When friends break up, life might seem hard. I am not talking about a romantic breakup. In this post I want to focus on a different kind of breakup; when friendships end. Sometimes friendships end with a big falling out. Sometimes it’s more gradual; life gets in the way and friends slowly drift apart – […]
The pandemic within the pandemic
As COVID-19 cases increased around the United States toward the end of March 2020, governmental regulations issued stay-at-home orders, school closures, and caused many individuals to be laid off, furloughed, or to work from their homes. Although stay-at-home orders were intended to reduce the spread of COVID-19 and keep our communities […]
Part 3 of 3: Raising awareness: the dangerous truth behind the toxins present in our food supply
BPA: a chemical that plays a role in more than just plastic, but a hormone too!
By now, we’ve all heard about BPA, right? If not, you’re in the right place! In this article, you’ll learn about the history of […]
Part 2 of 3: Raising awareness: the dangerous truth behind the toxins present in our food supply
Your child’s favorite breakfast cereal could contain toxic pesticides!
Did you know that oats, rice, and wheat are major but lesser-known, sources of toxic pesticides?
The USDA Dietary Guidelines for Americans recommends that at least half of our dietary intake of […]
Dr. Caruso offers guidance on executive functioning stress
Have you been experiencing difficulty focusing, or been having difficulty with your motivation to do things you used to do or to plan for your future? These executive functioning skills are how our brains help us to set goals, create plans, and to carry out those plans. When […]
Often when people search for wellness they fixate on one or two, often external, factors that they believe will finally bring them joy. This may look like “if I only had a better job”, “if I only had a significant other”, or “if I only lost ten more pounds”. While these things certainly contribute to […]
A report was released earlier this month that stated popular brands of baby food and infant formula contain significantly high levels of toxic heavy metals including arsenic, lead, cadmium, and mercury (1). To add to these already alarming findings, most of these brands are certified USDA organic.
The Food and Drug Administration and World Health Organization […]
This week is National Eating Disorder Awareness Week! Did you know that eating disorders are among the deadliest mental illnesses second only to opioid overdose? 10,200 deaths each year are the direct result of an eating disorder (1).
Some common myths surrounding eating disorders are:
“People who have eating disorders must be underweight”. Eating disorders look […]
We’re entering a new year and with that comes the infamous New Year’s resolutions. Every year it seems like “eating healthy”, “losing weight”, and “getting in shape” are at the top of everyone’s list for the most sought-after aspirations, but every year it seems like our resolutions get lost in the shuffle of everyday life.
The impact of holiday stress and pandemic stress on your immune system and the role of perception.
We are undoubtedly living through a stressful time in history. The coronavirus has proposed new and unforeseen challenges to each and every one of us as individuals and collectively as a nation. Suddenly, our daily routine built on stability […]