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Dr. Hyla Cass is a nationally acclaimed physician, board-certified psychiatrist, and one of the country's foremost authors and experts on the subject of integrative medicine. She combines the best of leading-edge natural medicine with modern science in her clinical practice of 25 years, writings, lectures, and nationwide media appearances.
Quoted widely in newspapers and magazines, including the Los Angeles Times, The Toronto Star, Cosmopolitan, Newsweek, and People Magazine, she also appears regularly on radio and television, including The Dr. Oz Show, The View, E!Entertainment, the CBS Evening News with Dan Rather, and MSNBC. She is the author of several popular books including User's Guide to Herbal Remedies, St. John's Wort: Nature's Blues Buster, Natural Highs, 8 Weeks to Vibrant Health, and Supplement Your Prescription: What Your Doctor Doesn't Know About Nutrition.
Dr Cass also maintains a busy schedule of speaking engagements around the country, with topics ranging from complementary medicine and psychiatry, anti-aging, women's health (including natural hormone therapy), weight management, to stress reduction, and natural treatments for addictions, anxiety disorders, and depression.
Born in Toronto, Canada, Dr. Cass obtained her pre-medical and medical education from the University of Toronto School of Medicine. Her residency training was completed at Cedars-Sinai Medical Center in Los Angeles, where she then served as an attending staff physician for 10 years. In addition to her current work as an integrative medical practitioner, Dr. Cass served for over 20 years as an Assistant Clinical Professor of Psychiatry at UCLA School of Medicine. She also is a former Board Member of the American College for Advancement in Medicine (ACAM); Advisory Board member at Taste for Life Magazine and Medical Editor at Total Health Magazine. For more information, see her website at www.drcass.com.
SHARE Friday, October 15, 2010 Natural Solutions To Sleep Deprivation (2204 views)
I'm seeing increasing numbers of patients with sleep problems, ranging from difficulty in falling asleep, to being unable to sleep soundly through the night. Rather than waking up in the morning restored and rejuvenated, they are dragging themselves out of bed, facing another day feeling drained and exhausted.
SHARE Tuesday, August 24, 2010 Nutrients to Unplug and Recharge Your Body and Mind (1572 views)
Stress seems inevitable, and takes its toll on our health and well-being. Do you recognize any of these signs?
â€¢ Do you have difficulty relaxing?
â€¢ Do you feel irritable?
â€¢ Do you have a dry mouth and sweaty palms?
â€¢ Do you worry about little events of the day and are unable to shut your mind off?
â€¢ Do you take on too much?
â€¢ Do you eat quickly?
â€¢ Do you have problems sleeping?
SHARE Wednesday, June 30, 2010 Eating Disorders: The Nutrient Solution (1434 views)
As a psychiatrist, I am clearly familiar with the psychodynamic issues underlying eating disorders, and I see psychotherapy as a vital part of treatment. At the same time, I would like to share my experience with observing and treating some of the biochemical underpinnings, hastening recovery and helping to maintain it as well.