Why I Prescribe Bioidentical Hormones

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After my blog post on PCOS, I received numerous questions regarding Bio-Identical Hormone Replacement therapy. What is it? Why do it? Is it safe? I hope this can answer most of those questions. Bio-Identical hormone replacement (BHRT) therapy is a safe and effective treatment, when prescribed by an experienced physician. It’s simply a way to […]

February is Eating Disorder Awareness Month

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Recovery is possible! Visit our page to find help for your eating disorder The Rapid Recovery Narrative “True love is deeply caring for yourself; only then, can you be fully available to love others deeply” Allison Stuart Kaplan I used to have anorexia, but I’m better now. I’ve heard that phrase countless times. In our […]

What You Need to Know About Autoimmune Diseases

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What are autoimmune diseases? Our bodies have an immune system, which is a complex network of special cells and organs that defends the body from germs and other foreign invaders. At the core of the immune system is the ability to tell the difference between self and nonself: what’s you and what’s foreign. A flaw […]

Why Did I Relapse? Top Five Causes of Relapse and How to Avoid Them

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It is common for people quitting or trying to control an addictive behavior to relapse at least once during recovery. Some people relapse several times before successfully overcoming their addictive behaviors. Many people do not understand why this happens – is it a lack of willpower, a lack of motivation or a lack of control […]

Eating Disorders: When Is it Time to Seek Help?

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By: Kenneth L. Weiner, M.D., FAED, CEDS My hope is that my posts to date have emphasized at least two things about eating disorders: They’re complex mental illnesses with biological, psychological and social implications for an individual’s health and wellness; and because of this complexity, they tend to be the deadliest mental illnesses. Taken together, […]

Project Air: Yoga Helps HIV-Positive Rape Victims In Rwanda

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Four years ago, in a small sewing cooperative in Rwanda’s capital city of Kigali, yoga instructor and author Deirdre Summerbell stepped in front of a class of a dozen frail women, each standing on a green or purple mat, and asked them to move their bodies in a series of twists and bends that make […]

Suffering From Dry Or Oily Hair? We Can Help!

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Got Dry Hair? If you have dry hair, you probably also have to deal with a dry scalp, split ends and unmanageable hair. You may also have dandruff. Exposure to sun — whether from sailing, skiing or a day at the beach — can also dry out your hair and scalp: Protect them by wearing a […]

Accepting Your Battles: How Struggles Bring Gifts

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“It isn’t what happens to us that causes us to suffer; it’s what we say to ourselves about what happens.” ~Pema Chodron I love acceptance. Acts of surrender create forward momentum. If we all pause for a moment and observe what we are fighting, right here and right now–maybe depression, anxiety, weight gain, low self-image, […]

“Food, Drugs, And Desire” Symposium Held By The Michigan Psychoanalytic Society On April 16, 2011

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THE MICHIGAN PSYCHOANALYTIC SOCIETY PRESENTS: 36th Annual Symposium FOOD, DRUGS AND DESIRE: UNDERSTANDING AND TREATING ADDICTIVE BEHAVIORS AND DISORDERS IN PSYCHOANALYSIS AND PSYCHOTHERAPY Brian Johnson, M.D. Kathryn Zerbe, M.D. Saturday, April 16, 2011 8:15 am — 3:45 pm Baronette Renaissance Hotel, Novi, MI MICHIGAN PSYCHOANALYTIC SOCIETY ANNUAL SYMPOSIUM: The Michigan Psychoanalytic Society’s Annual Symposium is a collegial […]

Introducing Renee Hinkins – Local Licensed Professional Counselor

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Depression, anxiety, addictions, or eating disorders are a few things that many women may have to deal with in their lifetime. If you or someone you love is dealing with something within, you can turn to Renee Steiner Hinkins, a licensed professional counselor with national certification and a psychotherapist that practices in Bloomfield Hills, Mich. […]