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Is Pumpkin Spice Good for You?

It's that time of year, when "pumpkin spice" becomes ubiquitous for everything from coffee to the candle burning on your bedside table. Let's take a closer look at the warmly aromatic spice blend that has become synonymous with fall

Pumpkin spice, often sold as pumpkin pie spice, is a convenience blend of the different spices called for in a traditional pumpkin pie recipe. A combination of cinnamon, ginger, nutmeg, cloves and sometimes allspice, these warm, aromatic spices bring out the subtle sweetness of pumpkin, a type of squash used not just in pies, but in breads, cookies, drinks and other recipes that mark the autumn season in North America.

Is The $34,000 Postpartum Depression Drug Injection Safe and Effective?



Is the FDA Trying to Ban Over-The-Counter Homeopathy?

Is the FDA acting out of malicious intent or willful ignorance in publishing a new draft guidance on homeopathics which would effectively treat them like pharmaceutical drugs, with similar regulatory requirements? 

Is Your Diet Making You Moody?

Is Your Diet Making You Moody?

How many people do you know who are on a low-fat, high carbohydrate diet? How many people do you know who are on antidepressants? Could there be a link?

Julia Ross, a clinical psychologist and author of The Mood Cure, sees a connection between the skyrocketing rates of depression and the diet obsession in this country. Statistics show:

Lack of Sleep Makes it Harder to Stop Unpleasant Thoughts

Feeling more stressed than usual? If so, getting enough sleep is essential for keeping unwanted thoughts from hijacking your mind

Insufficient sleep can significantly reduce your ability to keep unwanted thoughts at bay, according to a study out of the U.K.

In a collaborative effort, researchers from the department of psychology at the University of York and the Cognition and Brain Sciences Unit at University of Cambridge, determined that individuals who are deprived of sleep are significantly less able to stop the intrusion of negative memories than those who are well-rested.

Lemon: 12-Evidence Based Health Benefits

Lemon Rx: 12 Evidence-Based Reasons Why It is A Powerful Medicine

You know lemon, right? It is a tart, exciting, delicious and indispensable ingredient in recipes and beverages. But did you know that scientists have identified it is as a powerful medicine as well?

The most powerful healing substances on this planet are masquerading as foods, and this is all the more true for fruits.  I've already written about The Amazing Healing Properties of 13 Common Fruits , including lemons, but it deserves its own mini-article for a number of reasons.

Light Therapy is More Effective than Prozac in Major Depression

Light Therapy Is More Effective Than Prozac In Major Depression
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Feeling SAD? Data shows that light therapy is more effective than Prozac on patients with significant depression


Lockdowns, Coronavirus, and Banks: Following the Money

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It usually makes sense to follow the money when seeking understanding of almost any major change. The strategy of following the money in our current convergence of crises in late summer of 2020 leads us directly to the lockdowns. The lockdowns were first imposed on people in the Wuhan area of China. Then other populations throughout the world were told to "shelter in place," all in the name of combating the COVID-19 virus.

Magic Mushroom Ingredient May Improve Mental Health

Are you looking to support positive mental health without using pharmaceuticals? Psilocybin may be gaining mainstream acceptance by providing a safe "trip" out of desolation and into a more open, positive state of mind

Magnesium Puts Psychiatric Drugs to Shame for Depression


A powerful clinical study shows that pennies worth of magnesium a day provides an effective, safe, affordable alternative to dangerous and relatively ineffective pharmaceutical antidepressants.


Magnesium: The Safe First Line of Defense for Clinical Depression

The science supporting the efficacy of magnesium for major depression and other psychiatric disorders, testing for magnesium deficiency, and which forms and dosages are most effective.

Manufacturing Madness: The Pseudoscience of Modern Psychiatry

Marijuana: The Future of PTSD Treatment?

Marijuana: The Future of PTSD Treatment?

Scientific studies support the use of marijuana to address symptoms of PTSD, including anxiety, depression, flashbacks, nightmares, psychosis, and pain

PTSD: An Invisible Epidemic

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 drugs well-documented to promote homicidal and suicidal behavior in susceptible individuals.

Massage Therapy’s Top 10 Benefits

Massage feels great and now research shows it can impact your health in many ways. From depression and insomnia to preterm birth and autism, massage offers important health gains that can benefit people from young to old

Massage is seen as a way to relax and indulge, but did you know there is a wealth of scientific research documenting the health benefits of massage? The top 10 conditions most benefited by massage are as follows.

