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The Power of Belief: New Placebo Data

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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

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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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Just Say No: Mammography

I will never get a mammogram. Here’s why:

Just as conventional medicine tells us that germs must be eradicated and abolished for health, it tells us that cancer is an invasion to be thrashed...

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Preterm Birth? It Was the Cookies

It seems there may be some wisdom in the traditional cultural practice of sanctioning nutrient-dense foods for preconception couples, and engaging in several months of preparatory care. The first...

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Why Eat Organic in Pregnancy? What Monsanto Doesn't Want you to Know

This article first appeared on and is cowritten with Sayer Ji.

“Could you please make sure the eggs aren’t runny? I’m pregnant.”


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Preterm Birth: Is Your Placenta Toxic?

new study in the American Journal of Pathology is the first to demonstrate that accelerated placental “aging” is behind some cases of preterm labor/birth. Four...

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Postpartum Depression: My Interview with Science & Sensibility

Lamaze is an incredible organization dedicated to supporting women’s birth and postpartum experience. Their clinical and scientific influence has reflected the conventional concerns around...

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How Inflammation and Depression Gave Birth to New Medicine

This article first appeared on as The New Psychiatry: Psychoneuroimmunology

A New Field Emerges

Psychoneuroimmunology. This is what I aim to practice. Medical terms of...

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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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