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I decided to experiment with a conversation with myself. I asked a simple and basic question and worked my way to complex and confusing:
What is depression?
The DSM-5, psychiatry’s diagnostic bible, refers to various conditions that involve feeling sad, inability to experience pleasure, lack of self-worth, inability to concentrate, and suicidal thinking, not to mention dysregulated sleep and appetite and movement, though you don’t have to experience all these at once.
But everyone gets depressed, right?
True. We all have our bad days. Also, all of us experience grief and loss and major challenges in coping with life. But all this is considered within the “normal” realm of human behavior.
Things change when we lose the ability to function, whether at work or in our relationships or in our own sense of well-being. We are more than just “depressed.” We are not ourselves. Our brains are not cooperating with us. L...
Many would argue that back pain is inevitable and for some it becomes a sudden reality. Bending over to pick up a piece of paper, moving furniture, or reaching for something in the car's back seat; one of these scenarios may sound familiar to you. At home or at work, you need to know what to do when a sudden attack of back pain occurs. Fortunately, most back pain will get better naturally. But in order to improve your chances of recovery and to save yourself a trip to your doctor's office, you need to learn some first aid for back pain.
Those of you familiar with life-saving first aid remember the ABC's (Airway, Breathing, and Circulation). Let's apply the ABC's to your back; "A" for arrest the offending activity, "B" for balance the pressure, "C" for control the inflammation. With the ABC's for sudden back pain, you can quickly recover from a sudden back pain attack.
Let's go back to the scenarios: bending, lifting, and twisting (the BLT's). All of these activiti...
Everyone would like to find a cure for chronic fibromyalgia-like pain. No one magical treatment is going to work for everybody because everyone is different. Are you searching for your cure? Here is a story about a woman who found her cure:
A 58 year old woman returned to me after seeing another doctor for the past two years. The last time I saw her, she was struggling with fibromyalgia and headaches despite my best efforts to treat her with medications and exercise . Since then, she has lost nearly 60 pounds in two years and is feeling much less pain. Obviously, her time with another doctor did her a whole lot of good ( more than I did) and I wanted to find out what made the difference in her life. She told me that the other doctor discovered that her pain was being caused by food. After eliminating dairy, wheat, peanuts, “nightshade” foods (tomatoes, potatoes, etc), cantaloupe, and bananas, this woman who had suffered with fibromyalgia for years was finally cured....
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