Coffee is one of those very controversial things – you read positive aspects of drinking it, and negative ones, too. In fact, a researcher looked at 218 studies conducted on coffee consumption and the conclusion was that it was more beneficial than harmful. That does not mean you should drink it if it makes problems for you!
If you are reading my articles, then you know I “harp” on nutrition as a foundation for your health. Here I go again!!! After all, the research is exploding on this topic. In fact, there are studies that are showing very robust health outcomes – similar to what is achieved with certain medications – by using food alone. (No, I am not advocating for getting rid of medications!) However, if we build a foundation of health using healthy food choices, then some diseased conditions may not ever occur, and for some, this may be enough to get a healing or very significant improvement.
You may be wondering what angiogenesis is. Very simply stated, it is the process of growing new blood vessels. These blood vessels bring nourishment to our bodies’ systems. So, they supply all that is healthy … but also all that is unhealthy, like tumors. If you want to see a very short video about how angiogenesis feeds tumors, go here.
Well, perhaps one could consider the emerging science and treatment of mental health conditions – especially depression – as miraculous being that they are so effective in such a large part of the population we treat, and without the toxic side effects (although there are some exceptions), but perhaps these types of miracle responses have been right under our noses since the beginning of time! And by the way – they are very cost effective to use as well!
Dr. Donna Poppendieck (Dr. P) has over 30 years of experience in the mental health care field. She is a seasoned college professor and instructor for providers. She uses credible, proven holistic health strategies in instruction for parents of children with mental health challenges looking for another approach as well as healthcare providers seeking to implement or understand holistic strategies.