Archive for alternatives to psychiatric meds

2 Herbs and a Supplement For Anxiety and Insomnia

If you struggle with anxiety, depression, insomnia, adrenal fatigue or trauma, these are my top 3 recommendations. They are safe and effective for most people and I explain their benefits as well as a few contraindications. Note: magnesium can cause problems in benzo withdrawal and possibly other types of psychiatric drug withdrawal. Don’t make the […]

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VIDEO (new) 111 Things to Try Before Going On Psychiatric Drugs

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Tips For Psychiatric Survivors in Trump Era

In the wake of the new administration, many harsh realities have been hitting us. Our work to guard and protect those vulnerable to emotional/mental meltdowns is even more cut out for us than ever, and we were already under-resourced and overwhelmed. What many have studied along the lines of helping people in crisis and in […]

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Starting Out On Patreon

I’ve been exploring doing “pledge for pledge” on Patreon with artists I resonate with. I read about it through a couple of other artists blogs and thought I would give it a try by asking a handful of people (to start) whether they’d like to pledge for pledge. Almost right away, I got this message […]

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Iatrogenic Injury, Ayurvedic Constitution, and Aging

I felt some healing in my body this morning, and it reminded me of how much damage psych drugs did to this same body when I was 20-23 and how a lot of that damage is felt MORE as I get older, not less, because it has affected how I’ve aged. The damage to my […]

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8 Tips For Anxiety

I’ve been feeling anxious today for no apparent reason. Last night I took a long country walk in the cool evening air and felt so grateful to finally be in a home out of the city. I saw two deer and picked many blackberries. Today I felt anxious about just about everything: What to do […]

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If You’ve Broken Free From Psychiatry, Leave a Trail Mark

If you’ve broken free from psychiatry or any other type of oppression or form of injustice, leaving a trail marker for others to be guided by is crucial. There are many ways to leave trail marks. You can tell your story to people you meet, write it down, audio record it and share it online, […]

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The One Spice I Use Everyday

Okay almost everyday. For whatever reason, my body usually doesn’t want turmeric and some other things like supplements and fermented foods on the first day of my period. Listen to yo’ body! It knows! So much. Turmeric has a slightly bitter flavor and I love scooping 1 or 2 generous teaspoons of it on eggs […]

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Before You Take Psychiatric Drugs

Before you take psychiatric drugs a few questions to ask yourself: 1. Are you eating a reasonable diet?  This doesn’t mean you have to eat kale for breakfast lunch and dinner, but before taking a drug for your state of mind, look at your nutritional habits. I know, a months supply of Paxil is cheaper […]

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