Dr. Kelly Brogan M.D.
February 7, 2017
Dr. Kelly Brogan M.D.
February 7, 2017
Dr. Gary Kohls
August 18, 2016
How much does our environment play a role in not only our physical health, but our mental health as well? Dr. Gary Kohls talks about connections that you’ve likely never known of and how what you smell, taste and breathe every day can affect your mental health.
June 11, 2016
There is already a bevy of studies that prove spending time in nature has amazing health benefits. Spending micro-breaks outdoors can rejuvenate the brain. Kids who spend more time in green spaces have elevated cognitive functioning on tests and also enjoy lower stress levels. The list of ways that Mother Nature nurtures our minds is growing, with a study from last year adding to the multitude of positive benefits we get from spending time outdoors.
The new study, by Stanford’s Gregory Bratman and several colleagues from the United States and Sweden, was published in the Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences, comes from the field of cognitive neuroscience. By scanning neural signatures in the brain after people spent time in nature (people in Japan refer to this as forest bathing), researchers found some interesting results.
Thirty-eight participants with “no history of mental disorder” were divided into two groups and asked to take a walk. One group walked for 90 minutes near the natural area of the Stanford campus, and the other group walked along a busy roadway (El Camino Real) in downtown Palo Alto, California.
Both before and after their walks, the participants answered a questionnaire designed to measure their tendency to ‘ruminate’ on negative self-talk, an inward pattern of thinking that often leads to depression. They also had brain scans before and after their walks, with emphasis on examination of the subgenual prefrontal cortex of the brain – which the study calls:
“an area that has been shown to be particularly active during the type of maladaptive, self-reflective thought and behavioral withdrawal that occurs during rumination.”
As you may have guessed, participants who took the 90-minute nature walk showed a decrease in rumination. The decrease was measured by how they answered the questionnaire and also by their brain scans, which showed decreased activity in the subgenual prefrontal cortex.
Gregory Bratman, the lead author of the study explained:
“This provides robust results for us that nature experience, even of a short duration, can decrease this pattern of thinking that is associated with the onset, in some cases, of mental illnesses like depression.”
April 23, 2016
Dr. Isaac Eliaz discusses digestive health. He explains why it’s so much more than possibly having an upset stomach after eating certain foods. Find out what the body is doing during and after digestion and how it can affect so many different systems in the body, including your mental health! You never knew how important digestion was.
March 24, 2016
There are two much older links today, but they are quite pertinent given that those issues affect most of the populace still to this day. Have a great evening.
Blair To Eradicate European Culture To Create A United States Of Europe
[An incisive synopsis into the aspects of culture creation/manipulation that are taking place. Source: DailyBell]
Breaking: Newsweek: Scientists Link Fluoridated Water With ADHD, Obesity & Depression
[An old, but notable link considering more than half the water in the US is fluoridated. Source: HealthNutNews]
Israeli Company Hacking iPhone for FBI #NewWorldNewxtWeek
[Source: Corbett Report |NewWorldNextWeek]
Unsettling Truth: Most Clinical Trials Are Funded By Big Pharma
The Psychological / Ritual Warfare Of Aesthetic Terrorism & Mass Shootings
[Another older, but salient link given the fact psychological operations, mass shootings, false flags and the like are with us, and probably will be until considerable change takes place. Source: JaysAnalysis]
Organic Food Vastly More Nutritious Than Genetically Modified Food: Huge New Science Study Reveals The Differences
[If you still eat genetically modified food, or haven’t looked into it, please do. Your health depends on it, especially given the fact there have never been intergenerational studies of them. That doesn’t even begin to include the fact that Jeffery Smith has covered considerable information regarding how much Biotech corporations control every aspect of what information makes it to the public eye. Source: NaturalNews.com]
Doing This Type Of Brain Cardio Could Prevent Mental Decline By Up To 32%
For those thinking that this might sound insane, books like Toxic Psychiatry by Peter R. Breggin, MD – who is Harvard-trained psychiatrist and former full-time consultant at NIMH – detail the rampant drugging of society in an incisive/extensive way.
