Mental news, articles and information:
|6/5/2013 - For reasons that are still largely unclear, women are much more likely than men to develop some form of mental illness during their lives, whether it be depression, schizophrenia, or simple anxiety, according to a new study. Based on an analysis of 12 large-scale epidemiological studies on mental illness,...|
|6/5/2013 - President Obama gave psychiatrists and pharmaceutical companies the keys to the kingdom during his keynote speech at the White House Conference on Mental Health this week.
Celebrated as a hero to the shamed and downtrodden, Obama played the part well as he subtly handed over America's families, particularly...|
|6/2/2013 - A mainstay in most Western diets, wheat is normally not associated with mental illness. Yet research has shown an intolerance to compounds within the grain can cause major neurological issues, including psychotic breakdowns. Far from a benign food, wheat has been linked with schizophrenia, bipolar disorder...|
|6/1/2013 - Bacopa monnieri, also called brahmi, is a thick-leafed herb that favors wet and muddy locations in East Asia, Southeast Asia, and southern parts of the United States. It is characterized by its green leaves and white flowers, and has been used in Ayurvedic medicine for centuries thanks to its considerable...|
|6/1/2013 - Just in time for the official release of the American Psychiatric Association (APA)'s Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders (DSM-5), the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) has announced that 20 percent of U.S. children are now among the ranks of those considered to...|
|5/29/2013 - The fifth edition of the Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders, (DSM-5) is coming under scrutiny.
Thomas Insel, The director of the US National Institute of Mental Health, is questioning the manual's validity, pressing scholars and scientists to shift away from the manual's current...|
|5/24/2013 - Addressing nutritional deficiencies can often cure mental illness. Counseling which addresses life stressors is documented to improve situational depression and anxiety. However, when nutritional approaches combined with psychotherapy fail to reverse mental health problems, there often exist hidden...|
|5/22/2013 - Call them mentally ill; call them creatively maladjusted or anything you want. There are some people who genuinely struggle and need help coping with issues in their psyche.
We need a decent plan to help these people heal and to enable the ones who may never heal to live with dignity. Regardless...|
|5/21/2013 - If you want to hear a story about how real mental health and recovery from mental illness should work, look no further than Paris Williams.
During the May 15, 2013 episode of Mental Health Exposed, Paris tells his personal story of mental illness, recovery and a new paradigm in mental health. Not...|
|5/7/2013 - These days, we are witnessing an acceleration in the use of psychiatry to target Americans, to label them as dangerous, to take away guns they own, to blame gun violence in the US on mentally ill people.
It's a winning strategy, because most Americans don't have a clue about the way psychiatry actually...|
|5/1/2013 - A new mental health law that takes effect in China on May 1, 2013 grants unprecedented patient rights and personal liberties. Meanwhile, back in the USSA, those very same rights are being eliminated. Go figure.
Under the new Chinese law, which has been debated and revised since 1985, mental health...|
|4/25/2013 - This week's episode of Mental Health Exposed is a free LifeForce Yoga class with author and instructor Amy Weintraub.
Join my wife, Hope, therapist Sherry Rubin and me as we follow Amy's step-by-step instructions in light movement yoga and breath work. If you download the April 24, 2013 episode,...|
|4/22/2013 - Safe nutritional approaches have proven to be effective in alleviating the symptoms of mental illness. These approaches include the use of omega-3s, B vitamins, and amino acids, along with changing to a nutrient dense diet of traditional foods.
Mental illness long connected to malnutrition and gut...|
|4/18/2013 - Just when you thought psychiatry had completely lost it, the Go for the Gold Diagnostic Champions' Challenge arrives on the scene.
Faster than a speeding prescription pad!
More powerful than a round of electro-convulsive therapy!
Able to inject tall syringes in a single plunge!
|4/17/2013 - A review of studies that have aimed to prevent cognitive decline, including dementia and Alzheimer's disease, has found little to no evidence that Big Pharma's pills offer any help at all. However, the study, which was just published in the Canadian Medical Association Journal (CMAJ), did conclude something...|
|4/16/2013 - As I predicted in my blogs on Naturalnews.com and on my website, the left and the right have indeed found common ground in wanting to increase the power of psychiatry and the mental health establishment with the goal of preventing gun massacres. But as I've also warned in my reports, psychiatrists have...|
|4/15/2013 - The field of psychiatry has succeeded in branding some whoppers into the minds of millions, to the tune of billions, with no accountability.
You'd think the Federal Trade Commission would hold psychiatry accountable for blatantly misleading the public, but there is zero accountability.
|4/13/2013 - San Diego County in California is considering implementing Laura's Law, which would give the state's second most populous county - home to over three million people - the uncontested right to force psychiatric medication upon its residents.
Funds for the forced inpatient or outpatient psychiatric...|
|4/10/2013 - As if mental health patients are not already taking enough pharmaceuticals, a group of scientists from the U.K. recently published a study chastising the mental health profession for allegedly "under-medicating" those with mental illnesses. According to the outrageous study, which was published in the...|
|3/21/2013 - Join Mike Bundrant and Christiane Northrup, MD on Mental Health Exposed this week - the March 20, 2013 episode.
