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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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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.
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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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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.
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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.
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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?
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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.
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5 Uncommon Uses For Probiotics
Our understanding of how probiotics work is evolving. Here are five different uses for probiotics that are a bit unconventional but may be quite effective.
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