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Is Our Society Manufacturing Depressed People?

Is Our Society Manufacturing Depressed People?

Mel Schwartz, Guest Waking Times An Epidemic of Depression Our society is in the throes of a virtual epidemic of depression. The numbers are quite staggering. More than twenty percent of the American population will experience at least one episode of what we refer to as clinical depression. We need to look deeper into this […]

By September 18, 2014 3 Comments Read More →
What If Everything We Know About Treating Depression Is Wrong?

What If Everything We Know About Treating Depression Is Wrong?

Cliff Weathers, AlterNet Waking Times Scientific studies indicate that current medications target the wrong parts of the brain. A new study is challenging the relationship between depression and an imbalance of serotonin levels in the brain, and brings into doubt how depression has been treated in the U.S. over the past 20 years. Researchers at […]

By September 4, 2014 11 Comments Read More →
Vitamin D for Depression, Dementia, and Diabetes

Vitamin D for Depression, Dementia, and Diabetes

Dr. Mercola Waking Times Vitamin D research has repeatedly shown that vitamin D can improve a number of brain disorders, including depression and dementia—the most devastating form of which is Alzheimer’s disease. Vitamin D receptors appear in a wide variety of brain tissue early in the fetal development, and activated vitamin D receptors increase nerve growth in […]

By August 21, 2014 1 Comments Read More →
Cannabis Treats Anxiety, Depression And Activates Pathways That Regulate Emotional Behavior

Cannabis Treats Anxiety, Depression And Activates Pathways That Regulate Emotional Behavior

Marco Torres, Prevent Disease Waking Times Despite the myths we’ve heard throughout our lives about cannabis killing brain cells, it turns out that a growing number of studies seem to indicate that cannabis actually has neuroprotective properties. Cannabis has an incredible ability to regulate emotional behavior and may be the most reliable medicinal plant available […]

By August 13, 2014 1 Comments Read More →
Further Proof Psychedelic Mushrooms Could Help Keep You Sane

Further Proof Psychedelic Mushrooms Could Help Keep You Sane

Elizabeth Limbach, AlterNet Waking Times Researchers looked at psilocybin’s impact on anxiety and depression. Anxiety disorders top the list of America’s mental illnesses, affecting 18 percent of the U.S. population. Yet, according to the Anxiety and Depression Association of America, only a third of its sufferers receive treatment for it. Meanwhile, the association reports that 3 to […]

This Is What Happens To Your Cells When You Experience Happiness

This Is What Happens To Your Cells When You Experience Happiness

D. Marianna Pochelli, Prevent Disease Waking Times Too much research has been devoted to the science of stress, depression and the connection to disease and not enough to the biology of joy. If a greater emphasis was placed on why we don’t go to doctors when we are feeling optimistic, happy, and joyful, there would […]

The Epidemic Abuse of ADHD Meds, Anxiety Pills & Painkillers in America

The Epidemic Abuse of ADHD Meds, Anxiety Pills & Painkillers in America

Dr. Mercola Waking Times Far from being recognized for their potential health hazards, ADHD drugs have gained a reputation as “cognition enhancers” among students and young professionals. Narcotic painkillers, anti-anxiety drugs, and antidepressants are also notoriously overprescribed, which I’ll address below. According to data from IMS Health,1 a whopping 48.4 million prescriptions for ADHD stimulants were […]

Is Eating Wheat at the Root of Your Depression?

Is Eating Wheat at the Root of Your Depression?

Sayer Ji, Green Med Info Waking Times How ironic it would be for the most prized food of Western culture — wheat — to be at the root of the global epidemic of depression? The powerful neurotoxic and psychoactive properties of wheat have only recently come to light. For many decades the near exclusive focus was on […]

Medical Mushrooms – The Future of Cancer Treatment?

Medical Mushrooms – The Future of Cancer Treatment?

Alex Pietrowski, Staff Writer Waking Times Cancer rates are on the rise worldwide, which means that in coming generations more and more people will have their lives turned inside out with a diagnosis, and with having to turn their attention to battling this new plague. The psychological effects of having your world turned on its […]

Manufacturing Madness: The Pseudoscience of Modern Psychiatry

Manufacturing Madness: The Pseudoscience of Modern Psychiatry

Gary Null, PhD, GreenMedInfo Waking Times Twenty-six years have passed since Prozac, the antidepressant drug, was introduced to the US market and quickly achieved the label of a “wonder drug.” In the decade that followed, other antidepressant drugs including paroxetine (Paxil), sertraline (Zoloft), fluvoxamine (Luvox), and citalopram (Celexa) would be released, creating an entire class of medications […]

Sky Yellow and the Warning Bell

Sky Yellow and the Warning Bell

Julian Wash, Contributor Waking Times Dear Humans, Today I wish to return to your awareness an aspect of the Human condition that can sense a major event before it happens. Like the bow shock from a ship at sea, there are tiny waves that ripple ahead, giving warning of its imminent passage. So is true […]

Run For Your Life – My Flight From the Modern Medical Establishment

Run For Your Life – My Flight From the Modern Medical Establishment

Dylan Charles, Editor Waking Times Learning to find your own way in this backward world is no easy task. Our indoctrination into this culture and society is different for everyone, of course, but a common principle instilled in us is that certain members of our community are to be revered as credible by virtue of their […]