1. Depression

Mind Games: Strange Strategies for Boosting Your Brain

The best brain booster of them all is the herb Ginkgo Biloba. Ginkgo helps healthy people keep their cognitive powers, and it helps people with Alzheimer's to fight for them

Mindfulness Therapy Better Than Antidepressants

Mindfulness Therapy Better Than Antidepressants

Antidepressants are big business.  But for the same money, and without the side effects, a little mindfulness can do the same job. 

Depression is one of the most common forms of mental illness.  It affects more than 350 million people worldwide. The World Health Organization ranks it as the leading cause of disability globally.

More Reasons to Avoid BPA and BPS in Plastic

Despite known negative effects of BPA and BPS in plastic, these toxic chemicals are still prevalent in many home products and food items. BPA and BPS exposure is linked with reproductive disorders, lowered cognitive function, behavioral problems in children and increased oxidative stress, among other health disorders. Reducing your exposure to these harmful chemicals is vital to lowering your risk of serious diseases and improving the health of your family

Natural Solutions for The Double Burden of Depression & Anxiety

As if depression or anxiety is not enough to deal with, many people have to deal with both. Alarmingly, about 85% of people with depression also experience some anxiety; about 90% of people with anxiety suffer some depression (Eur Arch Psychiatry Clin Neurosci 2016;266(8):725–736). When people suffer from depression and anxiety simultaneously, the condition is more disabling and harder to treat

Nature's Alternative To Anxiety and Sleep Drugs Is A Flower

Lavender is not only beautiful but one of the most medically useful essential oils. Recent research is proving its power and versatility to provide effective and safe alternatives to pharmaceuticals for common physical and psychological challenges

Lavender: Relaxed & Alert

New Insights on Gut Permeability and Depression

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If you know what depression feels like - the brain clouding, the flat moods, the tiredness - you're not alone. Over 300 million people around the world have depression, and yet there's a lot that we still don't quite understand.1


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Open Letter From Medical Doctors and Health Professionals to all Belgian Authorities and all Belgian Media

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Open Sesame! 10 Amazing Health Benefits of This Super-Seed

Open Sesame! 10 Amazing Health Benefits Of This Super-Seed

Given the growing body of scientific support on its health benefits, sesame would be just as at home in a medicine cabinet as it would be a kitchen cupboard

Sesame (Sesamum indicum) is one of the oldest cultivated plants in the world, prized as an oilseed for at least 5,000 years. While it is beginning to regain favor due to its exceptionally high calcium and magnesium content, few realize it is also one of the most potent medicinal foods still commonly consumed today. 

Outlawed Berries Boost Brain Power and Mood

Outlawed Berries Boost Brain Power and Mood

Over a hundred years ago Congress outlawed black currants.  Today this forbidden fruit is making a comeback and may help improve your mood and brain power.

In 1911 the U.S. Congress outlawed the commercial cultivation of currants.  Black currants quickly became known as the "forbidden fruit."  And Americans were deprived of one of the healthiest foods on earth. 

Now researchers have found that black currants (Ribes nigrum) are good for keeping our brains young and agile. 

Parkinson's Disease: Critical Risk Factors and Treatment Alternatives

While Parkinson's disease has no known cause or cure, a number of critical risk factors have been identified and advances have been made in alternative treatment options. Ultimately, increasing quality of life for those with Parkinson's disease is the goal

Pine Bark Extract May Solve Antidepressant-Induced Sexual Dysfunction

Antidepressant medication has been linked to a number of side effects, including sexual dysfunction. Researchers from Slovakia highlighted the potential of the extract from the bark of pine trees -- specifically Pycnogenol, a patented extract from the French maritime pine tree -- as a solution to common bedroom woes

Placebo, Nocebo; Gaming the Autonomic Nervous System

What if we could invoke healing via the Placebo Effect?

Deconstructing the Placebo Effect

Positive Effects of Blueberries on Mood in Children and Young Adults

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What if in the treatment of depression, food prescriptions replaced antidepressant drugs?

