Tracing the Roots of Depression It was March 23, 2011, about 2:30 in the afternoon, when I noticed my face was swollen. I was just starting a root canal, and my dentist had told me to expect infection, so suddenly looking like the lady in the radiator from “Eraserhead” wasn’t a big shock. I felt
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.
There is a radically different way to think about health. You may have heard about it, but are you clear on what it truly means, and the transformations it can yield in your mind, body and spirit? You can fight or you can trust. It’s really that simple. In conventional medicine, the body is a
Watching the World Go By I spent months confined to my bed when I was tapering off of my medications. I was alone in my own small world without much connection to the world passing by outside my bedroom window. One month after I took my last dose of my last medication, I knew I
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
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.”