Fight Aging! Newsletter, August 3rd 2020
In this study, we examined the effects of oxytocin on the Aβ-induced impairment of synaptic plasticity in mice. To investigate the effect of oxytocin on synaptic plasticity, we prepared acute hippocampal slices for extracellular recording and assessed long-term potentiation (LTP) with perfusion of the Aβ active fragment (Aβ25-35) in the absence and presence of oxytocin. We found that oxytocin reversed the impairment of LTP induced by Aβ25-35 perfusion in the mouse hippocampus. These effects were blocked by pretreatment with the selective oxytocin receptor antagonist L-368,899. Furthermore, the tr...
Source: Fight Aging! - August 2, 2020 Category: Research Authors: Reason Tags: Newsletters Source Type: blogs

Organoids Used to Identify NRG1 as a Regulator of Tissue Repair in the Intestine
The intestinal lining is an important tissue. Among its other functions, it protects the body from inflammation that can be generated by the actions of gut microbes. This barrier declines with age, and this is thought to be influential in the increased chronic inflammation observed in older people. Ways to spur greater maintenance and repair on the part of cell populations making up intestinal tissue would likely be of great benefit, given the importance of chronic inflammation as a driver of age-related disease. A strong cellular lining is essential for a healthy gut as it provides a barrier to the billions of mi...
Source: Fight Aging! - July 27, 2020 Category: Research Authors: Reason Tags: Daily News Source Type: blogs

Gastrointestinal Diseases in America: The Costly Impact on Employers and Patients
SPONSORED POST By SAM HOLLIDAY Medically reviewed by Jenny Blair, MD Gastrointestinal diseases like inflammatory bowel disease (IBD), gastroesophageal reflux disease (GERD), and irritable bowel syndrome (IBS) are more prevalent—and costlier—than many employers realize. Up to 70 million Americans are affected by gastrointestinal (GI) diseases each year—twice as many people as those living with diabetes (34.2 million).[1],[2] Overall direct healthcare costs for GI diseases are estimated to be $136 billion each year in the U.S., more than heart disease ($113bn) and mental health disorders ($99bn...
Source: The Health Care Blog - June 25, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Christina Liu Tags: Health Tech gastrointestinal diseases Oshi Health Sam Holliday Source Type: blogs

I have inflammatory bowel disease (IBD). What should I eat?
One of the most frequent questions that patients with inflammatory bowel disease (IBD) ask is: what should I eat? It is clear that in addition to genetic factors, certain environmental factors, including diet, may trigger the excessive immune activity that leads to intestinal inflammation in IBD, which includes both Crohn’s disease and ulcerative colitis (UC). However, the limited number and high variability of studies have made it difficult to confidently advise patients regarding which specific foods might be harmful and which are safe or may actually provide a protective benefit. New IBD dietary guidelines To help...
Source: Harvard Health Blog - May 18, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: John Garber, MD Tags: Digestive Disorders Health Healthy Eating Nutrition Source Type: blogs

Podcast: It ’ s See You Later, Not Goodbye
  All good things must come to an end. And today is one of those days. In this episode of The Not Crazy Podcast, we say a sad farewell to our amazing cohost, Jackie Zimmerman. Tune in, as Jackie and Gabe reminisce about the good old days, ponder the fate of podcasts, and discuss Jackie’s decision to leave. They also introduce you to Gabe’s new cohost, Lisa, who just happens to be his ex-wife. Yep! You heard that right! Will this divorced duo be an absolute train wreck (as most divorced cohosts would be) or an inspiration to all? You’ll have to stick around to find out. Join us for a sweet farewell t...
Source: World of Psychology - May 4, 2020 Category: Psychiatry & Psychology Authors: Not Crazy Podcast Tags: General Not Crazy Podcast Source Type: blogs

Podcast: What is Mindfulness?
  Is your mind constantly preoccupied with the past or the future? What if you could train your brain to just BE in the present moment? This is the essence of mindfulness — simply being in the here-and-now (not worrying about that stupid thing you said last week), and gently noticing your surroundings and thoughts without judgment. In today’s podcast, Jackie enlightens a skeptical Gabe of the value of practicing mindfulness and how it can be a very useful tool in his mental health tool box. And she’s armed with scientific facts to break him down. When was the last time you truly listened to the rain...
Source: World of Psychology - April 27, 2020 Category: Psychiatry & Psychology Authors: Not Crazy Podcast Tags: Anxiety and Panic General LifeHelper Mental Health and Wellness Mindfulness Not Crazy Podcast Source Type: blogs

Podcast: Canceling Plans Due to Anxiety
  Does your anxiety take over when it’s time to leave the house — keeping you home more often than not? Do you cancel plans at the last minute due to that feeling of dread in the pit of your stomach? Or maybe you are the friend that keeps getting canceled on. In today’s podcast, Gabe and Jackie discuss why this happens and how both parties — the chronic canceler and the chronically disappointed friend — can navigate this awkward scenario. Tune in to today’s Not Crazy podcast to get specific tips on how you can feel more in control so you can cancel less. (Transcript Available Belo...
Source: World of Psychology - April 20, 2020 Category: Psychiatry & Psychology Authors: Not Crazy Podcast Tags: Anxiety and Panic Disorders General Not Crazy Podcast Self-Help Source Type: blogs