Dr. Christiane Northrup is known around the world for her leadership in women's health. As a medical doctor, she is paving the way to greater self-awareness in all areas, mind body and...|
|3/19/2013 1:39:37 PM - There have been recent calls for a national Mental Health Registry, and then additional calls to link such a registry to gun licensing. In the dreadful wake of Newtown, both the left and the right and the current US federal administration are demanding that we tighten mental health statutes to make...|
|2/24/2013 - Is elevated stress related to pregnancy a new target in the mass medicalization of normalcy in America?
Headed by researcher Tina Bloom at the University of Missouri, a new study attempts to show that low-income pregnant women in rural areas experience "high levels of stress" and lack the means to...|
|2/24/2013 - Nightmares, out-of-control aggressive behavior, extreme sadness and passivity, confusion, hallucinations, mania, brain damage, suicide, homicide---these are just a few central effects of psychiatric drugs.
Read the staggering statistics reported by Robert Whitaker, the author of Mad in America: "The...|
|2/24/2013 - A recent study conducted by researchers at the Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai discovered by survey that almost a third of children with allergies are bullied by other children.
The survey was conducted on 251 pairs of parent and their children with allergies, and was reported in the online...|
|2/21/2013 - Did you know that a lack of omega-3's in the diet can cause irrational (even violent) behavior? Yet, conventional medicine and dumbed down news reporters remain clueless to the scientific data which suggests that most mental health issues are associated to nutritional deficiencies.
Can diet (alone)...|
|2/19/2013 - Connecticut officials are proposing legislation that would require state investigations of children on an unprecedented level, critics contend, by calling for a "confidential behavioral health assessment" of every public school student in sixth, eighth, 10th and 12th grades, as well as every homeschooled...|
|2/18/2013 - When parents play favorites among their children, it's not just the less-favored child who develops mental health problems, according to a study conducted by researchers from the University of Toronto, McMaster University, the University of Rochester and published in the journal Child Development. Instead,...|
|2/7/2013 - Best selling author and spiritual teacher Don Miguel Ruiz joins Mike Bundrant for a 60-minute episode of Mental Health Exposed.
Don Miguel Ruiz, bestselling author of The Four Agreements, shares his latest insights for Natural News Radio listeners. On the February 6, 2013 episode of Mental Health...|
|2/2/2013 - This article contains the reflections of my colleague, Terri Phillips, MFT.
The beginning of every New Year is a time to reflect on the past year and set new goals. It's easiest during first two months of the year to try to maintain those goals, whether they are to lose weight, be more organized,...|
|2/1/2013 - The ability to separate components of a machine, to increase the efficiency and power of each component, to link up all the elements in smoother ways; this is one of the hallmarks of the technological society.
And when the current machine is superseded by a new one, the process of improving efficiency...|
|1/29/2013 - To understand even a little bit about real psychiatry, versus the false picture, you have to know that someone running around the streets naked and screaming has nothing to do with a mental disorder.
If you can't grasp that, you'll always have a lingering sense that psychiatry is on the right track....|
|1/27/2013 - In a stunning display of ignorance, researchers attempt to create a mental diagnosis that can be applied to entire families at once.
"Parental alienation disorder" was denied acceptance into the psychiatric bible, the DSM-5 in spite of "intense lobbying" by supporters. This unofficial yet bold new...|
|1/24/2013 - This week on Mental Health Exposed, Joni Cox of the Natural News Radio program Homegrown Health joins Mike Bundrant.
On the January 23, 2013 episode, Joni discusses her journey as an "emotional stuffer." Emotional stuffers are those who ignore their feelings, setting them aside in favor of keeping...|
|1/23/2013 - A simple and profound solution to human problems was discovered by a colleague of Sigmund Freud around the time of Freud's death.
The solution was quietly swept under the rug by the mental health establishment, which is why you have never heard of Edmund Bergler.
It is also why second rate psychology,...|
|1/22/2013 - Unless we put medical freedom into the Constitution, the time will come when medicine will organize into an undercover dictatorship to restrict the art of healing to one class of men and deny equal privileges to others; the Constitution of the Republic should make a special privilege for medical freedoms...|
|1/18/2013 - The January 16, 2013 episode of Mental Health Exposed features Charlotte Gerson discussing her book, Healing Diabetes the Gerson Way.
At age 90, Charlotte is as passionate and feisty as ever, not taking any slack from me or anyone else. The Gerson approach to healing cancer, diabetes, arthritis and...|
|1/3/2013 - In an effort to help parents "take the guesswork out of when to worry" about their children and rush them in for screening and treatment, researchers are ready to tell you that your tantrum-throwing kid is mentally ill.
To "characterize the emergence of mental health problems" and "chart the progression...|
|1/3/2013 - A tiny gland in the center of the brain named the pineal may seem insignificant, but researchers have found it to be vital for physical, mental and, many believe, spiritual health. Through poor diet, exposure to toxins, stress and modern lifestyle choices, the pineal gland becomes hardened, calcified...|
|12/22/2012 - When everybody is diagnosed with a mental disorder, gun permits will be a thing of the past
Take that seriously.
