By now, almost everyone has heard of the human microbiome – the collection of viruses, bacteria, and fungi that play a pivotal role in our health and cognitive functioning. Also called the microbiota, we’ve long assumed that the microbiome consists of microbes that reside along our gastrointestinal tract – and more recently, on our skin.
You may have noticed that my approach to women’s mental health deviates from the norm – from what is being taught in medical school and what is being offered by doctors around the country. I believe that our current model is outdated and disempowering. Take a look at posts in this category to discover a new, powerful way to take more control of your health than ever before.
If you walk into a doctor’s office and tell a conventional doctor that you’re depressed, gaining weight, fatigued, having trouble concentrating, cold, and constipated, chances are that the doctor would tell you that it’s depression, aging, or just stress, and that’s why you’re feeling the way you do. They might prescribe you some medication and
It’s not often that something comes into your world that completely shifts everything you thought you knew about a subject, but that is exactly what occurred when I happened upon German New Medicine (GNM), the incredible body of work left by Dr. Ryke Geerd Hamer. GNM is not a holistic fad or just another in
In 2014 Stephanie Marohn interviewed Malidoma Somé, a West African shaman of the ancient Dagara tradition, for an article that quickly went viral, “What a Shaman Sees in a Mental Hospital.” It looks deeply at spiritual emergency, that is, when a person is overwhelmed and disoriented by spiritual experiences. He asserted that people diagnosed as
In our culture, emotions are often seen as a nuisance, something to get over or around. Even worse, having emotions — other than a select few positively-associated ones — has been seen as a weakness, something that we should be ashamed of and must work to conceal. It may, therefore, come as a surprise to