Podcast: Setting Boundaries With Your Family
Do you have difficult — or even toxic — family members? How does one go about setting boundaries with them? And is it OK to cut them off? In today’s Not Crazy podcast, Jackie and Gabe tackle these tough questions with Sonya Mastick, a mental health advocate and fellow podcaster of a show called “What Won’t She Say?” Sonya shares her personal story of how she handled her toxic mom and demonstrates how it’s OK, and sometimes even necessary, to set strong boundaries with family members who hurt you. It’s also OK if those boundaries shift and evolve with time. Tune in for an hon...
Source: World of Psychology - April 13, 2020 Category: Psychiatry & Psychology Authors: Not Crazy Podcast Tags: Family General Interview LifeHelper Mental Health and Wellness Not Crazy Podcast Source Type: blogs

Podcast: Quarantine and Declining Mental Health
  Day 1,364 of the COVID-19 quarantine (well, at least it feels like it). How are you holding up? If you’re like most people, you’re not having much fun. But if you already struggle with anxiety, depression or another mental health issue, these days of isolation and uncertainty can feel like absolute torture. In today’s Not Crazy episode, Gabe laments the loss of his routine — those regular activities he clung to religiously to keep his mental health in check.  Now what is he supposed to do? Tune in for a special quarantine episode. Together, we will grieve our old routines and discuss...
Source: World of Psychology - April 6, 2020 Category: Psychiatry & Psychology Authors: Not Crazy Podcast Tags: Anxiety and Panic General Health-related Mental Health and Wellness Not Crazy Podcast Self-Help Source Type: blogs

Podcast: Smoking Weed for Anxiety – Fact vs Fiction
  Cannabis, weed, marijuana, pot. It goes by several names, but we all know what it smells like. As weed becomes more mainstream, we on the Not Crazy podcast want to know: Is marijuana really an effective treatment for anxiety? Is it just a coping mechanism? Or a vice? In today’s podcast, Gabe and Jackie look at the research and weigh out the evidence. They also interview Eileen Davidson, a rheumatoid arthritis patient who regularly uses marijuana as a medicine to see what she has to say. What’s your take? Tune in for an open-minded discussion about weed. (Transcript Available Below) SUBSCRIBE & RE...
Source: World of Psychology - March 30, 2020 Category: Psychiatry & Psychology Authors: Not Crazy Podcast Tags: Anxiety and Panic General Medications Not Crazy Podcast Source Type: blogs

Podcast: Coronavirus – How to Keep it Together
  How are you handling the coronavirus pandemic? Most people are struggling right now, but for those of us with mental illness, these days can feel truly overwhelming. Fear, depression, isolation and loss of routine are just a few of the difficulties many of us are facing. In today’s podcast, Gabe and Jackie discuss what we can do right now to make things just a little better, and they share their personal hopes and fears for humanity once this pandemic subsides. You’re not alone — we’re all in this together. Join us for an important discussion on how we can handle this time of fear and unc...
Source: World of Psychology - March 23, 2020 Category: Psychiatry & Psychology Authors: Not Crazy Podcast Tags: Anxiety and Panic General LifeHelper Mental Health and Wellness Not Crazy Podcast Source Type: blogs

Podcast: I Fear My Spouse Will Abandon Me
  Do you struggle with abandonment fears? Do you worry your partner will suddenly ditch you even though there’s no real reason to feel this way? In today’s Not Crazy podcast, Gabe opens up about his own deep-rooted fear that his wife will decide she doesn’t want him anymore. After all, he concludes, what does he have to offer her? I mean, surely she can do better. And even though he knows these fears are unfounded and irrational, he feels helpless in stopping them. How can Gabe get these thoughts under control? Tune in to hear Jackie give some great advice to her dear friend, and for anyone deali...
Source: World of Psychology - March 16, 2020 Category: Psychiatry & Psychology Authors: Not Crazy Podcast Tags: Anxiety and Panic Bipolar Depression General Marriage and Divorce Not Crazy Podcast Relationships Source Type: blogs

Podcast: Is Creativity Enhanced By Mental Illness?
  Are people with mental illness more creative? Jackie believes there may be a link between the two, while Gabe thinks it’s just a bunch of hoopla. Get ready — they’ve both done their research and are ready to back their claims. Tune in to hear a lively (and friendly) debate on whether the science is valid, the difference between inspiration and creativity, as well as their own opinions and experiences on mental illness and creativity. What’s your take? Join us on this Not Crazy podcast to see whose side you’re on, or if you’re somewhere in the middle. (Transcript Available Belo...
Source: World of Psychology - March 9, 2020 Category: Psychiatry & Psychology Authors: Not Crazy Podcast Tags: Bipolar Creativity Disorders General Mental Health and Wellness Not Crazy Podcast Schizophrenia Source Type: blogs

