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With so many old wives’ tales and new theories floating around, I wanted to create a place where readers could fact-check mind-body-spirit issues and get a definitive answer to the question, “Says who?!”.

I also wanted to create an environment that would encourage interdisciplinary communication and inspire discovery of unique connections between seemingly distant fields of study.


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  • Why Aren't Antidepressants Working Depression Research Everybody Deserves to Know...

    Since the introduction of Prozac, disability rates due to mental illness have more than doubled. Antidepressant use has increased 400%, yet morbidity and mortality rates due to mental illness haven’t decreased. At all. For the past three years, I’ve tried to figure out why… And …

  • Holistic Health Cover How to Find Holistic Health Doctors...

    I majorly struggled with today’s title because I haven’t blogged for so long I forgot how to write there’s multiple names for the same idea (case in point: The National Center for Complementary and Alternative Medicine recently changed to the National Center …

  • Ellen Langer Mindfulness Meets Stand-Up Comedy (Video)...

    Ellen Langer needs her own fan club! Author of eleven books and more than 200 research articles, Langer – known as the “mother of mindfulness” – is the first female professor to gain tenure in the Psychology Department at Harvard. She’s won …

  • Mindy Post ADHD, Autism and the Gluten Connection...

    I do this all the time! I tell myself I need to take a blog break to work on other stuff like not being unemployed and homeless but then I research one topic… which makes me curious about another… which leads to one …

  • Pinky and the Brain Obesity-Related Microbes Cause Neurocognitive Impairments...

    So remember when Justin Timberlake brought sexy back (again) with all that microbiota-gut-brain axis talk? I’m gonna pretend like you all said yes ;) lol But just in case… Towards the end, we threw around some pretty important questions about the gut …

  • Public Awareness #HowDoYouKnow Research Proposal...

    Don’t worry! This is our last antidepressant post for a while (I know it’s been getting pretty heavy up in here)! I just really wanted to share everything that’s gone into the development of my research project so you guys …

  • Deep Thought Where Did the “Chemical Imbalance” Theory Come From?...

    If you’ve been following along since Monday, you know we’ve been on a bit of a “chemical imbalance” rant over here. (Don’t worry – the end’s in sight, I promise!) However, whether you’re new to the issue or have been breathlessly …

  • Elton John Rocket Post Picture A Funny Little Story About Rocket Fuel...

    Hey guys! Thanks for stopping back! :) For those of you who missed it, yesterday kicked off a week of posts focused on the “chemical imbalance” theory of depression. (Cliff’s Notes version for new readers: I’m not exactly a huge fan!) …

  • Detective PA The Strange Start of Psychopharmacology...

    If you follow Prayers and Apples on Facebook, you know today’s post kicks off #HowDoYouKnow week (wahoo!) – which basically means I get to spend the next five days trying to convince you guys to help me with my final research project ;) Mission number one? Review Robert …

  • Optimistic Blog Post How to Be Optimistic (Like a Boss)...

    While independent correlations between optimism and physical health have been observed (more on that in an upcoming post – definitely some cool stuff going on with our immune system!), researchers have identified one of the main mechanisms underlying the optimism/good stuff effect – …

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