book cover: The Inflamed Mind by Edward Bullmore
Book reviews

Book Review: The Inflamed Mind

The Inflamed Mind: A Radical New Approach to Depression by psychiatrist Edward Bullmore presents inflammation as a new frontier in tackling depression.  The author's bio at the beginning of the book reveals that he works at pharmaceutical giant GlaxoSmithKline.  He doesn't try to be subtle about disclosing this, and I didn't pick up any sense of… Continue reading Book Review: The Inflamed Mind

Dr Weil's anti-inflmmatory food pyramid
Health & health care, Mental health

The Anti-inflammatory Diet and Mental Illness

It was spring of 2017, and my depression had gotten worse despite being on plenty of meds.  I decided that I needed to add in other elements to my treatment plan.  I'd had some bloodwork done that showed I had elevated levels of inflammation as measured by something called C-reactive protein.  I decided the perfect… Continue reading The Anti-inflammatory Diet and Mental Illness