Don’t you love when modern science confirms ancient wisdom? I was delighted to come across a recent scientific review article about curcumin, the active ingredient of turmeric (1). You may recognize turmeric as the bold yellow spice that is often used in curries. Turmeric first caught the interest of researchers because people who consumed lots […]
Life After Bipolar Disorder: One Woman’s Story of Recovery Living proof. That’s what this story is about. Shauna’s healing and redemptive recovery from years of disability, suicide attempts, and near homelessness makes clear one simple message: healing and recovering from mental illness and psychiatric medication injury are possible for anyone. No doctor required. This is […]
Think About Contraception What if I told you that a product is available that can interfere with your hormones to the extent that your daily and monthly rhythms are no longer operational? And because you will no longer have functional brain to ovary signaling, you will likely avoid conceiving if you have sex during what […]
One of my long term goals is to set up holistic rehab facilities for patients withdrawing from psychiatric medications. What I have witnessed, in my practice, around bezodiazepine (“anti-anxiety”) medication dependence has been sobering. There is, finally, an emerging acknowledgement that antidepressants are habit forming, but medications like Xanax and Valium have been known to be […]
One of the problems with modern toxicology research is that the risks of exposure may only be revealed when the body is challenged – a model rarely employed in animal or human research. In a study from Brain, Behavior, and Immunity, Andre et al explored the emotional, cognitive, and inflammatory impact of the Western Diet […]
I’m a very visual person. When I meet a patient who presents with complaints of irritability, anxiety, foggy thinking, fatigue, and insomnia, I visualize something that looks like a concert of rising and falling graph lines, and I plot her day to day symptoms on this image. What I find is that the sugar rollercoaster […]
How sugar imbalance can look like anxiety and what to do about it.