Friday, March 30, 2012

DNA Activation in Canadian News!

Tuesday, October 25, 2011

Monday, May 23, 2011

Low Libido in Women

                                              Rossi Davis, Psy.D

There are multiple causes both psychological and physiological.  Your physician can administer a hormonal panel test.  It is a blood test where the levels of your hormones are tested. Changes in hormones can affect your libido and whether you can orgasm.

After a woman has a baby, the level of prolactin in the body changes. That can affect sexual desire.

Besides medical intervention, there are other natural options used by women. Women also produce testosterone which affects the libido.  Natural supplements that can be used are Tribulus, Macuna Pruriens and Maca. Ssupplementing with oxytocin can also be helpful as well as introduce some novelty in one's sexual life.

Other factors that can influence one's libido are depression, certain medications, anxiety and painful intercourse.

Thursday, May 5, 2011

What can cause depression

                                                        Rossi Davis, Psy.D
Depression may be triggered by different things not only psychological but things such as- allergies, hormonal changes, sensitivity to certain foods, low levels of B and D vitamins, a sleep disorder, thyroid or adrenaline gland dysfunction, neurotoxins, etc.

It may be useful to see a neurologist who conducts sleep studies. They can rule out sleep disorders as the main cause for the depression. A blood test can also look at hormonal levels and vitamin deficiency. Some studies show that depressed individuals have increased levels of inflammation in the body.

Suggested reading-

Natural Prozac: Learning to Release Your Body's Own Anti-Depressants by Joel C. Robertson (Paperback)

Why Am I So Tired? Is Your Thyroid Making You Ill? by Martin Budd (Paperback)

Friday, January 7, 2011

Wednesday, June 9, 2010

Saturday, May 15, 2010

Creative Ways to Teach Sharing; and How to Teach Independence

By Dr. Rossi Davis

Positive reinforcement in the form of praise, modeling, creative play and storytelling are all ways that can help your child learn positive behaviors such as sharing and autonomy.

Praise is something you cannot give too much of to a child. It is an incentive to do well and to excel and a way to acknowledge each child’s uniqueness. Parents often are so busy that they forget to praise a child for a job well done. To a child, nothing besides hearing “I love you” is as important as a parent’s praise. It helps the child develop healthy self-esteem, be proud of his uniqueness and efforts, and develop healthy and appropriate relationships with others. When a child is praised, he learns that people acknowledge his work and that more good work brings more positive feedback. A child’s sense of identity and worldview develops largely as a result of the feedback he receives from his parents starting at an early age.

Parents can allocate age related tasks and model to their child how something is to be done. This instills in the child a sense of pride. Autonomy develops in time with positive reinforcement. Children feel a sense of belonging and see that their actions produce desirable results. With younger children, parents can start to teach children about socially appropriate behaviors such as sharing, compassion and truthfulness through the use of storytelling and creative play. Praise and positive feedback are essential so the child can feel acknowledgement for their actions, which will further reinforce the desired behaviors.