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Video - Therapeutic Foods

A tour of four therapeutic foods that can be used medicinally, right from your kitchen, for optimal health and relief of depression, anxiety, cloudiness, and fatigue.

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New Research: Birth Control Pill, Depression and Autoimmunity

The evidence that our brain health depends on our immune systems and hormones continues to pile up. Given this interconnectedness, dubbed psychoneuroimmunology, it makes sense that interfering with...

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Dear Class Moms. My Top 5 Optimal Children's Health Tips

Dear Class Moms:

It was great to see all of your smiling faces at last week’s potluck. There’s nothing quite like connecting over the shared mission of motherhood – of working so...

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Drop That Pill – Why I Want My Patients Off Birth Control

A discussion of the little known risks of oral contraceptives, particularly for those with anxiety and depression. For non-hormonal options, see:

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Move Over Prozac: How Turmeric Helps With Depression

Every Monday, I make a Bolognese. I learned the recipe-less technique from my Tuscan mom whose simple dishes have consistently outdone some of the 5 star chef creations I’ve had at Manhattan...

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Thyroid Dysfunction and Treatment

So, what got me so into Functional Medicine? About 9 months after the birth of my first daughter, I was 7.5 months back to work at the hospital and in my private practice.

I was long back...

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Guts, Bugs, and Babies

The best part of my departure from conventional models of psychiatric care is that I no longer have to engage women in the Sophie's Choice between treatments that may be good for mom and not for...

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It's Not All In Your Head: Estrogen Dominance

How hormonal imbalances, including estrogen dominance, can impact mood in women.

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Confessions of a Renegade Psychiatrist

I felt this sensation in the pit of my stomach – it was a combination of sympathy and anger – listening to Annie tell me, through tears, about her postpartum journey into the world of...

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The Making of a Medical Dissident: My Path to Functional Medicine

Those who know me would say I’ve always had “issues with authority.”

Fiercely motivated by my insistence on being a know-it-all, I have an incredible hunger for information. This...

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Got Supply? How to Meet Breastfeeding Goals

There are few things more demoralizing than failing to feed your newborn despite your best efforts to breastfeed.

In my practice and among friends, I have found myself asking repeatedly,...

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It's Not All In Your Head: Fats

How eating the wrong fats can promote brain and body dysfunction and what fats are best for mental health.

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