Tamara Bess - Your friendly neighborhood therapist shares insights about being well in this crazy modern world


A follow-up session from Episode 3, Tamara continues her review of Dr Kelly Brogan's book: A Mind of Your Own. This episode outlines recommendations Dr Brogan offers which have been shown to lead her clients to increased well-being by helping them reclaim control of mental and physical health. To get the book, please see the Resources Page of this site - Episode 5, or click below.

For information about damage caused by Cipro: www.HormonesMatter.com

2014 Study connecting Artificial Sweeteners with insulin resistance and diabetes: J. Suez et al., "Artificial Sweeteners Induce Glucose Intolerance by Altering the Gut Microbiota," Nature 514, no. 7521 (October 9, 2014): 181-86, doi: 10.1038/nature13793

For a summary of the research on thyroid and symptoms of depression, go to www.kellybroganmd.com and read the following posts: "Thyroid, What's Mental Health Got to Do with It" (July 14, 2014); "New Habits Die Hard - Dessicated Thyroid Treatment" (December 11, 2013); and "Is Thyroid Hormone Dangerous for Psych Patients?" (March 24, 2015).



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Over the last several years, an increasing number of events covered by the media have led to social activism. While taking action to right percieved wrongs may be seen to some as the most responsible or appropriate response, there is a group of people who experience the increase in activism and the "outing" of wrong-doers as a new wounding where old wounds haven't quiet healed. 

If you are a person who feels triggered by the media, feels a sense of lack of control or helplessness or feels pressured to "do something" in spite of your awareness that that something, for you, may be withdrawal, this episode is for you.

Tamara begins the session by checking in on day 21 of her most recent 30 day challenge: The 30 Day Supplementation Challenge.

Then, Tamara outlines 3 categories of response to troublesome stories in the media. Once you identify which category seems to describe your position, Tamara provides support to help you understand how to choose your own next best steps for balance and well-being while you decide if activism or remaining less active is best for you.


Today Tamara introduces the 30 Day Challenge concept and shares progress on her own 30 Day Supplementation Challenge. 

Next, Tamara shares how she came across Dr. Kelly Brogan's book: A Mind Of Your Own. In her review of this book, Tamara shares disturbing research information that points to the reality that we've been thinking about Depression all wrong. We've given over the control and care of our bodies to a corrupt system and it's time to take our bodies and our health back. Starting with the way we look at and think about depression.

Research study references from the show (from chapter notes by Dr. Brogan):

"The Third Leading Cause of Death after Heart Disease and Cancer? Experts Debate the Harmful Effectsof Psychiatric Medications," Council for Evidence-Based Psychiatry, May 13, 2015, http://cepuk.org/2015/05/13/third-leading-cause-death-heart-disease-cancer-experts-debate-harmful-effects-psychiatric-medications/, accessed September 21, 2015

Brian Berman et al., Reviewing the Reviews, International Journal of Technology Assessment in Health Care, 17(2001): 457-66. (This is the reference to the effectiveness of the 2,500 common medical procedures.)

M.Berk et al., "So Depression Is an Inflammatory Disease, but Where Does the Inflammation Come From? BMC Med 11 (September 12, 2013): 200, doi: 10.1186/1741-7015-11-200

P.C. Gotzsche et al., "Does Long Term Use of Psychiatric Drugs Cause More Harm than Good?" BMJ 350 (May 12, 2015): h2435, doi:10.1136/j. psychres.2015.03.028

R. H. Belmaker and G. Agam, "Major Depressive Disorder," N Engl J Med 358, no.1 (Jan 2008): 55-68, doi: 10.1056/NEJMra073096 (This is the reference to no scientific study every linking low seratonin to depression.)

A good reference for further research/study: www.madinamerica.com

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Seems like everywhere you look, you see ads on television, on billboards and on the internet offering you "happiness" - packaged up an a myriad of different ways. Whether it's an invitation to open a Coke for the refreshment that makes you happy, an enticement to slather something on your skin that will cause you to radiate beauty and happiness, or a deceitful commercial promising happiness in a pill, the message is ubiquitous.

While happiness is being offered, even promised, who knows what's being delivered. That's for you to decide. But one thing seems certain: the ads are pointed at a population of people who want something and the promise of happiness sells that thing. But why does it work?

Tamara believes it's because there is a Numb Epidemic in our culture that began a long. time. ago. That epidemic has led to the repression of feelings. In other words, the resisting of feeling your feelings if those feelings are uncomfortable. But there's a problem with that . . . 

When you resist feeling your feelings, you really only experience two of them: pain (from the feelings you're trying to avoid, but can't), and fear of pain (because you don't want to feel what you're already feeling).

There's a better way.

In today's episode, Tamara unravles the mystery behind why we tend to avoid our feelings, where we learned it and how to turn things back to a positive direction.

Here's the video Tamara talks about in the episode about life on the farm in the early 1900's.

This is the video she refers to at the end of the episode: Most People Don't Even Realize What's Coming

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For as long as Tamara has been doing therapy with people who have struggled with long-term stress and multiple traumas, she's believed that difficulties such as these lead to long-term immune system dysfunction. In today's episode, Tamara shares how she started to discover that there may, in fact, be answers leading to the conclusion that: YES! In fact, You CAN heal completely. The physical effects of long-term trauma and stress are related to something for which there may be a crazy-simple solution!

References from the show:

Alexandra G. Kazaks, Janet Y. Uriu-Adams, Timothy E. Albertson, Sonia F. Shenoy & Judith S. Stern (2010) Effect of Oral Magnesium Supplementation on Measures of Airway Resistance and Subjective Assessment of Asthma Control and Quality of Life in Men and Women with Mild to Moderate Asthma: A Randomized Placebo Controlled Trial, Journal of Asthma, 47:1, 83-92, DOI: 10.3109/02770900903331127 

Ishiguro, Shigeru, Akira Nisio, Noboru Miyao, Yoshio Morikawa, Kazu Takeno, and Iwao Yanagiya. “Studies on Histamine Containing Cells in the Spleen of the Magnesium-deficient Rats.” Folia Pharmacologica Japonica 90.3 (1987): 141-46. 

Nishio A, Ishiguro S, Miyao N. “Specific change of histamine metabolism in acute magnesium-deficient young rats.” Journal of Nutritional Science and Vitaminology. 1987;5(2):89-96.

Hua Xi Yi Ke Da Xue Xue Bao. 1990 Mar;21(1):76-8. [Clinical effects of magnesium sulfate in the treatment of supraventricular tachyarrhythmia]. Pubmed.gov