Month: March 2019

Episode 22 “Physical Fitness”

Being strong encompasses two facets, mental strength and physical strength. The beauty of this arrangement is that each one can help and increase the other. So for example, those that are more physically fit tend to be less depressed, more happy and confident, and less prone to depression and anxiety. There is a ton of research out there supporting this, and has gone as far to conclude in some instances that routine physical fitness is just as good, if not better, at treating depression than taking a daily antidepressant or attending psychotherapy. Because of this, it is imperative that all of adopt some sort of physical fitness routine and by extension promote a healthy physical fitness regimen to our children so they can understand how being physically strong can enhance their mental strength and well being. Lets talk about this today!

Episode 21 “CBD Oil”

Marijuana use for therapeutic purposes has been an intense area of research for decades now. Recently, this theory has extended to mental disease, with the focus on Cannabidiol (CBD), as the holy grail for relieving anxiety and depression. The beauty of CBD is that it can elicit an effect on our brain, without causing the “high” you get after smoking marijuana. That high comes from THC, not CBD, and that is why it is so powerful as a therapeutic. On today’s show we discuss CBD, what it is, why it can be useful in helping with mental disease, and what the data says. Enjoy!

This episode references the following article.

Episode 20 “Depression Nasal Spray?”

The FDA recently approved a new drug to treat severe depression using a derivative of the street drug Ketamine. What makes this drug so interesting and appealing is that its form of delivery is via a nasal spray like common allergy meds. This announcement received a lot of national press, and a bunch of people reached to ask what this was all about, and how it can help with depression. On today’s show we discuss the pros and cons of this new depression medication, and talk about what types of depression it is intended to treat.

*this episode references the following article

Episode 19 “Momo Challenge?”

Have you seen this viral topic circulating on social media and the news lately called the Momo Challenge? Apparently Momo is a devilish figure that appears spliced into children’s shows on YouTube that encourages kids to harm themselves and in some instances commit suicide. Obviously, very serious, scary stuff. But, after some research, this challenge has been shown to be nothing more than a hoax, exploiting the anxieties and fears of parents, and the curiosity of young children. But, just because it is a hoax, should parents or kids not be concerned. We discuss this and more on today’s show.