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Flipping the Script on Menopause: Dr. Christiane Northrup


We have been told a story about menopause in this country – that it’s the beginning of the end, when we start shriveling up, losing our mojo, and generally become accessories to the...

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Reclaim Your Vitality: A 30-Day Healing Protocol for Women

I’m used to presenting with large slide decks, science talk, and lots of bored-looking doctors in a dank hotel conference room. But since I realized that I can teach patients directly how to...

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Breastfeeding: A Reproductive Right

In 2016 the WHO released a report that concluded that if every child were breastfed within an hour of birth, given only breast milk for the first six months of life, and continued breastfeeding up...

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An Open Letter to the Spiritual Community About Psychiatry

There’s life with the experience of mental illness and then there’s life as a mental patient. I’ve been told that both entail a large serving of unfathomable suffering. Suffering...

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Food: A Conversation with Charles Eisenstein

After reading Charles Eisenstein’s book, The Yoga of Eating, I wrote:

It’s not our fault that we have no idea how to engage the most basic and arguably sacred human relationship to...

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Psychiatric Medication Taper and Insomnia

Tears streamed down her face.

“I can’t take it anymore” she sobbed. “All of my old, stupid worries are back, and I haven’t slept in a month, and I feel like I’m...

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Herb Safety in Pregnancy

In addition to the traditional medicine systems that developed clinical herbal practices over thousands of years, there used to be a knowing amongst women about which herbs are safe, helpful and...

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Red Meat for Your Depression

It’s been a little over 3 weeks since we last met, and I wanted to send you an update.

I started eating red meat daily to address the reactive hypoglycemia. I am feeling so much...

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Vital Mind Stories: My Story of Burning Out, Bouncing Back and Breaking Through

Over the past year and a half I’ve shared a lot about what was going on with me in terms of my spiritual and personal growth, but the one thing I didn’t share about publicly was the...

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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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