Podcast: Keeping a Job With Mental Illness
  Do you live in constant fear of losing your job because of your illness? What are your options? In this podcast, Jackie and Gabe tackle this complex topic with real answers. They discuss the exact actions you can take in various scenarios, including who to contact for help. They also share their own stories of being fired when their employers deemed them too sick to be productive. When should you contact human resources? The ADA? A lawyer? If you struggle with mental illness and job insecurity, tune in for an informative discussion on the ins and outs of getting the complicated, and often unfair, American system to...
Source: World of Psychology - March 2, 2020 Category: Psychiatry & Psychology Authors: Not Crazy Podcast Tags: General Health-related Industrial and Workplace Mental Health and Wellness Not Crazy Podcast Policy and Advocacy Professional Source Type: blogs

Podcast: Panicked Over Finances? Why Money Influences our Mental Health
  The rent is due tomorrow; but then you’ll be left with only $10 for the week’s groceries. What do you do? Many people panic over money (or the lack of it), but for those of us with mental illness, it can feel like a life or death situation: It can trigger an even greater anxiety attack and/or depression. Or it may mean not being able to afford the medication that keeps you well enough to work. What can be done? In this Not Crazy episode, Gabe and Jackie discuss how you can gain a sense of control in these situations, and Jackie shares her own big money scare. (Transcript Available Below) SUBSCRIBE &a...
Source: World of Psychology - February 24, 2020 Category: Psychiatry & Psychology Authors: Not Crazy Podcast Tags: General LifeHelper Mental Health and Wellness Money and Financial Not Crazy Podcast Stress Source Type: blogs

Podcast: Anxiety and Anger: A One-Two Punch
  Do you struggle with anger? Did you know that some of our most hot-headed moments are actually rooted in anxiety? In today’s podcast, Jackie openly shares her own fuse-blowing moment when her husband’s keys were (gasp!) missing from the hook, and now she must face being late for therapy and perhaps even lie dying on the side of the road. How did she handle this catastrophic situation her mind so graciously forewarned her about? Does this sound familiar? Join us as we discuss anxiety-driven anger and explore ways to minimize and possibly even prevent it. (Transcript Available Below) SUBSCRIBE & REVIE...
Source: World of Psychology - February 17, 2020 Category: Psychiatry & Psychology Authors: Not Crazy Podcast Tags: Anger Anxiety and Panic Disorders General Not Crazy Podcast Psychology Source Type: blogs

One Microbiome, Two Tests: Let ’s compare Atlas and Thryve
Your gut bacteria is like a subtenant. A pretty cool subtenant. As I’m sure you already know, bacteria that live in your gut play an important part in digestion and as a form of paying the rent, they give you vitamins and protection against their harmful peers. Experts are saying that the microbiome acts like an organ itself, and it’s central to the body’s operations. It affects aging, digestion, the immune system, cognitive functions – and, as a study from UCLA found, even mood. So, what is the microbiome? “All the organisms that call us home, that live in us and that interact with eac...
Source: The Medical Futurist - February 11, 2020 Category: Information Technology Authors: szandra Tags: E-Patients Future of Food Genomics microbiome Personalized medicine research review microbiome test Source Type: blogs

Podcast: Managing Marriage and Depression
  What’s it like being the spouse of someone with mental illness? In today’s podcast, our hosts Gabe and Jackie invite their beloved spouses, Kendall and Adam, to share what marriage with mental illness is like from their point of view. What issues have the couples run into so far and how did they resolve them? Do they have a safety plan if something goes awry? Is a strong partnership with mental illness even doable? Tune in to get a glimpse of married life with mental illness and see how both couples support each other through it all. (Transcript Available Below) SUBSCRIBE & REVIEW About The Not Cr...
Source: World of Psychology - February 10, 2020 Category: Psychiatry & Psychology Authors: Not Crazy Podcast Tags: Bipolar Depression Disorders General Marriage and Divorce Not Crazy Podcast Relationships Source Type: blogs

Fight Aging! Newsletter, February 10th 2020
In conclusion, the concept of an epigenetic clock is compelling, but caution should be taken in interpreting associations with age acceleration. Association tests of age acceleration should include age as a covariate. A Discussion of Recent Work on Allotopic Expression of Mitochondrial Genes at the SENS Research Foundation https://www.fightaging.org/archives/2020/02/a-discussion-of-recent-work-on-allotopic-expression-of-mitochondrial-genes-at-the-sens-research-foundation/ A paper published last month outlines recent progress on allotopic expression of mitochondrial genes carried out by the SENS Research ...
Source: Fight Aging! - February 9, 2020 Category: Research Authors: Reason Tags: Newsletters Source Type: blogs

