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07/24/18

Dr. Peter's Mental Health Protocols Highlighted on Emerson Ecologics

07.24.2018

Dr. Peter Bongiorno teaches physicians all around the country about his experience protocols for mental health. He has compiled this work for nutraceutical distributor Emerson Ecologics. We are proud of Dr. Peter as his work is getting more and more national attention.


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07/18/18

Is The Pill Sabotaging Your Health?

Well + Good Article from May 2016

Can the pill alter gut function and the microbiome? It seems the answer is yes, and it can even be a strong factor in inflammatory issues like Crohn's disease, as well as deplete nutrients and change liver function.

This interview from Well+Good interviews Dr. Robin Berzin of Parsley Health and Dr. Peter Bongiorno of Inner Source Health.

CLICK HERE FOR ARTICLE


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07/01/18

Hot Baths for Heart Health

07.01.2018

by Peter Bongiorno ND, LAc www.InnerSourceHealth.com

A hot bath feels nice, and may be just what your heart needs. A new article in the prestigious journal Nature looks at this old time naturopathic hydrotherapy.

A Japanese study of 873 seniors showed that 5 hot baths a week, with an average temperature of 106 degree can help the heart. These men and women aged between 60 and 76 years and 164 of them were followed for 5 years. In that time, it was shown that those who took the baths had improved markers of artery plaque blockages (athersosclerosis) and bettercontrols of blood pressures within the body as well.

CLICK HERE FOR RESEARCH ARTICLE


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06/19/18

Weight Loss Without Calorie Counting? Does intermittent fasting really work?

06.19.2018

Despite the overall increase interest in health, about one third of people are considered obese Medical science is always looking for new ways to balance weight. Intermittent fasting is a relatively new take on an old idea: fasting. The principle of fasting is pretty simple – when you are not taking food in, the body has a chance to clean out.


Intermittent fasting has been touted has a new weight loss tool – but does it work?


A research team from the University of Illinois took on this very question and asked 23 obese volunteers to eat only between the hours of 10AM and 6PM – which is an 8-hour window. During this time, the volunteers could eat what they wanted. For the remaining time, only water was allowed.....

CLICK THE PDF BELOW to learn what the study found, and the best ways to lose weight in a healthy way

CLICK HERE FOR FULL ARTICLE ON PDF


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06/06/18

Kate Spade and Healing Depression

what can learn and what can we do differently?

06.06.2018

Another tragic celebrity suicide.

More antidepressants are being used than ever, with more suicides than ever - it makes no sense...

Learn Dr. Peter's thoughts about antidepressants and what needs to happen to decrease these tragic events.

CLICK HERE FOR FULL ARTICLE ON PSYCHOLOGY TODAY


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05/23/18

Self-Criticism - article in the NY Times

05.23.2018

Self-criticism is at the core of much anxiety.

A recent NY Times article entitled "Why You Should Stop Being So Hard on Yourself" does a very good job addressing the situation, to help bring consciousness to our beating ourselves up, over and over, which can contribute to long term anxiety, obsessiveness, panic disorder and will make worse any condition affected by stress.

When we address the criticism we place on ourselves, we can start to remove a heavy burden that demands our energy and doesn't allow us to live to our potential.

READ ARTICLE HERE


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12/26/17

Mood formulas from Dr. Peter Bongiorno: Mood Systems Balance and Neurotransmitter Balance

As a sought-after speaker and consultant in the field of natural, functional and integrative health, Dr. Bongiorno has created unique formulations to help balance mood and neurotransmitters. His latest formulations for mood, created with Douglas Laboratories are used by physicians around the country, and around the world:

Mood Systems Balance†™: combines a truly unique blend of ingredients to support the underlying physiologic processes in the body that are key for healthy mood. These compounds work on blood sugar balance, support the stress system, and help the digestive tract, along with a balancing effect on inflammation. It uses saffron extract, rhodiola, curcumin, chromium and berberine. It is often used with Dr. Peter's Neurotransmitter balance when indicated for more total mood lifting support. This formulation was among the first to use saffron as part of a mood support complex.

