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Radiation Expert Dr. Andy Karam on EMF & Cell Phone Risk

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Andy is a friend and internationally recognized expert on all things radiation. He’s the former in-house radiation/nuclear expert for NYPD’s Counter-terrorism unit and travels all over the world giving lectures on all things radiation and nuclear. I will include his impressive bio at the end of this piece, as well as a link to his […]

Political Reductionism and Social Media: The Perfect Brain Poison & A Possible Antidote

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I’ve always thought a two-party political system was reductive. Since I was in middle school, I’ve never liked the idea of latching on to a political ideology as truth. Why do I have to pick a side? Wouldn’t my political views change as I aged? Won’t specific issues become less or more important to me […]

BBC Late Night Radio Interview with Dan Chisholm about Manic Kingdom & Mental Health

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I was thrilled to be featured on Dan Chisholm’s late night radio show on the BBC.  I’m posting a link to the interview below. I believe it starts at the 32 minute mark. ( That’s what my friends tell me.) Here’s the link to the BBC interview.  And here’s a link to Manic Kingdom on […]

Dr. Gonzalo M. Vazquez-Prokopec on Predicting and Preventing Mosquito-Borne EIDs like Dengue Fever

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From nuclear war to mass shootings, we worry about a lot of things that could kill a lot of people. I mostly worry about emerging infectious diseases or EIDs. It could be a vector-borne disease, like ones transmitted by mosquitoes. Dengue fever is an example. It could be a zoonotic disease, or one that jumps […]

World Boxing Champion Mia St. John on Her Current Fight: The State-Sponsored Mental HealthCare System

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                A conversation between Mia St. John and Erin Stair, MD, MPH I’m thrilled to feature Mia St. John who is famous for her exceptionally successful international boxing career, most notably being a five time World Boxing champion. Mia is no longer boxing, but she’s still fighting, and […]

Don’t Tell Me to Shut Up: The ‘Et Tu, Brute’ Stigma of Mental Illness: On Psych Central

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After sharing my eccentric journey to recovery in a new book, I’ve been accused of being anti-psychiatry. I’m not anti-psychiatry. I’m only anti-psychiatry if it means questioning the long-term efficacy of antidepressants, drug-biased research and the accuracy of making quick diagnoses without objective evidence. I’m anti-psychiatry if it means campaigning for a better mental health […]

Dr. Walsh, Nutritional Medicine Guru and Founder of the Walsh Research Institute: What is the Significance of Nutritional Therapies and Mental Disorders?

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        Can the right supplement combination improve mood? Today I’m posting an interview I conducted with Dr. William Walsh, nutritional medicine guru, author of Nutrient Power and founder and president of the Walsh Research Institute.  Dr. Walsh conducts physician training programs in advanced biochemical/nutrient therapies. He has authored numerous peer-reviewed articles and […]

How Being a Mermaid Improves My Health and Inspires Others

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We’ve all experienced the magic of mermaids through movies and books, but who becomes a professional mermaid, what do they do, and what inspires them?   Raina Mermaid, owner of Halifax Mermaids in Canada and author of Fishy Business: How to be a Mermaid describes her journey to become a mermaid, how it helped her overcome […]

A Cardiologist’s Experience with Benzodiazepine Dependence and Withdrawal

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I am a 40 year old cardiologist from the state of Texas, and I have been harmed by benzodiazepines. I was prescribed Xanax 0.5 mg three times daily as needed by my primary care physician during a health crisis in August 2015 (severe dry eye syndrome). I started out taking Xanax 0.25 mg nightly only […]

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