A simple lifestyle blueprint to cure depression naturally

Depression turns into happiness by correcting the true causes.

Is depression caused by a serotonin deficiency in the brain?

After 25 years researching health and happiness, the idea that a disease state is caused by lack of a single neurotransmitter in the brain seems ludicrous. Human biochemistry is incredibly complex with countless interacting processes mediated by genetics and lifestyle factors. The serotonin hypothesis of depression is really a house of cards with no foundations. Continue reading

Is happiness a choice?

happiness is a choice

I see this idea floating around the web, especially on social media a lot. Is happiness really a choice? If you’re depressed are you really choosing that state willingly? It kind of reminds me of the type of advice depressed people used to get all the time — “just snap out of it,” or “pull yourself together.” As if. If a depressed person were to see this idea, I think it would make them feel worse not better.  Continue reading

Why you shouldn’t have blind faith in your doctor

This common scenario below is a quote from magnesium expert Dr. Carolyn Dean, who wrote The Magnesium Miracle. It’s a great sum up of why you shouldn’t have blind faith in your doctor and the importance of aiming to be drug free.


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© Truthout

The scenario that I like to talk about is very basic. You will recognize it immediately in either yourself or your family members. You go to your doctor. You’re under massive stress. Massive stress means you’re losing magnesium.

You’re burning magnesium out of your body, because it helps support your adrenal glands. It helps keep you away from anxiety and depression. It helps relax your muscles. If you’re all tight and stressed, your magnesium is being lost.

What happens to the muscles of your blood vessels is they go tight. That tightness is going to cause increased blood pressure.

Your doctor does your blood pressure or the nurse will do your blood pressure. It’s elevated because you’re under stress. The doctor is under stress, too. The doctor doesn’t have time to even ask you if you’re under stress but will say, “Oh, your blood pressure is elevated. We’ll give you a diuretic.” Continue reading

The wise fisherman

© Michael Keith Manges

A fisherman was sitting near the seashore, relaxing under the shadow of a tree.

Suddenly a rich businessman approached him and angrily inquired: Why don’t you catch more fish instead of just sitting there?

The fisherman asked: What would I do by catching more fish?

Businessman: You could sell them, earn more money, and buy a bigger boat.

Fisherman: What would I do then?

Businessman: You could go fishing in deeper waters, catch even more fish and earn even more money.  Continue reading

How to prevent heart disease

Here’s a wonderful presentation in two parts by Chris Kresser… very easy to understand, and also explains how you can get tested for only $80-100, without needing to go to the doctor.

Part 1:

Part 2:

As I mentioned in previous posts, it’s so important to wrap our heads around this, because the standard advice is CAUSING heart disease, and most doctors are not up to speed.

Best wishes,
Michael Kinnaird

“Leaky Gut” doesn’t exist, except it does

Medicine frustrates me. For about 5 years I saw every specialist out there and none of it helped me. And what is declared quackery one minute, is later accepted as gospel once the medical machine finally gets up to speed.

Here’s an important article written by a doctor about the very real “leaky gut” which causes a cascade of effects resulting or contributing to all sorts of diseases. Officially it doesn’t exist, except that in reality it does.

That’s why the Happy Guide diet removes the causes of leaky gut or intestinal permeability, it’s real and dangerous to health…  Continue reading

The power of commitment

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Here’s a great quote about the power of commitment, often quoted in part and attributed to Goethe.

It turns out it’s actually by William Hutchinson Murray, a Scottish mountaineer and writer…

“But when I said that nothing had been done I erred in one important matter. We had definitely committed ourselves and were halfway out of our ruts. We had put down our passage money… booked a sailing to Bombay. This may sound too simple, but is great in consequence. Until one is committed, there is hesitancy, the chance to draw back, always ineffectiveness.

Concerning all acts of initiative (and creation), there is one elementary truth the ignorance of which kills countless ideas and splendid plans: that the moment one definitely commits oneself, the providence moves too. A whole stream of events issues from the decision, raising in one’s favor all manner of unforeseen incidents, meetings and material assistance, which no man could have dreamt would have come his way. I learned a deep respect for one of Goethe’s couplets:

“Whatever you can do or dream you can, begin it. Boldness has genius, power and magic in it!”

Best wishes,
Michael Kinnaird

Imagination and vision

A great talk for you on the power of your VISION.

Amy Purdy talks about the power of imagination. She explains how our lives are not determined by what happens to us, but by the choices we make. Imagination allows us to break down borders, to move beyond our circumstances, to create and constantly progress. This is an incredibly inspiring and moving 10 minute TEDx talk.

Best wishes,
Michael Kinnaird

The elusive secret of happiness

Elusive secret of happiness
Elusive secret of happiness

A quick search on the internet reveals some confusion about what the secret of happiness actually is…

  • Keep changing something if you’re not happy, until you are (what exactly to change is missing information).
  • Make others believe they are the cause of it (!?)
  • Count your blessings while others are adding to their troubles.
  • Admire without desiring (!?)
  • Not to chase it. It’s like a butterfly so you must pay attention to other things and it will land on your shoulder (a smidgen of truth, but largely useless information).

These web results leave me dumbfounded! These aren’t the way to happiness, they’ll just confuse someone in genuine need of advice that works… Continue reading