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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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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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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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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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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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Advice About Taking Supplements

The next day, I split my supplements into alternating days and immediately noticed a big change in how I felt. It turned out that I was simply rushing the process a bit too much and needed to take it a little slower. Continue reading

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Helpful B12 Chart

If you’ve got your 23andme results handy, take a look and see if you’ve been taking the correct form of B12 for you. Continue reading

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Hair Tissue Mineral Analysis

Another non-invasive diagnostic tool I recommend to clients is a hair tissue mineral analysis. This test can provide valuable information about your levels of nutrients. It also provides feedback on toxic metals that may be accumulating in your body. Continue reading

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Simple Genetic Test to Help Identify Root Causes of Depression

Instead of trying to guess what supplements will work for someone who is depressed, a simple saliva test will help practitioners identify treatment options quickly and effectively. This will save thousands of people from suffering through trying treatments that aren’t suitable for them. Continue reading

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Vitamin D, gut health, and depression

Depression is not a one-size-fits all thing. There’s no one cause and there’s no one solution. Everyone has personalized needs. Continue reading

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Why the System is Broken and What You Can Do

It’s not that doctors don’t want to help you; it’s that their hands are tied and they are limited to only offering medical solutions such as pharmaceuticals. It’s what they’ve been trained to do. Continue reading

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Copper Overload: A Common Cause of Depression in Women

I first discovered I had very high amounts of copper after I took a urine essential elements test. The results showed that my copper was in the 97th percentile range- way off the charts! My naturopathic doctor didn’t seem concerned … Continue reading

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Hitting A Brick Wall Can Be a Blessing

Along my journey to alleviate my depression without pharmaceuticals, I have run into many roadblocks. In retrospect, each challenge was important to identify what worked and didn’t work for me. Continue reading

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