Finding the Truth in the Blueprint of Life (Part 2)

[fa icon="calendar'] 2/20/17 10:12 PM / by Mark Mathews, MA, LADC posted in Perscription Drugs

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It may seem incredulous that someone working in the alcohol/drug treatment business could make sense out of a complex behemoth like health care industry, yet this is precisely the case. Many groups I present explore seemingly unrelated subjects that fit together like a puzzle. Once assembled, the puzzle reveals a truth about healthcare I’d like to impart in a series of papers I call …

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Finding the Truth in the Blueprint of Life

[fa icon="calendar'] 2/12/17 8:25 PM / by Mark Mathews, MA, LADC posted in Mental Health

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It may seem incredulous that someone working in the alcohol/drug treatment business could make sense out of a complex behemoth like the healthcare industry, yet this is precisely the case. Many groups I present explore seemingly unrelated subjects that fit together like a puzzle. Once assembled, the puzzle reveals a truth about healthcare I’d like to impart in a series of papers I call …

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Winter, Hibernation, and the Pursuit of Wellbeing

[fa icon="calendar'] 1/9/17 7:10 PM / by Mark Mathews, MA, LADC posted in Treatment, Mental Health

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Okay, the parties are over. Goodbye Christmas, goodbye New Years and welcome January, my least favorite month, a common assessment among people who make Minnesota their home.

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A Closer Look at a High Histamine (Histadelic) Biochemistry

[fa icon="calendar'] 1/1/17 10:49 PM / by Dr. Joan Mathews-Larson posted in Mental Health

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High Histamine (Histadelia): A Formula for Success or Tragedy

High histamine traits run in families, and can well account for successful “dynasties”, as such families are endowed with the kind of energy and drive that most of us only dream about. They are aggressive, productive, Type A people who drive themselves obsessively toward attaining success. The large histamine pools they possess, cause their brain neurotransmitters to over fuel and fire excessively.

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A Closer Look at a Low Histamine (Histapenia) Biochemistry

[fa icon="calendar'] 12/26/16 10:17 AM / by Dr. Joan Mathews-Larson posted in Mental Health

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Description of a Low Histamine (Histapenic) Child

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Throwing Freedom Away

[fa icon="calendar'] 12/16/16 9:21 PM / by Mark Mathews, MA, LADC

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Assessing the True Cost of This Election

It is my privilege to lead several groups and lectures at one of the most progressive treatment centers in the country: Health Recovery Center.

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The Ups and Downs of Abnormal Brain Histamine

[fa icon="calendar'] 12/12/16 10:20 PM / by Dr. Joan Mathews-Larson posted in Mental Health

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When Your Roller Coaster Won’t Slow Down and You Know You Can’t Trust Anyone Anymore

Of the many biochemical imbalances seen at Health Recovery Center, abnormally high histamine levels (histadelia) is certainly one of the more frustrating. Typically histadelic clients sweep into my office in high arousal about life in general, showing compulsive/ obsessive tendencies, and expecting an instant fix.

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Understanding Depression 101

[fa icon="calendar'] 11/16/16 9:57 PM / by Dr. Joan Mathews-Larson posted in Mental Health

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Past generations believed the biochemistry and our emotions were separate. Today we see all of our human emotions have a biochemical basis. Body and mind are totally intertwined.

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Alcohol and Addiction Treatment 101:

[fa icon="calendar'] 11/7/16 9:35 PM / by Mark Mathews, MA, LADC posted in Treatment, Addiction

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A previous blog, aptly named “America’s (Medically Maligned) Healthcare System in a Nutshell” gave a step-by-step explanation of why ineffectual practices are so difficult to discard. Basically the status quo resists stepping down for less lucrative alternatives, even when more effective results can be attained. At the heart of it all you’ll find greed as the catalyst for this basic flaw in humans.

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Solving America’s Healthcare Problems at the Source

[fa icon="calendar'] 9/20/16 9:25 PM / by Mark Mathews, MA, LADC posted in Substances, Treatment

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America’s (Medically Maligned) Healthcare System in a Nutshell

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