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Luscious Lipids: Cholesterol is Vital for Brain Health

I’ll have the egg white omelet, please.

Since the 1950’s, we’ve been told that eating fat makes you fat and that avoiding traditional fats (i.e. butter, animal meats, lard,...

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Pregnant and Pre-Polluted: 8 Choices for a Healthier Womb

I wasn’t always a clean living crusader. But pregnancy has a way of turning on that just-tell-me-what-to-do-to-get-this-right-NOW switch. Five years ago, that switch was activated for me when...

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Weighing Treatment Options - What Informs Choices?

Sitting in a CEDH-sponsored homeopathy course, I shared the discomfort that many of the allopathically-trained students felt percolating when the instructor admitted to a minimal evidence...

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See No Evil, Hear No Evil

I have written, in previous posts, about the deleterious effects of antenatal inflammation – the effects on the mother’s mental and physical health, on birth outcomes, and on her...

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Birthing Bliss, Birthing Trauma, and the Role of the Perinatal Patient

I remember looking out of my living room window, drawing on my connection to all the women in the world who had felt this energy before, all that were in that moment, and all that would in time to...

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Fire in the Belly

What goes wrong for the 10-15% of women who feel like hiding under the covers instead of gazing blissfully into their newborns peaceful face?  Is it expectations unmet?  Is it...

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Mental Illness in Pregnancy | To Medicate or Not Medicate

When a woman has a history of severe and relapsing mental illness, but is stable on her current treatment, and is planning a pregnancy or is postpartum, what is the best course of action for her...

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Vitamin D for Your Brain

Vitamin D is a fat soluble vitamin that influences T regulatory cells, critical for immune modulation. Consistent with inflammatory models of mental illness, vitamin D deficiency has been...

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That Naughty Little Pill: Can Birth Control Cause Depression?

Are You On the Pill?

It was early in my actualization as a righteous, post-adolescent that I began to think of birth control as a woman’s right. It would be years before I would learn the...

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The Head Bone's Connected to the Body Bone

We have long been told that “low levels” of serotonin in the brain equal bad and sad, and we have been educated by the Pharmaceutical industry about the opportunity we have, through the...

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My Journey Home to Self

It was 3 a.m. and the fluorescence of the hospital bed “nightlight” was not very flattering to either of us. Shawna had delivered her first daughter 34 hours ago and I was called, as a...

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