Cindy was medically hexed with a Lupus diagnosis 18 years ago, after the birth of her son. In the wake of this, and because of sociocultural conditioning around the fate of someone with this potentially serious autoimmune condition, she shrunk her life to fit what she thought should be the experience of a sick woman.
Have you been told that your mental illness is a chronic condition? Have you been diagnosed with an ‘incurable’ disease like depression? Were you told that your only hope is to manage your symptoms by taking lifelong medications? What if you could eliminate this diagnosis by simply fixing nutrient deficiencies or correcting physiologic imbalances? As
Resolving PMS Women are just supposed to deal with PMS, right? It’s just part of the deal. 7-10 days, or maybe 12-14 (aka half of your life) where you sabotage relationships, want to crawl out of your skin, and generally feel disconnected from any reason for living. Leigh Ann tried exercise and supplements after laying
They say that if you think you’re enlightened, try spending two weeks with your family. What is it about these relationships that drives us to our breaking point? Last week, I had a patient come in whose dietary commitments were completely derailed by one holiday weekend with her parents. She literally self-medicated with sugar because
In January 2014, I decided to come off all psychiatric medication — Zoloft, Lamictal, and Xanax. Though I’d only been taking these drugs for a year and a half, I felt completely destroyed by them. In that short time, I gained 60 pounds, lost my sex drive, and emotionally flatlined. While I no longer experienced dramatic