Do You Talk with Your Doctor about Health and Mindset?

health and mindset

Do You Talk with Your Doctor about Health and Mindset? The need for achieving a mindset that helps you meet the challenges of everyday living is increasingly important in our often negative and chaotic world.  More healthcare providers are realizing their patients sometimes need help dealing with daily challenges and stresses that may affect their long term health and mindset. We’ve all experienced times in our lives when it’s difficult to focus or maintain a steady pace in order to … Continue reading

Depression and the Gut Brain Connection – Are you depressed?

Depression and the Gut Brain Connection If you’ve never heard of Dr. Kelly Brogan, it is my pleasure to introduce you to her!  Dr. Brogan, who is well versed in the subject of depression and the gut brain connection, is a brilliant holistic women’s health psychiatrist whom I discovered by following my main man in the functional medicine world, Dr. Mark Hyman. The post I want to share with you today is about the subject that launched my career of … Continue reading

SAM-e…for me, it was a miracle…

Supplements and tools for depression

SAM-e…is it that good?  Yes, yes it is! I forgot SAM-e is great for your joints!  It helps with transulfuration which is the process that produces healthy connective tissue.  It supports critical components of that connective tissue by aiding in the production of L-cysteine, an amino acid and other components which are needed to make cartilage, ligaments, tendons and bone.  It’s so important to maintain our joint strength and flexibility as we get older, and this helps immensely.  I was … Continue reading

The Deadly Truth Behind Antidepressants

I took these.  In fact, I took 3 different versions of them.  I can only remember Zoloft and Paxil.  The first prescription I took for depression is lost to my memory. I think it’s really important to understand the deadly truth behind antidepressants. I’m linking here to a very informative article by Dr. Micozzi on anti-depressants.  I want you to have the opportunity to read it for yourself. What I can contribute to his post is my own personal experience. I … Continue reading

Admitting Depression…it’s not that easy to do…

Admitting Depression One of the things I’m learning to do is to open up about my struggle with depression and let go of attempts to hide it or feel embarrassed or ashamed because it.   I’ve always been a very private person, so admitting depression has been a learning curve and a challenge; for me, it’s been a test of personal courage.  There are 3 reasons I am moving in this direction, and they affect you; so today I want to share … Continue reading

Artificial Sweeteners and Weight Gain…could they be sabotaging your diet??

Artificial Sweeteners and Weight Gain I was told a long time ago by a holistic chiropractor that artificial sweeteners could bring on a bout of depression with just a couple of servings.  This resonated with me as I suffered from depression for decades.  I wouldn’t go near the stuff. But what about artificial sweeteners and weight gain? I thought it would be interesting to share a post written by one of my favorites, the integrative medicine guru, Dr. Mark Hyman.  … Continue reading

Eat to Relieve Depression…changing your diet can work wonders!

Can you eat to relieve depression? If you think you can add a few specific supplements to your diet to handle your depression, think again. Instead, begin to eat to relieve depression! You are what you eat, and that’s true for your mental health as well as the health of the rest of your body.  The drugs used to treat depression have had limited success out in the world; the field of psychiatry is finally turning its attention to diet … Continue reading

Probiotics and Depression…can taking probiotics help?

Probiotics and Depression…can taking them help? This post contains some important information on probiotics and depression, but first, did you know you actually have two nervous systems? One, the central nervous system consists of your brain and your spinal cord; the other is the intrinsic nervous system which exists in your gastrointestinal tract.   While we have always believed our brain to be running the show, it turns out that our gut is actually sending more data to our brain … Continue reading

Fat Intake and Depression…is there a link?

Fat Intake and Depression Is there a connection between fat intake and depression? I often tell people I cured myself of decades of depression and lost 20 pounds by changing how I eat. One woman’s response was, “if I lost 20 pounds, I wouldn’t be depressed either!” I thought that was pretty funny, but had to tell her it went beyond just being psyched I lost unwanted weight.  It felt so good to no longer live with depression; to struggle … Continue reading

Omega-3 fatty acids – why are they so important?

Omega-3 fatty acids All this information about healthy fats and omega this and omega that can be so confusing! Research indicates omega-3 fatty acids may improve depression, and that they improve cognitive brain function.  Your brain is largely made of fat, so making healthy fat a regular part of your diet is critical to your long term health, both mental and physical. How do you get your omega-3 fatty acids and why are they so important to your health in our … Continue reading