Neurotransmitter Balance †™ utilizes several well-researched ingredients known to support mood and emotion by helping support the neurotransmitter system. Its unique blend includes SAMe, macuna, Venetron (a Chinese herb with thousands of years of historical use), 5-HTP, and tyrosine. Individually, these have been researched for their mood benefit. This is the first formula to bring these together into one complex to help the neurotransmitter system create optimal mood balance

†™ Please note the above statements have not been evaluated by the Food and Drug Administration. These products are not intended to diagnose, treat, cure, or prevent any disease. The above info is for informational purposes only. This does not replace the relationship between a patient and a doctor. Always communicate with your health care practitioner before taking these or any other products. It is best to work directly with your physician for any health problems.

Click Here for These Formulations


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12/08/17

Review of Study: Naturopathic Medicine for Anxiety and Depression

May 2017: Dr. Peter reviews an observational study, which corroborates two other past studies which suggests efficacy for naturopathic support with anxiety and depression.

Overall, this study sends a signal to the clinical world of psychiatry to look beyond neurotransmitters and embrace a naturopathic and holistic approach.

This study did not merely look at a single monotherapy (eg, St. John’s wort). Instead it involved a naturopathic-based paradigm, an important and welcome seminal step towards clinical acceptance of a systems-based and more functional approach to management of anxiety and depression.

to read the full review, click below:

CLICK HERE FOR ARTICLE IN NMJ


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12/03/17

Benefits of Cupping for Pain, Lung Health and What Ails You

by Peter Bongiorno ND, LAc and Pina LoGiudice ND, LAc - 12-3-2017

Many patients have seen magazine covers of celebrities like Gwyneth Paltrow or Michael Phelps with cupping marks, and have us asked if cupping might be good for his or her's particular health issues.

See Gwyneth Paltrow's cupping marks here
and Michael Phelps' marks here.

Well, cupping has a thousand-year-old history of healing, and has helped millions of people over these millennia. Chances are it can help you too.

Cupping is an ancient healing method where a glass cup is applied to the surface of the body to help move your vital energy or ‘qi’ (pronounced “chee”). Because the inside of the cup is heated, there is no air in the cup. So, when it touches the skin, it creates a vacuum that literally sucks the skin up into the cup. This will pull the fascia (muscle coverings) off tight tissue, allowing more circulation to the area. This has been shown to be very relaxing to the muscles while it helps increase nerve conduction, clearing toxins, and replenishing blood flow to the area and surrounding tissue.

The fascia which covers your muscles holds a lot of vessels and nervous tissue and is often constricted with medical conditions. Uniquely moving this tissue with cupping can have create profound healing. While other forms of physical medicine like massage and cranial sacral therapy can help relax muscles, cupping is the only form we know that can actually pull the fascia away from the muscles to create this amazing effect.

While cupping is most associated with acupuncture and Chinese medicine, cupping had actually developed independently among many different cultures. In fact, our Sicilian grandmothers used cupping on our parents and aunts/uncles as an old-world remedy. In fact, if you watch the Godfather II, there’s a scene where cups are used on Vito Corleone’s newborn Fredo to fight severe infant respiratory illness (

see Godfather II movie clip here.

Recent studies show cupping’s benefit for treating chronic pain, herpes zoster, facial paralysis, acne, plantar fasciitis, and even difficult to treat cervical spondylosis. Traditionally, it is also used for lung and respiratory conditions. One author (PB) uses it regularly to effectively stave off low back pain.

Cupping is very safe and usually pleasant and relaxing, but is sometimes will cause momentarily uncomfortable tight feeling. Usually, it will create surface bruises that go away within a week. So, remember this if you plan on wearing your bathing suit after cupping, for people may see the marks - although, this doesn’t bother Michael Phelps or Gwyneth Paltrow!

If you haven’t tried it for what ails you – give it a go. You might find it really helpful.

References:

Chi et al. The Effectiveness of Cupping Therapy on Relieving Chronic Neck and Shoulder Pain: A Randomized Controlled Trial. Evid Based Complement Alternat Med. 2016 2016: 7358918.

Cao et al. An Updated Review of the Efficacy of Cupping Therapy. PLoS One. 2012 7(2): e31793.

Please share PDF of this article HERE


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09/30/17

Dr. Peter Bongiorno and Dale Bredesen Meet, and Exchange Books

09.29.2017

Dale Bredesen MD is a well-known researcher in Alzheimer's Disease and author of the new book The End of Alzheimer's. Dr. Peter and Dr. Bredesen spoke at the Integrative Medicine for Mental Health conference at the end of September 2017, along with Drs. Daniel Amen, James Greenblatt, Jonathan Prousky, Felice Gersh and many other luminaries in the field of natural and functional mental health.

