The food you eat directly affects your brain Food is the best medicine. All your cells, bones, signaling molecules, and tissues are built from what you eat. For example, dietary fats are the building blocks of brain tissue and help balance hormones, and muscles are built from protein. Different vitamins and minerals are used to
Have 30 minutes? Sit down with Marie Forleo and Dr. Kelly Brogan to talk about myths and truths when it comes to depression – what it is, what it isn’t, and how to heal it.
They say that if you think you’re enlightened, try spending two weeks with your family. What is it about these relationships that drives us to our breaking point? Last week, I had a patient come in whose dietary commitments were completely derailed by one holiday weekend with her parents. She literally self-medicated with sugar because
The new biology of depression The old story is that depression is caused by a deficiency of neurotransmitters like serotonin. This ‘serotonin model’ led to widespread treatment using selective serotonin reuptake inhibitors (SSRIs) such as Zoloft and Prozac. If you’ve been diagnosed with depression, your doctor may have said that you’re “just born that way.”
In January 2014, I decided to come off all psychiatric medication — Zoloft, Lamictal, and Xanax. Though I’d only been taking these drugs for a year and a half, I felt completely destroyed by them. In that short time, I gained 60 pounds, lost my sex drive, and emotionally flatlined. While I no longer experienced dramatic