In this essay I will be introducing several startling ideas which run contrary to accepted understanding of models of mental health, and will endeavor to state my case as well as I can despite the extremely complicated nature of the science behind these new ways of understanding mental issues. Citations will be provided in order to verify the claims made herein.
Transcript: PTSD is generally, in spite of changes to the brain which show on MRI and fMRI, considered to be a psychiatric or psychological illness which can be treated with cognitive behavioural therapy or psychological therapy and psychiatric medications. I would like to put forward the hypothesis that PTSD is actually a physiological issue, […]
Transcript: Mefloquine is a drug that was given to all UN/NATO troops in Afghanistan and Iraq as an antimalarial, as well as, presumably for its “off label effects, which we’ll go into, to prisoners at Guatanamo Bay. First tested on prisoners, mefloquine was handed out to Canadian Armed Forces members “theoretically” as part of a […]
Transcript: One of the more recent discoveries of modern medicine is the mitochondria and the role it plays in health, particularly in muscular and neurodegenerative disease. The mitochondria is both the powerhouse of the cell and the storage place of DNA. This means that mitochondrial dysfunction creates both DNA mutation during cellular replication (which occurs […]
Transcript: One of the most overlooked causes of ill health and poor functioning is mitochondrial error – AKA inborn errors of metabolism and cellular oxidation. Oxidation occurs in a cell when an organism is forced to endure stresses beyond their capabilities, whether through environment, life stress, or poor nutrition, or any combination of these factors. […]
Podcast One – Explanation of Psychoneuroimmunology Transcript: The basis behind psychoneuroimmunology is the fact that human behaviour is never really just human behaviour. This is because the creature we call a human is really actually an ecosystem of tiny creatures who ideally function together in a complex dance involving sugars, proteins, and minerals. You are […]
Many people who suffer from PTSD also have pre-existing personality “issues” such as OCD behaviour, social phobia, etc., which seems to play a part in their job vocations. Let’s face it; a person who is OCD is likely to be more contentious about their work, and pay more attention to fine details, while a person […]