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Food: A Conversation with Charles Eisenstein

After reading Charles Eisenstein’s book, The Yoga of Eating, I wrote:

It’s not our fault that we have no idea how to engage the most basic and arguably sacred human relationship to...

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Psychiatric Medication Taper and Insomnia

Tears streamed down her face.

“I can’t take it anymore” she sobbed. “All of my old, stupid worries are back, and I haven’t slept in a month, and I feel like I’m...

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Herb Safety in Pregnancy

In addition to the traditional medicine systems that developed clinical herbal practices over thousands of years, there used to be a knowing amongst women about which herbs are safe, helpful and...

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Red Meat for Your Depression

It’s been a little over 3 weeks since we last met, and I wanted to send you an update.

I started eating red meat daily to address the reactive hypoglycemia. I am feeling so much...

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Vital Mind Stories: My Story of Burning Out, Bouncing Back and Breaking Through

Over the past year and a half I’ve shared a lot about what was going on with me in terms of my spiritual and personal growth, but the one thing I didn’t share about publicly was the...

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Antibiotics: Side Effects and Alternatives

We use a lot of antibiotics. For coughs, cuts, urinary tract infections, and many times “just in case.” You could be considered reckless or ignorant if you opted to not use them....

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Louis C.K. on Being Alone with Emotions

The lengths we go to in order to avoid discomfort and anticipated sadness are truly remarkable. We have set up an entire societal infrastructure to keep us sufficiently distracted from our deeper...

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The David Carmichael Story: Violence and Antidepressant Roulette

He never could have seen this coming. David was struggling through a stressful period in his professional life, and took his doctor’s recommendation to take the edge off of his anxiety with a...

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The Joe Rogan Experience with Dr. Kelly Brogan

Independent media is a powerful force. It’s where our freedom of speech comes into fullest expression.

We can share inconvenient truths, we can learn about subtle explanations for what we are...

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Fatigue: What Is Tiredness?

We are so tired.

So tired that we can’t think when we want to, move how we want to, or get up and go the way we feel we need to.  Our brains, bodies, and our willpower are all burnt out....

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Vital Mind Stories: Sharon's Natural Antidepressant Journey

Tracing the Roots of Depression

It was March 23, 2011, about 2:30 in the afternoon, when I noticed my face was swollen. I was just starting a root canal, and my dentist had told me to expect...

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The Violence-Inducing Effects of Psychiatric Medication

On May 17, 2017, we learned that Chris Cornell of Soundgarden had reportedly committed suicide by hanging. His family reports knowing a different Chris than one who would make this fatal decision,...

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