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Sentience: Black & White? Good & Bad?

There was an interesting story floating around the web a while back, about an octopus who was able to squeeze out a tube, scoot across the floor, and slither down a pipe, presumably out...

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Vital Mind Stories: Reversing Treatment Resistant Schizophrenia

You may believe that there are some “mental illnesses” that really require medication. Top of that list is likely to be chronic paranoid Schizophrenia, I would imagine.

The story you...

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A Scientist's Experience at a 10-day Silent Vipassana Meditation Retreat

Four years ago, I discovered horrific animal abuse that senior members of my PhD lab were hiding. I burst out crying, amended the situation as best as I could, and immediately spoke out to...

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Vital Mind Stories: Christine's Gut Healing Journey

We know that the brain impacts the gut and that the gut affects the brain. We also know that diet can take us a long way towards healing even long-term gut damage. But what if diet...

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Truth Is...We All Could Be Woody

13 years ago, my life looked very different than it does today. I was married to my best friend, had a successful career in advertising, and was planning to have a family. However, all that...

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Mass Shootings: The New Manifestation of an Ancient Phenomenon and their link to Psychiatric Drugs

Individuals perpetrating unspeakable acts of violence is not a new phenomenon. What’s new, rather, are the altered states of consciousness induced by antidepressants and other psychotropic...

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To Heal You Must Know What Is Possible

It turns out that chronic diseases don't need to be chronic. Medication does not need to be lifelong. Symptoms and struggle don't need to feel oppressive. And you don't need to be dependent on a...

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Five Lab Tests Your Doctor Isn't Ordering


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...

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Flipping the Script on Menopause: Dr. Christiane Northrup


We have been told a story about menopause in this country – that it’s the beginning of the end, when we start shriveling up, losing our mojo, and generally become accessories to the...

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Reclaim Your Vitality: A 30-Day Healing Protocol for Women

I’m used to presenting with large slide decks, science talk, and lots of bored-looking doctors in a dank hotel conference room. But since I realized that I can teach patients directly how to...

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Breastfeeding: A Reproductive Right

In 2016 the WHO released a report that concluded that if every child were breastfed within an hour of birth, given only breast milk for the first six months of life, and continued breastfeeding up...

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An Open Letter to the Spiritual Community About Psychiatry

There’s life with the experience of mental illness and then there’s life as a mental patient. I’ve been told that both entail a large serving of unfathomable suffering. Suffering...

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