Mental Health

Causes of Depression
Health / Mental Health

Causes of Depression

A lot of medical research has contributed much to the understanding of depression. However, scientists do not know the exact reason that sets off depressive illness. There is no exact answer to the causes of depression but there are a lot of possibilities oftentimes resulting from a combination of things […]

Eight Steps You Can Take to Fight Oxidative Stress
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Eight Steps You Can Take to Fight Oxidative Stress

Oxidative Stress  – the Root Cause of All Disease Increased oxidative stress is the source of all illness and leads to cardiovascular disease, arthritis, a variety of cancers, and much more. Here, Dr. Thomas E. Levy reveals the eight steps to help you stop oxidative stress in its tracks. There’s […]

How to Handle the Holidays as a Recovering Addict
Health & Wellness / Managing Stress / Mental Health

How to Handle the Holidays as a Recovering Addict

The holiday season is upon us, with festive parties and gatherings on the horizon through New Year’s Day. But for those dealing with addiction and staying sober, studies show relapses spike during this time of year, making it a stressful time for people in recovery and families with loved ones […]

Nine Brain-Aging “Sins” That Kill Your Competitive Edge
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Nine Brain-Aging “Sins” That Kill Your Competitive Edge

Sitting all day, chugging coffee, and skipping the gym don’t just cause middle-age spread. They cause middle-age career death. Marcel Daane pinpoints the bad habits that are aging our brains and undermining our performance at work. It’s Monday morning, and Michael, a senior executive at a global telecommunications company, faces […]

Happy Pill and Energy Booster?…Where Can I Get Some Rhodiola
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Happy Pill and Energy Booster?…Where Can I Get Some Rhodiola

Rhodiola rosea is a supplement that quickly became one of my favorite to recommend to my patients in my integrative medicine clinic in San Jose, CA. Some of my patients like to call it their ‘happy pill.’ Clinically, the reason is it helps with energy and boosts mood. Rhodiola has […]