Antidepressants: the undependable quick fix.

Hey everyone, many people turn to antidepressants as a quick fix to deal with negative thoughts. Last month, I had a young 18 year old patient asking me for antidepressant medication to combat sadness. This is what i told him,

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This post is dedicated to all those who are extra sweet by blood!

With the onset of modern lifestyles, lifestyle disorders come hand in hand, of which diabetes takes the cake (literally)! According to an article published in the Times of India newspaper in January 2016, “India is the world capital of type 2 diabetes”, with over 60 million patients.

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“Alcohol does all kinds of things in the body, and we’re not fully aware of all its effects,” says James C. Garbutt, MD, professor of Psychiatry at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill School of Medicine and a researcher at the university’s Bowles Center for Alcohol Studies. “It’s a pretty complicated little molecule.”

Physiological damage-

An alcoholic feels satiated by alcohol consumption and therefore neglects consuming a balanced diet thereby developing several vitamin and mineral deficiencies. The chronic alcoholic also tends to neglects carbohydrate-protein-fat balance and in due course turns host to a whole gamut of diseases. Here are some physiological conditions linked to chronic heavy drinking: Anemia, hypertension, cardiovascular diseases, diabetes and pancreatitis, cirrhosis, cancer, gout, prone to infectious diseases, and nerve damage. Almost every tissue and organ of the body is adversely affected by alcohol.Read More »