I had the pleasure of interviewing Scott Shannon, MD, a holistic psychiatrist on the topic ‘Medicating Children’ on Fearless Medicine radio. Our nation’s children are in crisis. Doctors and parents are reaching for pharmaceutical solutions at an alarming rate. Half of all lifetime cases of mental illness begin by age 14, says the National Institute
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.
Understand 4 principal tenets that may be undermining your current understanding of the efficacy and safety of antidepressants.
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,