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Depression & Mental Health

Is Depression a Disease—or a Symptom of Inflammation?

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The idea that depression and other mental health conditions are caused by an imbalance of chemicals (particularly serotonin and norepinephrine) in the brain is so deeply ingrained in our collective psyche that it seems almost sacrilegious to question it.  Of course Big Pharma has played a role in perpetuating this idea. Antidepressant drugs, which are based on the chemical imbalance theory, represent a $10 billion dollar market in the U.S. alone. According to the CDC,… Read More

5 More Ways to Manage Anxiety Without Drugs

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This is a guest post by Laura Schoenfeld, a Registered Dietitian with a Master’s degree in Public Health, and staff nutritionist and content manager for ChrisKresser.com. You can learn more about Laura by checking out her popular blog or visiting her on Facebook. “And which of you by being anxious can add a single hour to your life?” Christian Verse (Luke 12:25) Last week, I wrote about my top three ways to manage anxiety without drugs. I really enjoyed reading the comments,… Read More

RHR: Why You Need a ‘Digital Detox’ (and How to Do It Right)

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Do you often have difficulty sustaining attention in tasks?  Do you often have difficulty listening when one is speaking to you directly?  Do you often have difficulty organizing tasks and activities?  In this episode, we cover my best tips to do your own ‘Digital Detox’ (and who might need one). In this episode, we cover: 2:02 How to tell you need a ‘Digital Detox’ 14:20 Chris’s best tips to do your own ‘Digital Detox’ 22:34… Read More

3 Ways to Manage Anxiety Without Drugs

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This is a guest post by Laura Schoenfeld, a Registered Dietitian with a Master’s degree in Public Health, and staff nutritionist and content manager for ChrisKresser.com. You can learn more about Laura by checking out her popular blog or visiting her on Facebook. “That the birds of worry and care fly over your head, this you cannot change, but that they build nests in your hair, this you can prevent.” – Chinese Proverb Confession time: If I had to choose one personal… Read More

Why You Should Think Twice About Vegetarian and Vegan Diets

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There are many reasons why people choose to go vegetarian or vegan. Some are compelled by the environmental impact of confinement animal feeding operations (CAFO). Others are guided by ethical concerns or religious reasons. I respect these reasons and appreciate anyone who thinks deeply about the social and spiritual impact of their food choices—even if my own exploration of these questions has led me to a different answer. But many choose a vegetarian diet is… Read More

Staying Healthy When You’re Stuck Inside

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Some of the central features of a healthy lifestyle, such as sunlight, exercise, and connection with nature, are far easier to maintain when you can be outside, but things such as disagreeable weather and rigid work schedules can make that difficult. Although I don’t often have to deal with harsh winter weather in California, I’ve definitely gotten a taste of it over the past couple weeks while traveling for my book tour, so I thought… Read More