Publisher’s Note for May/June 2017 Issue
By Sandra G. Malhotra, Ph.D.
The population of the United States is about 300 million.
Over 20 veterans suffering with Post-Traumatic Stress commit suicide each day
An estimated 5.4 million Americans have Alzheimer’s disease. By mid-century, the number of people living with Alzheimer’s disease in the United States is projected to grow to 13.8 million, fueled in large part by the aging baby boom generation (https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/27570871)
This is not a pretty picture, is it? Too many children fall somewhere on the autism spectrum; too many adults are suffering with PTSD, depression or suicidal ideation; and too many seniors are senile. Whaaaaat is going on here? This is NOT NORMAL and not acceptable.
There are pharmaceutical medications on the market to treat many of these conditions. But if chemical interventions were an effective solution on their own, then wouldn’t these numbers be less dire? It would seem that the easy (and highly profitable) solution of prescribing a pill for every ill is not working. Might food and lifestyle have something to do with it?
Our goal is not to give medical advice, but to shed light on integrative solutions to mental health issues so that anyone dealing with them can make an informed decision about treatment. Read on for insightful articles about mental health and attend our June event for nourishing food and a panel discussion on this important topic.
It is possible to heal and be whole.
Retraction: In the March/April article “Eating Organically” by Joannee Debruhl, there was an error in thedescription of GMO corn. Glyphosate is not incorporated into the DNA of GMO corn. A bacterium that was resistant to Roundup was found at a Roundup plant and that bacterium was used to create the Round Up Ready corn. A specific DNA sequence from genes in the bacterium were inserted into the genome of the corn seeds.