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DEPRESSION CHANGES GRAY MATTER IN YOUNG BRAIN

The brains of children who suffer clinical depression as preschoolers develop differently than those of preschoolers not affected by the disorder, a new study shows. These children’s gray matter—tissue that connects brain cells and carries signals between those cells and is involved in seeing, hearing, memory, decision-making, and emotion—is lower in volume and thinner in the cortex, a part of …

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What Women Must Know – Love, Animals & Miracles: Inspiring True Stories Celebrating the Healing Bond with Dr. Bernie Siegel – 12.10.15

Bernie S. Siegel, MD, is a well-known proponent of integrative and holistic approaches to healing that heal not just the body but also the mind and soul. A retired surgeon, and a lover of animals, Bernie has been at the forefront of spiritual and medical ethics issues of our day and has been named one of the top twenty Spiritually Influential Living People by Watkins’ Mind Body Spirit magazine (London). Bernie and his wife Bobbie live in a suburb of New Haven, Connecticut. They have five children, eight grandchildren, four cats, two dogs, and much love.
http://berniesiegelmd.com

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The Natural Nurse And Dr. Z – 08.18.15

The Gut Balance Revolution: Boost Your Metabolism, Restore Your Inner Ecology, and Lose the Weight for Good!

Gerard E. Mullin MD is a board-certified internist, gastroenterologist and nutritionist. He is an associate professor of medicine and serves as the director of Integrative GI Nutrition Services at The Johns Hopkins Hospital. Dr. Mullin has accrued over 20 years of clinical experience in the fields of integrative gastroenterology and nutrition and he earned a master’s degree in nutrition while in practice in 1994.

Dr. Mullin is regarded as an authority in integrative gastroenterology and was commissioned by Andrew Weil MD to edit Integrative Gastroenterology for his integrative medicine library for Oxford University Press . Dr. Mullin teaches medical professionals at international conferences on the role of nutrition and lifestyle and the gut microbiome in digestive health and weight control.

He is the author of several professional desk reference and trade books (http://thefoodmd.com/books) including his latest The Gut Balance Revolution: Boost Your Metabolism, Restore Your Inner Ecology, and Lose the Weight for Good!

Mullin’s academic biography is robust and has been included in Marquis Who’s Who in the World and in Marquis Who’s Who in America numerous times. His contributions and discoveries have led to multiple awards and his continued selection as one of America’s Top Physicians since 2004.

Dr. Mullin was the youngest person to receive an honorary membership from the American Dietetic Association (now The Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics) in 2009. He also received the Grace A. Goldsmith award presented by the American College of Nutrition in November 2011. This special award acknowledges a scientist who is under the age of 50 years, for significant achievements in the field of nutrition.

He is a founding member of the American Board of Integrative Medicine and serves on a number of nutrition exam committees and boards and was recently selected to serve as vice-chair for the as medical practice section of the American Society for Parenteral and Enteral Nutrition. Dr. Mullin and also serves on the editorial board of numerous professional journals for gastroenterology, nutrition and integrative medicine.
On todays show we will also discuss his participation with InnoVision Professional Media, sponsoring a unique healthcare symposium that will focus on the relationship between the gut and the brain. The event will combine the latest research, testing techniques, and applications. Innovisions is a thought leader in the Natural Health arena, offering top journals and resources. Contact: www.innovisionhm.com

For Dr. Gerry Mullin, Contact: www.thefoodmd.com

China’s Unaddressed Mental Health Problems – CESAR CHELALA

China has a complex history in the treatment of the mentally ill. In 1849, the first mental institutions in the country were founded by Western missionaries. One of them, Dr. John G. Kerr, instituted some principles which are even valid today. Among those principles were the following: mentally ill patients shouldn’t be blamed for their actions; those that were hospitalized …