A Mechanism by which Chronic Inflammation Spurs Cancer Metastasis
Chronic inflammation is a risk factor for cancer and cancer mortality. There are numerous reasons as to why this might be the case, some much more proven and settled than others, but the research here is focused on metastasis, the spread of cancerous cells throughout the body. Since cancer mortality is largely determined by whether or not a tumor progresses to the point of metastasis, we should not be surprised that researchers can identify mechanisms linking inflammation with metastasis. Dysregulated inflammation is recognized as one of the hallmarks of cancer and is involved in tumor initiation, progression, an...
Source: Fight Aging! - February 5, 2020 Category: Research Authors: Reason Tags: Daily News Source Type: blogs

Podcast: Is Loneliness a Mental Health Issue?
  America is facing a loneliness epidemic, according to research. But what exactly is loneliness? Is it social isolation? A lack of intimacy? And importantly — is loneliness a choice? In today’s podcast, Gabe and Jackie tackle these difficult questions and share their own thoughts on loneliness and how it relates to mental health. Gabe also unveils the 7 different types of loneliness — one of these being “no-animal loneliness.” But is there really such a thing? Jackie is doubtful. Tune in to hear a thoughtful and nuanced discussion of what it means to be lonely, and see if you can relate...
Source: World of Psychology - February 3, 2020 Category: Psychiatry & Psychology Authors: Not Crazy Podcast Tags: General LifeHelper Mental Health and Wellness Not Crazy Podcast Psychology Self-Help Source Type: blogs

Podcast: BoJack Horseman and Celebrity Mental Health Advocacy
  Rich celebrity on TV: “Have you ever been sad? You might have depression.” If scenarios like this make you want to throw a rock at a window, you aren’t alone. In today’s episode, Gabe expresses his distaste for celebrities posing as the “face” of mental illness. He feels further validated after watching a satirical episode of BoJack Horseman, in which Mr. Peanutbutter, a cheerful canine celebrity, becomes the new face of depression — first as a “sad dog” meme and then as a depression spokesperson. What do you think? Tune in to hear Jackie and Gabe get into a ...
Source: World of Psychology - January 27, 2020 Category: Psychiatry & Psychology Authors: Not Crazy Podcast Tags: Celebrities Depression Disorders General Mental Health and Wellness Not Crazy Podcast Source Type: blogs

Podcast: Anger, Rage, and Mental Illness
  Have you ever been so pissed off, in a state of absolute rage, and said or done something you completely regret later? Many people living with bipolar disorder understand this feeling all too well: At the time, you feel so righteous, so fueled with this powerful Hercules-like energy, so ready to take on your enemy (or the world), only to think later… What in the world was that all about? Yep, in these moments, the angry response tends to far outweigh the initial trigger. In this episode, Gabe and Jackie discuss the blind rage that many people have experienced. They talk about how to deal with it and how it&r...
Source: World of Psychology - January 20, 2020 Category: Psychiatry & Psychology Authors: Not Crazy Podcast Tags: Anger Bipolar Disorders General Not Crazy Podcast Source Type: blogs

Podcast: Sex Addiction, Hypersexuality, and Mental Illness
  Sex addict. Nympho. You’ve likely heard these words used for a person with hypersexuality, but what exactly is this condition? Is hypersexuality really a symptom of a mental disorder or is it just a super high libido? Where does one draw the line between liking (or loving) sex and being hypersexual? Is it similar to a drug addiction? Or a binge eating disorder?  Join Gabe and Jackie as they tackle this often misunderstood topic and hear Gabe’s own personal experiences with hypersexuality as a debilitating symptom of his bipolar disorder. (Transcript Available Below) SUBSCRIBE & REVIEW About T...
Source: World of Psychology - January 13, 2020 Category: Psychiatry & Psychology Authors: Not Crazy Podcast Tags: Bipolar Disorders General Not Crazy Podcast Relationships Sexuality Source Type: blogs

Podcast: Incontinence While Sleeping and its Psychological Impact
  Incontinence While Sleeping — or “pooping” the bed — isn’t as uncommon as you may think. While this unexpected night time activity may be embarrassing, it doesn’t have to completely derail your mental health.  There can be many causes for sleeping incontinence but you’ll never discover what they are if you’re unable to move past the psychological trauma. This week we’re sharing honest, personal experiences discussing how to cope without dying of embarrassment. Listen Now! (Transcript Available Below) SUBSCRIBE & REVIEW About The Not Crazy Podcast Hosts...
Source: World of Psychology - January 6, 2020 Category: Psychiatry & Psychology Authors: Not Crazy Podcast Tags: Not Crazy Podcast Sleep Source Type: blogs

