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The Mental Health Experts

Test Early.  Test Often.
Oct 8, 2013 in    
Functional Medicine
At Integrative Psychiatry we practice a relatively new brand of healthcare: Functional Medicine (FM). Also called Integrative Medicine and Curative Medicine, FM represents an evolution in the practice of medicine that better addresses the care needs of the 21st century. By [...]

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Heart Disease, Cancer, Alzheimer's, Depression, Fibromyalgia, and Other Diseases of Civilization - It All Starts With Lifestyle
Sep 26, 2013 in    
We are seeing sharp rises in the prevalence of diseases of civilization:

Cancer
Heart disease
Diabetes
Gastro-esophageal reflux
Depression
Multiple sclerosis
Alzheimer’s
Irritable bowel disease
Psoriasis
Arthritis
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Age Related Memory Loss - There's No Such Thing
Sep 22, 2013 in    
Introduction
Memory loss and other cognitive impairments rank among the most feared consequences of aging. The identification of potentially treatable risk factors for cognitive impairment is thus an appropriate major goal of modern medical science. In recent decades, homocyst

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Black Tea, Red Wine, Heart Health, & Gut Bugs
Sep 14, 2013 in Health Conditions    

Black Tea, Red Wine, Heart Health, & Gut Bugs

We would like to make four main points based on several recent studies regarding the relationship between heart disease, your gut bugs, and foods rich in polyphenols.
#1) Driven by the Current obesity epidemic, Metabolic [...]

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Seasonal Affective Disorder (SAD)
Sep 13, 2013 in Depression, Health Conditions    


Autumn is a beautiful time of year. Unless, of course, you are one of the millions of Americans who suffer from Fall Depression, a specific type of seasonal affective disorder (SAD).
What is seasonal affective disorder (SAD)?
Seasonal affective disorder (SAD) - also kno [...]

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What are the best natural agents for treating my depression?
Aug 16, 2013 in Depression, Health Conditions    
One of the most common questions I hear - “What are the best natural agents for treating my depression?” – was covered recently on a Dr. Oz broadcast.
That segment inspired me to stress several points and make a few additional comments. During my lectures on diagnosing and t [...]

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 Caffeinated Coffee May Lower The Risk Of Suicide In Both Men And Women By Half
Aug 13, 2013 in Depression, Nuerotransmitters    
Coffee In The News
Like my mom, Anna Ruth, I enjoy my coffee black. Not so much for health reasons but because I like the taste and aroma of strong black coffee. As a result, over the years, I’ve pretty much embraced the good news about consuming coffee and ignored the negative controve [...]

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Dr. Dave Takes Your Questions: Looking for alternative medicine to take the place of those anti psychotic medicines
Jul 24, 2013 in Depression, Nuerotransmitters    
Dear Sir/ Madam: My daughter is diagnosed as bipolar and I've been trying to look for alternative medicine to take the place of those anti psychotic medicines like lithium and recently she is put under abilify.
Please advise.
Thank you!
J.
 
Dr. Dave: As [...]

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Dr. Dave Takes Your Questions:Do You Crave Foods To Which You Are Sensitive?
Jul 23, 2013 in Nutrition and Your Brain    
Dear Dr. Dave,
I always thought if you craved certain foods that means your body was lacking those nutrients. Lately I heard that you also crave foods you are sensitive to and should not eat. Which is it?
Dr. Dave: Both.
There are numerous imbalances that lead to food cravings. [...]

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Some Forms Of Chemotherapy May Reduce The Risk Of Alzheimer's
Jul 16, 2013 in Nutrition and Your Brain    

New research suggests that many forms of cancer seem to lower the risk of developing Alzheimer's disease.
According to U.S. News & World Report, researchers found that after looking through the records of nearly 3.5 million patients, most types of cancer appeared to lower the [...]

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