It is estimated one in 10 people over 65 have Alzheimer's dementia. If you are concerned with Alzheimer's, read Dr. Bredesen's breakthrough book and learn how he creates a plan to prevent and treat early Alzheimer's.


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09/29/17

9 Steps to A Healthy Mitochondria for Mood and Health

The mitochondria are the energy packs we need for health and amazing mood.

When these are not working, your body can get sick with all kinds of disease: chronic fatigue, mood disorders, diabetes, and much more.

Please click the link below to learn about your mitochondria and learn Dr. Peter's 9 Steps to healing your mitochondria.

CLICK HERE FOR FULL ARTICLE ON PSYCHOLOGY TODAY


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04/26/17

NY Licensing Effort Go Fund Me Support Page

4.27.2017

A letter from Dr. Peter Bongiorno:


Hi family and friends of Inner Source Health,

As you know, naturopathic doctors are not yet licensed in New York State even thought 21 states have naturopathic physicians licensed.

As president of the New York Association of Naturopathic Physician (NYANP),I have been working hard to move this through in Albany, but have had resistance from the conventional medical doctors and legislators that are influenced by them for they want to hold down the holistic and natural medicine movement and keep it away from the public.

Nevertheless, we’ve had some interesting events unfold recently:

- In December of 2016, Massachusetts was licensed, which was a big political win for naturopathic medicine over conventional care which tried to stop this

- at same time, a new legislative sponsor, Assemblyman Felix Ortiz, took the helm for us in Albany. Assemblyman Ortiz was the man who created the hands free car cell-phone bill which passed in New York. This bill also went nationwide and as a result, he has become a national figure with political influence. He is a strong supporter of naturopathic medicine, and unlike a lot of politicians, he cares about passing bills he believes in, not ones that are politically helpful for his career or to cater to special interests.

- in late 2016, we saw the indictment and imprisonment of the corrupt leaders both the NY State Senate and the House (Senator Skelos and Assemblyman Silver, respectively)

All three of these events together have created a new political climate that I believe can help the naturopathic medicine licensing move forward.To take advantage of this situation, we need to work with some lobbyists and other state government influencers right now.

The NYANP set up a GoFundMe campaign, and basically, we need to raise about $50,000 for legislative education and lobbyist work to help make this happen. We have identified key lobbyists with excellent contacts that can help, but we need the money pay them for their services.


So, I am writing today because I need your help with three things:


1 - please support the NYANP by going to the link below and to learn more through the video link:

https://www.gofundme.com/license-ny-naturopathic-docs

and donate whatever you can: $5, $20, $100, $500…. whatever you can do would be amazing. 100% of the money goes to this effort.


2 - please send a personal note to your friends / family and on social media, email, newsletters, etc… so we can get the word out. You can forward this email.


3 - If you know anyone that you think I should talk with who is influential or you believe would be interested in helping this movement, please make the connection or send me the contact info.



We are unveiling this campaign officially Thursday, April 27 at noon.


It is a David and Goliath Story that I know we can win, but we need your support too.


If you believe in naturopathic medicine , then please help naturopathic medicine get licensed in New York. Check out the video here:
https://www.gofundme.com/license-ny-naturopathic-docs

much love and great appreciation,
peter

GO FUND ME DONATION PAGE LINK HERE


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03/26/17

Announcing Replenish Intravenous therapy at Inner Source Health

March 26, 2016 - Huntington, NY

Replenish, holistic providers of nutritive intravenous therapies will be joining Inner Source and working out of the Huntington office at 11 Stewart Avenue, Huntington, NY 11024. There, Replenish will be offering intravenous therapies for immune and health support.

About Replenish:

Replenish (http://www.replenishealth.com) is a holistic team whose mission is to enhance one’s quality of life and overall appearance by combining wellness and integrative therapies with the utmost personalized care. Therapies are administered by registered nurses under the direct supervision of Dr. Robert J. Aquino. This medical team has extensive expertise in administering all types of customized intravenous nutrient therapy. The medical includes the wonderful energies and expertise of Nicoletta Rasizzi, RN, Jeanine Aquino, Practice Manager, Karyn Galletta-Brodala, RN & Reiki Master, and Mary Beth Knape, Concierge & Yoga Coordinator.

