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Dr.J – Page 3 – Real Thriving – By Dr. Lynn Johnson

NUTRITION AND MENTAL HEALTH

A PRESS RELEASE from Medical Express (http://medicalxpress.com/) from January 28 (but just showing up in my inbox!) is a press release from the University of Melbourne. That’s in Oz, of course. http://medicalxpress.com/news/2015-01-diet-nutrition-essential-mental-health.html “Diet and nutrition essential for mental health” publicizes … Read More

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AGING VS THRIVING

AS MANY OF YOU KNOW, I like intense intermittent exercise. I can get much of the value of longer exercise episodes in fifteen minutes. Since the body likes habit and routine, High Intensity Interval Training is a way to keep … Read More

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STAND UP AND LIVE!

A recent report in Medscape pointed out that the total time we spend sitting has a direct relationship with early death. Yes, and I am sitting as I type this. Am I suicidal or what? Here is the link. If … Read More

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IS THE DODO DEAD?

I have recently posted two Dodo Bird articles, arguing that when it comes to psychotherapy, all models seem to get approximately the same results. Now I say that the Dodo Bird is Wrong!  In my post, “Is Mental Illness A … Read More

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HOW CAN I HELP?

posted in: Classes, Enjoy Life Book | 8

END OF THE YEAR! – TIME FOR ME TO RE-EVALUATE.  – Please help me help you. What have you gained this year from receiving my newsletter?  Which posts were meaningful to you? Did you take any of my Online Classes? If … Read More

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MEDITATION: CAN IT BE A STAND-ALONE TREATMENT?

In a new study just released, group mindfulness treatment was just as effective as individual cognitive therapy in treating depression.[1] As usual, the actual article is behind a paywall, but if you sign up for online library services through your … Read More

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Lifestyles solutions

On Dec. 10 I interviewed Sandra Scheinbaum, Ph.D. on functional medicine. She is a psychologist, and has been in a practice with other therapists, medical doctors, and a psychiatrist. Her core argument is that psychotherapy has been too narrow to … Read More

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Is “Mental Illness” A Disease?

posted in: Psychotherapy | 14

Well, I do admit, people seeking help for emotional disorders are certainly ill-at-ease, dis-eased. But that is not what we mean. We are talking about the Official Disease Model, the DSM 5. In Scientific American, Peter Kinderman makes a case … Read More

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IS “NO POACHING” A SOUND RULE?

“Mate poaching” means that you take a partner from another person. A man who seduces (what an old-fashioned word, neh?) a woman, someone who already has a committed relationship with another man, has poached. It works both ways, of course. … Read More

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NEW NDE STUDY ANNOUNCED

posted in: Articles, Fun Stuff | 1

The largest-to-date study of Near Death Experiences, NDEs, was just published. Dr. Sam Parnia was the lead investigator. It was a four-year, multi-site and multi-investigator study. It focused on cardiac arrests (CA) in persons brought to the ER. There were … Read More

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