At a presidential debate, Obama was asked about achieving gun control. He said, "Enforce the laws we've already got. Make sure we are keeping the guns out of the hands of criminals...[and]...|
|12/21/2012 - Psychiatry continues its imperialistic efforts to diagnose every human condition as a mental illness with a billing code and proper pharmaceutical intervention.
The latest on the docket is sex, with the proposed Hypersexual Disorder.
Yep, if you like to have a lot of sex or use sex to feel good,...|
|12/19/2012 - The mental health system in America is an embarrassing failure. Here is an outline of principles upon which a new one might be based. Did I miss anything? Add your ideas and constructive criticism in the comments, please.
1. Regulated by the people, not governmentWho determined that government...
|12/18/2012 - It is one of the most popular medications available for people with severe acne. But Roaccutane (isotretinoin), also known as Accutane in the U.S., is being increasingly linked to causing depression, suicidal tendencies, and even sexual identity confusion among people who take it. And this connection...|
|12/13/2012 - The industry of modern psychiatry has officially gone insane. Virtually every emotion experienced by a human being -- sadness, grief, anxiety, frustration, impatience, excitement -- is now being classified as a "mental disorder" demanding chemical treatment (with prescription medications, of course).
|12/11/2012 - The leaf of the Ginkgo biloba tree, also known as the Maidenhair tree, has been used around the world, particularly in Asia, for thousands of years to improve mental functions and treat other conditions. Native to China, this large tree, normally reaching heights of 20-35 meters, is a species with no...|
|12/6/2012 - What would you do if your spiritual leader had sex with his wife's best friend? This is the choice Pastor Raymond Carroll, now called the Fallen Pastor, made.
Needless to say, his life fell apart. He lost his church calling, his wife and the respect of his congregation. Listen to his story on the...|
|12/1/2012 - Modern psychiatry is based on the premise that there is something wrong with almost everybody. But when it comes to dependence, psychiatry takes a distinct back seat to big government.
Psychiatry and big-government actually share a bed. They both need dependents; otherwise, they'd fade away. In this...|
|10/26/2012 - Intuitively, many people understand nature's role in human health. Whether it is walking on the beach, swimming in the ocean, or hiking in the mountains, interaction with nature seems to have a positive effect on humans. The sounds, smells, and sights of the great outdoors appear to have an amazing...|
|10/22/2012 - Shocking research published in the Journal of Clinical Endocrinology & Metabolism suggests that chronic stress increases your chance of death five-fold. Beyond that, stress tends to spoil life along the way. So, we all owe it to ourselves to get it under control.
One of the best ways to manage stress...|
|9/27/2012 - There is little doubt that we have evolved from a past carved from consumption of nuts, seeds, fruits, vegetables and free-range animal meats, all necessary components in shaping our present genome, muscular strength and intelligence. Similarly, we are products of regular exercise, as our ancestors...|
|9/27/2012 - This may be the most important episode of Mental Health Exposed to date. On this week's show, Dr. Bruce Lipton said the following:
We are at the end of an old civilization that is based in beliefs that are fundamentally flawed, and the beginning of a new civilization, which requires different behavior...|
|9/3/2012 - The medical cartel, one of a handful of evolving super-cartels that strive for more power every day, is rife with so much fraud it's astounding. In the psychiatric arena, for example, an open secret has been bleeding out into public consciousness for the past ten years.
THERE ARE NO DEFINITIVE LABORATORY...|
|8/10/2012 - Migraines, depression, fatigue and insomnia - these are just a few of the disorders that may be caused by a remarkably common nutritional imbalance of copper. When proper levels of this mineral are not maintained, illness and disease can develop. Since copper deficiency and toxicity have far reaching...|
|8/10/2012 - GoodTherapy.org, one of the largest therapist directories on the web advocating for healthy therapy, announced today the sponsorship of Mike Bundrant's Natural News Radio show, Mental Health Exposed.
In line with GoodTherapy.org's mission to educate consumers about the dangers of abuses by therapists,...|
|7/18/2012 7:22:59 PM - If you are not aware of the potential horrors of hiring a mental health counselor, you should be. Listen to this episode of Mental Health Exposed with Mike Bundrant and expert guest Noah Rubinstein.
Stories abound. Therapists have been know to have sex with clients, start businesses with them, punish...|
|7/16/2012 - Few activities can rival dancing's multifaceted benefits that encompass every area of health - physical, mental, emotional and social. While some activities are good mental stimulators and others are effective muscle toners, dancing is rather unique in its multidimensional advantages that address the...|
|6/27/2012 - Are you getting tired of your same old cardio routine at your local gym? Have you "hit a wall" with your training? New research indicates you would get a better run if you jogged with nature - and it would improve your mental state as well.
Researchers at Glasgow University, who looked at natural...|
|6/12/2012 2:51:34 PM - The following is a fictitious scenario, yet, believe it or not, shockingly similar events happen in America today. If you don't believe it, listen to the Jim Gottstien interview on Mental Health Exposed. Jim Gottstein is an attorney and founder of PsychRights.org. During this interview, Jim explains...|
|6/12/2012 - The Australian government and the Australian Medical Association are targeting 27,000 three-year-olds for psychiatric treatment. A new government funded program seeks to treat normal preschool children to discover if they show "signs of mental illness."
