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Causes Or Cures New Episode: Interview with Dr. Michael Hengartner on Antidepressant Withdrawal and Effectiveness

Causes Or Cures New Episode: Interview with Dr. Michael Hengartner on Antidepressant Withdrawal and Effectiveness

  Some people call it the “War On Antidepressants” and others call it the “War Over Antidepressants.” Either way, antidepressants are in the news a lot, most recently related to the topic of withdrawal. Many doctors and stakeholders believe that antidepressant withdrawal ( what happens when you stop taking the drug) lasts, on average, up […]

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 […]

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 […]

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, […]

Teen Depression & Anxiety: Why Is the Teen Brain So Vulnerable? By Trevor McDonald

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Whenever we hear of extreme bullying that involved children or teens, we are outraged and rightfully so. As teen suicide rates are reaching alarming highs, this sensitive issue hits a collective nerve. But does bullying actually cause depression? What Causes Teen Depression and Anxiety? In truth, there is still a lot we don’t know about […]

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 […]

The 9 Researched-Based Risk Factors for Alzheimer’s Disease are All Things We Can Work On.

By: Erin Stair, MD, MPH Even though there are things I would love to forget,  I definitely want to do what I can to prevent Alzheimer’s disease when I’m older. I’m hoping, by that time, I’ll have more experiences that I want to remember.  😉 A new study published in the Journal of Neurology, Neurosurgery and […]

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