Sovereign Health Team, Author at Sovereign Health Group
02-16-17 Category: Addiction, Substance Abuse

  In late 2015, a study appeared in the Journal of the American Medical Association, which found that nearly 60 percent of Americans were taking at least one prescription drug. This represented an 8 percent increase from 1999-2000 to 2011-2012. Moreover, polypharmacy – using five or more prescription medications – increased from 8 percent to 15 […]

01-04-17 Category: Advocacy, Medicine, Substance Abuse

  Last August, the U.S. Marshals Service seized a sizeable quantity of products containing kratom from a California company. The company, Nature Therapeutics, marketed the product as a salve for diarrhea and a host of other ailments. Officers acting under orders from the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) seized the product and shut down the […]

new baby smell
10-18-16 Category: Cognition, Parenting, Research

The next time you meet a new parent, tell them their baby smells. Okay, so that’s probably a great way to lose friends – and possibly get punched – so don’t go and actually do it. But new babies really do smell, and it’s not because they need changing. A new study shows that the smell […]

eating disorder

When people think of eating disorders, they’ll usually think about anorexia or bulimia. Both are fairly well known in the public eye, and most people have a good idea of their general signs and symptoms. They’re also both very serious and life-threatening diseases. But neither is the most common eating disorder. According to the National […]

smog in environment harming brains

Air pollution has been proven to cause lung cancer and other respiratory diseases, and the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) sets regulations and standards to reduce PM2.5 – the specific type of air pollutants that are detrimental to human health. PM2.5 stands for particulate matter less than 2.5 microns in diameter – smaller than 100 […]

eating disorder that complicates diabetes
09-15-16 Category: Eating Disorders, Health, Mental Health

Insulin is a hormone released by the pancreas that regulates the amount of glucose (blood sugar) in the bloodstream and helps the body store excess blood sugar for energy. Normal insulin production allows blood sugar to enter tissues and be used as energy; without it, glucose builds up in the bloodstream because it cannot enter […]

Kratom therapy to painkillers
09-13-16 Category: Addiction, Therapy, Treatment

Kratom is an herbal medicine that comes from a tropical tree indigenous to Southeast Asia, where it is widely known as “nature’s Vicodin.” In the United States, it has become increasingly available and used for its stimulant, analgesic and opioid-like effects for the self-treatment of opioid withdrawal symptoms and cravings, chronic pain, fatigue, depression, anxiety […]

Workaholics’ problems
09-12-16 Category: ADHD, Mental Health, Stress

It might be the one truly acceptable addiction. In the workplace, an alcoholic’s the one with a problem. They show up late, they look disheveled, there are rumors about their breath, about bottles found in the restroom trash, about behaviors at an office party. A workaholic? They might not be fun to be around, but […]

cancer caused by alcohol

The oropharynx – between the mouth and the throat The larynx and the esophagus – two sections of the throat The liver The colon The rectum – at the base of the colon The female breast These seven areas can develop cancer with definitive causality from drinking alcohol, according to the University of Otago in […]

emerging treatment for depression
09-08-16 Category: Depression rehab, Research, Treatment

Transcranial magnetic stimulation (TMS) is an emerging treatment for depression and other mental issues. The method works by placing an electromagnetic coil next to the scalp. The coil delivers a magnetic pulse, stimulating the nerve cells in the region of the brain involved with regulating emotions and mood. Recently, Fisher Wallace Laboratories introduced a wearable […]