Dr. Pina LoGiudice commented, “we are thrilled with having Replenish with us at our Huntington location. For our patients who benefit from intravenous therapies will now be able to have these healthy, immune-supporting treatments right in our facility. Even more, the people of Replenish are just the nicest people.”

Intravenous i.v. therapy is a valuable way to help the body quickly obtain nutrients (vitamins, anti-oxidants), especially when the digestive tract is not optimally functioning and absorbing, or when the person is not eating enough nutrient-dense foods. Intravenous therapies have been used to support the immune system, cardiovascular health, and much more.


For more information: 631.421.1848 or email info@innersourcehealth.com

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02/05/17

Telomere Length and Depression

2-5-2017

Telomeres are basically little caps at the end of your genetic material – sort of like the little covers (called aglets) on your sneaker laces. When the aglet breaks, your shoe string will fray into broken strands. Similarly, when a telomere breaks, your genetic material can start to fray and be subject to getting damaged, which can lead to mental conditions like depression and anxiety....

...learn how to keep them healthy by clicking below

CLICK HERE FOR ARTICLE IN PSYCHOLOGY TODAY


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10/08/16

Are U Inflamed? Dr. Peter Bongiorno interviewed

10.06.2016

R U Inflamed? Dr. Peter Bongiorno interviewed on this "hot" topic where he connects digestion, fat tissue in our body and toxins: “fat tissue will create inflammation that uses up nutrients and makes it more challenging for your body to clear toxins. It also switches how cells grow and use energy. “

READ MORE HERE


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08/15/16

Nutraceuticals for Adjunctive Depression Care

08.15.2016

Evidence suggests supplements are effective and safe when used in combination with antidepressants.

Read Dr. Peter's review article published in the peer-reviewed Natural Medicine Journal.

CLICK HERE FOR ARTICLE


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07/30/16

R U Overcommitted?

07.30.2016 - blog by dr. peter bongiorno

Are you doing way too much?

Ever wonder how it is affecting your health?

Find out how it is, and the concrete steps you need to rebalance by clicking below

CLICK HERE FOR ARTICLE IN PSYCHOLOGY TODAY


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07/18/16

The 6 Master Keys to Glow From The Inside Out (Hint: It’s All About Good Health!)

07.13.2016

Do you know someone who just exudes health and vitality? She looks it, she feels it, and she even inspires you to better health too. She has what we are all looking for – a state of health that I call “glow.”

What are her secrets?

Find out with Dr. Pina's great article on MariaShriver.com

CLICK HERE FOR THE MASTER KEYS


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06/12/16

Is It Safe to Take Supplements with Antidepressants

Are supplements safe to take with Antidepressants? if so, which ones.

Dr. Peter Bongiorno examines this question and reviews a new study that reviewed over 5000 studies to uncover which supplements showed the best results in stringent tests.

Find out which ones, and if these are safe to take with medications on Dr. Peter's Psychology Today blog

CLICK HERE FOR ARTICLE IN PSYCHOLOGY TODAY


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05/05/16

Integrative Care for Mood and Neurotransmitter Balance and Neuroendocrine and Genetic Approach to Metabolic Control- two summary talks

by Dr. Peter Bongiorno and Dr. Penny Kendall-Reed

This is a summary for a webinar Drs. Bongiorno and Kendall-Reed gave to the functional medical doctor community in Dallas in April of 2016.

This 43 minute video is a summary review of key points from their seminars.

Dr. Bongiorno discusses the highlights of how to work with mood issues like anxiety and depression using lifestyle, dietary, and supplemental supports.

Dr. Kendall-Reed focus her work on the Neuroendocrine and Genetic Approach to Metabolic Control where she discusses how to use both clinical symptoms as well as genetic testing to understand better how to supplement each individual to work on sleep issues, mood and weight concerns.

This work was sponsored by Douglas Laboratories.

CLICK HERE FOR VIDEO


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04/04/16

Radio interview - Put Anxiety Behind You: The Complete Drug Free Program with Peter Bongirono, Naturopathic Doctor

April 4, 2016

Today, Ellen Goldsmith, L.Ac. speaks with Dr. Peter Bongiorno, director of Inner Source Health in New York City and author of a number of books on the naturopathic approach to treating depression and anxiety.

