Overprescription of Antidepressants

by Dr. Daniel J. Heller September 19, 2013
In recent years, the use of antidepressants has skyrocketed. According to a recent review in the New York Times, 1-in-10 Americans now takes an antidepressant. At the same time, some organizations are now encouraging doctors to curb the use of antidepressants. For instance, last year, the Dutch College of General Practitioners urged its doctors to limit antidepressant prescriptions to only the most severe cases, and instead focus on other lines of treatment first. [More]

Do Vegetarian Sources of Iron Help With Premenstrual Symptoms

by Dr. Daniel J. Heller September 17, 2013
Non-heme is linked to reduced risk of PMS, says study. This study proves correlation, not causation, which means there is some relationship between iron and PMS but we don't know the cause and effect. Read more for Dr Heller's perspective on the study and what foods are good for your health. [More]

Does Fennel Provide PMS Relief?

by Dr. Daniel J. Heller August 16, 2013
There’s a new study that compares the herb fennel to exercise for the treatment of PMS. While we like the herb fennel, this study doesn’t actually prove very much. There ARE proven natural solutions to PMS and PMDD: Vitex herb, calcium, magnesium, and vitamin B6 all have been shown to be effective in well-designed, placebo-controlled studies. PMS Comfort has plenty of common-sense suggestions that can help you get a handle on premenstrual suffering. [More]

Treat Yourself Well: Self-Compassion, PMS, and PMDD

by Dr. Daniel J. Heller April 5, 2013
Women tend to be a lot harder on themselves than they are on others. And when you’re in the midst of a full-blown PMS or PMDD episode, it’s all too easy to fall into those self-denigrating emotional and mental patterns. [More]

Sugar and Diabetes: Not So Sweet After All

by Dr. Daniel J. Heller March 15, 2013
Whatever your poison, our modern supermarket can supply it in cheap abundance. And it turns out those sweets truly are poison, especially if you overdo it. [More]

Does Saffron Supplement Help PMS?

by Dr. Daniel J. Heller February 27, 2013
Saffron is being marketed as a natural remedy for PMS, based on a single five year old scientific study. [More]

Food Can Make You Happier: The PMS Balance Diet Works

by Dr. Daniel J. Heller February 24, 2013
People who eat more foods from the healthy Mediterranean-type diet are happier than those who eat unhealthy foods, according to new research. [More]

Post Traumatic Stress Disorder-PTSD, Womens Health, PMDD and PMS

by Dr. Daniel J. Heller December 5, 2012
One of the hardest things to discuss about women’s health and women’s medicine is the heartbreaking prevalence of abuse and trauma, including sexual abuse. [More]

Is PMS A Myth? No, PMS Is Not A Myth.

by Dr. Daniel J. Heller October 28, 2012
PMS and PMDD are not a myth. They are real, physical conditions, caused by a combination of hormones, genetics, diet, stress, and psychology. [More]

Is Organic Food Healthy For PMS & PMDD?

by Dr. Daniel J. Heller September 18, 2012
Organic food is healthier, despite the conclusions of a recent flawed study. [More]

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