Myers’ Cocktail

Myers’ Cocktail

“Myers’ cocktail” is an intravenous nutrient mixture invented by Baltimore physician John Myers.  It contains magnesium, calcium, various B vitamins, and vitamin C. Cost of a single intravenous session ranges from $100 – $150 (in 2013). Breakdown of what may be in a Myers’ cocktail vary by provider, therefore ask for a detailed list of the mixture prior to considering an administration(…)

Orthomolecular Medicine

Orthomolecular Medicine

Orthomolecular medicine was developed by Linus Pauling, Ph.D., winner of two Nobel prizes, in 1968.  It is designed to enable individuals to reach the apex of health and the peak of their performance by utilizing only naturally occurring substances (e.g. vitamins, minerals, enzymes, trace elements, co-enzymes).  The proper balance of these substances in the body(…)

Psychosis

Psychosis

Psychosis (Greek ”psyche” for mind/soul, and “-osis” for abnormal condition or derangement) refers to an abnormal condition of the mind, and is a generic psychiatric term for a mental state often described as involving a “loss of contact with reality”.  People suffering from psychosis are described as psychotic. Psychosis is a loss of contact with reality that usually includes: False beliefs(…)

Iridology

Iridology

“Your eyes are the windows to your soul and your health” Iridology (also known as iridodiagnosis or iridiagnosis) is an alternative medicine technique whose proponents claim that patterns, colors, and other characteristics of the iris can be examined to determine information about a patient’s systemic health.  Practitioners match their observations to iris charts, which divide the iris into zones that correspond to specific parts of the(…)

Brainwave Optimization

Brainwave Optimization

By chance I saw this promotion on groupon “Brainwave-Balancing Session and Assessment” Brainwave Optimization measures electromagnetic energy through tiny detection devices placed on a client’s head.  These brain energy detection devices (Intellisensors™) are sophisticated sensors that contain a computer chip capable of picking up the tiny current of the brain in an entirely noninvasive manner.(…)

Vitamin Deficiency and Mental Illness

Vitamin Deficiency and Mental Illness

Those who suffer from mental illness such as depression, anxiety, bipolar disorder, schizophrenia, etc. may not think a physical problem could be part of the cause. Fact is, people who have vitamin deficiencies often experience mental health problems and/or are diagnosed with a mental illness. Learn about vitamin deficiencies that cause symptoms of mental illness and what(…)

Depression

Depression

“People think depression is about being sad.  They think its just when you ‘feel down’  It’s not.  It’s like a darkness that creeps over you and fills you.  It drains all your emotions.  It takes everything from you, and leaves you feeling hollow and numb.  It’s not sadness, it’s not anger, it’s hopelessness.  Imagine waking(…)

Major Depressive Disorder

Major Depressive Disorder

Depression may be described as feeling sad, blue, unhappy, miserable, or down in the dumps.  Most of us feel this way at one time or another for short periods. True clinical Depression is a Mood Disorder in which feelings of sadness, loss, anger, or frustration interfere with everyday life for weeks or longer. Depression can change(…)

Support System

Support System

“I can’t promise to fix all your problems, but I can promise you won’t have to face them all alone.” It’s hard to not ignore the attempt of friends making their best efforts to fix you, to solve the problem. When we love someone, it’s easy to believe we are of best use to that person(…)

Projection

Projection

Psychological projection or projection bias is a psychological defense mechanism where a person subconsciously denies his or her own attributes, thoughts, and emotions, which are then ascribed to the outside world, usually to other people.  Thus, projection involves imagining or projecting the belief that others originate those feelings. Projection reduces anxiety by allowing the expression of the unwanted unconscious impulses or desires without letting the conscious(…)