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Lifestyle Psychiatry: Radio Interview with Dr. Lynn Johnson


I had the pleasure of being interviewed by a pioneering psychologist, Dr. Lynn Johnson, about myths and lore surrounding the practice of conventional psychiatry. He states:

Psychiatry, as I said,...

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PMS Got You On Fire? The Inflammation Connection

What does modern medicine have to offer the woman with severe PMS? The one suffering with low mood, irritability, tearfulness, and even suicidality accompanied with a side dish of bloating, breast...

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In a Glutenous Mood?

As we expand our knowledge of gluten's impact on extraintestinal regions and systems in the body, diet-based trials will help to elucidate symptoms driven by this exposure. The limitations of...

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Folate and you: Perfect Together

I was giving a lecture to a group of psychiatric fellows recently, and I got to my slide on folate. I get excited about this topic, and so I rambled on about the one-carbon cycle, and SAMe,...

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Is Your Thyroid Affecting Your Mental Health?

This article first appeared on Mercola.com.

Thyroid: What’s mental health got to do with it?

Meet your mitochondria.1 With a laundry list of responsibilities ranging from creating energy...

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Here's What's for Breakfast: The KB Smoothie

This post first appeared on FearlessParent.com

If breast milk is the only food we can accept (hopefully) as a template for human consumption, then we must put the much maligned saturated fat in its...

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Exercise Pregnancy Blues Away

We are built to move. In addition to a recent study suggesting that vigorous athleticism (professional rugby playing) can alter the microbiome, a new Spanish study has extended...

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The Power of Belief: New Placebo Data

This post first appeared on MadInAmerica.com

Thanks to the work of Dr. Irving Kirsch, we now know that the majority of the effect of antidepressants is attributable to the “active...

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Placebo Effect: Antidepressants at it Again

How much does it matter for patients to believe they will get well?

Thanks to the work of Dr. Irving Kirsch, we now know that the majority of the effect of antidepressants is attributable to...

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Inflammation Begets Depression: New Data

With two decades of literature supporting the cytokine theory of depression, we finally have the first study examining "proteomic changes" or inflammatory markers in unmedicated patients....

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Game Changer: Brain Immunity

This post first appeared on GreenMedInfo.com.

Sometimes science gets things wrong. With acknowledgement of these fundamental misapprehensions, whole swaths of dogma have to be unraveled,...

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Honey vs Table Sugar: It's Actual Food

In an effort to shift the nutritional paradigm beyond calories, macronutrients, and micronutrients to food as information, rethinking "sugar" from whole foods such as fruit and honey may help to...

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