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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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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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Alcoholism - Is It a Disease?

Do you struggle with your relationship to alcohol?

Have you been told you’re an addict?

My family is rife with “alcoholics,” most of whom are “recovered.” The dominant...

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What Is Your Greatest Cancer Risk?

Have you heard of spontaneous remissions?

You know, getting better, like completely better, without classical medical intervention?

The conventional world goes out of their way not to document,...

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Stress and Why I Don't Do Salivary Cortisol Tests Anymore

Stress: Is it real or imagined?

Stress. It has become our constant companion. We know when we feel it and when we don’t feel it, we actually may even go looking for it. Have you ever had a...

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Holistic Medicine: A Life Without Fear

There is a radically different way to think about health. You may have heard about it, but are you clear on what it truly means, and the transformations it can yield in your mind, body and spirit?

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Homebirth: The Opportunity of a Lifetime

The best of both worlds?

The middle path is an appealing notion.

We can have the best of both worlds right?

This is what reason implores us to listen to.

Should we?

Well, it depends on what...

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Vital Mind Stories: Leigh Ann's Story of PMS Relief

Resolving PMS

Women are just supposed to deal with PMS, right? It’s just part of the deal. 7-10 days, or maybe 12-14 (aka half of your life) where you sabotage relationships, want to crawl...

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