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The Failure to Perform: Long-term Antipsychotic Treatment

The limitations of a randomized trial is that it cannot help us to understand what individuals bring to treatment risks and benefits. A critical new study by Harrow et al adds to previous data...

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Western Diet Causes Cognitive Impairment, Anxiety, and Depression

One of the problems with modern toxicology research is that the risks of exposure may only be revealed when the body is challenged – a model rarely employed in animal or human research. In...

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Antidepressant Risks: Mental Health Side Effects?

With 1 in 10 Americans, and 25% of women prescribed antidepressants, it may finally be time to examine the bill of goods we have been sold on their efficacy, safety, and mechanism of action. While...

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DSM V: Bought by Pharma

Published in May 2013, the fifth edition of the Diagnostic and Statistical Manual has served to show psychiatry’s hand, exposing the corrupting influence of the pharmaceutical industry,...

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The New Psychiatry: Forget Everything You Think You Know About Mental Health

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 psychiatry....

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Prenatal Vitamins: A to D

The tension between natural medicine advocates and the defenders of pharmaceutically-based medicine, sometimes gives rise to some confusing double-talk. The supplement industry has been persecuted...

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Gluten and Gut Bugs

Biochemical individuality is the event horizon of modern medicine.  Our desire to reduce health to heredity and “what we’re born with” has been challenged by the myriad...

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Vitamin D for Pregnancy Depression

Vitamin D’s role in mental health may represent its pivotal position as a neuroimmune hormonal messenger. Some clinicians, including myself, question the cause of epidemic levels of ...

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Toxicity of Monsanto's Roundup: Beyond Glyphosate

There are many shortcomings of modern toxicology research. In the realm of persistent and bioaccumulative pesticides and herbicides, testing only the active ingredient or "AP" may leave...

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Benefits of Breastfeeding Depend on Weaning Diet

Published in the Journal of Pediatrics, a study by Paneau et al  supports the role of early childhood diet in perpetuating the benefits of breast feeding into adulthood.  In this cohort,...

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Monsanto's Roundup in Breastmilk

Monsanto has told us not to worry, before. The deleterious effects of DDT, Agent Orange, and PCBs were only acknowledged after decades of accumulated evidence of irreversible danger to human lives....

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Methylation and Schizophrenia: The Role of B Vitamins

Schizophrenia is typically characterized by negative symptoms including apathy and impaired executive function while positive symptoms refer to delusions and hallucinations. Appreciating the role...

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