There are so many nutritional approaches and natural products with proven clinical benefit in boosting positive mood that it is only a matter of time. A new study with blueberries is quite interesting as it looked at the impact of blueberry consumption on higher brain function and mood in children and young adults.

Postpartum Depression Screening: Prevention or Problem?

Postpartum Depression Screening: Prevention or Problem?

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Medicine, in it's truest form is a beautiful testament to the human condition. We are in this together. When one struggles, others support. We are fundamentally, compassionate, loving beings, deeply invested in the welfare of our fellow planet-dwellers.

Professionals Worldwide Blame Aluminum Adjuvants for the Rise in Neurological Conditions in Children

Depression is on the rise around the world and, according to one author, the World Health Organization (WHO) has stated that approximately 300 million people worldwide suffer from this debilitating disorder

Saffron: A Safe and Effective Treatment for Postpartum Depression

Depression is a common health condition, with few conventional treatment options. Forced to choose between talk therapy and medication, many people choose to be treated with drugs. But what about new mothers, whose desire to breastfeed means they are not candidates for psychiatric meds? Nature is providing hope in the form of a delicate flower: saffron

Saffron: Ancient Healing Powers Confirmed by Science

Ancient Saffron: Magical Healing Powers Confirmed by Science

Clearly there is something magical about the Crocus sativus flower, from which the spice saffron is derived.  If its striking beauty does not immediately cast a spell on its beholder, often it simply takes experiencing the spice to fall into full enchantment with it. 

Seven Tips for Beating Holiday Stress

Running on empty this holiday season? Here are the top seven ways to de-stress, beat holiday stress and slide into the New Year feeling your best

During the holidays, it's tempting to go all-out for those you love. From cooking elaborate meals to shopping for the perfect gifts for friends and family, it's natural to want to give your best so you can show them they are appreciated at this special time of year.

But remember the oxygen mask theory -- you can't help those who depend on you if you're not breathing easy. This year, it's more important than ever to fill yourself up first before trying to uplift others.

Single Dose of CBD Resets Schizophrenic Brains

Treatments for sufferers of schizophrenia have not advanced significantly in the last fifty years. But there is new cause for hope in the form of a plant-based treatment that can reset the brains of psychosis sufferers back to normal levels in a single dose

Individuals suffering with conditions like schizophrenia show distinct symptoms in functional brain scans. But what causes episodes like psychosis, and are existing treatments meeting the needs of the affected?

Skip Sweet Treats to Avoid Holiday Blues

Consuming too many sugar-laden treats during the holiday season has been linked to various metabolic, inflammatory and biological processes associated with depression

If you want to experience true holiday cheer, you might want to skip the caramel corn, snowman cookies and other holiday sweets this year. A study published in January 2020 in the journal Medical Hypotheses reminds Christmas revelers of the dangers of excessive sugar.[i]

Super Herb: Ten Reasons to Use Curcumin

While the database contains evidence for the potential therapeutic use of curcumin in over 700 conditions, these ten are some of the most compelling applications

1) Depression

People suffering from major depressive disorder were given 1g of curcumin or placebo for 8 weeks in a double-blind study. The curcumin was significantly more effective than placebo. Curcumin was also effective for the serious and difficult to treat atypical depression (J Affect Disord 2014;167:368-75).

Testing a 2,500 Year-Old Hypothesis

In 1997, during acoustics experiments in the Great Pyramid, what seemed like a miracle occurred. I had walked (or more accurately crawled) into the pyramid in severe pain, due to a back injury I sustained three weeks earlier, but within 20-minutes of beginning the acoustics experiments, which involved making sound in the King's Chamber,1 all the pain left me. It never came back

The 'Secret' Healing Properties of Bamboo

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Bamboo: If it Isn't in Your Cup, it Should Be

Considered an invasive species by some, a Panda's favorite treat, "the King of Vegetables" with significant, multi-faceted health and practical-use benefits, bamboo needn't bamboozle or perplex you. Prolifically abundant, it serves us on so many levels. From supporting hair, nails, and building collagen, to rejuvenating skin and joints, to framing houses, creating furniture, and far more, bamboo has proven itself as a sustainable product and supreme provider.

The 5G Roll Out of 20,000 Telecom Satellites

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The Amazing Health Benefits of Dancing

The evidence-based health benefits of dancing are numerous and profound. In fact, if dancing were a drug it would be considered unethical not to use it.

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