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Category Archives: Clinical Brief

Clinical Brief – Music and depressive disorders – do they go hand in hand?

It may be cliched’ to label musicians as tortured, yearning, more interesting than average, extremely creative, wild, hypersexual, prone to addiction and prone to mental health issues. But when I looked into the research on the subject of depression disorders in the music industry I was surprised to see some of the statistics actually support […]

Clinical Brief – Prostate Conditions Revealed by Urine Hormone Testing

According to the National Cancer Institute’s Surveillance, Epidemiology and End Results Program, from 2009-2013, the number of new cases of prostate cancer was 129.4 and the number of deaths was 20.7 per 100,000. In 2013, there were over 2.8 million men in the US who were living with prostate cancer and it appears that the […]

Clinical Brief – Addiction

Reward, drug dependence and addiction Today, I would like to talk about the basic reward mechanism in the human brain and its relationship to drug dependence, and addiction.  I will also briefly introduce what current research tells us about the neurochemistry of these conditions and provide some insight into what can be done to improve […]

Clinical Brief – Insomnia

When sleep is a nightmare, do this… I was excited to talk about sleep because I’ve suffered from periods of insomnia and I know how frustrating it is to wake up day after day without an adequate dose of shut eye. I go to bed by 10:45 most nights, I don’t eat too late, it’s […]

Clinical Brief – Migraine

What is Migraine? I know, you’re thinking I’ve misspelled the word “migraine” and should have used an “s” to make it “migraines”.  Well, let’s correct this common mistake first before moving on. Migraines with an “s” is an inappropriate use of the word. You’ll still see this misspelled all the time on the internet but […]

Clinical Brief – Depression

There is no doubt that the condition we associate with the word “depression” has always been part of human existence. What we call depression is not a feeling in and of itself, rather, it is a suboptimal biochemical imbalance that we perceive and interpret as a feeling. Throughout recorded history, we have attempted to name […]

Clinical Brief – Natural Treatment of Depression

Do you want real solutions for fighting depression naturally or do you just want a pill? Next to lifestyle-induced diabetes and cancer, depression may be the most searched, and most talked about health subject of our time. There are a couple of reasons for this: Almost 15% of the adult population in the US is […]