According to National Institute of Mental Health, anxiety disorders affects over 40 million adult Americans and it is not uncommon for those people to also suffer from depression. Naturopathic doctor and licensed acupuncturist Peter Bongiorno has been researching natural approaches to anxiety for over 20 years and treating patients for a dozen.

In his new book, Put Anxiety Behind You, Dr. Bongiorno offers his holistic approach to healing anxiety and avoiding relapse with a toolkit that includes: foods and plant-based medicines, anxiety reducing yoga poses, mind body modalities that you can learn and work with to reduce anxiety.

CLICK HERE FOR PODCAST


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01/10/16

Spice Your Mood - Saffron for Emotional Health

01.10.2016 - by Dr. Peter Bongiorno

Learn about the benefits of saffron for:

- depression
- anxiety
- digestion
- Alzheimer's
- Sexual side of drugs

Learn whether it can be used with conventional antidepressants

Learn about Mood Systems Balance - Dr. Peter's new formula for mood support.

CLICK HERE FOR ARTICLE in PSYCHOLOGY TODAY


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01/04/16

Book Signing at Barnes and Noble with Dr. Peter

Wed, January 13, 2016 at 7 PM - Barnes and Noble in Union Square

Come visit with Dr. Peter Bongiorno as he reads from his new book "Put Anxiety Behind You: The Complete Drug Free Program.

There will be discussion, time for questions, and a book signing too!

where: Barnes and Noble, Union Square
33 East 17th Street
New York, NY 10003

when: Wednesday, January 13, 2016 at 7 PM

more information: call us at 631.421.1848 or info@innersourcehealth.com

Click for PDF Announcement Here


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11/09/15

Plastics Increase Risk for Diabetes and Cardiovascular Disease

11-9-2015 - posted on TheRealFoodCleanse.com

Can plastics increase the risk of diseases like diabetes and heart disease?

Yes, it can...

Learn some steps to stop plastic from playing with your health.

posted on TheRealFoodCleanse.com

CLICK HERE TO READ ARTICLE


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10/25/15

NY Times Video featuring Inner Source Health

10.25.2015

Inner Source Health appears in the NY Times where they highlight high quality small business.

CLICK HERE TO SEE NY TIMES VIDEO


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10/02/15

Is Your Diet S.A.D??

10.01.2015

So, is anyone getting the nutrients they really need? Sadly, the answer is a clear ‘no.’ Most of us consume the Standard American Diet, which you can shorten by just calling it ‘SAD.’

Aptly named, this diet fails to......

click below for full article

CLICK HERE TO READ ARTICLE ON PSYCHOLOGY TODAY


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09/13/15

Can Coffee Be Good for Anxiety?

09.13.2015

As the most well used psychoactive drug of all time, coffee is an interesting compound, with generally positive reviews regarding health and mood. Regarding overall health, studies show some wonderful health effects for coffee….

...click below to read full article

CLICK HERE FOR ARTICLE ON PSYCHOLOGY TODAY


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09/10/15

What are the health benefits of sunflower oil?

9.10.2015

Sunflower oil is extracted by pressing the sunflower seed of the sunflower (Helianthus annuus). I first heard about the benefits of sunflower oil in medical school, where we learned how sunflower oil may be helpful to patients with multiple sclerosis (MS). MS is an autoimmune condition where the immune system causes inflammation in the brain and spinal cord….

...click below for the rest of the article on Dr. Oz's Sharecare site

CLICK HERE FOR FULL ARTICLE


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09/02/15

Rhodiola versus Sertraine (Zoloft) for Major Depression?

09.02.2015

First study to pit herb against antidepressant provokes debate about treatment:

- learn what Dr. Peter Bongiorno thinks by clicking below to access the Natural Medicine Journal

CLICK HERE TO READ ARTICLE


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08/26/15

Cilantro for Detoxification

8.26.2015

Learn why the herb cilantro is great for detoxification and how it may help you achieve the results you are looking for.

CLICK HERE TO READ ARTICLE


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08/11/15

Holistic Solutions for Anxiety and Depression - book review in Psychotherapy Today

July 2015

"the book is a valuable resource for trained individuals who aim to gain knowledge in the field"

CLICK HERE TO READ REVIEW


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08/10/15

Exercise Your Way Out of Anxiety and Depression?

8-10-2015

How can exercise help stress and your brain?

