Brain Health

Who cares for those who care for the mentally Ill?

I tend toward melancholy and I tend toward anxiety. But if I am to be honest, it is only when I am majorly compromised (think fired from my job) that these predispositions reach a clinical level. Do I have trauma in my past? Yes.  To name but a few emotional hardships I’ve faced: I was…

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How NSAIDs Block the Pathway for Healing

I recall a terrifying mind-body study I heard years ago that concluded taking Tylenol (not an NSAID – read more below) is not only a top cause for liver failure in the United States, but it also reduces peoples capacity for empathy.  With the world as we know it today, what we need is empathy…

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Healing Trauma Defines Our Health

This date, April 26th marks the last anniversary of a major series of trauma cuts and residue that I have been slowly healing over the past year.  My miscarriage was a marker of my life.  All I wanted was to be a good mom, single or partnered.  My family was radically adverse to the idea…

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March against Monsanto for Gut Health: Part 2

As I promised, there would be follow up on one of the major criminal corporations of our time.  The more I read the more I see it in clinic: This is why every single woman comes in with infertility, acne, PCOS-like symptoms, endometriosis, and menopausal symptoms that wreak havoc in their life. One of the…

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March against Monsanto for Gut Health: Part 1

You may want to march against Monsanto if you have fatigue, weight gain, depression, asthma, autoimmune symptoms, Thyroid issues, Arthritis, Dementia, Hives of unknown cause, pain…. Why? The information shared in the Copesthetic Community email yesterday got my wheels turning in a big way.  I have contemplated the causes of food-intolerances (click here for a…

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Self Care Game Strong.

The appropriated bloggers are not giving you the full truth.  Self care is not always sweet and bubbly or a Yoga Pose on the top of the mountain.  They fail to tell you what the trek to the top of that mountain looked like. I may be a bit jaded and I have a history…

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Fermented Foodies: Sprouted Almond Rose Lassi

Why Fermented Foods? We Naturopaths are OBSESSED with gut health.   For years, many Docs thought we were quacks.  Now, the concept is no longer revolutionary that a balanced gut microbiota has dynamic effects on our health: digestion, metabolism, allergies, and even mood. In clinical experience, I have found so many people are sensitive to Sulfur-containing…

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How Cat Naps Affect Your Mood And Memory

By Nicole Lovato, Flinders University and Leon Lack, Flinders University | Photo Credit: irina198   Want to boost your memory and mood? Take a nap, but keep it short We’re told to have power naps to keep us safe on the road and improve our alertness if we’ve had insufficient sleep. They even help our…

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