What are the symptoms of mental illness in...|
|6/7/2012 - Great show for you today all about getting past your past. Our feature guest is Dr. Francine Shapiro, originator of the EMDR, the therapy method that changed the way we deal with our past, especially traumatic aspects of it. Dr. Shapiro has come out with a new book written for lay people called Getting...|
|5/31/2012 - Download this week's episode of Mental Health Exposed and listen to the best relationship advice that has come along in years - rules that apply to healthy marriages and couples. Internationally acclaimed author Harriet Lerner, Ph.D. joins us!
Doctor Lerner is the author of The Dance of Anger, which...|
|5/30/2012 - Anti-depressants are the third most commonly prescribed drug in the United States. A study published in the journal Health Affairs analyzes trends between the years 1996-2007 and suggests that many Americans have come to expect mental health care from their family doctor. Ten percent of doctor visits...|
|5/24/2012 - This week's episode of Mental Health Exposed features an interview with Dr. Robin, a medical doctor who received drug treatment and electro-convulsive therapy while an intern in medical school. Dr. Robin claims the treatments she received wiped out her memory, causing her to forget her medical education....|
|5/17/2012 - Mental Health Exposed is growing in leaps and bounds, thanks to readers of Natural News, Mike Adams and the exceptional staff at Natural News Radio. Much appreciation to all!
This week's show is inspired by Erin Falconer's survey of her 80,000+ newsletter subscribers at PickTheBrain.com, one of the...|
|5/10/2012 - We're talking about marriage today on Mental Health Exposed with world renown marriage experts Dr. Peter Pearson and Dr. Ellyn Bayder of the Couple's Institute. Marriage, or any long-term romantic relationship, is one of the pillars of life. Our reproductive efforts are grounded in such relationships....|
|5/2/2012 4:15:36 AM - On this episode of Mental Health Exposed we discover how anxiety is 100% curable without the use of drugs - it just takes some education and effort.
Anxiety disorders are the most common mental illness in the U.S., affecting 40 million adults in the United States age 18 and older (18% of U.S. population).
|4/26/2012 - Learn the benefits of the world's tastiest superfood, raw chocolate, on this episode of Mental Health Exposed.
Raw food mogul David Wolfe and Steve Adler of Sacred Chocolate join Mike Bundrant to discuss not only the virtues of eating a raw diet, but also the science behind raw chocolate, perhaps...|
|4/19/2012 - On this week's episode of Mental Health Exposed on Natural News Radio, We are talking about happiness, life satisfaction and letting go of what makes you unhappy. It's a fascinating subject that is full of twists and turns and we have a great guest expert joining us, best-selling author Guy Finley.
|4/13/2012 - When you download this week's episode of Mental Health Exposed, you'll meet Mary Jaksch, the author of Start Over: Create the Life YOU Want. Mary is one of the Internet's top personal development bloggers at GoodLifeZen.com and co-founder of the web's #1 resource for bloggers, the A-List Blogging Boot...|
|4/9/2012 - The Merriam-Webster dictionary online defines "ethical" as "involving or expressing moral approval or disapproval (ethical judgments); conforming to accepted standards of conduct." Based on a new study, it seems as though the American Psychiatric Association (APA) may need a little refresher course...|
|4/9/2012 - The two mental /emotional causes of cancer are acute high stress traumatic shocks and chronic long term negative stress called distress. Traumatic shocks, which are totally unexpected, cause a mind, brain and body reaction that can trigger the formation of cancer. With spirituality and by knowing how...|
|4/5/2012 - An amazing show today with guest Dr. Gary Null, would-renowned nutritionist, best-selling author, film maker and health freedom warrior. Join us as we discuss nutritional strategies for brain health and so much more. Then, please do take advantage of an offer that Gary has never made before, exclusively...|
|3/29/2012 - Join Mental Health Exposed with expert weight loss guest and biology researcher, Jon Gabriel. This episode is a tour de force into the most psychologically sophisticated weight loss strategies known today.
Jon Gabriel is author of The Gabriel Method, which is a powerful methodology of weight loss,...|
|3/22/2012 - In the current episode of Mental Health Exposed, we enter the world of Leo Babauta, one of the most popular personal development bloggers today. Leo has an uncommon, laser focus on how to simplify your life, let go of unwanted habits and get more done with less distraction.
