For many, the secret to getting a good night’s sleep comes down to two things–stress and diet. It’s important to not overload your digestive system two or less hours before you sleep. Including one or two of these sleep promoting foods will help to relax tense muscles, quiet buzzing minds, and/or get calming, sleep-inducing hormones — serotonin and melatonin — flowing. On the flip side, there’s five foods to stay away from.
5 BEST FOODS TO PROMOTE SLEEP (more…)
There is no debate, regular exercise is vital for maintaining health and wellness. Again and again, research confirms that everyone can benefit from physical activity. Want to live a long, healthy life? Your chances of doing so are far better if you regularly work your body. According to the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, regular physical activity has been shown to reduce mortality rates of many chronic diseases. Additionally, many illnesses and health ailments can be improved, or even prevented, by engaging in regular physical activity.  (more…)
In a pill-popping world, the idea of simply providing your brain and body with what it needs for mental health is nothing short of revolutionary. 1 in 5 Americans currently takes one or more psychiatric drugs on a daily basis.
“Psychiatric medications are among the most widely prescribed and biggest-selling class of drugs in the US. In 2010, Americans spent $16.1 billion on anti-psychotics to treat depression, bipolar disorder and schizophrenia, $11.6 billion on antidepressants and $7.2 billion on treatment for ADHD, according to IMS Health, which tracks prescription drug sales.” (Source)
Psychiatric drugs can cause many horrible side effects, some of which are worse than the original condition they were intended to treat. In fact, there is a very clear link between psychiatric medications and the violent actions of the “mass shooters” over the past few years. In many cases, these drugs are harmful and unnecessary. (more…)
Big Pharma uses ads that sow hypochondria, raise health fears and sell diseases to adults and their children.
January 9, 2012 |
(Editor’s Note: You can view the ads throughout the story and can click on the ad to enlarge it.)
It’s no secret that advertising works. Big Pharma wouldn’t spend over $4 billion a year on direct-to-consumer advertising if it didn’t mean massive profits.
What is more unknown is why drug ads that sow hypochondria, raise health fears and “sell” diseases are often the most common–and effective–even when the drugs themselves are of questionable safety. (more…)
Supply-driven marketing not only turns the nation into pill-popping hypochondriacs, it distracts from Pharma’s drought of real drugs for real medical problems.
December 6, 2011 |
It used to be joked that a consultant is someone who borrows your watch to tell you what time it is. These days, the opportunist is Big Pharma, which raises your insurance premiums and taxes while providing you “low-priced” drugs that you paid for. (more…)
HOW DOES THE LEPTIN RX WORK?
DO WE HAVE ALTERNATIVE PATHWAYS THAT LEPTIN USED TO USE?
WHY IS LEPTIN AND LIGHT YOKED?
DOES TIMING MATTER MORE THAN MACRO-NUTIRENTS IN A LEPTIN RESET? (more…)
Chronic insomnia can be one of the most challenging problems in a primary care practice. Inadequate or dissatisfying sleep is the most common sleep disturbance in the US. As many as 40% of adult Americans report at least occasional insomnia, and of those, nearly 20% have severe insomnia. Severe insomnia is defined as difficulty initiating or maintaining sleep at least three times a week for 1 month or more, with the problem being bad enough to cause fatigue during the day or impaired functioning. (more…)
By training I am a Neuropsychopharmacologist. People with my training typically train medical students and doctors while they are in allopathic medical schools or while they are going through their internships or residency training. I was no different in this background. (more…)