Until we can grow a baby outside of the womb, it seems in our best interest, as a species, to learn more about female physiology. There is scant literature on hormonal aberrations, on the natural cascade of childbirth, and on the female microbiome including quantification of vaginal species. In studies of the African Hazda fecal
We’ve been told a story about depression – that you are born with a chemical imbalance that requires lifelong medication. Get ready for some myth-busting around the benefits, risks, and the truth about what depression is.
“Depression is a serious medical condition that may be due to a chemical imbalance, and Zoloft works to correct this imbalance.” Herein lies the Serotonin Myth As one of only two countries in the world that permits direct to consumer advertising, you have undoubtedly been subjected to promotion of the “cause of depression.” A cause
While I am most interested in root-cause-resolution of what we are calling depression and anxiety, resulting from food intolerances, sugar imbalance, thyroid autoimmunity, nutrient deficiency, etc. I often present my patients with alternative options for more immediate symptom relief. I have been prescribing the Fisher Wallace CES device for many years now (I have no
SAMe – S-Adenosylmethionine SAMe, a naturally occurring molecule synthesized by the “one-carbon cycle” which is dependent on B12 and folate, is a precursor to creatine, phosphatidylcholine, coQ10, carnitine, and myelin in addition to participating in production of neurotransmitters has been approved as a nutraceutical since the 1990s and prescribed in Europe for depression for three decades.
Psychiatry is notorious for saying “oops!” for a long history of abusing patients with pseudoscience-driven treatments and its shameful lack of diagnostic rigor. From the 1949 Nobel Prize for therapeutic lobotomy to the Rosenhan experiments in the 70s which exposed the invalidity of a psychiatrist’s clinical judgment (hospitalizing and treating actors feigning psychosis), the field is
I’m thrilled to be spreading the word about alternative mental health perspectives on Huffington Post! I wrote about dietary changes and how they can resolve anxiety and depressive symptoms in a matter of weeks: You feel at the end of your rope — foggy, tired, irritable, flat, and constantly worried. About. Everything. It seems like