Ancestry is absolutely critical in understanding individual microbiomes. I've only begun to really address it publically as it's taken a while to figure out how to articulate what I've come to know ..I got clear on how to eat when I remembered my own upbringing with a very traditional and healthy Italian mediterranean diet... ...it... Continue Reading →
Nutrient dense head to tail eating
I minimize animal products in my harm-reduction approach to life. I also have brain injury and need some. With the shift into fall it's been more lately. Today for my heavy animal nutrient dense breakfast: organ meats from a whole chicken cooked in butter and sage with 2 eggs on top. The chicken is being... Continue Reading →
Making codependence a pathologizing term suggests difficult situations cannot be transformed while they often can. When they cannot be changed or are dangerously destructive we should move along as necessary. It does seem however that a lot of people don't really understand the nature of commitment which is always hard for everyone some of the time no matter how good the relationship is. (for the rest click through)
Mad Camp 2023 Scholarship Fund!
Go here to help -- gofundmeHello lovely mad people! Hello everyone who has escaped from, is on the run from, is trying to flee, or is in hiding from psychiatry! And hello to all our wonderful allies and supporters! We are Will Hall, Dina Tyler and the Mad Camp crew, (including Monica Cassani) survivors of psych... Continue Reading →
Tardive dyskinesia is an infection
It turns out dyskinesia is a recognized symptom of Bartonella, a Lyme disease co-infection. I was right. Tardive Dyskinesia, too, is an infection. I'm pretty sure it always is and not just in my case and I'm collecting studies to go about establishing enough evidence that the medical establishment will stop telling victims of psychiatric drugging that there is no hope. ...
History: somatic oriented therapies and Eugene Gendlin – by Will Hall
Eugene Gendlin was a student of Carl Rogers and probably the single most important influence in the development of what we now call "somatic" or body-oriented therapies (Reich of course as well as others but I'm talking about the contemporary form body oriented therapies take). As the trauma discussion gets more and more medical and... Continue Reading →
and when you try to get medical care
at monicacassani.com as it's a more personal piece
Chronic illness, lyme disease, microbiome issues
Chronic “Lyme” is always associated with co-infections. A lot of people have very serious systemic infections that go undiagnosed due to not testing positive for the “lyme” bacteria. Many go untreated because medicine doesn’t want to deal with the diseases it’s created. These diseases are ultimately created by drug resistance brought about by over drugging with pharma that destroy the microbiome in numerous ways. Many people do not succumb to the same micro-organisms if their pharma histories are minimal....
A return from the dead and more on Tardive Dyskinesia (also Lyme)
Why did I mostly stop writing? Because I was dealing with something I no longer knew how to talk about. Mostly because people really don't like reading about disability. All the able-bodied ableists who want to pretend that somehow disability must be the fault of the person suffering from it. Yeah. Lots of my readers too. The comments became unbearable and remain that way. I mostly keep them turned off. I've written a few new pieces on my own idiosyncratic experience of TD. I thought I'd share with you Robert Whitaker's long and well-researched piece. (continue reading, click through)
Intro to Ayurveda (for chronic illness, psych drug withdrawal, TD)
I have gone to practitioners but, Ayurveda, at foundation, is about learning to listen to your body and know how to feed it, move it, rest it and take care of it as needed. That is always our job in the end. I never found a practitioner who could deal with my extreme and multiple issues either. I couldn't even leave my house for 5 years as I was bedridden. I started these practices on my own at home in my bed. I am no longer bedridden. I am no longer nonverbal. I still have tardive dyskinesia and I still love Ayurveda with a profound gratefulness as it helped me be in touch with my body. This is good stuff for anyone in life at anytime. ...
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