Category Archives: Medicine

A Better Treatment Approach to Treating Depression and Anxiety

I am not anti-medication for psychiatric conditions, but I am an advocate for many proven individual and combination non-prescription drug based therapies for treating these conditions. I also believe that there is a lack of information in the medical community about alternatives and that a more inclusive process is not being followed where medication is […]

No Excuses! Daily Exercise to Prevent and Treat Mental Illness

We know exercise is the single best thing you can do for your brain health overall and long term. We also know that daily exercise is more effective than antidepressants for treatment of mild to moderate depression and other mental illness. Now another study has released results that say that daily exercise can actually prevent […]

ADHD treated with counselling, diet. Not drugs. Great article share from Viral Alternative News on how the French – who have one of the lowest rates of ADHD diagnoses in the world are treating ADHD. This report states that the French are eliminating ADHD naturally. This is not an anomaly. ADHD has been misdiagnosed and over diagnosed and medicated for too […]

Are You Limited By Your Label?

    Your diagnosis and label is a way of understanding a collection of symptoms you are experiencing at the time. Accepting the status quo or worst case prognosis can limit your ability to heal. What we believe about any disease process can be a self fulfilling prophecy. If we believe we will never be better – […]

Restoring Hope, Reducing Meds, Recovering Joy. New Hope in Therapy.

Many people that have received a diagnosis from a psychiatrist lose hope of recovery. All of the stages of loss and grief can show up as the patient tries to accept a mental health diagnosis and whatever prognosis the doctor has offered. In addition, they deal with a changing cocktail of drug therapy to try […]

Supplements for Anxiety and Depression

In addition to the tips in my Supplements for Depression & Anxiety, there are some great recommendations in Dr. Mark Hyman’s The Ultramind Solution  book as well as Dr. Daniel Amen’s Magnificent Mind at Any Age. Highly recommended. As always check with your health practitioner who specializes in natural remedies – naturopath or functional medical doctor. […]

Sleep – the Great Regulator

If there was super power for the nervous system, it would be called Sleep…the Great Regulator. I’m sure it would smell like lavender and wear a soft cape in the dark. Sleep is unparalleled as being the great regulator of our nervous system – helping our body heal and recover from the day but also […]

The Problem with the Female 'Viagra'

So the FDA, has approved a female version of the drug Viagra commonly prescribed for men – particularly older men with erectile dysfunction or other, typically age-related, sexual dysfunction. And the issue of male virility is certainly something that has an emotional impact on men and relationships in general. To this end, we have over […]

Fear And Anxiety – from a Neuroscientist

This neuroscientist is proposing a new theory and it’s right in line with the way that SRT (Self Regulation Therapy) works with the brain… particularly for fear and anxiety. Both the unconscious and the conscious in SRT work are aligned with this… “effective treatments would have to engage differently on each level — the whirling […]

Self Regulation Therapy & Supplements – a complementary approach to mental health

This topic is now being offered as a free talk in the Okanagan. If you are a clinic owner, retail outlet, or other organization that would like to offer your staff, customers, clients/patients this information, don’t hesitate to contact me for more information or to book an event. Information below! Check out the other topics […]