Category Archives: Depression

The Hidden Truth About Depression and Antidepressants

By David Blyweiss, M.D., Advanced Natural Wellness

December 7, 2012

  • Big pharma’s dirty little secret
  • What nobody ever told you about antidepressant drugs
  • Your first line of defense against depression

It never ceases to surprise me how many of my new patients are taking antidepressant drugs. Some of them haven’t even been to their previous doctor in year or more… but the refills keep rolling in like clockwork. Continue reading

Toxic Emotions Can Kill You

By David Blyweiss, M.D., Advanced Natural Wellness

November 12, 2014

  • Are you radiating negative energy?
  • What toxic thoughts are doing to your health
  • Turn negative emotions into positive ones

There are times in our lives when anger, bitterness and resentment grab ahold of us. Continue reading

Drug-Free Ways to Battle Depression

By David Blyweiss, M.D.

Millions of Americans take antidepressant drugs. Especially selective serotonin reuptake inhibitors (SSRIs) like Prozac and Zoloft.

These drugs are huge moneymakers for pharmaceutical companies, bringing in billions every year. And they aren’t just used to treat depression. Doctors also prescribe them for anxiety, PMS, and even pain relief. And that’s despite a long list of side effects including headache, dizziness, sexual problems and even suicide. Continue reading

Is Depression Stealing Your Sex Drive?

By David Blyweiss, M.D.

Is your brain sabotaging your love life? If you suffer from depression, it’s a good possibility.

Lack of interest in sex could be a symptom of depression. It’s also a really common side effect of antidepressant drugs like Paxil and Prozac. But, whether it’s the cause or the cure that’s undermining desire, the problem is rooted in your brain. Continue reading

Dieting with Leonardo

By Bonnie Jenkins, Advanced Natural Wellness

You probably know by now that I’ve never been a big fan of the Atkins way of eating. In fact, I can’t say that I’m sorry to see the recent demise of its popularity. But, like most fads, as soon as one goes away, another one takes it place. And the latest spin is a real corker! Continue reading

Prozac Nation

By Bonnie Jenkins, Advanced Natural Wellness

A couple of weeks ago, I had lunch with a friend who has been out of work for the past few months. It’s no surprise that her extended unemployment is taking its toll. As our salads arrived, she half-heartedly joked, “Maybe I should forget about getting a job and just get some Prozac.” Continue reading

Happiness in a Pill

By Bonnie Jenkins, Advanced Natural Wellness

As I was flipping channels last night, an odd thing happened. Ok, so maybe it just struck me as odd – but all three of the major networks were running commercials for anti-depressant drugs at the exact same time! Although each channel hawked a different drug – Paxil, Zoloft and Wellbutrin – the message was the same: this magic pill can sweep away all of your troubles and make you feel like yourself again. Continue reading

Singing the Holiday Blues

By Bonnie Jenkins, Advanced Natural Wellness

A few years ago, my father-in-law finally lost his battle with emphysema. He had been the love of my mother-in-laws life and, while losing someone you love is never easy, it was especially painful because his death happened during the holidays. Although my mother-in-law has moved on with her life, the time between Christmas and New Years always finds her a bit sad and nostalgic. Even if we don’t equate the holidays with loss, many of us find ourselves suffering from sadness and depression during this particular season. Continue reading

Laughter is the Best Medicine

Send in the Clowns
By Bonnie Jenkins, Advanced Natural Wellness

Those people who poo-poo the old adage that laughter is the best medicine may just find that the joke’s on them. There’s new research that examines the health benefits of laughter – and it shows that a good old guffaw can be terrific for cardiovascular health. Continue reading