Do Vaccines Cause Autism?

Do Vaccines Cause Autism? There’s nothing more scary for parents than the thought that they might hurt their children. The controversy about vaccines and autism is frightening, but seems to have little scientific backing. It started in 1998. The Lancet reported...

What is Autism?

Autism: You’ve definitely heard of autism. What you might not know is what it is, and what causes it. Or why it’s become increasingly common over the past ten years. And could the MMR vaccine be responsible for causing it? This blog will explore these...
Treating Treatment Resistant Depression

Treating Treatment Resistant Depression

At least 1/3 of the time depression doesn’t respond to the first medication tried.  If another attempt doesn’t work, it becomes “treatment resistant depression.” If your depression isn’t lifting, here are ten ideas you might want to...

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...