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Nov 01, 2017

Mental Health News, November 2017

Written by Dr. Caroline Leaf

I will never forget the first time I watched One Flew Over the Cuckoo’s Nest. The movie is perhaps best known for its distressing scenes involving electric convulsive therapy (ECT), bodies writhing in shock as power surges through the brain. Although it was just a movie, and although Halloween is over, ECT is something should still alarm us.

Oct 26, 2017

Your Brain Loves Exercise!

Written by Dr. Caroline Leaf

We all know the saying “an apple a day keeps the doctor away,” but what it should really say is that “an apple and a squat a day keeps the depression, doctors, and weight away!” While I am not suggesting one squat a day will work miracles, I am suggesting that at least an hour of exercise a day will work wonders on your brain, health and midsection.

Oct 17, 2017

Food News, October 2017

Written by Dr. Caroline Leaf

Science, regardless of what high school textbooks say, is not black and white. Scientists are, after all, human; they interpret data through the filter of their worldview. Numbers are subject to human politics, including the data behind genetically-modified (GM) foods.

Oct 11, 2017

Mental Health News, October 2017

Written by Dr. Caroline Leaf

On October 1, 2017 Stephen Paddock opened fire on a crowd at a Country music festival in Las Vegas. It was the worst mass shooting in American history, with 58 reported dead and hundreds more wounded—many of whom are still in hospital awaiting surgery or recovering from their injuries.

Oct 04, 2017

Let's Talk About Sex

Written by Dr. Caroline Leaf

The emotional/chemical bonding that a relationship produces in our brains is certainly wonderful, but it can be challenging for teenagers who are casually dating, especially when it comes to sexual intimacy.

Sep 27, 2017

Food News, September 2017

Written by Dr. Caroline Leaf

It seems like everyone is watching that new documentary on Netflix, What the Health. Several of my friends have even “gone vegan”, and say that their bodies feel much healthier and that they have more energy.

Aug 01, 2017

Mental Health News, August 2017

Written by Dr. Caroline Leaf

Michelle Carter, 17, texted her boyfriend Conrad Roy, 18, to kill himself, and he did. That is the story we have all been told...

Jul 19, 2017

Mental Health News Part 2, July 2017

Written by Dr. Caroline Leaf

In my previous mental health blogs, I discussed the many problems associated with psychotropic drug use and mainstream psychiatric treatment. Yet what happens when someone wants to come off these drugs? How do they handle the withdrawal period? How do they “find themselves” again?

Jul 19, 2017

Mental Health News, July 2017

Written by Dr. Caroline Leaf

In my previous mental health blogs, I discussed the many problems associated with psychotropic drug use and mainstream psychiatric treatment. Yet what happens when someone wants to come off these drugs? How do they handle the withdrawal period? How do they “find themselves” again?

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