Friendship & Play as Vital Medicines

Life arose spontaneously when given sufficient energy, and has always been defined by continuous exploration and expansion. Situational inhibition, the restriction of avenues to discovery, atrophies the organism. Stasis is antithetical to life, and embedded mechanisms maintain this law by gradually shutting down dormant organismal components--holistic rigor mortis. For some perspective: 10-15% of muscle strength … Continue reading Friendship & Play as Vital Medicines

Delicious, Destructive: Gluten’s Toxicity & How to Heal the Gut

Gluten is one of the prime issues discussed when exploring holistic health, and it’s become a marketing trend to proudly display “gluten-free” on health-conscious brands, raising awareness and “representation”. Conversely, there has been much ridicule and dismissal of gluten intolerance as a “rich person’s illness”, likening it to a spoiled, hypochondriac, sheltered lifestyle, or some … Continue reading Delicious, Destructive: Gluten’s Toxicity & How to Heal the Gut

Conquering Resentment & Learned Helplessness

When existential pain reaches a threshold no longer bearable, and if you’re equipped with sufficient will-to-curiosity, the adequate intellectual humility to seek what’s necessary, you have created a chance for a meaningful, justifiable existence to transmutes the pain into a worthwhile facet of your journey: “If we affirm one single moment, we thus affirm not … Continue reading Conquering Resentment & Learned Helplessness

Psychomuscular Memory & Biopsychological Integration

A sustained tolerance to stressors seems ever-expandable, as novel fears are confronted, explored, and conquered, although various factors and phenotypes maintain a baseline discomfort in certain situations, and it seems that no amount of exposure therapy will completely habituate them. In these people, I suspect a maladaptive psychology creates branching dysfunction, where cumulative pathological perceptions … Continue reading Psychomuscular Memory & Biopsychological Integration

Taurine: Inhibitor & Stabilizer

Taurine is a chemical compound found ubiquitously in the body. It is tentatively being considered for additional categorization as a neurotransmitter since, whilst functioning as an antioxidant, and to make digestive bile acids, regulate fluid balance and mineral retention, it is also a natural sedative by its activation of the GABA-A and glycine receptors (Jia et al., 2008; Zhang & … Continue reading Taurine: Inhibitor & Stabilizer

Resistant Depression Advice: Effective OTC & Rx Treatments

If your depression is persistent, or treatment-resistant, there is a physiological malfunction going on that needs to be addressed. It is not genetic or permanent or “just the way you are”. No, ask yourself how rational it is to hypothesize that inherited, pro-survival genes would set you up to essentially succumb to death. If depression … Continue reading Resistant Depression Advice: Effective OTC & Rx Treatments

Niacinamide: A Powerful Biomedicine

Niacinamide is a form of vitamin B3 with quite a simplistic but powerful benefits- profile. It costs $5 for a bottle. It is the healthiest and safest form of B3 since the other form, nicotinic acid AKA niacin, increases serotonin and prostaglandins, increasing inflammation, and degranulates mast cells, increasing allergies. Niacin is liver-toxic, causes severe flushing, … Continue reading Niacinamide: A Powerful Biomedicine

Dopamine: Restoration, Protection, Expansion

Dopamine is a chemical and neurotransmitter in the brain. The major role dopamine plays is in allowing reward-motivated behavior. It encourages action and perseverance. It is also needed for proper motor control and the release of hormones. Dysfunction of dopaminergic function causes Parkinson's Disease and is implicated in schizophrenia, fibromyalgia, attention deficit disorder, restless legs, … Continue reading Dopamine: Restoration, Protection, Expansion

Porn Kills Dopamine, Motivation, Masculinity, and Love

Pornography is a new addition to civilization so its long-term effects are still generally unknown, so its current users are essentially participating in an unorganized international experiment as they are physiologically and psychologically rewired by it. Dopamine is a chemical that functions in the brain to regulate reward-motivated behavior. Dysfunction of the dopamine system causes … Continue reading Porn Kills Dopamine, Motivation, Masculinity, and Love