Author Archives: Holistic Depression Coach

New Book: Natural Solutions for Anxiety

I am pleased to announce that my e-book entitled “Natural Solutions for Anxiety: A Practical Guide” is now available on Amazon.
This book is the result of my many years of working with clients to help them be free from depression and anxiety without medication. It includes practical tips and solutions that anyone can implement right away. Continue reading

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How to PREVENT Depression and Anxiety

In my holistic mental health practice, I have been seeing a lot of teenagers struggling with depression and anxiety. This post is for parents who might be concerned about their family history of mental illness and are wondering what preventative measures they can take to help their children avoid depression and anxiety. Continue reading

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The ‘Overprescribed’ Podcast

“More than 200 common medications sold in the U.S. include depression as a potential side effect. Sometimes, the risk stems from taking several drugs at the same time. Now, a new study finds people who take these medicines are, in fact, more likely to be depressed.” Continue reading

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Margot Kidder’s Alternative Approach to Bipolar

Margot Kidder was an important voice in advocating for alternative mental health. Continue reading

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Nutritional Therapies for Mental Wellness

I came across this wonderful scientific article that was published in Nutrition Journal and I found it very comprehensive and useful. It includes specific nutrients and dosages for treatment of OCD, schizophrenia, bipolar disorder, and major depression. Continue reading

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Antibiotics and Depression

Research has shown that just ONE course of antibiotics raises the risk of depression. I had a recent experience that reminded me of just how true this is. Continue reading

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4 Things Your Psychiatrist May Not Have Told You

Here are four things your psychiatrist may not have mentioned to you about psychiatric medications, but that are very important for you to know. Continue reading

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New Alternative Mental Health Resource

I’m so pleased to announce the launch today of a free resource for people wanting to explore holistic options for mental health. Continue reading

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Podcast: Natural Solutions for Anxiety

I was featured as a guest on a podcast discussing natural solutions for anxiety. Continue reading

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Depression and Addiction

Depression and addiction can go hand-in-hand. This is because people often try to self-medicate in an effort to alleviate symptoms of mood disorders. Unfortunately, the risk of suicide and self-harm is elevated among addicts. For example, 40% of all alcoholics attempt suicide at least once. Continue reading

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Anti-anxiety Nutrients

Depression often goes hand-in-hand with anxiety. Many people ask me about what they can do to help with stress, anxiety, or panic attacks. Here are a few nutrients I recommend. Continue reading

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A Natural Solution for Constipation

This drink is safe to take everyday for 30 days and or even longer if needed. Unlike commercial laxatives, it is safe and natural and will not promote dependence. It will actually strengthen and promote healing of the intestinal canal. Continue reading

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ZERO Deaths from Supplements

The most recent information from U.S. National Poison Data System shows that there have been no deaths reported from any vitamin, mineral or amino acid. Ever. Continue reading

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Follow Your Intuition

It’s very important to give your own opinion and feelings the same amount of respect that you would give a trusted practitioner. Listen to what others say but ultimately, go with what your own inner voice is telling you. Continue reading

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The Secret is Out

Here’s what I wish everyone who is suffering from mental illness knew right now: You can heal your depression and anxiety simply by taking a few nutrients that are right for your biochemistry. Continue reading

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The 5 Biotypes of Depression

Dr. Walsh discovered that there are essentially only 5 major chemical classifications (or biotypes) of the depressive population. Continue reading

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Liver/Gallbladder Cleanse

The first time I did a liver cleanse was about a year ago, and I had great results: my energy increased, my skin and eyes became clearer, and I felt great! Continue reading

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Withdrawl from Psych Meds

If you’re not already on medication, please do diligent research before you start taking it. Continue reading

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No Magic Pill?

I think there IS a magic pill. In fact, there could be several! It really just depends on your individual genetics and the nutrients that your body needs. Continue reading

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Recovering from an Inadvertent Detox

Once I recognize that I’m not feeling good, I am usually able to take an action to change the way I’m feeling. Continue reading

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