Zen Habits is one of the...|
|3/8/2012 - If you have ever seen the famous 1975 movie One Flew Over the Cuckoo's Nest, you likely recall several disturbing scenes in which mental health patients are given frontal-lobe lobotomies, or the iconic scene where actor Jack Nicholson's character undergoes electroconvulsive therapy (ECT). Today, these...|
|3/6/2012 - I can't think of a more fitting first guest for Mental Health Exposed. Our mission is to expose the fraud, abuse and incompetence in the mental health industry, as well as promote natural and effective methods of healing. Peter Breggin, MD and I discuss all of the above in the premier of Mental Health...|
|3/5/2012 - Natural News Radio is please to announce a new, weekly radio show to be hosted by Mike Bundrant. The new show, Mental Health Exposed, will focus on two primary objectives: 1) to reveal practices and strategies that lead to natural mental health and 2) to expose incompetence and fraud in the mental health...|
|2/25/2012 - After thousands of years Western medicine is finally recognising the benefits of meditation to treat diseases including mental illness. Under the disguise of MBCT, Mindfulness Based Cognitive Therapy, meditation is being accepted as a way to treat various conditions in the field of mental illnesses.
|2/17/2012 - With every new revision of the American Psychiatric Association's (APA) controversial Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders (DSM) comes the addition of new so-called "mental disorders" that are really just variances in human behavior. And the manual's proposed fifth edition is no exception,...|
|1/29/2012 - How can you live a stress-free life and prevent cancer and other health problems? By learning to manage your cortisol stress hormone levels and by putting the mental/emotional stress in your life in the proper perspective. Once you know how to balance the physical factors of sleep, diet and exercise...|
|1/28/2012 - According to the National Institute of Mental Health (NIMH), an estimated 44.3 million Americans, ages 18 and older, suffer from a mental disorder. Depression, included in this number, is reaching epidemic proportions. While the media continues to report on the potentially life-threatening side effects...|
|1/20/2012 - Getting quality sleep could be a vitally important piece for solving the puzzle of mental health. Previous studies have linked poor sleep to depression, bipolar disorder, anxiety and ADHD. Now for the first time, research also shows a strong link between schizophrenia and sleep disturbances.
|1/14/2012 - In the early days of my training as a psychotherapist, I chose an odd mentor, an old man with white hair and steely blue eyes who fit the classic description of a sage. Every month a small group of us would venture out to his hide away in some obscure village in northern New Mexico and sit at his feet,...|
|1/9/2012 - Depression lowers the spirits and drowns the eyes in sorrow, though tears aren't the only reason why depressed people sometimes can't see straight. Depression also caves in the chest, slumps the shoulders, and inhibits full breathing, usually forcing unhappy people to try to catch their breath by frequent...|
|12/14/2011 - The potent phenolic compound resveratrol and its close cousin, pterostilbene, have long been touted for their anti-cancer, anti-inflammatory and blood sugar-lowering health benefits. Information published in the prestigious journal publications, Neurobiology of Aging and The Journal of Nutritional Biochemistry,...|
|11/30/2011 - "Food is like a pharmaceutical compound that affects the brain," says UCLA professor of neurosurgery and physiological science, Fernando Gomez-Pinilla. In the competitive world of today, strengthening our natural talents is vital if we are to be successful both in our line of work and in our personal...|
|11/21/2011 - Most of us know that vitamin D3 helps prevent almost anything from flu to cancer by strengthening our immune systems. But little has been publicized about D3's potential for preventing or getting out of depression. Recent studies link D3 deficiencies to depression. And there is some, who speculate how...|
|11/17/2011 - A close friend was put into a long term antibiotic regimen for a very unusual and difficult bacterial chronic lung infection. She started noticing nerve pains, arthritic symptoms and insomnia after a few months despite dosing up heavily with probiotics. After visiting an amoxicillin forum, she discovered...|
|11/10/2011 - Psychiatry has gone from talk therapy to writing a prescription for drugs. This has increased the profits of Big Pharma, attracted patients looking for magic fixes, and has legitimized psychiatry as a medical science. But is it really medical science? There is more mental illness now than ever, much...|
|10/25/2011 - Depression in adolescents appears to be a serious and growing problem in this country, but is mental health screening the answer? Or does the appropriation of a label merely serve to drop a possibly troubled kid into psychiatry's default position of "let's fix this problem with a pill"?
|10/19/2011 - Have you ever wondered why you sometimes lack the ability to make even the simplest decision at certain times of the day, such as minutes before you break for lunch? And upon your return you are able to tackle the same task with ease? A recent study performed by a group of social psychologists revealed...|
|9/28/2011 - This entire phase of my life began just over eight years ago when I first began writing about vaccines. My first book on the subject was called Cry of the Heart and I named it that because just about every day when writing I would meet up with parents who had lost their children to autism and other...|
|9/8/2011 - According to the American Chemistry Council, a family of plasticizer compounds called phthlates are fine and dandy additions to everything from wall coverings, flooring, toys, perfumes, shampoos and IV tubes.
In fact, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) studies show average phthalates...|
|8/25/2011 - The months of August and September frequently bring about an increased work and activity load for many students, adults and parents. Energy levels and mental concentration may lag during this time. People from all walks of life can benefit from the energy boost that various herbs, amino acids and other...|
|7/27/2011 - A new study shows that children with psychosis and other severe mental health disorders also have twice as much vitamin D deficiency as children who are mentally healthy.
