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    Mary Ellen Guiney is 30 years of age. She has a biochemistry degree from the National University of Galway, Ireland where she also rowed at home and internationally and won the All Ireland Championships in a crew boat.
  • Depression

    Mary Ellen experienced positive psychosis while in South East Asia. Unfortunately she was drugged up on western medication such as haloperidol, olanzapine and abilify and suffered post-psychotic depression as the drugs made her extremely lethargic and gain 20 lbs of fat. She pulled through this difficult time and eventually got training on her own for … Continue reading Depression

    Fresh Lavender is a good sleep inducer

    Lavender is a favourite for many people thanks to its pleasant, refreshing scent, and the many health benefits it brings. Cultivated in countries all around the world, it’s easy to get some and use it yourself. While it’s easier to use lavender oil, there are things you can do with fresh lavender, as well. Find … Continue reading Fresh Lavender is a good sleep inducer

    Hieracium pilosella – an ancient remedy

    Centuries ago, many plants related to Hieracium pilosella were used in traditional herbal treatments all over Europe. Back then, they were consideredmiraculous remedies against lung diseases.Nowadays, even if their popularity has considerably decreased, such plants are still collected and used by some herbalists for their almost forgotten medicinal properties. The following article will introduce you … Continue reading Hieracium pilosella – an ancient remedy

    Medicinal Plants

    Medicinal plants can be used to treat almost any medical problem, as long as you follow a few simple rules and don’t neglect your treatment. After all, the active compounds in medicines are extracted from herbs. It may seem easier to go to the pharmacy whenever you have a problem, but wouldn’t it be much … Continue reading Medicinal Plants

    Wild Medicinal Plants Used by Local Communities of Manali, Himachal Pradesh, India

    Neena Rani Boktapa* and Avinash Kumar Sharma  Non Wood Forest Products Division Forest Research Institute, Dehradun 248006 *Silviculture Division Forest Research Institute, Dehradun 248006 ninuboktapa@gmail.com  Issued: March 01, 2010  Abstract An ethnobotanical study was carried out in adjoining areas of Manali in Kullu district of Himachal Pradesh during the month of April to May 2007. … Continue reading Wild Medicinal Plants Used by Local Communities of Manali, Himachal Pradesh, India

    Atomoxetine

    This drug is a norepinephrine reuptake inhibitor approved for the treatment of attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD). Common risks include the increased risk of suicidal thoughts. It can also add to worsened depression and a change in behaviour. Regular checks of blood pressure and ECGs are required while taking this drug. Mary has met a … Continue reading Atomoxetine

    Paliperidone palmitate (injection)

    SIDE EFFECTS Very common: postural hypotension, akathisia (restlessness) Common: movement disorders, raised prolactin, sleepiness, weight gain, constipation, blurred vision On this injection, Mary is experienced weight gain, unnatural heart ache in the morning, flu like symptoms, pain in her left foot due to toxin build up and extreme lethargy in the mornings.

    Librium

    Mary has also met alot of individuals being prescribed librium. Although it may be beneficial to alcohol withdrawal it is known to treat anxiety. Mary is highly against tablets to treat anxiety and knows well that the WRAP approach is much more beneficial as the marketing of lots of drugs is simply a money making … Continue reading Librium

    Lithium

    Lithium is the most widely studied drug used to treat mania. Mary has met alot of individuals taking lithium to taper off other pharmaceutical and street drugs. Although it is supposed to prevent suicide, she sees alot of people depressed on this drug as it is similar to the AAP (anti-psychotics) which she was taking. … Continue reading Lithium

    8 Amazing Changes When You Cut Negativity from Your Life

    We all know the “meh” people of the world: The ones who complain about everything, never see the good in anything, and think that sharing any sort of happiness will “jinx” whatever it is they secretly want (just not enough to infuse it with the joy and gratitude it deserves).