Individual Approaches to Mental Health Issues

During the last few weeks I’ve been talking with you about suicide, depression, and depressive symptoms. These are truly hard-hitting topics for discussion, and I take each of them very seriously! People I know, who have been diagnosed with these mental disorders, which include anxiety, anger, fear, obsessive compulsive disorder, and self-esteem issues, live a […]

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“‘Feeling’ Depressed Versus ‘Being’ Depressed”

In my opinion too many antidepressants are handed out like candy! These are some serious medications, with not just very frustrating side-effects; but also with potential fatal consequences! Some side effects include insomnia, fatigue, agitation, irritability, anxiety, and suicidal thoughts, none of which anyone with depression wants!   “DEPRESSION” can be both a disease and a symptom. […]

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Montana Suicide Rates and Mental Health Challenges

Montana has horrible statistics to prove that the rate of suicides is out of control! One of many thoughts about this is that No One was born to take their own life. Something must have happened to cause this much hopelessness and despair! It’s one thing if someone comes of age and, because of a […]

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Herbal History

Did you know that in the year 1960, in Iraq, a 60,000-year old Neanderthal man was uncovered? He had been buried with eightspecies of plants, seven of which are still used for medicinal purposes today! In 1991, the mummified remains of the Ice Man were discovered in the ice of the Austrian Alps. He had died […]

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Increasing Problems with Prescription Drugs

We have all heard the shocking news recently about the negative effects that Opiod-type painkillers can have on our health. More than 60,000 Americans died last year because they had used them for a while, or they overdosed while using it only once! Opium was probably the first drug used to overcome pain. Later other derivatives from opium […]

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Cholesterol and Triglyceride Levels

When a physician suggests you do a CBC blood test, it usually includes Cholesterol levels. Besides HDL and LDL, this will give you a number for your Triglycerides. The results are important for anybody dealing with blood sugar issues. See, Triglycerides measure the amount of sugars in the blood stream that were not absorbed by our cells, because […]

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Hemoglobin A1C’ Blood Test for Diabetes

The most important blood test for Diabetes-II is Hemoglobin A1c, or A1c for short. This test measures the amount of sugar in the blood over a three month period. Blood cells live about three months; and this test will show any changes in diet and lifestyle over that time period. So, other than checking one’s Fasting […]

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Understanding and Healing from Diabetes

The word diabetes has been brought up a lot during the last decade for good reason. However, it seems this disease is not taken very seriously, both by the public and medical professionals.  Prevalence of diabetes has been increasing steadily for the past three decades. Currently about 422 million people worldwide have this very debilitating […]

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Considerations for Fighting Osteopenia and Osteoporosis

Last week I started my discussion about the epidemic of OSTEOPENIA and OSTEOPOROSIS in our country. There are several steps to consider if you have concerns about your bones. First, make sure you have enough stomach acid. And there are several ways to improve that. All the calciums we consume need stomach acid to become absorbable. Secondly, […]

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