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HRT (Hormone Replacement Therapy)

submitted by: admin on 10/08/2013
  HRT has been exposed as a dangerous treatment through the Women's Health Initiative Study. HRT is associated with an increased incidence of breast cancer, heart attacks, strokes, and thromboses. Natural hormone replacement is discussed. The specific problems with HRT are reviewed and a rational approach for using hormones is presented.          

How to Manage Menopause and HRT Problems with Hyla Cass, MD

submitted by: admin on 10/02/2013
Lifestyle that includes a healthy diet, exercise, low stress, adequate sleep, and weight management are keys to managing menopause. For PMS black cohosh, essential fatty acids, and neurotransmitter management with 5-HTP, St. John's wort, natural estrogens and progesterone can all help the symptoms of menpause. PMS and menopause are diseases caused in part...

How Prevalent is Mental Illness in the US?

submitted by: admin on 09/24/2013
The World Pharmaceutical Market Summary shows that antidepressants and mood stabilizers are the third most commonly prescribed medications and that antipsychotics are fourth! Most families have serious dysfunctionalities that lead to stress, anxiety, and depression. Our value system is misguided and leads to materialism taking precedence over service and...

How is the Quality of Your Sleep?

submitted by: admin on 09/24/2013
  The importance of sleep in restoring and maintaining health are discussed. Insomnia has been linked to hypertension, diabetes, cancer, & arteriosclerosis by causing inflammation. Mechanisms are explained.        

Hormone Replacement Therapy (HRT) and Beyond Mammography

submitted by: admin on 09/24/2013
The Women's Health Initiative documented that instead of preventing breast cancer, heart attacks, and strokes that it did just the opposite. The story behind the creation of HRT is shocking and Dr. Len and Nurse Vicki share it. The financial greed of big pharma is exposed. Yet women need help with their symptoms of menopause that make their quality of...

Headaches

submitted by: admin on 09/22/2013
  Headaches can be divided into types and their treatment varies with each type; this is reviewed. Over the counter drugs are commonly used but are not completely safe. Over use of many drugs can lead to addiction. Both mainstream and CAM approaches to manage headaches are discussed. In particular, infrared light therapy is discussed. Integrative approaches...

Getting in Touch with Prenatal Emotions with Julie Motz

submitted by: admin on 09/22/2013
There are prenatal events that can lead to depression. What happens prenatally remains with us into adult life. People under anesthesia experience some of the same situations that occur prenatally. Some of these experiences that are not brought to completion are imprinted into our behavior. Julie documents regressions that make prenatal experience as important...

Fitness Trumps Body Weight

submitted by: admin on 09/21/2013
If you maintain or improve your fitness level, even if your body weight has not changed or increases, you can reduce your risk of death. This data is according to research reported in the journal Circulation in December of 2011 on 14,000 men of average age 44 over 6 years. For every MET (the energy expended during exercise) increase over 6 years of a 19% reduction...

Father's Obesity Affects Sperm DNA for Two Generations

submitted by: admin on 09/21/2013
  An article published in FASEB Journal showed that obesity in fathers changed the DNA in their sperm so as to put future generations at risk for obesity and type 2 diabetes even if they consumed a healthy diet. This change developed whether or not the obese father had signs of type 2 diabetes or the metabolic syndrome. We've long known that...

Exercise for Hypertension

submitted by: admin on 09/21/2013
Exercise is very powerful medicine that can treat hypertension, depression, fatigue, insomnia, anxiety, osteoporosis, congestive heart failure, and many other  conditions that are reviewed. Exercise should be encouraged at every age and in every community. The type of exercise that is best is also reviewed.    

Exercise for Depression

submitted by: admin on 09/21/2013
Exercise works at least as well as antidepressants for depression. The side effects of exercise are good for us; the side effects of SSRI antidepressants can be serious. The long term effects of exercise are superior to drug therapy.      

Drugs Make Some Depressed People Worse

submitted by: admin on 09/20/2013
Up to a fifth of patients on SSRI antidepressants do worse than with placebo. There is no way to tell who will do worse. It is interesting that no comparison was made with exercise and no credit was given to placebo in this big pharma sponsored study published in Archives of Psychiatry in December of 2011. Little mention was made of the side effects such as GI...

Drugs for Depression and Heart Risks

submitted by: admin on 09/20/2013
  Newer antidepressants are being promoted as better than the older ones. The bottom line is that when drugs go off patent, the drug companies have a need to convince MDs and the public that they should purchase their newer, more profitable products. There are problems with antidepressants that include increased risk of suicide, osteoporosis, and heart...

Do We Need Another Sleeping Pill?

submitted by: admin on 09/20/2013
The FDA recently approved a drug called Intermezzo for use in the middle of the night wakening that is followed by difficulty returning to sleep. The drug is Ambien, but the dosage is much smaller and the indication is new. Here is another example of a drug company coming up with a novel treatment that treats the symptoms but not the cause. It also has potential...

Depression: How to Manage It

submitted by: admin on 09/19/2013
The symptoms, kinds of treatment, and complications of drug therapy of depression are reviewed. The trend and reasons for the transition to psychopharmacology is explained. The role of big pharma and the fact that the effects of SSRIs are placebo is revealed.          

Depression Overview

submitted by: admin on 09/19/2013
This video reviews what depression is, how it is manifested, and what can be done to treat it. The underlying psychological causes for depression cannot treated by anti-depressants. Yet psychiatrists have become psycho-pharmacologists rather than therapists. Current literature now questions that antidepressants are any stronger than placebo. Big pharma sponsored...

Dealing With Stress and Teenage Alcohol

submitted by: admin on 09/19/2013
The reasons why many teenages are stressed out and choose alcohol to relieve stress are reviewed. Our dysfunctional cultural values are the driving force leading to anxiety, frustration, and depression. Our educational system is discussed and solutions offered.        

Can Giving Improve Your Health?

submitted by: admin on 09/19/2013
  The act of giving not only feels good but is good for your biochemistry, physiology, overall health and longevity! How much of this is related to the feel good hormone, oxytocin, and how much is related to doing a good deed? Giving oxytocin to people leads to their being more giving and feeling happier. Studies on volunteers over 30 years show...

Bullying Linked to Family Violence

submitted by: admin on 09/19/2013
Both bullies and their victims are more likely to live with violence at home and are associated with increase likelihood of suicide, substance abuse, and poor academic achievement. Kids don't often have the tools needed to deal with domestic abuse and do the best they can to cope with situations that they are ill-equipped to manage. It is necessary to...

Designs For Health: NeuroCalmâ„¢

submitted by: admin on 02/19/2019
  A formulary blend of nutrients designed to support calming brain activity NeuroCalm™ promotes activity of GABA and serotonin; may help improve mood, reduce cravings, and support greater feelings of calm, satiety, and satisfaction. Key ingredients include: PharmaGABA™, a new form of GABA naturally manufactured via a fermentation...