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5 Essential Keys to Tapering from an Antidepressant

What YOU Can Learn From Hundreds of Patients

Every year, millions of people worldwide choose to take a pharmaceutical approach to treating their depression. For some, antidepressants provide a...

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Letter to The New York Times: Many People Taking Antidepressants Discover They Can’t Quit

Searing stomach pain, racing heart, hair loss, missed periods, flared psoriasis, burning fingers, constipation, confusion, frequent upper respiratory infections, and 9 months of intractable...

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Vital Mind Stories: Alexis's Gentle Antidepressant Taper

Many of the women I work with are initiated to themselves through a dark night of the soul during their medication taper process. I have become very comfortable holding space for this birth...

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We Are All Wounded Healers

One of the primary mythic patterns informing and giving shape to what is collectively playing out on the world stage—as well as within the human psyche—is the archetype of the...

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See Yourself Well

Forty-five percent less blood loss during spinal surgery.1

Sounds good, right? How’d they do it? Some new intraoperative technique or device? Some promising pharmaceutical product that...

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Navigating the Dark Night of the Soul with Flower Essences

The Dark Night of the Soul has been referenced by spiritual teachers for ages. It is an inner journey that one is called to undertake at various stages in life, one where the mind’s limited...

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Stop Your Energy Drains

Do you know what an abacus is?

It’s essentially an old school bead-based calculator. You move a bead to one of two sides to keep the tally. The implication of this tool is that the total...

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Resolution of Refractory Bipolar Disorder Through Lifestyle Interventions: A Case Report

Background

This case illustrates the relationship between gut, hormonal, and brain function in that dietary change, mindfulness interventions, and detoxification led to resolution of disabling...

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Could the Flu Shot Make You Depressed?

Did your doctor or friendly pharmacist tell you that the flu vaccine could put your mental health at risk?

According to the latest research, the notoriously ineffective,1 2 3 illness-inducing,4 5...

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Right Timing: Why It Pays to Wait

Waiting sucks.

That’s why we have instant coffee, quick dry nail polish, and Amazon Prime. We have industrialized an entire culture around the premise that waiting is an unnecessary...

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Four Simple Gut - Healing Recipes

“The most powerful path to our brain—and peace of mind—is through our gut.”

Today, millions of people have gut dysbiosis that leads to poor digestion and mood as well as a...

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HIV and Pregnancy: Pharma Abusing Women?

Editorial note: As a physician trained to regard informed consent around pharmaceuticals, I believe there can never be too much information provided to women who must make decisions about exposing...

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