CLICK HERE TO READ ARTICLE ON PSYCHOLOGY TODAY


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05/15/15

Multiple Vitamin For Anxiety?

05.15.2015

Can a multiple vitamin help you calm down and relax?

Find out in doctor Peter's blog on Psychology Today

CLICK HERE TO READ ARTICLE ON PSYCHOLOGY TODAY


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03/16/15

Methylfolate Versus Folic Acid: Why the Fancy Folate?

03.16.2015

How do you know if a common nutrient is good for you, or causing more harm than help?

Click below and visit Dr. Peter Bongiorno's blog post on Psychology today to find out.

CLICK HERE TO READ AT PSYCHOLOGY TODAY


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03/05/15

Valerian for Insomnia, and Weaning Off Anti-Anxiety Medications

Dr. Peter Bongiorno's latest blog talks about how this ancient herb can help fix the modern problems of insomnia, anxiety and anxiety drug withdrawal.

More about Dr. Peter Bongiorno: here

CLICK HERE TO READ AT PSYCHOLOGY TODAY


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02/23/15

Which Diet Is Best for Your Best Mood?

What diet supports the brain and can prevent and treat anxiety and depression?

Find out with Dr. Peter Bongiorno's Psychology Today post.

CLICK HERE TO READ AT PSYCHOLOGY TODAY


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02/04/15

Essential Fatty Acids Block the Depression Effect of Interferon Therapy

Study suggests fatty acids may prevent medication-induced depression

02.04.15

Dr. Peter Bongiorno's latest blog explains how old reliable fish oil can block the depression effects of interferon, a commonly used drug for hepatitis, blood cancer, multiple sclerosis, herpes viruses, and many other diseases.

Interferon can cause depression. A new study shows how fish oil can prevent this.

Published in Natural Medicine Journal - February 2015 Vol. 7 Issue 2

CLICK HERE TO READ ARTICLE AT NATURAL MEDICINE JOURNAL


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11/08/14

How Does Your Gut Flora Affect Your Mood?

6 Steps You Can Take

Psychology Today Blog 11-08-2014

What do the germs in your digestive tract have to do with anxiety and depression?

What can you do to help them thelp your mood?

Click below and find out

CLICK HERE TO READ FULL ARTICLE


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08/18/14

Coffee Good or Bad? Dr. Peter Bongiorno interviewed by Natural Health Magazine

08.18.2014

Is coffee good for you?

Does Dr. Peter drink coffee?

Find out by clicking below…

CLICK HERE TO READ ABOUT COFFEE


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08/14/14

Robin Williams' Loss and Holistic Care for Depression

08.14.2014 on Psychology Today

"Why do I stand up here? Anybody?
I stand upon my desk to remind myself that we must constantly look at things in a different way."
– Robin Williams as Mr. Keating in Dead Poets Society

Robin Williams' brilliance left us way too early. Here are some steps to help us consider a more holistic and integrative model to deal with severe depression.

CLICK HERE FOR ARTICLE ON PSYCHOLOGY TODAY


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07/06/14

A Cold Splash - Hydrotherapy for Depression and Anxiety

07.06.2014

Read Dr. Peter's blog on Psychology Today explaining how a good old shower and some naturopathic wisdom can help anxiety and depression.

CLICK HERE TO READ POST


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04/05/14

Three Years Later - is Fukushima Radiation Getting Into Your Food

How to protect yourself from nuclear fallout and other radiation

4.5.2014

Fukushima and other environmental radiation poses a clear threat to health, as long term radiation exposure can mutate (change) the genetic code in our body, spurring various destructive cancers and inflammations.

But, it is not as cut and dry as you may think. Please read Dr. Peter's blog on Psychology Today, and learn what the threat is for you, and what you can do to protect yourself.

This is the expanded-full length article of one that appeared in New Living Magazine a few months prior.

CLICK HERE FOR ARTICLE in PSYCHOLOGY TODAY


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03/18/14

Leaky Gut, Is It Real, and How Does It Affect Mood ?

Is Leaky Gut Real?

Published at NDNR 03-18-2014

Is leaky gut real, and how does it relate to mood disorder?

