie for a very distant second.

McNeil Nutritionals is the undisputed drug-pushing champion for disguising their drug Splenda as Continue reading

The Benefits of a Ketogenic Diet and Its Role in Cancer Treatment

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A ketogenic diet, which calls for minimizing carbohydrates and replacing them with healthy fats and moderate amounts of high-quality protein, can offer hope against cancer, both for prevention and treatment

Your normal cells have the metabolic flexibility to adapt from using glucose to using ketone bodies. Cancer cells lack this ability so when you reduce carbs Continue reading

Diabetes Threat Lurks in the Shadows

shadowIf there was a life-changing — and potentially deadly — disease on my doorstep, I’d sure want to know about it in a hurry. And I bet you feel the same way.

But if that disease is diabetes, there’s a nearly 90 percent chance that you’ll have no idea before it strikes. According to a new Centers For Disease Control and Prevention study, there are literally millions of us rocketing at warp speed toward a life of diabetes, and we’re either not paying attention, Continue reading