First Study in 40 Years Legitimizes LSD for Psychotherapeutic Use

First Study in 40 Years Legitimizes LSD for Psychotherapeutic Use

Buck Rogers, Staff Writer Waking Times The public image problem for psychedelic substances is finally correcting itself, due in large part to the willingness of some scientific communities to ignore taboos and press ahead with modern research into the efficacy of their use as therapeutic medicines. Cannabis is the front-runner in the campaign to end […]

South American Vine Treats Neurogenerative Disorders and Is More Powerful Than Antidepressants

South American Vine Treats Neurogenerative Disorders and Is More Powerful Than Antidepressants

John Summerly, Prevent Disease Waking Times Banisteriopsis caapi, also known as ayahuasca, caapi or yaje, is a South American jungle vine used to prepare a decoction with a long history of entheogenic uses as a medicine and “plant teacher” among the indigenous peoples of the Amazon Rainforest. It has unique properties found to treat Parkinson’s […]

By February 27, 2014 3 Comments Read More →
Research Mapping Human Emotions Shows Strong Mind Body Connection

Research Mapping Human Emotions Shows Strong Mind Body Connection

Alex Pietrowski, Staff Waking Times Love makes us warm all over, and now scientists are creating body maps to prove it. A team of scientists in Finland has used a topographical self-reported method to reveal the effects that different emotional states have on bodily sensations. After five experiments and over 700 participants from Finland, Sweden […]

Study: Magic Mushroom Compound Could Help with Depression

Study: Magic Mushroom Compound Could Help with Depression

Paul Fassa, Natural Society Waking Times At least three different formal psychiatric studies on the effects of psilocybin, extracted from “magic mushrooms”, were performed on voluntary subjects who had never experienced psychedelics before. All had similar positive results. The motive for these studies was investigating the potential for treating depression and other psychiatric maladies with psilocybin. Two […]

By January 3, 2014 4 Comments Read More →
Listen to Your Heart’s Wisdom

Listen to Your Heart’s Wisdom

Dr. Stewart Bitkoff, Contributor Waking Times  While we are living in unsettled times, it seems that many periods in human history have been that way. Consider this famous quote from A Tale of Two Cities by Charles Dickens, authored in 1859. “It was the best of times, it was the worst of times; it was […]

By December 28, 2013 2 Comments Read More →
The Surprising Healing Qualities… of Dirt

The Surprising Healing Qualities… of Dirt

Daphne Miller, Yes! Waking Times Recently I’ve been enjoying dirty thoughts. I spend my days in a sterile 8×10 room practicing family medicine and yet my mind is in the soil. This is because I’m discovering just how much this rich, dark substance influences the day-to-day health of my patients. I’m even beginning to wonder […]

By December 18, 2013 2 Comments Read More →
The Drug-Free Way to Prevent Depression

The Drug-Free Way to Prevent Depression

Dr. K.J. McLaughlin, Doctors Health Press Waking Times Depression is a very common health issue which affects millions of people worldwide. As a matter of fact, depression is the second most common cause of disability on a global scale accounting for lost time, decreased quality of life, and high treatment costs. Many people see their […]

By December 6, 2013 2 Comments Read More →
The Violent Side Effects of Antidepressants that Many Ignore

The Violent Side Effects of Antidepressants that Many Ignore

Dr. Mercola Waking Times In light of a long list of mass shootings over the past several years, the causative role of psychiatric drugs in violent events will undoubtedly have to be evaluated and addressed at some point. Personally, I’d vote for sooner, rather than later. Antidepressants in particular have a well-established history of causing violent side […]

By October 3, 2013 6 Comments Read More →

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Grounding Principle

Grounding Principle

Video – This video demonstrates the powerful principle called grounding and its relevance in one’s daily life.

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How Does Fear Work?

How Does Fear Work?

Video: How does fear actually work? What happens when we become afraid?

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The Round City Concept

The Round City Concept

This idea of a round city may not be the answer to all the problems but this can build a far better environment…

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Re-Greening The Deserts

Re-Greening The Deserts

This film should be an inspiration to everyone to not give up and save the deserts of the earth.

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The Cheeseburger Footprint

The Cheeseburger Footprint

Video – Have you ever considered the ecological impact of making an ordinary cheeseburger?

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Where the Warrior Comes In: Authenticity vs. Manipulation

Where the Warrior Comes In: Authenticity vs. Manipulation

Ida Lawrence, Contributor Waking Times At this moment in time, as we stand on the precipice of devolution or evolution, what does ‘pay attention’ mean to us? Our hearts seek wisdom and courage, and the justified faith that attention can bring. We came into this, so is attention the price of being born… an obligation? […]

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A Call To Hearts Lifting to the Higher Self

Dr. Stewart Bitkoff, Contributor Waking Times When are we going to stop thinking in terms of religion, country, tribe, town, neighborhood, planet, business and I. When will we begin to think in terms of humanity and helping all people reach higher? Yes. It is natural to think about self, but when are we going to […]

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Inducing Higher Intelligence and Heightened Senses with Gamma Brain Waves

Inducing Higher Intelligence and Heightened Senses with Gamma Brain Waves

Anna Hunt, Staff Writer Waking Times Brainwave entrainment is a way to train the brain to synchronize to a certain frequency, such as gamma, beta, delta, theta and alpha. Each frequency matches a certain state of consciousness. For example, delta is the brainwave dominant while in an unconscious state such as sleeping; while theta and […]

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Waking Times The electro-magnetic radiation given off by smart meters has become a health concern for many, but, millions of people worldwide whose homes have been outfitted with these devices must also be aware of the dangers of overheating and malfunction. Recently, there have been an extraordinary number of smart meter-related fires reported all over […]