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5 Attitudes Associated with Longevity
Nov 24, 2017 in Longevity    
Gratitude, as the philosopher Cicero reminds us, "is not only the greatest virtue of all, but the parent of all others."  Did you know, however, that the regular practice of gratitude has also been found to correlate with health, happiness, and longevity?  I often recommend to my patients [...]

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10 Signs and Symptoms of Alzheimer's Disease (AD)
Nov 5, 2017 in Alzheimers and Dementia    
November is National Alzheimer's Awareness Month.  As such, I thought it would be appropriate to review 10 common signs and symptoms of this dreaded condition.  1. Memory Loss that Disrupts Daily Living One of the most common and well-known signs of Alzheimer’s Disease (AD) is memory loss, pa [...]

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Subtle Cognitive Decline Shows Up Years Before Alzheimer's Is Diagnosed
Oct 28, 2017 in Alzheimers and Dementia    
According to a recent report from Psychiatric Annals, Alzheimer's Disease may be detectable via simple cognitive testing years - up to 18 in some studies - before the clinical diagnosis of dementia can be made. 
The report highlights findings of several recent studies indicating tha [...]

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HANGER Games:  The Neurobiology of Food Addiction
Oct 17, 2017 in Food Addiction    
Food Addiction as a Major Cause of Obesity
Obesity ranks among the top three causes of preventable illness and death in the United States. And, as elsewhere, its prevalence has risen dramatically since the 1980s. One-third of American adults currently meet criteria for obesity.  This ala [...]

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Binge Eating Disorder
Sep 18, 2017 in Eating Disorders    

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The Many Health Benefits of Phenylethylamine (PEA) - Your Brain's Natural Stimulant
The Many Health Benefits of PEA (beta-phenylethylamine) – Your Brain’s Natural Stimulant
I use PEA-based supplements, both to augment the effects of prescription medication and as a stand-alone agent, to treat symptoms associated with various conditions:


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Pyroluria - A Hidden Cause of Addictions, ADHD, Anxiety, and Other Afflictions
Sep 4, 2017 in Addictions    
Relapse rates for alcoholism and other addictions are staggering.  Likewise, rates of recurrence for common psychiatric disorders - including anxiety, ADHD, and depression - remain high despite aggressive treatments with modern prescription medications.  These dire statistics stem from a g [...]

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The Poor Sleep Alzheimer's Connection:  Beta Amyloid and Phosphorylated Tau
Aug 20, 2017 in Insomnia    
Poor sleep has been associated with the development of Alzheimer’s disease and other dementias.  New research has shed light on why. 
Investigators from Stanford University, Washington University School of Medicine, and the Netherlands’ Radboud University Medical School [...]

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Cogniben: A New, Natural, and Effective Nutraceutical  for Cognitive Impairment
Aug 7, 2017 in ADHD    
New research published in the Journal of Child Psychology and Psychiatry and reviewed in a recent online Medscape article suggests that long-term use of stimulant medications to treat attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) does more harm than good. 
This research came from The M [...]

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Integrative Psychiatry - Solving Personal Puzzles Since 2001
Jul 31, 2017 in Integrative Psychiatry    
You no doubt have seen the words “complementary,” “alternative,” and “integrative."  And if you are like many of my patients, clients, and collegues you wonder what exactly do these terms mean. Indeed one of the questions I am asked most frequently is, "What precis [...]

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