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The mind CAN change the brain!

By Dr. Caroline Leaf Thirty years ago, I set out to answer a question that was considered at the time to be ridiculous: “can the mind change the brain?" Back in the eighties many scientists believed that a damaged brain could not change. Healthcare and therapy professionals like myself were taught to help their patients compensate

The Lie of Success & Suicide

By Jennifer Schwirzer | Reposted with permission from JenniferJill.org In conversation with a young adult I’ll call Sophie, we talked about the suicide of a friend of hers I’ll call Tommy. “He was the life of the party!” Sophie said, “He lit up the room. Everyone felt like his best friend.” Clearly this Tommy’s relational life

Fathers Mental Health Matters

This information originally published at fathersmentalhealth.com Healthy Fathers Lead to Healthy Families Are you an Expectant Father, New Father or have you been fathering for years? Fatherhood brings about new experiences, fun and joy, it can also be a stressful experience at times when we are tired, not sure what to do, or bothered about

How to Help Someone Who is Suicidal

By Kelly Brogan, MD, ABIHM (originally published on madinamerica.com) We have been conditioned to look upon the tender topic of suicide with horror. Perhaps because it represents a failure of our varied systems of control. Perhaps because we are, collectively, far from being at peace with the complexities of death as a part of the

Interconnected: Not All In Your Head

By Risë Rafferty, RDN Suffering from pain, debility, loss of quality of life, destruction and/or malfunction of bodily processes and tissue characterizes disease. Medical science has devoted itself to the study of disease and in so doing has specialized in categorizing the human body so that we can see the correct specialist for the defined

The Healing Food Highway

By Risë Rafferty, RDN Carl had the typical cardio metabolic syndrome profile: diabetes, obesity, hypertension, and elevated cholesterol and triglycerides. He approached me after a week into the Complete Health Improvement Program (CHIP) that I was leading at the Adventist Health Medical Center. “I am not going to change the way I eat,” he said.

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