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Two Foods That May Sabotage Your Brain

Originally published on www.kellybroganmd.com

Could two of the most popular foods consumed in the West be a major cause of psychiatric disorders? 

This Is Your Body (and Brain) on Gluten

This Is Your Body (and Brain) on Gluten

"You should consider eliminating all gluten and dairy from your diet for 3 months."


Those words hung in the air like an alien spacecraft hovering between us.

When I had the good sense to consult a naturopath after my diagnosis with postpartum thyroiditis, this was the backbone of her recommendation to me. To me, as a psychiatric fellow, 9 years into my medical training, gluten had no relevance to the non-celiac population.

Psych Meds Put 49 Million Americans at Risk for Cancer

Psych Meds Put 49 Million Americans at Risk for Cancer

With 1 in 5 Americans taking a psychiatric medication, most of whom, long term, we should probably start to learn a bit more about them. In fact, it would have been in the service of true informed consent to have investigated long-term risks before the deluge of these meds seized our population over the past thirty years.

Stress and Why I Don’t Do Salivary Cortisol Tests Anymore

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Stress: Is it real or imagined?

5 Rules for Eating Away Your Depression

Originally posted on www.kellybroganmd.com

The path to wellness is through food

If you are one of the estimated 15 million Americans suffering from depression, you may be surprised to learn that the path to wellness and vitality is through food.

Psychobiotics: Bacteria For Your Brain?

Psychobiotics: Bacteria For Your Brain?

Every functional medicine psychiatrist has case stories of the 'probiotic cure' – of a patient with debilitating symptoms, often obsessive compulsive range, whose symptoms remitted completely with dietary change and probiotic supplementation. Is this voodoo or is it based on a growing understanding of the role of the microbiome in mental health and behavior?

Could the Flu Shot Make You Depressed?

Originally published on kellybroganmd.com

Did your doctor or friendly pharmacist tell you that the flu vaccine could put your mental health at risk?

Tamiflu and Abnormal Behavior

It’s a particularly nasty flu season, right – what should we do??

Fear Is The Sickness

Fear Is The Sickness
Originally published on www.kellybroganmd.com

Have we gotten it all wrong? When we can move beyond fear into curiosity, we find that illness is the body’s wisdom playing out in its own highly designed and incredibly personal way.

What Is Your Greatest Cancer Risk?

Have you heard of spontaneous remissions?

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