Posts Tagged "mental illness"

Wireless Technology and Public Health: Health and Environmental Hazards in a wireless world

Posted by on Jan 23, 2016 in Events | 0 comments
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Tweet On October 10th, 2015 I got up at zero dark 30 and drove through the early morning fog from Penn Valley to Mountain View, the epicenter of Silicon Valley, an area where innovations in technology have revolutionized our culture. I drove there to attend—of all things—a daylong conference on the health and environmental hazards from living in a wireless world. The Santa Clara County Medical Association Alliance Foundation put on the conference. The presenters were highly qualified leaders in their respective fields. Their perspectives were decidedly not mainstream. I had no problem with that, having written the three books of the Transformation Trilogy...

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Status update

Posted by on Oct 22, 2014 in Dave's Blog | 0 comments
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Tweet Chris’s Lyme test came back from Advanced Labs positive for Lyme disease. In early 2012, before antibiotic treatment, it took  three months for sufficient spirochetes to grow in order to confirm the diagnosis. This time, six months after termination of treatment,  it took just a few weeks.  This suggests to me that, after antibiotic treatment, the Bb was more active! Did our “successful” year long treatment with three oral antibiotics simply kill most of the Borrelia burgdorferi  while selecting out the more virulent organisms and allow them to add to any already-existing biofilm? They call it persistence. All bacteria do it. Apparently Lyme...

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Status update

Posted by on Oct 22, 2014 in Chris' Blog | 1 comment
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Tweet It has been nearly 11 months since my last hospitalization for mania.   I am more in tune with my body and mind then I have ever been in the past 16 years since I had my first bout in 1998.  The last time I felt myself getting even remotely close to a “manic” state of mind, I immediately called Turning Point, and went in to speak to my therapist, and we decided to up the dosage on the Haldol.  This was after one night of not sleeping.  After I took the increased dosage, the following day I drifted off like a baby.  That was my own initiative.   I have come a long ways since February of 2012, which was the time of my wild car experience driving...

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News and Upcoming Events

Posted by on Nov 16, 2011 in Events | 0 comments
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Tweet 11/27/11 Today we are launching the site “Beyond Mental Illness” and the blog “A Path Not Taken.” Look for news here related to the subject of moving beyond mental illness. This will include subject matter that pertains to environmental influences on brain health, issues discussed in the Transformation Trilogy.  I believe our current diagnostic system prevents us from knowing and responding to multiple factors that impair brain health and social functioning. Go to Dave and Chris’ blog for personal and clinical  updates. If you are a caregiver, a family member or a patient dealing with a bio behavioral syndrome, you may find...

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Background to A Path Not Taken

Posted by on Nov 5, 2011 in Dave's Blog | 2 comments
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Tweet Welcome to “A Path Not Taken.” To see an introductory video click on “Read More.” In my first book, Too Good to be True? Nutrients Quiet the Unquiet Brain, published in 2003, I shared my family’s four generation bipolar odyssey.  Some of you sent me emails thanking me for the positive contribution that book made in your own life and the lives of your loved ones.  Some of you used some of the interventions discussed in that book to successfully withdraw from taking psychiatric medications. Others of you continued to struggle as did our family. Having finally given up the search for the cause or causes of a mental disorder...

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