Ignaz Semmelweiss, a 19th century Hungarian physician was beaten to death by asylum guards. He was committed there because he attempted to get obstetricians of the day to wash their hands before attending births (often coming from other surgical procedures and patient interactions). Despite a literature that supported the utility of this practice, doctors were
You may have noticed that my approach to women’s mental health deviates from the norm – from what is being taught in medical school and what is being offered by doctors around the country. I believe that our current model is outdated and disempowering. Take a look at posts in this category to discover a new, powerful way to take more control of your health than ever before.
What happens when the government tells us that something is safe, supports sanctions increasing our exposure, and then the overwhelming weight of scientific evidence begins to loom like a flashing neon sign? Sound familiar? It should, because it is what has happened with our industrial chemical exposures, with vaccination, and with pesticides, to name a
What is Depression? Was depression once an adaptive response to the environment? I’m generally of the opinion that the body doesn’t make mistakes and that millions of years of evolution were in the service of millions of years more. A review in the Journal of Affective Disorders by Durisko et al attempts to answer the
By Kelly Brogan, MD, and Sayer Ji, Greenmedinfo.com A new study finds the chemical war against cholesterol using statin drugs was justified through statistical deception and the cover up of over 300 adverse health effects documented in the biomedical literature. Better safe than sorry, right? This is the logic that defines the grasp that the pharmaceutical
When the Madness Started “I’ve spent a lot of my life feeling sick with no real diagnosis. I have always been small, and was as a kid. My stomach always ached. I had diarrhea constantly. But it wasn’t until my episode in college that everything went downhill.” Reilly, now a 42 year old woman, is