Anxiety? Eat Fermented Foods


  A recently published study in Psychiatric Research shows that individuals who eat more fermented foods have less anxiety, especially social anxiety, and significantly less neurosis.  This wasn’t a randomized controlled trial, however over 700 individuals were surveyed, so that’s a big sample size.  The correlation is most likely due to the probiotics, live bacteria, […]

Dear Mental Health “Professionals” Diagnosing Trump from A Distance:


Dear Mental Health “Professionals” diagnosing Trump from a distance, Thank you for providing supporting evidence that giving someone a mental diagnosis is a completely unscientific and subjective endeavor. You’ve done nothing but shovel dirt from the ground for your grave.  I sincerely hope psychiatric patients, their families, mental health advocates and anyone who has every […]

All You Need is Love? I don’t think So.


I enjoyed the movie Silver Lining Playbook. It humanized mental illness in a way that Hollywood often doesn’t do.  Hollywood loves mental illness but many movies don’t bother to capture the nuances. Most moviemakers cherry-pick dramatic, provocative manifestations of mental turmoil, all of which help fuel the stigma that “mentally-ill” individuals are dangerous, scary, weird […]

The ZEN approach to Assholes


      Assholes.  We all know one and we all have to deal with them. Sometimes they make us ridiculously angry and make us want to respond in unproductive, unkind ways that are less than zen.  And sometimes we choose to respond, even though responding does absolutely nothing for us in the long-run. Most […]

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