The study, presented to the American Psychiatric Association 2011 Annual Meeting in Honolulu in June by researchers from the Oregon...|
|7/23/2011 - Over the past few years, a few pioneers of western medicine have connected most health problems to an unhealthy gastro-intestinal (GI) tract. Hippocrates proclaimed all disease begins in the gut. Chinese and Ayurvedic medicine has known this for thousands of years. Most of mainstream modern medicine...|
|7/21/2011 3:49:26 PM - Is America truly stricken with widespread mental illness? Do tens of millions need mind-altering drugs? A recent flurry of media articles lead readers to a realization that Big Pharma and the "mental health" industry have deceived Americans on a grand scale.
The "New York Review of Books" two-part...|
|7/4/2011 - While city living offers many amenities and advantages not found in rural living, it might have a downside in the area of mental health. City dwellers generally are more stressed and are at a higher risk of developing mental illness than their rural counterparts. Although scientists have been aware...|
|6/12/2011 - A cross-cultural analysis published in the British Journal of Psychiatry found a strong correlation between refined sugar consumption and mental illness. Researchers found that a high national intake of refined sugar and dairy products predicted a higher incidence of schizophrenia and depression. Research...|
|6/8/2011 - While sipping drinks from coconut shells, psychiatrists from around the world recently met in Honolulu to discuss more ways to capitalize on human behavior and promote drug dependency. The occasion was the annual meeting of the American Psychiatric Association (APA), held in a Hawaiian convention center...|
|4/7/2011 - We're ashamed that exploitation of children for profit was once tolerated in America: such as children as young as five shackled to machines while working 16-hour days in factories, or black children auctioned and sold as slaves. Yet future generations will look back on our era too with shame: a time...|
|4/4/2011 - Ignore mainstream medicine's "remedies" for mental problems. There are several safer and less expensive alternatives for mild or acute levels of dementia. Mild levels of dementia include mental fog and forgetfulness. Acute dementia includes Alzheimer's disease. And other mental issues regardless of...|
|3/22/2011 - Drug company corporate websites tell us of their integrity and utmost commitment to people's health and well-being. The American Psychiatric Association's website begins with "Healthy Minds. Healthy Lives" and asserts the "highest ethical standards of professional conduct." Yet a mountain of evidence...|
|3/19/2011 - Results of ongoing research shed new light on the mechanisms of meditation. Recent studies now confirm that you don't have to be a monk to enjoy deep relaxation, increased attention span, better cognition and other health benefits meditation is offering.
Until recently, it was believed that one has...|
|3/4/2011 - Twenty percent of U.S. adults - 45 million people - suffered from mental illness in 2009, according to a report by the federal Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA). The figure marks a slight increase over the 2008 figure of 19.5 percent.
The highest rates of mental illness...|
|3/2/2011 - Dr. Jonas Salk, one of the "gods" in the cult of pharmacology -- a man who is credited with inventing the polio vaccine -- has now been exposed as a medical criminal who conducted illegal medical experiments on mental patients. This fact has come to light courtesy of the Associated Press, believe it...|
|2/7/2011 - The U.K. National Health Service (NHS) has decided to turn its health care system into a giant game where doctors who recruit the most new mental patients win cash prizes. The equivalent of over $243 million is set to be divied out based on which general practitioners (GP) garner the most new business...|
|2/3/2011 1:43:45 AM - It's been nearly a month since the nation's attention was focused on Tucson, where five were killed and 13 injured , including Congresswoman Gabrielle Giffords, several other shootings missed the mainstream news. Violence seems to be erupting among youths everywhere, from Los Angeles(1) to Omaha(2)...|
|1/11/2011 - Giffords was assaulted while doing what more representatives in Washington should be doing: Talking with their constituents at home in a public place, right out in the open. In an age where many members of Congress hide behind closed doors and spend more time meeting with corporate lobbyists than talking...|
|1/6/2011 - Researchers recently looked at the IQs of 512 Chinese grade-schoolers from two otherwise similar villages, except for the amount of fluoride they were drinking in their water. In the village with high fluoride in their water, the children were less intelligent - and far more apt to be mentally retarded...|
|12/2/2010 - Oregon state officials recently unveiled part of a state mental hospital that will replace the asylum which once served as a real-life set for "One Flew Over the Cuckoo's Nest". While using the occasion to trumpet psychiatry's "modern" mental health treatment, they ignore the industry's contemporary...|
|10/2/2010 - It has now been widely revealed that the United States conducted medical experiments on prisoners and mental health patients in Guatemala in the 1940's. Carried out by a government-employed doctor working in a psychiatric hospital, these experiments involved intentionally infecting Guatemalans with...|
|9/11/2010 - Just five minutes of exercise in a natural place is enough to significantly improve mood and mental health, according to a study conducted by researchers from the University of Essex and published in the journal Environmental Science and Technology.
"It's important that people experiencing depression...|
|6/29/2010 - In its never-ending attempt to fabricate "mental disorders" out of every human activity, the psychiatric industry is now pushing the most ridiculous disease they've invented yet: Healthy eating disorder.
This is no joke: If you focus on eating healthy foods, you're "mentally diseased" and probably...|
|6/15/2010 - `Green exercise` refers to any physical activity that takes place in the presence of nature. It can be as simple as a walk through the park or time spent gardening. All that really matters is that the body is in motion and nature is in sight. A study recently published in Environmental Science and Technology...|
|6/11/2010 - U.S. ideas of mental illness are spreading around the world, leading to an actual change in the kinds of mental disorders experienced in other cultures.