Podcast: Do Suicide Questionnaires Save Lives?
Should we be talking so plainly about suicidal ideation? What are the benefits of assessing our thought patterns over a period of time? Join us as we discuss the Columbia-Suicide Severity Scale screening tool. We tackle this sensitive topic after Jackie was surprised by a suicide assessment at a physician’s office. Rare trigger warning this week for a tough subject, as we explore talking openly about suicidal ideation. (Transcript Available Below) SUBSCRIBE & REVIEW About The Not Crazy Podcast Hosts Gabe Howard is an award-winning writer and speaker who lives with bipolar disorder. He is the author of the pop...
Source: World of Psychology - December 30, 2019 Category: Psychiatry & Psychology Authors: Not Crazy Podcast Tags: Bipolar Death & Dying Depression Grief and Loss Happiness Not Crazy Podcast Suicide Source Type: blogs

Podcast: Stopping Psych Meds; What To Consider
 Medication for your brain – whether you’re newly diagnosed or have been in treatment for years, you may have doubts if drugs are right for you. You’re not alone. Jackie and Gabe get real about reasons people want to quit psych meds and why our brains convince us to quit despite the benefits of taking medication. They discuss consequences you may not be aware of from just stopping your meds and why you should always involve your doctors, no matter what your decision, when it comes to medication. (Transcript Available Below) SUBSCRIBE & REVIEW About The Not Crazy Podcast Hosts Gabe Howard is an ...
Source: World of Psychology - December 23, 2019 Category: Psychiatry & Psychology Authors: Not Crazy Podcast Tags: Antidepressant Antipsychotic Medications Not Crazy Podcast Psychology Stimulants Treatment Source Type: blogs

Fight Aging! Newsletter, December 23rd 2019
In this study, by adenovirus-mediated delivery and inducible transgenic mouse models, we demonstrate the proliferation of both HCs and SCs by combined Notch1 and Myc activation in in vitro and in vivo inner ear adult mouse models. These proliferating mature SCs and HCs maintain their respective identities. Moreover, when presented with HC induction signals, reprogrammed adult SCs transdifferentiate into HC-like cells both in vitro and in vivo. Finally, our data suggest that regenerated HC-like cells likely possess functional transduction channels and are able to form connections with adult auditory neurons. Epige...
Source: Fight Aging! - December 22, 2019 Category: Research Authors: Reason Tags: Newsletters Source Type: blogs

Immunization Against Flagellin as a Way to Beneficially Alter Aging Gut Microbiota Populations
The microbial populations of the gut make a significant contribution to health via secreted metabolites and interactions with the immune system. Starting in mid-life, these populations alter for the worse, and this is thought to influence the progression of aging - perhaps primarily as a contributing cause of chronic inflammation. How this effect size compares with those resulting from dietary and exercise choices is an open question, but it isn't unreasonable to suggest it to be in the same ballpark as exercise. What can be done to improve this situation? Supplementation with metabolites produced in larger amounts ...
Source: Fight Aging! - December 18, 2019 Category: Research Authors: Reason Tags: Daily News Source Type: blogs

Podcast: Newly Bipolar & Learning to Adapt
You’ve just been diagnosed with bipolar disorder… now what? The week we interview a young woman named Emma, a twenty-something who is fresh off a bipolar diagnosis and working hard to navigate her way through finding the right medications, a treatment plan that works, and navigating tough family conversations.    (Transcript Available Below) SUBSCRIBE & REVIEW About The Not Crazy Podcast Hosts Gabe Howard is an award-winning writer and speaker who lives with bipolar disorder. He is the author of the popular book, Mental Illness is an Asshole and other Observations, available from Amazon; sign...
Source: World of Psychology - December 16, 2019 Category: Psychiatry & Psychology Authors: Not Crazy Podcast Tags: Bipolar Medications Not Crazy Podcast Psychotherapy Source Type: blogs

Podcast | Survive the Holidays AND preserve your Mental Health
There is no time more joyous and stressful as the end of year holidays. As we fast approach the holidays this year it’s time to start thinking about how you’ll navigate family parties and other familial obligations. In this episode, we give our best tips for making holiday parties less stressful and how to decide if not going is the best option for you.  It’s rough out there, but we care about you and we wish you a happy, healthy holiday season. (Transcript Available Below) SUBSCRIBE & REVIEW About The Not Crazy Podcast Hosts Gabe Howard is an award-winning writer and speaker who lives with b...
Source: World of Psychology - December 9, 2019 Category: Psychiatry & Psychology Authors: Not Crazy Podcast Tags: Anxiety and Panic Depression Family General Holiday Coping Not Crazy Podcast Source Type: blogs

Podcast | Chronic Illness and Depression
 After receiving two chronic illness diagnosis by the age of 24, it really was no surprise that host Jackie Zimmerman also started to experience depression. Unable to tackle both, Jackie chose to focus on her physical health, letting her mental health deteriorate quickly — and dangerously. In this episode, we discuss the mind-body connection and how when your body is sick, your mind can quickly follow.   (Transcript Available Below) SUBSCRIBE & REVIEW About The Not Crazy Podcast Hosts Gabe Howard is an award-winning writer and speaker who lives with bipolar disorder. He is the author of the popular b...
Source: World of Psychology - December 2, 2019 Category: Psychiatry & Psychology Authors: Not Crazy Podcast Tags: Antidepressant Depression Medications Not Crazy Podcast Stress Suicide Trauma Source Type: blogs

