Study: Pregnant Women Aren’t Getting Enough Omega-3

pwStory at-a-glance −

The majority of pregnant and breastfeeding women do not get recommended amounts of omega-3 fats

Only 27 percent of pregnant women are getting recommended amounts of the omega-3 fat DHA Continue reading

The Oft-Ignored Link between Mental Illness and Hypothyroid Disease

thyroidStory at-a-glance 

Thyroid hormone is critical for your mitochondrial function

When thyroid hormone is deficient or poorly functioning, you may experience symptoms ranging from fatigue and constipation, to hair loss, 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

7 Reasons Women Experience Depression

Depression affects both men and women, but more women are diagnosed every year. Here are 7 common reasons why – from genetics, hormones, stress, other illnesses and more. Plus, get expert tips for spotting depression signs, where to go for help and natural ways to ease symptoms. Then take our quiz to find out if you could be depressed…

Everyone occasionally feels blue or sad, but these feelings are usually fleeting and pass within a couple of days. But when a woman has a depressive disorder, it interferes with daily life and normal functioning. It causes pain for her and those who care about her.

Depression is a common but serious illness, and most women who have it need treatment. The majority – even those with the most severe cases – can get better.

Signs You May Have Depression

Women with depressive illnesses  Continue reading