Not long ago, the concept of “ancestral health” was met with complete skepticism. The general response was that our ancestors’ short life expectancy “proved” that they lived in poor health. But a renewed interest in studying the health of modern hunter–gatherer tribes is signaling a change in conventional thinking.
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Depression & Mental Health
More than five million Americans today have Alzheimer’s. This debilitating disease is also one of the most heartbreaking, as loved ones slowly slip away and become unreachable. Dr. Dale Bredesen of the Buck Institute is at the forefront of Alzheimer’s research. His new book, The End of Alzheimer’s: The First Program to Prevent and Reverse Cognitive Decline, has just been published. I recently spoke with Dr. Bredesen to find out more about his groundbreaking program.
When discussing health and healing, it’s easy to focus on things like diet and exercise. But we aren’t just physical beings—we are spiritual and emotional beings as well. In today’s podcast, I discuss how our emotions can affect our health and why focusing on emotional well-being may be a key part of the healing process.
Do you use the pill or some other form of hormonal contraception? Recent studies suggest that it may increase your risk of developing depression. Read on to learn how these contraceptives change your body, the association between hormones and depression, and natural alternatives to hormonal birth control.
Anxiety can significantly impact quality of life. While the conventional medicine approach focuses on balancing neurotransmitters in the brain, the functional medicine approach is to look for the root cause. Today I’ll discuss the top three pathologies that can contribute to anxiety, as well as steps you can take to correct these issues.
Bipolar disorder affects over 5 million Americans. While conventional medical treatment usually focuses on neurotransmitters in the brain, the functional medicine focus is on the underlying causes. Today I’ll explore the link between bipolar disorder and chronic inflammation, as well as the most common causes of inflammation, and how it can be treated.