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The True Role of Antidepressants in Healthcare with Meg Jordan, PhD, RN

submitted by: admin on 10/17/2013
SSRIs have been shown to be no better than placebo in a large metaanalysis. Psychiatry has taken a huge step backwards by turning to psychopharmacology. Treating symptoms rather than looking at the deeper causes of depression is naive except in rare occasions. Placebo is a powerful tool that evolkes the neurobiology of the body.              

The Menopause Cure with Ellen Cutler

submitted by: admin on 10/17/2013
The reason why women experience menopause is far more than hormone fluctuations. Over-consumption of carbohydrates is what Dr. Cutler believes is the underlying cause of menopausal symptoms. Taking a digestive enzyme and avoiding grains has helped her patients. She contends that grains cannot be digested and an autoimmune reaction develops that leads to symptoms...

Subclinical Hypothyroidism

submitted by: admin on 10/16/2013

SSRI Antidepressants: Do They Cause Osteoporosis?

submitted by: admin on 10/14/2013
Drugs such as Prozac, Zoloft, and Paxil have been associated with diminished bone mineral density and increased rates of fracture. Do they cause osteoporosis? The rationale of using drugs for depression is questioned.      

Sleeping Pills: The Answer to Insomnia?

submitted by: admin on 10/14/2013
Sleeping pills are a short term solution, but addiction and tolerance develop and they're no better than placebo, especially over the long haul. Relaxation is the key to allowing sleep. Pain, stress, hot flashes, depression, and sleep apnea are discussed. Treatment with drugs, herbs, supplements, essential oils are reviewed.          

Should we let crying babies cry?

submitted by: admin on 10/14/2013
Should mothers of newborns let their babies cry it out or rush to their comfort? A study on 1200 infants sleeping patterns was tracked over 36 months. They found that by age 6 months that 2/3 of infants slept through the night. Of the 1/3 that did not, by 15 months they awakened twice a week, and by 15 months only once a week. If sleeping problems last more than...

Roots of Depression with Julie Motz

submitted by: admin on 10/14/2013
Prenatal events have a powerful effect on emotional development. There are methods of taking us back to these early experiences to re-explore them. Looking back to prenatal life is a new concept in managing depression.            

Qigong and Insomnia with Michael Mayer, PhD

submitted by: admin on 10/14/2013
The roots of insomnia should be dealt with rather than just treating with drugs. There are many natural methods to enhance sleep. Qigong can activate relaxed energy by noticing how we breathe. Dr. Mayer shows us how to do this.            

PTSD Treatment for Veterans

submitted by: admin on 10/14/2013
PTSD in the military is severely underappreciated and undertreated by the government. Many of our homeless are our vets who have untreated PTSD. PTSD is also very common in the US. By using a combination of psychotherapy with other modalities of treatment can be very effective.

Parkinson's Disease Overview

submitted by: admin on 10/12/2013
Parkinson's Disease is a progressive neurological disease characterized by a pill rolling resting tremor, dementia, poor balance, stiffness, depression, and insomnia. There is a progressive loss of dopamine and treatment is oriented to restoring it through a variety of drugs. CAM approaches include the addition of glutathione intraveniously and coenzyme Q10....

Omega 3 Fatty Acids Lower Inflammation and Anxiety

submitted by: admin on 10/12/2013
Increasing omega 3 intake my lower both anxiety symptoms and proinflammatory cytokines. Medical students receiving omega 3 supplements for 3 months showed a 20% reduction in anxiety and 14% reduction in interleukin 6, a proinflammatory cytokine. An omega 3 deficiency is associated with increased anxiety, which is very common in the US. Other benefits of omega...

Obesity: The Many Causes

submitted by: admin on 10/12/2013
There are many causes for obesity and there's now an epidemic. The causes include hormone imbalances, emotional issues, lack of exercise, stress, insomnia, supersizing foods and microbe imbalances in the GI tract.          

Nutrient Deficiencies Linked to Cognitive Decline

submitted by: admin on 10/12/2013
A study published in Neurology in December of 2011 showed that people with higher serum levels of vitamins and essential fatty acids had better cognitive ability and bigger brains on MRI studies.            

Moving Through Losses Through Yoga

submitted by: admin on 10/11/2013
Feelings of loss can lead to withdrawal and moving through yoga helps this. Our body can stimulate emotions just as emotions stimulate the body. Yoga poses take advantage of this relationship. Breathing also helps.            

Middle Aged Running Speed Predicts Heart Attacks

submitted by: admin on 10/11/2013
  How fast you can run a mile at age 55 is predictive of your risk for a heart attack. If you can run a mile in 15 minutes your lifetime risk of a heart attack is 30%. If you can run a mile in 8 minutes, your risk is under 10%. Exercise benefits our risk for hypertension, type 2 diabetes, being overweight, depression, anxiety, insomnia, and fitness....

Methamphetamine Addiction

submitted by: admin on 10/11/2013
Methamphetamines are widespread, highly addictive, difficult to get off, and easy to manufacture at home. Legislation is not likely to solve the problem. It is necessary to deal with why people use drugs in the first place. Its use is related to anxiety, depression, frustration with life, peer pressure, curiosity etc. We need appropriate education and counseling...

Menopause Overview

submitted by: admin on 10/11/2013
  There is an epidemic of menopausal syndrome today. Hot flashes, night sweats, vaginal dryness, mood swings, and osteoporosis are now common and often difficult to treat. Hormone replacement therapy (HRT) has been shown to be dangerous because of an increase in the incidence of breast cancer, heart attacks, strokes, and thromboses. Mainstream treatment...

Why Physicians Abuse Prescription Drugs

submitted by: admin on 10/10/2013
Researchers from the University of Florida Medical Center anonymously interviewed 55 MDs in a drug addiction recovery program to find out the reasons why abused pharmaceutical drugs. They published their results in the  2013 issue of the Journal of Addiction Medicine. They learned that they used these drugs to manage pain, for psychiatric...

Late Effects of Breast Cancer Therapies

submitted by: admin on 10/09/2013
  Long term complications of conventional treatment are reviewed. Quality of life issues such as fatigue, weight gain, peripheral neuropathy, lymphedema, anxiety, and depression need to be considered.          

Is Sex Necessary?

submitted by: admin on 10/09/2013
A good sex life helps with sense of smell, boosts immunity, and reduces cancer, heart disease, and stroke, and also improves pain and depression. Oxytocin, testosterone, prostaglandins are involved.          

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