In contrast to the view held by modern psychiatry, the forms of madness have varied widely throughout space and time -- including such unique...|
|4/7/2010 - Proposed updates to the Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders (DSM) are prompting many to question whether or not the psychiatric profession itself has gone crazy. The latest additions to the alleged "mentally ill" could include hoarders, people who get angry every now and again, lazy...|
|2/18/2010 - NaturalNews has already reported on the amazing array of health advantages linked to a diet rich in omega-3 fatty acids, a "healthy" fat found in certain foods such as salmon and walnuts. For example, researchers have documented that omega-3s can help prevent heart arrhythmias and treat depression (http://www.naturalnews.com/027285_omega-3_depression_fatty_acids.html)....|
|2/2/2010 - An important new study published in the Archives of General Psychiatry reveals that fish oil supplements beat mental illness. The study involved 81 people deemed to be at high risk for psychosis. The randomized, placebo-controlled study provided fish oil supplements to half the study subjects for just...|
|12/27/2009 - Researchers at Boston University School of Medicine recently discovered that individuals with lower levels of circulating leptin had an increased risk of dementia and Alzheimer Disease (AD).
Leptin, a hormone produced by the visceral and subcutaneous adipose (fat) tissue, is critical in regulating...|
|12/11/2009 - According to some leading mental health experts, the negative health effects associated with climate change will be most experienced by those with mental illnesses. Drs. Lisa Page and Louise Howard from the Institute of Psychiatry (IoP) published an article in Psychological Medicine that examined research...|
|10/6/2009 - Rates of autism have skyrocketed 1000% since 1990, yet defenders of vaccines and the pharmaceutical industry keep scratching their heads in confusion: What could be causing this? Lots of clues point to vaccines as one of the primary contributing factors to increased rates of autism.
In this article,...|
|9/8/2009 - Researchers from the University of Maine reported in a journal published by the American Heart Association, Hypertension, that mental function is measurably affected by high blood pressure in otherwise healthy adults between the ages of 18 and 83. The study was begun in 1974 by Merrill Elias and David...|
|8/28/2009 - This is part four of an article series by Evelyn Pringle. Find previous parts here: Part One (http://www.naturalnews.com/026634_drugs_suicide_adhd.html), Part Two (http://www.naturalnews.com/026707_health_disease_depression.html), Part Three (http://www.naturalnews.com/026742_depression_disease_postpartum_depression.html)...|
|8/27/2009 - This is part four of an article series by Evelyn Pringle. Find previous parts here: Part One (http://www.naturalnews.com/026634_drugs_suicide_adhd.html), Part Two (http://www.naturalnews.com/026707_health_disease_depression.html) and Part Three (http://www.naturalnews.com/026742_depression_disease_postpartum_depression.html)....|
|7/31/2009 - This is part three of a four-part investigative article series by award-winning journalist Evelyn Pringle. Read part one (http://www.naturalnews.com/026634_drugs_suicide_adhd.html) or part two here (http://www.naturalnews.com/026707_health_disease_depression.html).
In an article titled, "Disorders...|
|7/28/2009 - Schizophrenia is a scary and difficult chronic mental illness- both for the person AND for their family who all have to live with the diagnosis. In most cases, antipsychotic medications need to be taken forever to control the disturbing symptoms. But rarely is anyone told that these medications not...|
|7/27/2009 - This is part two of an investigative series on The Mothers Act by Evelyn Pringle. Read part one here: http://www.naturalnews.com/026634_drugs_suicide_adhd.html
The Mothers Act legislation specifically defines the term "postpartum conditions" as "postpartum depression" or "postpartum psychosis." Use...|
|7/23/2009 - New revelations about the mental "treatment" of Virginia Tech shooter Seung-Hui Cho are surfacing today after the surprise discovery of his mental health records in the home of the former university psych doctor who treated him. These mental health records -- which have not yet been made public -- have...|
|7/16/2009 - The Mothers Act represents the ultimate example of disease mongering at its worst because the eight-year attempt to pass this federal legislation has evolved into profiteering never before exhibited so conspicuously.
Disease mongering "is the selling of sickness that widens the boundaries of illness...|
|6/9/2009 - Long known for its beneficial effects on blood sugar, chromium (Cr) has most recently been tied to cognitive health as well. In May of 2009, scientists from the USDA and the Medical College of Georgia reported that Cr supplementation helped prevent Alzheimer`s disease in rodents. In humans, Alzheimer`s...|
|5/2/2009 - Rep. Ron Paul has introduced the Parental Consent Act to protect families from mandatory "mental health screening" -- a thinly-veiled attempt by Big Pharma to drug expectant mothers and new moms with dangerous psychiatric drugs.
Here's the full text of the speech given by Ron Paul in the House of...|
|4/23/2009 - The National Alliance on Mental Illness (NAMI) has given the mental health care system of the United States a D grade, in the second such report released by the organization. In the first report, issued in 2006, the United States also received a D.
