Psychotropic Dugs and Withdrawal

Jul 05, 2017

In a recent conference on withdrawal, Peter Gøtzsche, medical doctor, mental health advocate, author and researcher, describes the main symptoms of psychotropic drug use (see also a recent survey on the effects of antidepressants), and what to expect during the withdrawal process. He gives a number of useful tips and resources for dealing with withdrawal, describing how it is possible for many people to get off these drugs and transform their lives for the better.

Mental Health News: July 2017

Jun 30, 2017

Often, change seems to happen at a snail’s pace, and it is hard at times not to give up hope. Yet, as the movies so often tell us, “the night is darkest before the dawn.” And the sun certainly started shining last week, as a new UN report exposed the current failings of diseased-based psychiatry, an approach that has dominated the world of mental health since the 1980s.

Whole Mind Cooking

Jun 05, 2017

Often, diet books are so concerned about what you eat that they do not explain how you should prepare these meals to preserve the most nutrients possible. Cooking is not just about nutrient preservation, however; it also entails the bioavailability of nutrients, or how readily these nutrients can be absorbed. This post highlights several cooking tips we use as a family. They are by no means all-inclusive—we learn how to eat better every day. They do, however, provide a good start on cooking.

Mental Health News: May 2017

May 31, 2017

In today’s world, many of us view science as something like an infallible religion. “Science says” or “research proves” are phrases that have an almost biblical-like quality, and are often used in a dogmatic manner to justify a particular worldview or belief system.

Square Foot Gardening

May 03, 2017

Want to start a fruit or vegetable garden, and don't know where to begin? We love the Square Foot Garden method, which is easy to use and great for beginner gardeners of all ages (indeed, it is great for gardeners in general, regardless of skill level).

Whole Mind Shopping

Mar 08, 2017

Shopping for food can be confusing and overwhelming, especilally if you are trying to buy real, healthy food! Here is a list of useful tips to remember when you go to the grocery store to make your life easier and give you more time to cook delicious, real food meals and, most importantly, to eat!

Whole Mind Learning

Feb 01, 2017

Why do we care so much about this world? Why do we emphasise being stewards of the earth? Here is a list of some of our favourite books, articles and videos on the current state of the world's food supply and why we promote a whole mind and whole body approach to eating. Enjoy this delicious meal for your brain!

The Myth of Chemical Imbalances

Feb 01, 2017

Today, it has become commonplace to say that people have chemical imbalances in their brain, most notably a disruption in the proper production of dopamine (for “diseases” like ADHD) and serotonin (for “diseases” like depression). These people, it is supposed, need drugs to “cure” these chemical imbalances, hence the terms “antipsychotics” or “antidepressants”.

Whole Mind Eating

Nov 09, 2016

Many of us know what to eat, but we do not often think about HOW to eat. Below are some of our most helpful tips to help kickstart, or maintain, a holistic, natural approach to eating.

Whole Mind Food

Aug 29, 2016

Finding reliable sources of organic, local and seasonal foods can be challenging. We have complied a list of the websites and apps we use to shop for food products to make your life a little easier, and tastier!