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The Functional Medicine Approach to Depression: Identifying and Treating the Root Cause
The Functional Medicine approach to depression involves identifying the root cause of the problem and treating it. Learn about 10 possible root causes of depression and find out how to address them.
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7 Ways Toxic Mold Affects Your Brain
Toxic mold can lead to serious, long-term symptoms throughout the body—including the brain. Check out this article for seven toxic mold effects on the brain.
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How to Combat Seasonal Depression
If you find yourself feeling blue each winter, you could be experiencing seasonal affective disorder. Here’s how to combat seasonal depression with these natural treatment options.
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Nutrition and Mental Health: What’s the Connection?
Nutrition has far-reaching impacts on the body and mind. Find out how the connection between nutrition and mental health and how a personalized, ancestral approach to food can help you restore your health.
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The Little-Known Link between Birth Control Pills and Depression
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...
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RHR: The Functional Medicine Approach to Anxiety
Anxiety impacts quality of life. Conventional medicine focuses on balancing neurotransmitters in the brain. Functional Medicine looks for the root cause. Here are the three pathologies that contribute to anxiety and how to correct them.
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Is Bipolar Disorder Caused by Chronic Inflammation?
Bipolar disorder affects over 5 million Americans. 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.
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How Our Immune System Drives Social Preferences
Most of us prefer, spending time with others versus spending our free time in isolation. What is it that drives this preference to be with others?
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Methylation 101
In some respects, methylation is actually very simple, in that it's really just a biochemical process.  But it's also a very intricate process that is absolutely central to our physical, emotional, and mental well-being.
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