Most of us want to live a long life. The key is we want to stay healthy for as long as we can. One aspect of aging that many disregard is how we think about aging itself. Our views on aging can influence how we age. How? Well, our thoughts affect our reality and our physiology.
Milk Thistle: Benefits and Preparation
Benefits of Consuming Milk Thistle:
Milk thistle contains an active ingredient known as silymarin, which is protective to the liver and helps prevent liver damage. Silymarin is a group of flavonoids (silibinin, silidianin, and silicristin), which are thought to help repair liver cells damaged by alcohol or other toxic substances.
I am in the process of finishing the last chapter of my book: Beyond the Label. This chapter is titled the Myths of Mental Illness – and I am up to 37 myths – whoa! I thought I would share one of these myths in a blog post:
Myth #13 People will look at you differently if you reach out for help.
7 Birth Control Options Besides “The Pill” by Dr. Christina Bjorndal and Lachlan Crawford
The combination oral contraceptive pill (OCP) is typically a combination of estrogen and progestin taken orally to prevent female fertility and pregnancy. It was first introduced in 1960 and since then it has undergone many modifications and has been used by millions of women worldwide.
The Mood Disorders Society of Canada put out a startling statistic in 2009: 1 in 5 Canadians will experience a mental illness in their lifetime1, including depression, mood disorder, anxiety disorder, bipolar disorder, schizophrenia, attention deficit hyperactive disorders and dementia (with anxiety and depression being the most common by far). If 20% of our population will experience such an event,
Step 1: Cook real food
Diet is the foundation of health! You have probably heard time and time again that “you are what you eat”. I’ll add to that by stating that not only are you what you eat, but you are what you absorb and what you don’t excrete. Many NDs feel that the root of all illness starts in the gut – heal the gut and you can heal anything.
It was reported recently in People Magazine that Lena Durham was hospitalized due to a ruptured ovarian cyst.1 Unfortunately, her story is all too common. I often say to patients that most health concerns relating to our menstrual cycle – which can range from ovarian cysts, to heavy, difficult or painful periods, to no periods,