Click below to find out in this new article by Dr. Peter Bongiorno

CLICK HERE FOR ARTICLE


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02/18/14

Got to Drink Milk? Learn Your A1's and A2's for Best Health

02.18.2014

Cow’s milk is a staple food in many homes. Unfortunately cow’s milk itself may be a silent, but potent factor in a number of illnesses, including cardiovascular disease, diabetes, inflammatory issues, gastrointestinal health, and mood disorders, as well as infant and children’s health problems.

Emerging research suggests the type of cow’s milk you drink may be a part of the issue.

Learn about which milk may be healthier… and that it is more than likely you are not drinking it

CLICK HERE TO READ ARTICLE ON PSYCHOLOGY TODAY


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02/03/14

High Intake of Omega Three Polyunsaturated Fats Reduce Risk of Diabetes 33%

Fish oil - healthful again

02-03-2014

A very recent journal article from the American Diabetes Association’s Journal Diabetes Care continues to expound on the multitude of fish oil benefits.

This article looked at over 2200 men from Finland, who were aged between 42 and 60. These men were all without diabetes when the research began. With an average follow up of almost 20 years, they found that the men who had highest levels of fish oils in the blood had a 33% decreased risk of moving on to type 2 diabetes. This intake included both dietary and supplemental fish oil.

Mercury Toxicity?

The research also suggested that mercury levels did not have a direct effect on diabetes, although past studies suggest there is a higher level of insulin resistance (insulin no longer having a potent effect in the body, requiring more than normal to be produced). Mercury is well known for playing a role in nervous system and cardiovascular disorders.

What About the Bad Press Fish Oil Has Received?

Even though the major media’s has attempted to sway the public insinuating that fish oil and fish oil supplementation is not healthy. This media hype flies in the face the vast majority of past and current research which show clear benefits using fish oil to both support, and prevent a number of conditions including cancer, cardiovascular disease and diabetes. If you would like more information, please see Dr. Peter’s past article about fish oil and prostate cancer by clicking on the link below.


Reference article:
Virtanen JK, Mursu J, Voutilainen S, Uusitupa M, Tuomainen TP. Serum omega-3 polyunsaturated Fatty acids and risk of incident type 2 diabetes in men: the kuopio ischemic heart disease risk factor study. Diabetes Care. 2014 Jan37(1):189-96. doi: 10.2337/dc13-1504. Epub 2013 Sep 11.
http://care.diabetesjournals.org/content/37/1/189.abstract

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01/08/14

Ashwaganda for Anxiety

Can the 'smell of a horse' stop you from getting anxious? Ashwaganda for anxiety.

PT blog by Dr. Peter Bongiorno - 1-8-2014

Ashwaganda (latin name: Withania somnifera) is an herbal medicine with a rich tradition. Its use dates back three millennia to the time the Ayurvedic practitioners in India began using it for people with anxiety, low energy, and the ravages of aging.

The word “ashwaganda” translates to “smell of horse” and has a dual meaning: one is that the herb itself does have that particular aromatic quality, and second, because traditional belief is that consumption can help it’s user gain a horse-like strength and vitality….

CLICK BELOW TO READ THE FULL ARTICLE ON PSYCHOLOGY TODAY

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11/14/13

Is There A Blood Sugar Monster Lurking Within You?

blood sugar balance is a key to best mood

11.14.2013 - Psychology Today Blog

Are you a blood sugar monster?

How does blood sugar affect you, and how can you help it?

Read Dr. Peter's blog by clicking below....

CLICK HERE FOR ARTICLE


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10/07/13

Interview with Dr. Peter about Naturopathic Medicine Week

Spreading the word about naturopathic medicine

October 7, 2013

Cathy Zeiss of Natural Health magazine interviews Dr. Peter Bongiorno about naturopathic medicine week and the role of naturopathic doctors in our health care system.

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08/04/13

Do Fish oils and Fish Really Cause Prostate Cancer?

Media Hype or Good Science?

08-04-2013: Dr. Peter Bongiorno's Psychology today blog

Does Fish Intake and Taking Fish Oil Supplements Cause Prostate Cancer?

Dr. Peter Bongiorno elegantly answers this question on Psychology Today - please click the link below to read it.

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03/08/13

Could vitamins and nutrition prevent the next Newtown shooting?

Dr. Peter's blog on Psychology Today

03.05.2013

Can vitamins help prevent the next Newtown? Studies suggests good nutrition and the right vitamins may help stem violence and significantly help behavior in juvenile delinquency.

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