Browsing All Posts published on »November, 2012«

Gluten sensitivity in those labeled schizophrenic & bipolar (also implicated in depression & anxiety) #foodie Friday

November 30, 2012

Comments Off on Gluten sensitivity in those labeled schizophrenic & bipolar (also implicated in depression & anxiety) #foodie Friday

Originally posted on Everything Matters: Beyond Meds:
*reposted with some edits right, drugs won’t fix anything, you have to cut out the gluten! **click to make larger Gluten sensitivity can manifest with or without gastrointestinal symptoms! This is true for many people, not just those labeled with schizophrenia. I talk about diet and mental health…

My Journey with Emotional Eating, Part 1: Food as a Symbol of Love

November 27, 2012

Comments Off on My Journey with Emotional Eating, Part 1: Food as a Symbol of Love

Another article on food today….emotional eating. And this is applicable to creating a “proactive plan” because if we don’t understand our current learned coping mechanisms of dealing with life and life stressors….its pretty difficult to not simply shift from one avoidance strategy to another. So today…. From what I consider to be one of the […]

Jennifers Story…

November 26, 2012

Comments Off on Jennifers Story…

Today, Another guest post by a fellow psychiatric survivor Jennifer Bryant Roeder. Shared from the KIP Central blog; Jennifer shares her personal story about the losses she faced upon withdrawal from the Benzo’s she had been prescribed and told were “safe”. In this piece, Jennifer revisits the life losses she faced as she awakened from […]

Personal Development is Different

November 25, 2012

Comments Off on Personal Development is Different

This blog is about one thing: learning to create the life we want for ourselves. Yes. A large part of that is learning how to engage in safe reduction or withdrawal from psych drugs. (If you need info on this, shoot me  note via my contact page here) But  an even larger part of this […]

Part 3 of 3: A series on food, gut health and mental health by Guest Author, Sue Westwind

November 23, 2012

Comments Off on Part 3 of 3: A series on food, gut health and mental health by Guest Author, Sue Westwind

FORAGING THE PATH: MIND, GUT AND THOSE CONTROVERSIAL CARBS – PART III People always want to know what’s left if you yank wheat and milk from your diet. Well, it’s an adventure of discovery, carried by exciting new grains such as quinoa, millet, buckwheat, amaranth, and of course the familiar rice and corn. Milk alternatives […]

Part 2 of 3: A series on food, gut health and mental health by Guest Author, Sue Westwind

November 21, 2012

Comments Off on Part 2 of 3: A series on food, gut health and mental health by Guest Author, Sue Westwind

FORAGING THE PATH: MIND, GUT AND THOSE CONTROVERSIAL CARBS – PART II In sorting out the cause of any number of chronic maladies psychiatry has crammed into their various and expanding DSM (Diagnostic and Statistical Manual) editions, it takes courage to face food addictions. Especially when two of the worst offenders are the most touted […]

Learning To Live After Being Labeled

November 20, 2012

Comments Off on Learning To Live After Being Labeled

Learning to create our “best life” after be labeled as “mentally ill” can be a challenge. Often we have come to see ourselves as “less than” and feel as though we often “have no choice”. I meet many every day who have come to believe that their “illness” is the reason they can’t work, can’t […]