Category Archives: Depression

Honest and Tough Conversations Can Save Lives

One of the top 10 causes of death for Oregonians is suicide. Oregon has more deaths each year from suicide than motor vehicle accidents. There are more than 600 deaths by suicide and more than 1,800 hospitalizations due to suicide in Oregon each year. [i] The friends and family members (suicide loss survivors) left behind are forced to navigate the tragedy of loss. In many cases, suicide loss survivors are left in the dark. Too (more…)

L-Tryptophan the Obesity, Depression & ADD Silver Bullet Solution?

What is dietary Tryptophan and how can it help you lose weight and reduce anxiety? It is one of the 8 essential amino acids our bodies require to function correctly. It is found naturally in varying degrees within food we eat, such as red meat, milk, eggs, turkey, bananas and chocolate, etc. How does Tryptophan work to produce benefits for our bodies that could promote natural weight loss, reduce anxiety, increase happiness, remove depression, and (more…)

Weight Loss through Body Chemical Activation

Any aerobic activity will release addictive body chemicals to burn more body fat and benefit health and fitness levels. Updated 15 November 2018, Marc Woodard Any type of physical activity will stimulate the body’s natural release of feel good chemicals to help you lose weight and experience daily wellbeing. It is the activation of muscle metabolism during low impact aerobics exercise that will activate these feel good chemicals – while simultaneously melting away body fat. Once you relate to and apply the information that follows (more…)

Personality Disorders, Treatment and Homeless Connection

Maintaining a healthy relationships is challenging enough under the best circumstances. A personality disorder  exponentially multiplies the risk of relational loss. Updated:  14 October 2018, by Marc Woodard Personality disorders (PD) are long-term chronic patterns of erratic behavior that will likely require a lifetime of care.  Often this is a result of people who don’t seek behavioral therapy and drug intervention early on. Or are misdiagnosed and treated irrelevantly.  Or don’t comply with prescribed treatment program(s). (more…)

The Thyroid a Powerful Weight Regulating Gland

Updated 22 September 2018 The thyroid is a small gland in the neck no bigger than a buckeye butterfly.  But this glands hormone also influences other hormone producing glands which have much to do with our weight and other important metabolic interactions and bodily functions.  Just because these glands are small, does not mean they are insignificant. Walk More to Burn Additional Calories It is seen through patient and animal research that hypothyroidism (underactive thyroid (more…)

Natural Weight Loss Secrets Revealed

Is this the secret to safe weight loss?  The answers may surprise you. Updated 22 February 2017, Marc Woodard It seems as we age and for many body fat seems to increase each year. And with that being said, a commitment to improve eating and exercise habits seem to fail miserably each year. We tell ourselves we’re going to get serious this time and lose that excess body weight once and for all.  However for many it is thought easier said than done. But you can easily (more…)

Chronic Disease Caused by Consumer Demand

Traveling and enjoying good company keeps a mind and body healthy.  Marc at the Column, Astoria OR. One of the first articles I wrote in November 2007 was inspired by a network news and publications article titled “Is Cancer in Your Tub?”  What caught my attention were two glycol ether solvents used in everyday household, food and hygiene products.  Also a key ingredient used in anti-freeze.  Well I knew I didn’t want to drink or (more…)

How Sick Buildings Affect Lives

  Best Fabrics of the Day found in old Victorian style shops Updated:  23 July 2015 I first experienced the effects of sick building off-gases within fabric warehouse places with my mother as a child. But never understood the cause of those early “bad feeling” symptomatic effects until working as a corporate building services, maintenance and project manager years later. The full context of my personal story will soon be shared after defining “what constitutes a (more…)