Author - Hyla Cass, MD

How CBD Works: CBD and the Endocannabinoid System 

What you’ll learn: Why CBD can do so many seemingly unrelated things in the body What the endocannabinoid system is (ECS) How the ECS works to promote healing and calm in your body How the ECS protects the brain How CBD uses the ECS to bring your body back...

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CBD and Head Injury

What you’ll learn: How a head injury affects your brain Your body’s natural defense against brain injury How CBD reinforces this defense and can help heal the brain What is Brain Injury? We’re hearing a lot more about brain injuries in recent years, with increasing diagnoses among many prominent figures from...

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GABA & Stress: What You Need to Know

What you’ll learn How GABA operates in the brain and body The role GABA plays in stress How supplemental GABA can reduce perceived stress When it comes to relieving worry and stress, GABA is the neurotransmitter you want to look at.  Think of GABA (gamma-aminobutyric acid) as your cellular brakes. This...

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My CBD Interview with Shiloh

Shiloh Coleman recently invited me to be a guest on his “Purpose in the Process” podcast, “because I find your approach to health care both interesting and compelling ... I love to dig into the why behind the how of just about any process, whether related to business and...

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Is It Drugs not Guns Causing Shootings?

We as a country are still reeling from the unspeakable tragedy of the Parkland, Fl, shootings. After Sandy Hook we said "never again." That is when I wrote this article in the Huffington Post, on Feb 19, 2013, about the effects of psychiatric drugs in causing violence. And then we let 1,607 mass shootings happen. Here...

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Is Lead Paint a Concern for Adults?

Q. My wife and I are moving from our house into an older condominium. It’s charming, but should we be concerned about lead paint? A. Your confusion is understandable. Most information about lead paint toxicity concerns exposure in children, who are at higher risk because they are smaller, still developing and are...

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Nutrition Not Prozac!

Let food be thy medicine, and medicine be thy food. —Hippocrates We know that the brain can be greatly influenced by what we eat, and researchers are beginning to understand why. The very makeup of brain cells depends on the presence of specific nutrients. Omega-3 fatty acids, for example, are...

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Lead: The Dangers No One Is Talking About

Almost 40% of American adults have harmful levels in their bodies... It started with Flint, Michigan, where outraged parents complained of toxic concentrations of lead in their drinking water. But anyone who reads newspapers, watches TV or goes online knows that lead continues to be a national problem. A Hidden Danger:...

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Feed Your Brain To Curb Your Cravings

Push the play button below to hear the interview on "10 Minute Wellness Tips" Nationally acclaimed innovator and expert in the fields of integrative medicine, psychiatry, and addiction recovery, Dr. Cass helps individuals to take charge of their health. One area is in withdrawing from both psychiatric medication and substances...

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Protecting Memory and Preserving Cognitive Performance

By Jim English The human brain is one of the most elegant and complex structures ever conceived. Comprising over ten billion neurons and supportive cells, no other organized structure – organic or silicon – can begin to match the sheer complexity and processing power of the human brain. It regulates...

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Whole-Body Psychiatry – Mental Health is Not all in our Heads.

Mental health is not all in our heads. Nutrition is an oft-ignored — yet incredibly effective — way to manage mental illness, including schizophrenia. Robert Hedaya tried everything in mainstream psychiatry’s toolbox to treat a patient with panic disorder, including cognitive behavioral therapy and a series of prescribed medications. She...

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Hyla Cass, M.D., a Woman on a Mission

by Lyle Hurd, Editor, Total Health Magazine Hyla Cass, M.D., is an oft-quoted expert in the field of integrative medicine. In addition to her busy practice, and nationwide lectures and media appearances (CBS news, MSNBC, PBS), she has written 10 books, including St. John’s Wort: Nature’s Blues Buster, User’s Guide...

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SSRIs Up Chance of Falls in Dementia Patients

By Kurt Ullman Nursing home residents with dementia face a significantly increased risk of injurious falls if they are taking selective serotonin reuptake inhibitors (SSRIs), according to a Dutch retrospective study. There was nearly a three-fold increase in injurious falls seen in patients on any type of antidepressant medication, reported Tischa J.M....

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DHA Makes Women Smarter, Men Faster

Study suggests brain function improves with 1,160mg/day Women get smarter and men get faster after DHA supplementation, suggest a new study. The study, published in the American Journal of Clinical Nutrition, investigated the effect of DHA on the cognitive abilities of young men and women. DHA, or docosahexaenoic acid, is an omega-3...

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Feedback on KPFK Interview

Hi Dr.Cass, I enjoyed listening to your interview today. I am a local private health chef who is working on a book called "Culinary Secrets from a Left Handed Private Health Chef" (www.junepagan.com) . I have worked with a variety of homeopathic internists, registered dietitians, trainers over the past 30...

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