Essential Reads

The New Science of Successfully Breaking Bad Habits

By Christopher Bergland on December 06, 2017 in The Athlete's Way
The Science of Behavior Change (SOBC) coalition is on a mission to help people break bad habits and successfully make behavioral changes that will lead to longer, healthier lives.

Which Breeds of Dogs Are Best for Your Health?

By Stanley Coren PhD., DSc, FRSC on November 23, 2017 in Canine Corner
New data not only shows that dog ownership provides substantial health benefits, but also that some breeds have a more substantial positive impact.

New Diet Ideas From the Artificial Sweeteners Controversy

Intriguing findings and new ideas reviewing 10 years of medical literature and research

Medicating Women's Sexual Desire Still Highly Controversial

By Robert T Muller Ph.D. on November 02, 2017 in Talking About Trauma
Research reveals that sexual desire is influenced by non-biological factors.

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Omega-3s in Mental Health Care: Part 1

Curious about the evidence for omega-3s for depressed mood? Many studies report beneficial effects but more research needs to be done.

L-Theanine for Generalized Anxiety

Do you find that anti-anxiety drugs don't work or have side effects that get in the way? Consider trying l-theanine, a naturally occurring amino acid that might help.

The Latest News on the Obesity Epidemic

New Data from the CDC about obesity and its consequences.

Pharma Corruption Started the Opioid Epidemic

By Allen J Frances M.D. on October 04, 2017 in Saving Normal
Pharma caused the deadly opioid epidemic and should be held accountable for cleaning up the mess it created.

Black Tea Alters Gut Microbiome in Anti-Obesogenic Ways

By Christopher Bergland on October 04, 2017 in The Athlete's Way
Black tea alters gut microbiome in a way that promotes weight loss, according to a new UCLA study on mice.

Surprising New Discoveries About Our Sense of Smell

New research shows that human smell can detect serious diseases.

Aging, Health, and Conscious Evolution

Can a framework based on an ancient parable help us to realize how much control we have over the nature and quality of our old age?

A New Approach to Treating Hard-to-Cure Illnesses

Unconventional techniques can hold the key

The Vegan Brain

By Georgia Ede MD on September 30, 2017 in Diagnosis: Diet
What everyone needs to know to keep their brains in tip-top shape.

Curing Erectile Dysfunction, Killing Children?

By Mark Borigini M.D. on September 29, 2017 in Overcoming Pain
Over the last few years, its most popular use has been to treat erectile dysfunction in men and low libido in women, despite the lack of robust clinical data supporting such use.

L-tryptophan and 5-hydroxytryptophan in Mental Health Care

Curious about the role of amino acids in mental health care? L-tryptophan and a related amino acid 5-hydroxytryptophan reduce symptoms of depression, anxiety and insomnia.

Mitochondria and Mood

By Peter Bongiorno ND, LAc on September 29, 2017 in Inner Source
What are the energy packs of your cells, and could these be the underlying cause of mental health problems?

Magnesium and Zinc Are Essential for Healthy Brain Function

Ever wonder about the role of magnesium and zinc in healthy brain function? Studies show that both minerals have beneficial effects on mood, memory and other areas of functioning.

Mindfulness and Peacemaking, Part 2

By Jeffrey Brantley M.D. on September 27, 2017 in The Mindful Moment
All in the present moment.
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Mindfulness and Peacemaking, Part 1

By Jeffrey Brantley M.D. on September 27, 2017 in The Mindful Moment
All in the present moment.

Outlook on Alzheimer's No Longer Bleak

options for reversing early Alzheimer's exist.

Folate for Depression, Schizophrenia and Dementia

Are you curious about the evidence for folate supplementation as a treatment for serious mental health problems? Emerging research findings support its use.

Quantitative Electroencephalography in Mental Health Care

Are you looking for a more advanced approach that can help you evaluate abnormal brain activity in OCD, depressed mood, or bipolar disorder? QEEG brain wave analysis could help.

Hillary Clinton Is Doing Pranayama

Alternate nostril breathing is good for PTSD and mental health.

Non-invasive Vagus Nerve Stimulation May Relieve Migraines

By Christopher Bergland on September 13, 2017 in The Athlete's Way
In 2002, doctors first noticed that implanted vagus nerve stimulation (VNS) devices relieved migraines. Now, a new handheld VNS device shows promise for headache sufferers.
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Copper Toxicity: A Common Cause of Psychiatric Symptoms

By Judy Tsafrir M.D. on September 11, 2017 in Holistic Psychiatry
Could copper overload be the cause of your depression, anxiety, ADHD, and poor immune function? Copper toxicity is a treatable condition, but you must identify it first.

The 'Soy-ling' of Our Food: The Versatile U.S. Soybean

By Sylvia R. Karasu M.D. on September 11, 2017 in The Gravity of Weight
Over the past 25 years, many studies have suggested that soy intake is beneficial to health. What do we know about the versatile soybean?

Opioid Addiction: Is This a War We Can Win?

Those who are familiar with “recovery from addiction” know that solving the crisis requires action. The battle lines are clear; it’s time to take a stand.

Dancing Away the Blues

There's evidence supporting your need to sway.

Vitamin B12, Thiamin, and Niacin in Mental Health Care

Curious about the roles of vitamin B12, thiamin, and niacin in healthy brain functioning?

Folate: An Essential Vitamin for Good Mental Health

Are you curious about the role of folate or l-methylfolinic acid in mental health care? Many studies show that folate plays important roles in good mental health.

Chronic Stress Discombobulates Gut Microbiome Communities

By Christopher Bergland on August 25, 2017 in The Athlete's Way
When people are relaxed, gut microbiome communities hum in perfect harmony. However, stress wreaks havoc on the gut-brain axis in unpredictable ways, according to a new study.

Categorizing Treatments Used in Biomedicine and CAM

Do you sometimes wonder how different treatments work? Different treatments rely on different established or postulated mechanisms of action.

Dogs as Healers, Dogs as Co-Therapists for PTSD

How Dogs Can Facilitate the Healing of Trauma.