The report, available at www.nami.org, also ranks...|
|4/10/2009 - It is commonly understood that people can win the right to have companion animals in no-pet housing if they have a "doctor`s letter" attesting to the need for a support animal. In the past, association boards have gotten away with denying doctors` letters several ways. New HUD (U.S. Department of Housing...|
|2/27/2009 - The state of Georgia has agreed to a settlement in a federal lawsuit aimed at curbing widespread abuse of mental patients in state facilities.
The scandal over the treatment of mental patients in Georgia first broke with an investigative report, published in the Atlanta Journal-Constitution in early...|
|2/27/2009 - A study to be published in the Journal of Geriatric Psychology and Neurology has revealed that vitamin D could help ward off the decline in mental function which usually accompanies old age. Its findings add on to other recent studies which had also suggested vitamin D has protective effects in this...|
|2/25/2009 - Where did I leave my keys? Who am I supposed to call again? What did I mean by that scribbled note, anyway? Everybody experiences these incidents of forgetfulness.
As we get older, these kinds of memory lapses can become routine, and are casually attributed to "advancing years" by many baby boomers,...|
|2/13/2009 - If you want to stay mentally sharp all your life, new research shows the time to intervene is now. Alzheimer's disease and dementia have complex causes that involve nutritional neglect as well as genetic risk factors and predisposition. Genetic risk factors for cognitive decline may remain dormant and...|
|2/8/2009 - Yoga is an effective way to enhance both physical and mental well-being. While yoga is becoming more popular in recent years, it is actually an ancient activity that focuses on connecting the mind, the body, and the spirit by performing specific poses, breathing, and meditation. The practice of yoga...|
|12/1/2008 - Why is it that so many people are feeling tired, overwhelmed and unfulfilled in their ever increasingly busy lives? Or why do so many people crave more time and more energy? It is because in our current fast paced western world, people are chasing deadlines, running out of time and crave more time in...|
|11/10/2008 - A recent Baylor University study of church members who sought help for a diagnosed mental health problem found the illness was denied or dismissed by a third of the pastors. The church members were instead told that the issue was spiritual in nature.
This study surveyed 293 individuals who approached...|
|11/4/2008 - This interview is an excerpt from Kevin Gianni's Fountain of Youth Summit, which can be found at http://fountainofyouthworldsummit.com. In this excerpt, Dr. Gabriel Cousens shares what zaps energy and fogs mental clarity.
The Fountain of Youth World Summit with Dr. Gabriel Cousens, the founder of...|
|9/30/2008 - Painkillers not only have no effect on preventing mental decline in patients with family histories of Alzheimer's disease, they may actually accelerate it, according to a study conducted by researchers from the Johns Hopkins School of Public Health and published in the Archives of Neurology.
|9/27/2008 - Computer-based brain exercises, long touted as a way to improve general intelligence, actually appear to improve certain measures of mental function, according to a study conducted by researchers from the University of Michigan and the University of Bern, Switzerland, and published in the Proceedings...|
|6/5/2008 - The FDA has, for decades, ridiculously insisted that mercury fillings pose no health threat whatsoever to children. While dismissing hundreds of studies showing a clear link between mercury amalgam fillings ("silver fillings") and disastrous neurological effects in the human body, the FDA denied the...|
|6/5/2008 - The rate of tobacco smoking is much higher among those with mental illness than among the general population, and those who are mentally ill also smoke more cigarettes and have more trouble quitting, according to a Washington Post editorial by Steven A. Schroeder, director of the Smoking Cessation Leadership...|
|3/10/2008 - Western medicine treats the body as a collection of parts instead of as a synergistic organism. When it comes to treating broken bones and injured body parts, mainstream Western medicine is unequaled. When this same approach is used to treat illness and disease - fixing or repairing the parts where...|
|12/14/2007 - Think U.S. health authorities have never conducted outrageous medical experiments on children, women, minorities, homosexuals and inmates? Think again: This timeline, originally put together by Dani Veracity (a NaturalNews reporter), has been edited and updated with recent vaccination experimentation...|
|7/23/2007 - Teenagers who drink more soda have more mental health difficulties, including hyperactivity and mental distress, according to a study recently published in the American Journal of Public Health.
Researchers used questionnaires to survey 5,547 Norwegian 10th graders about their eating and soda-drinking...|
|4/6/2007 - Contrary to the advice given by legions of nutritionists and diet guides, making a shopping list may actually increase a shopper's chance of selecting unhealthier food options. According to a study conducted at Duke University and published in the "Journal of Consumer Research," the mental effort that...|
|1/22/2007 - Mental health patients in UK trusts are routinely prescribed medications in excess of the highest recommended dose, and most patients are not granted proper access to consultations with pharmacy staff, according to a new report by the Healthcare Commission.
The Commission -- a healthcare system watchdog...|
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|10/30/2006 - New Australian research has found that infants who are breastfed for longer than six months experience significantly better mental health during childhood, compared to infants breastfed for fewer than six months.
Researchers from the University of Western Australia tracked and examined the growth...|
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