Hundreds of species of bacteria call the human gut their home. This gut "microbiome" influences our physiology and health in ways that scientists are only beginning to understand. Now, a new study suggests that gut bacteria can even mess with the mind, altering brain chemistry and changing mood and behavior
Anything that helps people rethink what “normal” means is good by me.
Laughter yoga: another healthy (and fun) thing to add to your tool box
Laughter Yoga (Hasya Yoga) is a physically oriented technique that uses a blend of playful, empowering and otherwise "tension-releasing" simple laughter exercises.
Gut health is important for total wellbeing, both mental and physical
The evidence mounts -- we need healthy guts. Antibiotics harm the gut. People who have taken psychiatric drugs in addition often have gut issues. Sometimes these issues predate the psych drug use (as it did for me) and sometimes the psych drugs destabilize the gut and body in general and so the drugs are the cause of such issues. In either case it’s common that the use of psych drugs in time will further exacerbate the problem.
How to be in the darkness
When the path ahead is dark, how can we keep from stumbling? How do we make our way with courage and dignity?
My number one healing tool I use almost every day
It can ease muscle and other bodily soreness and pain as well as anxiety or tension of most kinds. This is also good before bed to relax before sleep Be well everyone.
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Opposing the dominant paradigm in mental health and promoting holistic, person-centered alternatives
"It is always refreshing to find someone who stands at the edge of his profession and dissects its failures with a critical eye, refusing to be deceived by its pretensions. Bruce Levine condemns the cold, technological approach to mental health and, to our benefit, looks for deeper solutions."
“Befriend the emotional storms” — alternative to psychiatry
A video documentary featuring Jon Kabat-Zinn and the art of mindfulness: The modern world often seems chaotic, too fast and overwhelming. Recent statistics show there has been a huge increase in the amount of people turning to prescribed medication in order to deal with the turbulence of modern day living. Mindfulness can offer an alternative... Continue Reading →
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