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How Does Food Influence Mood: iHeart Radio Interview

I had the pleasure of being interviewed on Five to Thrive/iHeart Radio about how food influence can enhance mood. It was a great conversation!

How big of an influence does food have on our mood?...

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Origins of the Microbiome

“We barely know what we are doing when it comes to probiotic supplementation,” I admitted to my patient, “but we do know that we are on the verge of the most sophisticated...

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Gut Bacteria & Maternal Stress | A Mother's Legacy

We know that gut bacteria are critical for nutrient absorption and for immunity, and I have discussed their role in mental health and wellness, but this study and others explore how we may be set...

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Thyroid Sessions

I had the pleasure of speaking to Sean Croxton of Underground Wellness today as a teaser for his Thyroid Sessions event which promises to unlock some of the many secrets of thyroid treatment and...

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Is that Couch Making you Fat? Flame Retardants and Obesity

Flame retardants used in furniture, electronics, appliances, vehicles, clothing, and building materials (and liberally coating hospital interiors) have been demonstrated to be toxic to hormones and...

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Inflammation in Depression

Much of my writing and teaching is devoted to the compelling literature around inflammatory models of depression and mental illness. In this model, inflammation is the driving force behind the...

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Warning: Pregnancy and Tylenol

“We used to count a baby’s 10 fingers and 10 toes and assume that any drug his mother took must have been safe,” said Dr. Daniel Kahn, a specialist in fetal-maternal health from...

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Probiotics for the Brain

Every functional medicine psychiatrist has case stories of the ‘probiotic cure’ – of a patient with debilitating symptoms, often obsessive compulsive range, whose symptoms...

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Statins: Mental Health Sabotage

A new review article called Neuropsychiatric Adverse Events Associated with Statins: Epidemiology, Pathophysiology, Prevention and Management discusses the state of the literature around...

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Iodine and Pregnancy: the Inflammation Connection

There is a prevalent complacency around iodine sufficiency in the modern American woman. Soil depletion, bromine in processed foods and flame retardants, perchlorate contamination, chlorine and...

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Is Sugar Causing your Depression?

Depression is an impressionistic term that describes a collection of related but distinct mind-body processes. Despite the fact that modern psychiatry offers a one-size-fits-all treatment, research...

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What Type of Happiness is Anti-Inflammatory?

As a psychiatrist, one might assume that I have professional insights into the healthful pursuit of this illusory goal. The truth is that mental health in America (and by insidious extension, the...

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