Achievement Society and its Dissidents

At a certain point, you have to lower your standards to get anything done. Lower them now so they can be higher later. Original design by AdrianoA Byung-chul Han describes our achievement society as the next evolutionary step after Foucault’s disciplinary society. Occurring within neoliberal globalist capitalism and associated with sterilized digital aesthetics, the achievement … Continue reading Achievement Society and its Dissidents

Preserving your Mind in the Age of Hyperstimuli

We are living through a pandemic of psychiatric illness—depression, ADHD, personality disorders, and resulting psychosocial carnage and suicide, are on the rise; directly linked to electronic devices and social media, the severity of symptoms is seen to increase in proportion to the amount of a person’s screen time.  These maladies have especially increased since the … Continue reading Preserving your Mind in the Age of Hyperstimuli

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

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

Niche Anhedonia Treatments

Anhedonia is one of the worst tortures known to man. Originating from the Greek ἀv- an-, "without" and hēdonē, "pleasure", anhedonia is the inability to feel pleasure, the inability feel anything good. Sufferers who don't know the word will usually describe it as a zombie-like state, feeling like a robot, feeling numb, feeling disconnected, or … Continue reading Niche Anhedonia 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