Furthermore, the work of Jon Rappaport, who is an investigative journalist & researcher of over 30 years into the fields of medicine and more, has been pivotal in me being able to learn about this pervasive, and disturbing trend. Rappoport’s work can be found at NoMoreFakeNews.com and JonRappoport.wordpress.com
Rappoport provides a great starting point regarding this abstruse topic for those wanting to further research this information:
Margie King, Health Coach
Women are now almost twice as likely to be on antidepressants as men. Why?
“Why can’t a woman be more like a man?” laments Henry Higgins in the 1964 Lerner and Loewe classic musical “My Fair Lady.” In the show Higgins is stymied by Eliza Doolittle’s emotional reactions to his science-based efforts to re-engineer her in his image of a proper woman.
Click here for Rex Harrison’s rendition of “Hymn to Him” from the movie.
It’s the age-old problem of men and women having different sensibilities. But fast forward 50 years or so, and Henry Higgins may well have the answer to his problem – antidepressants.
A study published in the Journal of Clinical Psychiatry finds that more than 69% of people on antidepressants aren’t actually depressed. They don’t meet the criteria for major depressive disorder (MDD). And 38% never met the criteria for other conditions for which antidepressants are prescribed, at any time in their life. These include obsessive-compulsive disorder, panic disorder, social phobia, or generalized anxiety disorder.[i]
But what many of these “patients” have in common is that they are women. The researchers found that being female was statistically associated with antidepressant prescriptions.
In other words, according to actual medical practice, it looks like being a woman may be a treatable mental health condition.
Other major reasons linked to taking antidepressants included being Caucasian, having recent or current physical problems (e.g., loss of bladder control, hypertension, and back pain) or a recent visit to a mental health facility.
Women are now almost twice as likely to be on antidepressants as men. One in four women is now on psychiatric medication according to Julie Holland, a psychiatrist in New York and the author of “Moody Bitches: The Truth About the Drugs You’re Taking, the Sleep You’re Missing, the Sex You’re Not Having, and What’s Really Making You Crazy.”
In a recent op-ed piece in the New York Times Dr. Holland noted that women are under constant pressure to tamp down their emotions. “We have been taught to apologize for our tears, to suppress our anger and to fear being called hysterical,” she writes.
By: David Gutierrez
An article in the journal Science casts doubt on how seriously the findings of any one psychological or other type of scientific study should be taken. In order to contribute to an ongoing debate about the reliability of psychological research, 270 researchers on five continents repeated 100 experiments that had been published in major psychological journals in 2008.
They were only able to replicate the original experiment’s findings in 36 of 100 cases.
“The key caution that an average reader should take away is any one study is not going to be the last word,” said lead researcher Brian Nosek of the University of Virginia. “Science is a process of uncertainty reduction, and no one study is almost ever a definitive result on its own.”
The researchers replicated studies falling into one of two general categories: social psychology, concerning social topics such as identity, self-esteem, prejudice and social interactions; and cognitive psychology, concerning topics related to basic operations of the mind such as memory, perception and attention. Only half the results of cognitive psychology studies could be replicated, and just 25 percent of the results from social psychology experiments could be replicated.
Even in cases where the researchers replicated the findings of prior studies, they nearly always found a less significant effect. In fact, the average effect size in the replicated studies was about half that of the original studies.
“There is no doubt that I would have loved for the effects to be more reproducible,” Nosek said. “I am disappointed, in the sense that I think we can do better.”
One social psychology experiment that was successfully replicated showed that people are equally accurate at recognizing pride in faces from different cultures. A cognitive psychology study that was replicated showed which regions of the brain show increased activity when people receive fair offers in a financial game.
An example of a study that was not replicated was a social psychology experiment that found that people were more likely to cheat if they were encouraged to believe there is no such thing as free will.