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Fish Oil/ Omega 3s for Depression: The Evidence Both For & Against, Part 2

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By: Erin Stair, MD, MPH In the last blog I explained the different theories for depression. They’re will probably be 20 more theories in 20 years, but that’s how research and science works.  What follows is a current comprehensive summary of the studies that support using omega-3 fatty acids for depression and the studies that […]

The Many Theories of Depression that You’ve Never Heard Of: How Omega Three Fatty Acids Might Help

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By: Erin Stair, MD, MPH Part I: The Theories of Depression:  Major Depression is a chronic, disabling illness that affects millions of people worldwide. The World Health Organization predicts it will become the main cause of disability by the year 2020, for both developed and developing nations. Treating depression is expensive. It is estimated that […]

Do Celebrities like Taylor Swift and Kanye West Influence How We Vote? A Chat with Dr. David Jackson:

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Interview by Erin Stair, MD, MPH I wish all celebrities well, but I don’t care about who they vote for, what products they buy, what food they eat, what clothes they wear, what wellness trend they jump on, or what causes they support. I’ve never cared. If I want advice, I listen to people who […]

Vaccines and Privilege.

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By: Erin Stair, MD, MPH I don’t get the flu shot. It only reduces the risk of infection by 40-60%, and that’s when it’s a good match. I’ve also never gotten the flu and I wash my hands diligently, eat right, prioritize sleep, and don’t work with high risk populations. I’ve also never gotten the […]

What Sugar do I Use? Regular, Artificial, Stevia, Monk Fruit…

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By: Erin Stair, MD, MPH I’m not a big sugar person, but I’m also not one of those “sugar is the enemy” people. My diet is rooted in moderation, not elimination. No matter what sugar you eat, Sucrose, Stevia, Splenda.., moderation is key. In the wellness world, it’s easy to fall prey to reductionism, or […]

LeftHanders Day: Yale Study says Left-handed people are more Likely to be Crazy than Right-handed people

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A  case/control study was recently published that shows left-handed people are prone to craziness more so than right-handed people.     Researchers at Yale University studied 107 patients that go to an urban, outpatient psychiatric clinic for either mood, depression, schizophrenia or schizoaffective disorder.  They found that the percentage of schizophrenics or schizoaffectives who are […]

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