Understand 4 principal tenets that may be undermining your current understanding of the efficacy and safety of antidepressants.
Drug Side Effects
The truth is that drugs can’t heal. And yet the primary approach to healing in modern health care is to treat symptoms with drugs. This is based on the erroneous belief that we are broken. We are machines that need calibrating and we need chemicals to feel better. But the evidence shows us that drugs can’t heal – and often, don’t even help.
A recent study contributes to the literature suggesting a bidrectional relationship between schizophrenia and autoimmune diseases. In a Danish cohort, individuals with schizophrenia and infectious exposures (hospitalization), the incidence of autoimmune disease was almost 3x as frequent. Schizophrenia likely shares underlying pathology with autoimmune disorders in the form of acute on chronic inflammation, and
This is a thorough discussion of the fluoride fallacy – it doesn’t help decay and it puts the whole body at risk. This Harvard University meta-analysis exposes the potential for fluoride to negatively impact developing brains (although this is just correlative, mechanisms of effect are known and include interference with thyroid function as well
Scientists have discovered a mucus-loving “bacteriophage” that kills bacteria in protection of its host. This discovery supports how much we have yet to learn about immunity and how important our coexistence with microbes really is. Ditch the Purell and support a healthy gut and immune system through consumption of whole, unprocessed food, fermented foods, sun, sleep,
A discussion of the little known risks of oral contraceptives, particularly for those with anxiety and depression. For non-hormonal options, see: http://bit.ly/1tpNVzi. For more information like this, please check out Dr. Kelly Brogan’s new book, A Mind of Your Own: The Truth About Depression and How Women Can Heal Their Bodies to Reclaim Their Lives –