GROW YOUR BRAIN

WHAT IF WE HAD A SIMPLE HABIT that would grow our brain, lengthen our life, and help eliminate depression? Would you be interested? Maybe not, because few people are actually doing it. Only about one person in four. I am … Read More

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Do Statins Damage Mental Health?

I just read a new report. It turns out that drugs that lower cholesterol, including statins, damage memory. The article appears in JAMA, the Journal of the American Medical Association. The lead author is Brian Strom.| http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/26054031 The findings are … Read More

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ACTIVITY & THRIVING

I just posted a new YouTube video. Take a look, share it, leave a message.   What about it? What do you do that gives you energy and a sense of competency?

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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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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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WALKING MEDITATION

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Walking as a treatment for depression is a good idea. Reports vary, but most suggest that there is a small, positive effect from encouraging people to exercise.[i] I have seen patients who had a large and reliable response to walking … Read More

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DEFEATING AN ANTIDEPRSSANT SIDE EFFECT

Women on antidepressants experience a diminishing of sexual desire.  In the STAR*D large, multi-site study on depression, 50% of women suffered sexual side effects from antidepressants. Thus, while antidepressants help patients recover from depression, they also reduce the desire for … Read More

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TRACKING DEPRESSION AND INFLAMMATION

Dr. Ed Suarez at Duke has published another study on c-reactive protein and depression. You can read the announcement here: http://tinyurl.com/LynnJ-creactiveproteinstudy For years now we have been learning how depression appears to have a large component of inflammation. Dr Charles … Read More

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