Living with Crohn ’s disease: Recognizing and managing flares
Crohn’s disease is an inflammatory condition that can affect any part of the gastrointestinal tract. Together with ulcerative colitis, Crohn’s is one of the two main types of inflammatory bowel disease (IBD). Crohn’s affects approximately 500,000 Americans and is a chronic, lifelong condition that typically alternates between periods of relatively stable or absent symptoms (remission) and periods of symptom flare-ups that can last for days, weeks, or even months. The goal of treatment is to induce remission and then to maximize the chance that patients stay in remission. However, almost everyone with Croh...
Source: Harvard Health Blog - November 26, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: John Garber, MD Tags: Digestive Disorders Health Source Type: blogs

Podcast | Psychiatric Ward: First Hand Account (Part 2 of 2)
 In part two of this series, we go into more detail about Gabe’s inpatient hospital stay and focus on what he was thinking while he was hospitalized and what he learned after he was discharged.  We talked about what to do if you feel like you need to be hospitalized, the steps you need to take in order to be admitted and the obstacles involved with getting the help you may need. (Transcript Available Below) SUBSCRIBE & REVIEW About The Not Crazy Podcast Hosts Gabe Howard is an award-winning writer and speaker who lives with bipolar disorder. He is the author of the popular book, Mental Illness is an ...
Source: World of Psychology - November 25, 2019 Category: Psychiatry & Psychology Authors: Not Crazy Podcast Tags: Bipolar Depression Not Crazy Podcast Trauma Treatment Source Type: blogs

Podcast | Inpatient Mental Hospital Stay (Part 1 of 2)
 Have you ever wondered what it’s like to be an inpatient in a psych ward? In this two-part series, we go into detail about Gabe’s inpatient stay starting with the events that lead him to be an inpatient, and what his days were like after he was admitted. We talk about common misconceptions that you may have around what happens while you’re admitted, what your day looks like and who you’d spend time with. (Transcript Available Below) SUBSCRIBE & REVIEW About The Not Crazy Podcast Hosts Gabe Howard is an award-winning writer and speaker who lives with bipolar disorder. He is the author of ...
Source: World of Psychology - November 18, 2019 Category: Psychiatry & Psychology Authors: Not Crazy Podcast Tags: Bipolar Depression General Not Crazy Podcast Psychiatry Psychotherapy Suicide Treatment Source Type: blogs

Podcast | Abandoned: Loss of Friendships
The feeling of abandonment can span through all types of relationships and in this episode, we focus on friendships. Have you ever had a close friend abandon you or have you ever exited a friendship without notice? The emotions and actions surrounding the abandonment of friends can be complex and hurtful, but they are very real and can hurt deeply.  In this episode, Jackie recounts friendships that were very important to her and how she’s handling the loss of them. (Transcript Available Below) SUBSCRIBE & REVIEW About The Not Crazy Podcast Hosts Gabe Howard is an award-winning writer and speaker who liv...
Source: World of Psychology - November 11, 2019 Category: Psychiatry & Psychology Authors: Not Crazy Podcast Tags: Communication Family Friends General Grief and Loss Not Crazy Podcast Relationships Source Type: blogs

Podcast | Therapy Myths & Misconceptions
While therapy is often used as one method of treatment for mental illness, it still has a large cloud of mystery around it. Due to its portrayal in movies and television shows, there are a lot of misconceptions about what it means to go to therapy, what a session looks like and what the benefits to therapy can be.  In this episode, we talk about some of the common myths surrounding therapy, touch on the different types of therapy and why Jackie loves therapy so much. (Transcript Available Below) SUBSCRIBE & REVIEW About The Not Crazy Podcast Hosts Gabe Howard is an award-winning writer and speaker who lives w...
Source: World of Psychology - November 4, 2019 Category: Psychiatry & Psychology Authors: Not Crazy Podcast Tags: Happiness Mental Health and Wellness Not Crazy Podcast Psychiatry Psychology Psychotherapy Stigma Treatment Source Type: blogs

Podcast: Haunted Asylums – Stigmatizing or Just Entertainment?
Each Halloween we encounter the same debate: are haunted asylums stigmatizing or are they simply entertainment? While some may think haunted asylums are tasteless at worst, they don’t feel like they’re an actual detriment to the mental illness community. In this episode, we look at this argument from both sides and really dig into what happens when we use mental illness as a theme for entertainment.  While Jackie and Gabe both make great arguments, we toss this question back to you.  Are you offended by haunted asylums or do you see them as harmless entertainment — or something in between? Liste...
Source: World of Psychology - October 28, 2019 Category: Psychiatry & Psychology Authors: Not Crazy Podcast Tags: General Not Crazy Podcast Stigma Trauma Source Type: blogs

