Personal Stories and Interviews with Experts

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 […]

Vitamin D: An Interview with Dr. John Cannell, Founder of the Vitamin D Council

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 By: Erin Stair Since April is Autism Awareness Month, and since the Center for Disease Control just came out with the glaring statistic showing 1 in 50 kids are being diagnosed with autism, here’s an interview I  did with Vitamin D expert Dr. John Cannell.  I am also posting this interview, because it’s all about Vitamin D, […]

Psychiatry, Drug Companies, Antidepressants & Solutions: An Interview with Psychiatrist and Author Dr. Daniel Carlat

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Hi guys. This is an interview I did a few years ago with psychiatrist Daniel Carlat, M.D, when I served as editor in chief for The Alternative Mental Health News. Since the questionable efficacy of antidepressants is in the news (again) and “anti-psychiatry” is trending ( again), I thought it was timely to share. In […]

Polygamy and Mental Health: A Conversation with SisterWives Founders Robyn & Chris Alesich

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Interview & Blog by Dr. Erin Stair Hi guys. Below is a fun, casual, organic, informative and entertaining conversation I had with Christopher and Robyn Alesich. They are married to each other, polygamists and founders of SisterWives.Com, the largest polygamy dating site and the only polygamy matchmaking site on the web. They were also delightful […]

Depression in the Modern World: Treatment Implications for a Social Brain

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(This is a guest post written by Dr. Douglas Watt, Ph.D. His bio is included at the end of the piece.)  Depression: It’s Not a Chemical Imbalance: In Part I on depression, I talked about the uncritical acceptance of a cultural meme propagated by big Pharma and by mainstream Psychiatry that depression can be meaningfully […]

Interview with Dr. Joseph Burgo on Narcissism, Sociopaths &, yes, Romance.

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Hi gang, Dr. Eeks here.   I was really happy to interview expert Dr. Joseph Burgo on narcissism, sociopathy, dating and more. Here is a copy of his bio from his website: “Joseph Burgo, Ph.D. has practiced psychotherapy for more than 30 years, holding licenses as a marriage and family therapist and clinical psychologist. He […]

On the Problem with Depression: guest post by Dr. Douglas Watt

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    It frequently comes as quite a shock when people learn that depression is now the most expensive condition facing Western societies, when you put together the cost of treatment with the cost of lost productivity (including the devastating cost of total disability for an unfortunate few who are knocked off the road completely […]

Health and Healthcare in an Evolutionary Perspective : by Dr. Doug Watt

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  We are dangerously close in the United States to spending 20% of our GNP on healthcare – this year it will top $3.2 trillion or ~$10,000 per person.  Yet we lag behind virtually all other Western democracies in nearly every health biomarker, including longevity, where we rank an astonishing 34th, despite being the wealthiest […]

How Oscar Wilde Cured My Depression

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By: Erin Stair, MD, MPH When I became depressed, I was also anxious, stressed, sleep-deprived, eating terribly and poorly focused. I was everything BAD and the embodiment of the Chicken/Egg dilemma, as I had no way of knowing if poor sleep and a terrible diet were leading to my depressed and anxious state, or vice […]

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