It turns out that the brain, which has historically thought to be a sterile environment, may actually be host to its own microbiome; not unlike the environment of the gut!
There is simply no free lunch with medication treatment, and a risk/benefit analysis is very difficult to do if we don't know what environmental and genetic risks an individual is bringing to the table
What if medications actually contribute to a poorer quality of life, not because of their metaphysical role in self-identity and outsourcing of power, but simply because of their toxicity?
Can Wheat Make You Crazy?
Could there be a food-based cure for schizophrenia, bipolar, and depressive disorders? Could two of the most popular foods consumed in the West be a major cause?
A provocative essay by Dr. Kelly Brogan on why she is now convinced it is imperative for all people to eliminate gluten, a highly inflammatory food, from their lives.
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: Is it real or imagined?
The path to wellness is through food
Every functional medicine psychiatrist has case stories of the 'probiotic cure' – of a patient whose debilitating symptoms remitted completely with dietary change and probiotic supplementation
Did your doctor or friendly pharmacist tell you that the flu vaccine could put your mental health at risk?
It’s a particularly nasty flu season, right – what should we do??
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
Most patients who recover from diagnoses like terminal cancer, are told that they were probably misdiagnosed to begin with
There is a radically different way to think about health. You may have heard about it, but are you clear on what it truly means, and the transformations it can yield in your mind, body and spirit?
We use a lot of antibiotics. For coughs, cuts, urinary tract infections, and many times “just in case.”
Psychiatric medications have some dangerous, often-overlooked side effects, which could include suicide and homicide.
Millions are unwittingly being exposed to air fresheners laced with toxic, synthetic chemicals.
You know Tylenol can relieve a headache, but are you aware it can cause other side effects, such as increased risk of death or heart toxicity?
If you felt like you were being aggressively and relentlessly chased by a menacing stranger, then as you approach the edge, jumping off of a cliff might seem like your only option. But what if the person chasing you was trying to tell you something you needed to know?
We know that all drugs have side effects. That’s just part of the deal right? But is it really possible that an antidepressant can cause a sane person to act like a cold-blooded criminal?
We are wired for community. If we disconnect, our bodies will call us back to the sense of human connection that we are wired for using the unexpected language of inflammation.
No, it's not "all in your head." Depression and all of its relatives are manifestations of glitches in the immune system and inflammatory pathways—not a neurochemical deficiency disorder.
Many of those in the Western world suffering through depression do so needlessly becuase they wrongly believe pharmaceuticals are the only solutions. Thankfully, safe, gentle alternatives exist that can bring your mental well-being back into balance.
What you think you know about depression is probably a myth. Kelly Brogan, MD exposes the truth behind common misconceptions related to depression.
"Gluten Free": No it’s not a wellness fad. And its elimination may very well be the key to resolving what would otherwise be a chronic and disabling psychiatric condition.
Think diseases run in the family? Think again.
Psych drugs not only have a laundry list of side effects; they can also be downright dangerous.
Bipolar Disorder is one of the biggest mental health concerns in the United States, but instead of addressing the true, spiritual nature of the disease, the normal course of treatment involves harmful pharmaceuticals.
Too many of us blindly put faith into different authorities, but when it comes to personal health and diet, your self knowledge and gut intuition should be your guide.
A manifesto for attachment parenting, The Continuum Concept turns a precious and unrealistic-feeling, holier-than-though paradigm into a clear and logical mandate – conform to the Continuum or cause lifelong suffering – it's your choice.
Sometimes doing something proactively appears defensible and logical when, at its root, lies a hubris that we may soon come to regret.
Everything we thought we knew about immunity has recently changed.
With nutrition and wellness information omnipresent, it is important that we follow our inner guide and discover what works for us as individuals.
It's time we look at the fact that we are being dosed with a chemical, in an unmonitored and unstudied way, without our consent.
No gene is a death sentence. No gene is even a foregone conclusion. And our statistics about risks are exposed for the fear-mongering tool they are.
When the body comes into harmony, it's more than just symptom relief, it's an opportunity to come into yourself and ascend that ladder.
Medicine has had a way of treating infants and babies like mini-adults, in this case seeking to vaccinate babies over 2.2 lbs. Is it any wonder that preterm infants are at 5x greater risk for autism, syndromal evidence of chronic brain inflammation?
Recent research shows basic anatomy that has eluded scientists and clinicians up until this point: the brain has a lymphatic system, one of the primary purposes of which is to connect it to the immune system.
When it comes to pregnancy, this intervention has slipped stealthily into the experience of nearly every pregnant woman alive today. But is it safe for expectant mothers or their babies?
How do vaginally delivered, exclusively breastfed infants fare in comparison to their Cesearean delivered, formula-fed counterparts? Does it impact the delicate infant microbiome?
Big Pharma sells Gardasil based on fear of cervical cancer. But do the benefits outweigh the costs? Inform yourself, find your compass, so that you can be one less woman, wishing she had only known more.
Monsantos' herbicide has finally been declared a "probable carcinogen" by a WHO associated group, vindicating those who have been raising red flags about its harms for years.
The chemical war against cholesterol has been based on statistical deception and the active covering up of over 300 adverse health effects they are known to produce.
Millions believe depression is caused by 'serotonin deficiency,' but where is the science in support of this theory?
Despite the evidence of inefficacy and risk, why is the DTaP vaccine still recommended to pregnant women as of 2012?
A revolutionary new concept -- that the bacteria in our bodies is essential to our health -- is only just filtering down into modern day obstetrics. The health of our next generation depends on it.
Dr. Kelly Brogan shares four pearls that she brings day to day when dealing with children's health and wellness.
"There's a better way" than the one-size-fits-all-cure-all oral contraceptives prescribed by psychiatrists and gynecologists.
Sleep is one of the ways we engage our connection to the elements, sun, moon, and circadian mapping of our physiology and psychology. Learn some surprising reasons why it is important and how to get more of it.
Today's children have been exposed to an unprecedented level of ultrasound technology, both in frequency and intensity. Is it as safe as the medical establishment claims?
Ten years ago, science assumed that immunity was in the body, not the brain, which was thought to have "immune privilege". Everything we once thought is true is now undergoing radical revision with profound implications to human health, particularly the role of vaccines.
For 95% of our evolutionary history, we were hunter-gatherers. What was our microbial-host relationship like for the duration of that experience? A new study on the Hadza people finally sheds light on this fascinating topic.
Here is why I recommend a gluten free diet to all my patients...