Podcast: Psychiatric Medications: Separating Fact From Fiction
 Psychiatric medications are the religion and politics of the mental health advocacy world — don’t bring them up unless you want a fight to break out. Luckily, here at Not Crazy, we don’t shy away from confrontation.  In this episode, we cover the good, the bad, and the ugly surrounding medications. Like whether or not you should take them. We tackle side effects like feeling numb and sexual dysfunction and share our personal histories with medication therapy. Listen now! (Transcript Available Below) SUBSCRIBE & REVIEW About The Not Crazy Podcast Hosts Gabe Howard is an award-winning wr...
Source: World of Psychology - October 21, 2019 Category: Psychiatry & Psychology Authors: Not Crazy Podcast Tags: Antidepressant Antipsychotic General Medications Mental Health and Wellness Not Crazy Podcast Psychology Research Sexuality Stimulants Treatment Source Type: blogs

Podcast: Joker Movie and Mental Illness
Did the movie Joker portray mental illness correctly and does it matter? We passionately go over the movie Joker from the lense of people living with mental illness and discuss whether or not there are implications of making a movie like this. Does it help us or hurt us? What if it does both? Listen in to hear Gabe’s freakishly good recollection of scenes from the movie as Jackie struggles to separate entertainment from reality.  Spoiler Alert: You don’t need to see Joker to appreciate this conversation but we do go over the plot and reveal some important scenes from the movie. (Transcript Available Below)...
Source: World of Psychology - October 14, 2019 Category: Psychiatry & Psychology Authors: Not Crazy Podcast Tags: A Bipolar, A Schizophrenic, and a Podcast Antidepressant Antipsychotic Depression Minding the Media Not Crazy Podcast Source Type: blogs

Mucous: Gooey, slimy . . . and necessary
You probably don’t think too often about the mucous lining of your gastrointestinal tract, this mix of proteins and polysaccharides that provides a barrier between the gastrointestinal lining and gastrointestinal contents. Without it, however, and you would not survive for long. Inflammation, infection, and dysbiosis would proceed unchecked and you would promptly die. Mice bred to not produce mucous die within weeks. The gastrointestinal lining is therefore a vigorous producer of mucous that not only provides protection against pathogens, potential toxins, and foods as they are digested, but also otherwise highly tox...
Source: Wheat Belly Blog - October 4, 2019 Category: Cardiology Authors: Dr. Davis Tags: Open Source Type: blogs

Podcast: Policing Language in Mental Health Communities
 In the first full episode of Not Crazy, we learn a little more about the new co-host, Jackie, and her history with chronic illness and depression. Gabe rants about person-first language and how nitpicking verbiage is distracting from more pressing matters in the lives of those living with mental illness.  Overall, we decide that “crazy” is not a dirty word and there are other, more time-sensitive, things we should be focusing on that can benefit the mental health community.  SUBSCRIBE & REVIEW About The Hosts Gabe Howard is an award-winning writer and speaker who lives with bipolar disorde...
Source: World of Psychology - September 30, 2019 Category: Psychiatry & Psychology Authors: Not Crazy Podcast Tags: General Not Crazy Podcast Self-Help Stigma Source Type: blogs

Podcast: The Not Crazy Episode
In the first episode of Not Crazy or the final episode of A Bipolar, A Schizophrenic and a Podcast, Gabe and Michelle reminisce on past episodes, and Michelle tells us what her plans are for the future. Later, Michelle gives some words of wisdom to Gabe’s new co-host, Jackie Zimmerman. We get to know Jackie and discuss how Gabe and Jackie will be taking over BSP, but with a slightly new direction and a new name! Listen Now to get all the details. SUBSCRIBE & REVIEW About The Hosts Gabe Howard is an award-winning writer and speaker who lives with bipolar disorder. He is the author of the popular book, Mental I...
Source: World of Psychology - September 23, 2019 Category: Psychiatry & Psychology Authors: Gabe Howard Tags: A Bipolar, A Schizophrenic, and a Podcast Mental Health and Wellness Not Crazy Podcast Self-Help Source Type: blogs

Feeling gassy — is it ever a cause for concern?
Everyone does it, but no one talks about it. No, not that topic — the fact that we pass gas every day. In fact, the average person produces between 1/2 and 1 liter of gas daily and passes gas about 10 to 20 times. Annoying? Well, sometimes. Embarrassing? Possibly. But is excess gas ever a cause for concern? A healthy digestive system Intestinal gas is a normal part of digestion. “While people may not like it when they do it, especially at inappropriate times, it’s just a sign of a regular, healthy digestive system at work,” says Dr. Kyle Staller, a gastroenterologist with Harvard-affiliated Massachu...
Source: Harvard Health Blog - September 9, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Matthew Solan Tags: Digestive Disorders Healthy Aging Nutrition Source Type: blogs

