Sleeping Tight – Overcoming Sleep Problems

I don’t want to sleep, I want to dance and sing on top of a mountain! I can’t sleep. Claire, my business partner, can’t sleep. I’m waiting for the time when we call each other at 3 in the morning for a chat. You see our beloved business has taken on a new direction and new energy and we’re just way too excited to sleep. Whirling minds, a rather large to-do list and a brand new clinic are keeping us awake in the small hours and creating lovely bags under our eyes. Always a good look for a pair of health professionals. […]

February 24th, 2012|My Blog|1 Comment

Lets Talk About Sex – The Increase Of Sexless Relationships

Opening the door to communication will open the door to the bedroom There is a phenomenon sweeping through society, its affecting thousands of people (that’s a conservative estimate) but it’s unlikely you will hear about it because in general we are still stuck in the dark age of “keeping up appearances”. This phenomenon is that people aren’t having sex. I’m not talking about people in 25 year marriages or single people I’m talking about 30+ year olds in committed relationships or newly weds not being sexually active with their partner for months or even years. There are many possible reasons for this. The extreme view from one of my friend’s is that its a natural wave of evolution, a way of limiting over population. Not sure if Darwin would agree but according to spiritual sexuality author David Deida men and women have three stages of evolution. […]

February 12th, 2012|My Blog|3 Comments

The Club Drug Cure – Ketamine Treats Depression

do I need drugs? I read something crazy this weekend. Doctors have made an incredible discovery – apparently Special K cures depression! No not the Kelloggs cereal. Special K is a nickname for Ketamine, the general anesthetic and recreational hallucinogenic common on the drug scene. The researchers at the Ben Taub General Hospital in Houston Texas have discovered that Ketamine produces rapid relief for severely depressed patients. Well yes I bet it does. Ketamine is an anesthetic – its designed to numb the body and mind. Ketamine users describe the experience ‘as if the mind and body have been separated’ – does this sound like a cure for depression? Detaching from reality? What happens when the drug wears off? Back to square one. I understand that for someone on suicide-watch Ketamine could be a potential life saver. But what really worries me is if Ketamine becomes a regular ‘treatment’ for depression. And this could happen. Researchers said that if the initial clinical trial is successful, they will begin to test long-term effects, and if all studies yield successful results, it will be approved for use. If researchers would like to know the long term effects of Ketamine use, all they need to do is to look at the users on the recreational drug scene. Since Special K became popular there has been a sharp increase in young adults suffering from ‘Ketamine Bladder Syndrome’. Ketamine causes the bladder to shrink and it permanently damages the kidneys and ureter. I have read stories of 20 year olds having their entire bladders removed from Ketamine abuse. So this Ketamine cure for depression involves bladder rot. Nice. […]

February 7th, 2012|My Blog|2 Comments