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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...
December 20, 2016
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.
December 1, 2016
RHR: 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.
November 17, 2016
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?
August 16, 2016
The Roundup
Here is The Roundup, Edition 62, bringing you the best health research and paleo recipes from around the web over the past two weeks.
September 14, 2015
RHR: 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.
May 7, 2015
When Gluten-Free Is Not a Fad
Gluten intolerance is “fake”—at least according to many recent news stories. But what does scientific research have to say? Could it be a legitimate condition that may be even more common than currently recognized?
March 17, 2015
Is Depression a Disease—or a Symptom of Inflammation?
The idea that depression is caused by an imbalance of chemicals is deeply ingrained in our culture, but that theory doesn’t tell the whole story. Find out how depression and inflammation are connected.
August 19, 2014
5 Uncommon Uses For Probiotics
Note: The Prescript-Assist supplements discussed in this article are no longer available. Please click here to learn more about a substitute, the Daily Synbiotic from Seed. Soon after the advent of the ‘germ theory of...
July 12, 2013