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Sleep deprivation and its association with amplified negative emotions

Ishtiak Ahmed Chowdhury

No matter where you are or what you do, escaping those one or two sleepless nights may seem inevitable! In fact, a latest study claims that 1 in 3 people in the United States does not get proper sleep. Although you may not find it concerning, an extended period of sleep deprivation […]

Postpartum Depression and Psychosis: The Monster that’s much more than just Baby Blues

Ishtiak Ahmed Chowdhury

Postpartum depression (PPD) is not only a major global health concern but also the most ubiquitous complication associated with childbirth. According to a review published in 2005, 19% of the women in the United States were diagnosed annually with PPD. Another latest study claims that 1 in 7 women experience postpartum depression in […]

Functional Medicine for Depression: Could Functional Medicine be the Ultimate Solution?

By Ishtiak Ahmed Chowdhury

A latest report released by Mental Health America (MHA) in 2021 states that around 10 percent of the youth population in the United States suffer from severe major depression. Additionally, based on a 2016 study, Anxiety and Depression Association of America reported that roughly 7 percent of the adults in America suffer […]

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Are Carbs Good for our Mental Health?

Carbohydrates are often demonized by the media and diet culture as being a source of weight gain. Low-carb diets are more popular than ever. It started with the rise of the Atkins diet in the early 2000s, and by the time that fizzled out the Keto diet came to fame in 2013. Are carbs really […]

BPA: More than just plastic, Its a hormone too!

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 […]

Toxic Pesticides in Children’s Breakfast Cereal !

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 […]

Toxic Heavy Metals in Baby Food – What To Do!

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 […]

How Does Therapy Work and How can it Help?

Perhaps you’ve had the idea of going to see a therapist, but are afraid you are going to end up telling your life story to someone who only nods their head and writes on a note pad the entire time, barely engaged.  Actually, psychotherapy has changed quite a bit since the early days of the […]

The Holiday Blues: What you can do to fight them

With the holidays now in full swing, so is the stress that comes with it! Entertaining guests, financial constraints, social obligations, spending more money than your comfortable with, and feelings of loneliness can make the holiday season more of an anxiety-whirlwind than a jolly and enjoyable affair.

The holiday season undoubtedly has an impact on the […]

COVID-19 and Psychological Illness

A new study shows a bidirectional relationship between COVID-19 diagnosis and the risk of developing a psychological illness
In a cohort study recently published in Lancet Psychiatry, researchers set out to determine whether a COVID-19 diagnosis increased the risk of diagnosis with subsequent psychiatric illness (primarily anxiety, depression, dementia, and insomnia) in weeks shortly thereafter. