May 1998 – My personal health transformation had very innocent roots. I remember standing with my medical school graduating class at what was then Avery Fisher Hall in New York City, reciting the Hippocratic Oath. I was excited about my future career in Adolescent and Young Adult Medicine and was ready to dive head first
Gut Health And Mood
Over 90% of the cells in our body are non-human. This microbial ecology, found largely in our digestive system, is intricately connected to processes in our bodies that make us healthy – or make us chronically ill. Modern life is wreaking havoc on the healthy balance required for health – including brain health. We are nature and nature is us. See how the latest science supports this truth.
The Case for Holistic Medicine Ali says it all: “We have the ability not only to heal ourselves, but with the generation coming up, we have the ability to tell them that there’s a different way you can do this.” What is she talking about? A life-long psychiatric patient who, like so many, accumulated labels
I remember once feeling like I was offering my patients a warm, nurturing hug when I would give them a diagnosis, or confirm it, after a consultation. “It’s the nature of Bipolar Disorder,” I would say “…it’s just part of your lineage, a brain chemistry condition, that thankfully, we can manage if you stick with
By Kelly Brogan, MD and Louise Kuo Habakus. The original post can be found here. Cars were at a 12 minute standstill and the traffic light repeatedly cycled green to red. In the streets, throngs of sign-toting New Yorkers were giving voice to their passion. There were tears and profanity. The waves of protesters streamed
Clear. Present. Vital. This is how I would describe what Rose feels like to be with, today. But she hasn’t always felt that way, to herself or to others, and she is ready to tell us about how she she went from a state of chronic depression, feeling suicidal, and even being disabled to