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A New Solution to Depression

October 29th, 2017|

Copyright (c) 2017 by Lynn D. Johnson. You may reprint this with proper attribution and copyright attached. At 71, Lynn does 40 - 50 pushups. Depression is increasing worldwide. It hits us younger, and hits more of us. When I was a new intern in psychology, the average [...]

Hope For IBS

January 5th, 2016|

A recent meta analysis shows that patients suffering from irritable bowel syndrome - IBS - are helped by psychotherapy. Not only do they feel better while the therapy helps them work with their emotions, but the benefit continues for six months to a year after therapy is ended. I should [...]

Skepticism and Health

December 30th, 2015|

Today many people are avoiding wheat. I saw one report on the internet claiming that wheat uniquely drives up blood sugar. According to this report, blood sugar would rise moderately with an oatmeal breakfast but skyrocket with a wheat breakfast. Maybe. I have eaten cooked cracked wheat and cooked wheat [...]

Do Statins Damage Mental Health?

August 5th, 2015|

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 fairly straightforward: If you take any drug, statins or non-statins, [...]

Hobbies that help you Thrive

June 16th, 2015|

Eating a "rainbow diet" with lots of vegetables helps you recover from depression. Why is that? It is very likely that the rainbow diet reduces chronic inflammation. What will raise chronic inflammation? Eating prepared foods. Being worried and upset. Not getting regular exercise. In other words, living in the 21st [...]

GUT HEALTH and MENTAL HEALTH

April 10th, 2015|

When I started exploring lifestyle interventions a few years ago, I thought that interventions like coaching clients toward healthy eating and more physical exercise (among at least ten or twelve others!) were useful and interesting additions to my clinical skills. I even put together an online class to share with [...]