I always hated to exercise. Maybe it was decades of accumulated mitochondrial damage from a high sugar diet and every day chemical exposures. Maybe I was just “too busy”. Maybe I wasn’t convinced it really mattered because I had always been thin. Today, both personally, and in my practice, I view exercise as one of
We are built to move. In addition to a recent study suggesting that vigorous athleticism (professional rugby playing) can alter the microbiome, a new Spanish study has extended the potential benefits of exercise to the pregnant patient. In this study, 184 healthy pregnant women were randomized to 3 one-hour sessions of exercise per week throughout pregnancy.
What is Postpartum Depression? It depends who you ask. If you ask me, I’m likely to describe a number of potential contributors that can ultimately be tagged with the impressionist psychiatric descriptor of postpartum depression, anxiety, and psychosis. These terms tell us little to nothing about what’s actually going on in a woman’s body, yet
37 trials were analyzed by the Cochrane Database to determine that exercise was as effective as therapy and as medication for depression treatment, although these studies were of limited quality. Previous trials have demonstrated the efficacy of exercise treatment interventions relative to Zoloft, and the longer-lasting effects of this improvement. I recommend beginning with 5-10