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The Facts: UCLA Professor David Cohen explains how there is zero evidence that antidepressant medications work in the long term and calls out the relationship between big pharma and big politics as a cause for the lack of long term studies.
Reflect On: Why is there so much focus on medication as the only solution for depression when many studies show they are not only ineffective, but can also be harmful and dangerous. Why aren’t other holistic/natural alternatives explored?
(NaturalHealth365) It seems that every week there is a new “superfood” that promises to support and promote health. And, most nutritionists agree that foods like organic kale, arugula, and berries are really wholesome choices, packed as they are with antioxidants and valuable micronutrients. However, the reigning king of all superfoods may well be among the tiniest. It’s hard to conceive of a food more worthy of the title of “superfood” than chia seeds.
(Natural News) Omega-3 fatty acids are incredibly important fats that have powerful benefits that support various bodily functions. These fats are lauded for their ability to significantly boost heart health — particularly as fish oil supplements. According to the American Heart Association, healthy adults are recommended to eat at leasttwo servings of fishper week, with fatty fish high in Omega-3s like salmon and tuna being priority foods. However, fish oil supplements are found to share similar benefits for heart health, cancer and fatty liver disease. Now, new evidence suggests that Omega-3 oils can have a beneficial effect on human cognition and mood. →
Psilocybin, the active ingredient in “magic mushrooms,” continues to show promise as a natural treatment for anxiety and depression. In fact, in a recently-published study, reduced symptoms were recorded weeks after depressed patients ➤➤
(Natural News) CBD, or cannabidiol, is one of many cannabinoid compounds found in the cannabis plant. CBD is one of the most researched cannabinoid compounds, along with THC (or, tetrahydrocannabinol). While THC does have medicinal value, it is primarily known for its psychoactive effects. Conversely, CBD is not psychoactive and is famous for its myriad of health benefits and medicinal uses. Research has shown that CBD can be used to treat a variety of diseases and conditions, ranging from seizure disorders to depression.
(Natural News) Arthritis, diabetes, cancer, inflammation… the list of conditions that curcumin can help with is pretty impressive, with many common physical ailments benefiting to some degree from the compound found in turmeric. However, curcumin really puts the “super” in “superfood” by not just enhancing physical health but mental health as well – and we can now add addressing all-too-common conditions like depression and anxiety to its list of accomplishments.
October 31st, 2018 By Kelly Brogan, M.D. Guest writer for Wake Up World We know that all drugs have side effects. That’s just part of the deal right? But is it really possible that an antidepressant can cause a sane person to act like a cold-blooded criminal? I imagined my audience would be wondering as much as…..Read more