Feeling Tired? Try These 15 Ways to Beat Fatigue

Like many people I see, Sandra was experiencing debilitating exhaustion. Completing her PhD, she was working all day and collapsing on the couch at 8 pm. She stopped going out in the evening. She ceased spending time with friends, engaging in activities outside of her...

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Is Your Multivitamin Making You Sick?

Is your multivitamin or B-complex making you sick? Take a look at the label on your multivitamin or B-complex and see if it contains "folic acid". Folic acid is often used interchangeably with "folate", which is a vitamin needed for DNA synthesis and repair. Every...

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My Amygdala and Prefrontal Cortex Discuss a Centipede Trapped in the Bathtub

Prefrontal Cortex: ...Right, so the deadline for the article is Monday. I can work on it tomorrow morning, but then I also need to schedule time for grocery shopping—what am I going to make for the week to eat? There's a giant load of laundry in the bin too, which I...

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Can I Support My Mental and Hormonal Health as a Vegan?

"Dear Dr. Talia, I have been a vegan for 6 years. I also suffer from mental health conditions and possible hormonal imbalances. After doing some research on diets for anxiety and depression, I found that most of them include meat and animal products. I'm wondering:...

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Estrogen Balance and Mental Health: Depression, Anxiety and Stress

Estrogen levels in the brain and body affect our brain's levels of dopamine and norepinephrine, two neurotransmitters that are implicated in mood disorders like depression, psychosis and anxiety. Our brain has several built-in recycling processes to keep us...

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Eat Less, Live Longer: The Therapeutic Benefits of Fasting

In the past I used to suffer from "hanger", feeling hungry and irritable if going more than a few hours without food. Now my body is adapted to fasting, going prolonged periods without food—and I feel all-the better for it. When I was a kid, no one ever had to...

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So “What the Health” Do I Eat Now?

 A naturopathic doctor offers tips for navigating the often contradictory and confusing world of modern human nutrition. As soon as we start to feel comfortable with our grasp of human nutrition—which foods are healthy, which ones are unhealthy, and how to eat a...

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