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Your Mighty Moody Microbiome – Part 11
Villainous Gut Bugs Bedevil Bipolar Patients?

The gut bugs living within us may have an insidious effect on our mental health… but take heart. Even this villain can be conquered through personalized medicine and targeted care.

Your Mighty Moody Microbiome – Part 9
Zombie Gut Bugs – Can You Eat Your Way out of a “Microbiome Depression”?

Exciting new research suggests sometime in the not-too-distant-future, depression and other mental illnesses could be targeted and treated not in the brain… but in the gut

Treatment Resistance and the Biopsychosocial Model

According to the biopsychosocial model, mental health and wellness exists at the intersection between our biology, our psychology, and our environment.

Americans In Pain and Addicted: Untangling the Opioid Crisis

Part Eight (Finale): Pain, Pain, Go Away! Final Insights from Experts
When you search the words “Opioid Crisis” on the internet, mountains of alarming articles pop up, but precious few provide well-researched background on the origins and ever-evolving dangers of the epidemic.

Americans In Pain and Addicted: Untangling the Opioid Crisis

Part Seven: Let’s Give YOU a Voice!
What follows are some of the voices of my gentle readers. If you are not among them, please try to understand, and feel their pain…

Americans In Pain and Addicted: Untangling the Opioid Crisis

Part Five: Finding Something to Live For
“Chronic pain and addiction are a life-long struggle, and it can humble even the proudest and strongest person. As difficult as it may be, you can’t let your suffering define you and control you. Something, anything, needs to be more important”

Americans In Pain and Addicted: Untangling the Opioid Crisis

Part Four: Climbing Up from Rock Bottom
I want you to appreciate something about treatment: Progress is not a straight line. It takes twists and turns, there are relapses and setbacks and high mountains to climb. But, together with a caring medical professional, you push forward and climb them.