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The Science Delusion

There are three philosophical books that make my required reading for life list:

  1. The Book by Alan Watts
  2. Ascent of Humanity by Charles Eisenstein
  3. The Science Delusion by Rupert Sheldrake

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Is There a Cure for Migraine Headaches?

Have you ever had a migraine headache?

If so, you’re not alone; a staggering 1 in 7 people suffers from migraines, making migraine the third most common diagnosis in the world.1 Almost 25% of...

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Resistant Starch: Why Your Body Needs It

Sugary and sweet foods are bad, right? We have reported on the hazards of sugar in the diet, especially for people suffering from mental health issues. The issue extends beyond the theoretical...

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Vital Mind Stories: Katie

I distinctly remember the shift. It was my freshmen year of college, and I was 19 years old. I sat staring at my water bottle, too anxious to leave my dorm room until I drank a certain amount of...

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Deprescribing: Are You Better Off Medication Free?

I know that strategic medication tapering can be a ticket to an authentic experience of yourself. I get feedback like this, every week:

Is Gloria some kind of freak anomaly of someone who could...

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Psychoneuroimmunology: A Conversation with Dr. Mario Martinez

Psychoneuroimmunology is a scientific effort to break down the wall between the mind and the body. But there is something that rat studies of the immune and endocrine features of emotional states...

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5 Rules For Eating Away Your Depression

The Path to Wellness Is Through Food

If you are one of the estimated 15 million Americans suffering from depression, you may be surprised to learn that the path to wellness and vitality is through...

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Who Is Really Mentally Ill?

Hallucination (huh-loo-suhney-shuh n) : a sensory experience of something that does not exist outside the mind, caused by various physical and mental disorders, or by reaction...

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5 Essential Keys to Tapering from an Antidepressant

What YOU Can Learn From Hundreds of Patients

Every year, millions of people worldwide choose to take a pharmaceutical approach to treating their depression. For some, antidepressants provide a...

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Letter to The New York Times: Many People Taking Antidepressants Discover They Can’t Quit

Searing stomach pain, racing heart, hair loss, missed periods, flared psoriasis, burning fingers, constipation, confusion, frequent upper respiratory infections, and 9 months of intractable...

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Vital Mind Stories: Alexis's Gentle Antidepressant Taper

Many of the women I work with are initiated to themselves through a dark night of the soul during their medication taper process. I have become very comfortable holding space for this birth...

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We Are All Wounded Healers

One of the primary mythic patterns informing and giving shape to what is collectively playing out on the world stage—as well as within the human psyche—is the archetype of the...

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