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Do You Have a Framework for Practice? Clinical Practice Guidelines

I want to begin by asking you a series of questions.
  1. Do you have a framework or methodology for practice? Is this something you have ever thought of?
  2. How do you know that you are providing the best, appropriate care for patients?
  3. How often do you intentionally self-reflect on the options and advice you provide...
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Nutritional and Herbal Interventions for Addictions

The word addiction is derived from the Latin word, addicere, which means "bound to" or "enslaved by". For those of you reading this article, I cannot think of a more precise way to describe my own experience with addiction. The feeling of being all consumed by my addictions, despite the adverse consequences resulting from my...
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Nutritional and Herbal Interventions for Depression

I believe, we can all feel sad, moody or low, at various times. Yet, for some people, the experience of these feelings is intense, often occurring for long periods of time, perhaps days, months or years. Depression is beyond "low mood", it is a serious condition that can affect both physical and mental health. I...
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Can Tryptophan Manage Your Anxiety?

I am constantly searching for the best chemical intervention that can help manage my anxiety. Today, I may have found that intervention. On the 1st of May, 2018, I started a review of all literature written on the amino acid, tryptophan. My search included an examination of all published articles on tryptophan between June 2013...
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Anxiety and Diet

4 years ago I was 103 kilograms. I was sitting at my computer, at my previous clinic in Adamstown, writing consultation notes for patients. I remember needing to take my shirt off because I was sweating uncontrollably, and could not focus on what I was doing. I was educating patients on nutrition while at the...
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