IBD and Liver Disease Link Revealed by Explorsys, Now an IBM Company
Researchers at Cleveland Clinic have discovered a relationship between IBD and non-alcoholic liver disease, postulating that immune factors are involved in both the intestinal and liver lesions (see:Studies Reveal Heightened Liver Disease Rates in IBD Patients Immune-mediated factors may be involved). Below is an excerpt from the article but make note of the reference to the use of Explorsys, a research tool owned by IBM:...Cleveland Clinic researchers and their collaborators have found that patients with inflammatory bowel disease (IBD) experience higher rates of nonalcoholic fatty liver disease, nonalcoholic steatohepati...
Source: Lab Soft News - July 20, 2019 Category: Laboratory Medicine Authors: Bruce Friedman Tags: Diagnostics Electronic Health Record (EHR) Healthcare Information Technology Healthcare Innovations Medical Research Predictive Analytics Preventive Medicine Public Health Source Type: blogs

Into The Future of Gastroenterology With Digestibles And Microbiome Testing
Gluten? Lactose? Stomach pain? Digestive troubles? Way too many people suffer from gastrointestinal issues, and much less are aware of the digital technologies that can come to their aid. Did you know that digestibles could successfully replace the dreaded colonoscopy? Or have you heard about microbiome testing? What about the swarm of health apps supporting dietary restrictions? We took a deep breath and jumped into the universe of digital technologies just to bring you as much information about the future of gastroenterology as possible. Will you jump after us? IBS, colorectal cancer, and other animals Referring to...
Source: The Medical Futurist - July 4, 2019 Category: Information Technology Authors: nora Tags: Future of Medicine Genomics Health Sensors & Trackers diet dieting digestibles digestion digital health gastro gastroenterologist gastroenterology gastrointestinal gluten gut Innovation lactose microbiome stomach techno Source Type: blogs

Autoimmune Disease: Start With Wheat & Grain Elimination
If you or someone close to you have an autoimmune condition such as rheumatoid arthritis, lupus, Hashimoto’s thyroiditis, Crohn’s disease or ulcerative colitis, along with about 195 others, there are a number of steps you can take that reduce, even eliminate the autoimmune inflammation damaging your organs. (Unfortunately, some forms of autoimmune damage cannot be reversed. Autoimmune loss of pancreatic beta cells that lead to type 1 diabetes, Hashimoto’s thyroiditis that damages the thyroid gland, or autoimmune hepatitis that can lead to cirrhosis. for example, cannot be reversed even if the autoimmune p...
Source: Wheat Belly Blog - June 24, 2019 Category: Cardiology Authors: Dr. Davis Tags: Autoimmunity autoimmune casein Gliadin grain-free omega-3 undoctored vitamin D wheat belly Source Type: blogs

“ What if I just ignore my SIBO? ”
By just engaging in the basic strategies in the Wheat Belly Total Health, Wheat Belly 10-Day Grain Detox, or Undoctored programs, many mild cases of small intestinal bacterial overgrowth, SIBO, reverse. These efforts thereby restore your ability to ingest prebiotic fibers without diarrhea, bloating, gas, abdominal discomfort, joint pain, and dark emotional feelings. Many people thereby are relieved of irritable bowel syndrome symptoms, fibromyalgia, or restless leg syndrome, or have greater power in reversing autoimmune conditions such as rheumatoid arthritis. Unfortunately, not everybody enjoys reversal of SIBO with our b...
Source: Wheat Belly Blog - May 27, 2019 Category: Cardiology Authors: Dr. Davis Tags: SIBO grain-free probiotic undoctored wheat belly Source Type: blogs

The trouble with new drugs
When a drug is approved by the FDA, it may seem like it’s only a matter of time before some unexpected side effects are discovered. Perhaps it seems that way because it’s true! According to a study of all drugs approved between 2001 and 2010, the FDA announced alerts, warnings, or recalls on about one-third of them in the years after their approval. Some of the side effects were minor and easily managed. For example, there might be a warning to avoid taking a new medication at the same time as another medication. But sometimes the “side effect” is death. And that’s the case with a new warning ...
Source: Harvard Health Blog - May 2, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Robert H. Shmerling, MD Tags: Drugs and Supplements Health Source Type: blogs

Brain-gut connection explains why integrative treatments can help relieve digestive ailments
During the 20th century, medicine became very good at compartmentalizing different systems of the body in order to understand them better. However, today we are increasingly realizing that different systems of the body are interconnected and cannot be completely understood in isolation. The brain-gut connection is one very important example of this phenomenon. Anatomy of the brain-gut connection What exactly is the connection between brain and gut? The brain sends signals to the digestive, or gastrointestinal (GI), tract via the sympathetic (“fight or flight”) nervous system and the parasympathetic (“rest...
Source: Harvard Health Blog - April 11, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Michelle Dossett, MD, PhD, MPH Tags: Complementary and alternative medicine Digestive Disorders Health Mind body medicine Pain Management Source Type: blogs