Mental and Cognitive Health
Anxiety disorders affect nearly 40 million U.S. adults. Teenagers and young children with high stress from ever demanding schedules or family problems are also increasingly affected. Anxiety disorders are more than simple fearfulness or worry. They are crippling fear reactions that cause suffering and interfere with daily responsibilities, family life and social ties. At its worst, the sufferer may be unable to even leave the house.
After a year or so in therapy, my therapist recommended I start taking an antidepressant. It was Elavil, an older one that “has proven itself,” she said. “It works especially well for people like you, that have underlying low-level anxiety.”
In today’s medicine it is psychoneuroimmunology, or PNI, that has begun to examine the mind-body connection and its relationship to disease. PNI has established this link through scientific studies in laboratories around the world.
Flower essences are a part of what may now be called "vibrational remedies"...
"Autism is caused by poor mothering." That was the belief of the medical community until the late 1960s.
"Autism is a genetic brain disorder." That is what most people -- and most of the medical community -- believe today.
I'm here to tell you that neither one of these statements is true.
Resveratrol is a potent antioxidant found in certain fruits, vegetables and cocoa that is emerging as a modern-day fountain of youth. The science surrounding this compound is so compelling that it has become one of my all-time favorite antioxidants, and I believe one that shows real promise of health benefits.
Essential oils were used in ancient Egypt, Sumeria and in earlier times. In this truly holistic therapy the mind and body are inseparable. Plato is to have said that the source of most illness has its roots in the soul. There may be no better way to influence the mind and spirit, than through a physical medium that includes nature's essences; essential oils provide this.
As I’ve stated before, I’m not anti-vaccine, but rather pro-vaccine safety and choice. Both of the issues – vaccine makers being inoculated against lawsuits, and the fast-tracking of vaccines that contain documented dangerous ingredients – are surefire ways to ensure that vaccine safety is largely ignored.
Add to that the potential for mandatory swine flu vaccinations and the probability for disaster skyrockets.
Watch an 8-year-old hit the playground and you might think he’s an entirely different species from you and me. Shouting and laughing with friends – up and down, over and all around the play sets – his energy seems boundless.
Then the bell rings and he returns to class, expected to sit still in a hard chair and give his undivided attention to multiplication tables.
When these worlds collide, you can guess what happens.
Your morning cup o’ joe may protect you from one of the most dreaded diseases of our time.
A new study published in the Journal of Alzheimer’s Disease says that drinking five medium-sized cups of coffee a day could lower your chances of Alzheimer’s and Parkinson’s .
Medications are big money makers for drug companies, so it's not surprising that they tend to ignore natural, already existing treatments – unless they can be monetized. The pills we take commonly have the backing of the scientific establishment, so we trust in them.
Antidepressants can cause a whole range of side effects from impotence to serotonin toxicity, a condition marked by extreme agitation and a feeling of being terribly unsettled. They also can highly increase suicidal ideation in children and possibly adults.