Do Healthcare Professionals Personally Use CAM?
Complimentary and alternative medicine, CAM, has become increasingly popular in recent years not only in the general population but within the healthcare community as well. Indeed, a recent review of the 2007 National Health Interview Survey fo [...]Continue Reading
Turmeric: The Über Tuber
First - in his show that aired February 12, 2014 - the Wizard of Oz showcased curcumin for irritable bowel syndrome (IBS). More recently Maestro Mercola touted curcumin’s benefits in the treatment of cancer.
And while I share their enthusiasm for tho [...]Continue Reading
Feb 27, 2014 in Depression
The TEARs (Treatment Emergent Adverse Reactions) of Antidepressants
Year in and year out, antidepressants rank among the most commonly prescribed classes of medications in the world. For example, from 2005-2008, only cholesterol-lowering statins and painkillers were prescribed more often than [...]Continue Reading
The Depression-Zinc Link
In the December 15, 2013 issue of Biological Psychiatry investigators from the Sunnybrook Research Institute, University of Toronto, Canada published results of their meta-analysis of the relationship between zinc status and depression.
The fin [...]Continue Reading
Anxiety disorders are serious medical illnesses that affect approximately 40 million American adults. These disorders consume people's lives with overwhelming worry, tension, and fear. Unlike the relatively mild, brief anxiety caused by a stressful event such as a business presentation or a fir [...]Continue Reading
The Burden of Depression
Despite greater awareness of the disorder, depression continues to be a major health burden for patients and their families. According to the World Health Organization (WHO), Major Depressive Disorder (MDD) is the #1 contributor to disability in the world. In the US a [...]Continue Reading
January is mental health month. Connecting hormone health and mental health may seem like a bit of a leap; however, the relationship between hormones and cognitive function is well known and well documented in scientific literature.
Many hormones and neurotransmitters including proges [...]Continue Reading
Over the years a lot has changed in the way we treat our clients. One such thing is the availability of testing that is now available to help us determine the underlying cause of mental or physical issues for our clients.
More and more clients who came to see us started asking [...]Continue Reading
Dr. Dave's Holidaze Hangover Cure
Sugar is sugar is sugar. Your body, and more importantly from my vantage point, your brain, don’t really care if the sugar you eat is from whole wheat pasta and bread or M&Ms washed down with Coca-Cola. Either way, these simple refined carbohyd [...]Continue Reading