What is Postpartum Depression? It depends who you ask. If you ask me, I’m likely to describe a number of potential contributors that can ultimately be tagged with the impressionist psychiatric descriptor of postpartum depression, anxiety, and psychosis. These terms tell us little to nothing about what’s actually going on in a woman’s body, yet
The Paleo Brain
Evolutionary mismatch. This is the term used in the medical literature to encompass the root cause of most modern ills. We are living a lifestyle – diet, stress level, movement and sunlight deficiency, toxic exposures, pharmaceuticals – that is incompatible with what our genome has evolved, over millions of year, to expect.
Depression, Anxiety: All In Your Head? One of the most remarkable papers I have read in the psychiatric literature was about a 57 year old woman who was treated with months of both antipsychotic and antidepressant medications and given two rounds of electroconvulsive treatment before anyone bothered to check her vitamin B12 level. Her symptoms
The Standard American Diet is never better represented than in our devotion to processed food, upon rising. The cereal aisle in an average grocery store is an epic display of our indoctrination into the safety and nutritive claims of corporate food giants. Recent reports including one by Cornucopia Institute have exposed the dirty secrets behind
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
Why You Need Gluten-Free After you read this, you’ll want to know more including the how’s and why’s of a gluten-free lifestyle. Don’t miss the world’s first Gluten Free Summit, a FREE, ONLINE event taking place from November 11-17, 2013, that gathers 29 of the world’s experts and opinion leaders to discuss the topics of gluten-related