20 Facts About Antidepressants

1) 1/10 people in America are currently taking an antidepressant (AD) 2) Michael Jackson was reportedly taking Zoloft and Paxil when he died.  Antidepressants have been shown to contribute to heart disease. 3) Luvox was being taken by a shooter in the Columbine High...

10 Ways Scientists Lie About Drugs

Does the FDA keep us safe? Research into new medications is how we learn if they work and if they’re safe.  It’s the only protection we have against snake oil and worse.  But disasters like Thalidomide and Vioxx – not to mention the dozens of...

Is Stimulant Treatment for ADHD Safe?

ADHD is most often treated by stimulants like Ritalin, Adderall, and Dexedrine. I’m sure you’ve heard of these medications – but what are they? What do they do? And most importantly – are they safe? Are Stimulants Safe? Stimulants are powerful...
Do Antidepressants Work as Promised?

Do Antidepressants Work as Promised?

Note: This is an editorial Antidepressants – what’s going on? One out of ten Americans are currently on antidepressants.  That’s just the beginning.  More than 25% of college students at some schools are on them. Everyone is being given them for all...

Red Wine and Proper Diet

What impact does food have on our health, both mental and physical? A pretty big one. One out of four Americans suffers from some sort of mental disorder, significantly more than in China and other countries, part of which may be because of diet. And French people...

Restasis for Dry Eye (Opthalmic Cyclosporine)

Does your eye get irritated or feel dry? Most older people have at least some experience with dry eye, a condition that can require treatment and disrupt quality of life. Dry eye is caused by inadequate tear production or inflammation in your eyes. If you don’t...

Medical Uses of Hypnosis

Hypnosis, Greek for “sleep,” is a fascinating phenomena. While hypnotized, people can be given suggestions that effect their subconscious more directly than normal.  They can recover lost memories, or be given suggestions that help them deal with problems like smoking...

7 Worst Mistakes Blogs Make

Having a blog has taught me a lot – it’s taught me ways to screw up blogging! Most blogs make at least one of these seven mistakes. Is your blog making one of them? 1) No value provided Why should I read your blog?  There are hundreds out there doing...

Treating Pain After Total Knee Replacement Surgery

Have you had a Total Knee Replacement surgery (TKR) and are experiencing pain?  Unfortunately, you’re not alone. At least one out of eight patients report pain a year after surgery, and some studies say this its almost one out of five. The pain tends to...

Anxiety Associated With Psoriasis

Do you have psoriasis?  In addition to the physical problems, you’re probably experiencing a great deal of anxiety and emotional pain.  What can you do? Psychosomatic problems It might be a good idea to think about getting psychological therapy if you suffer...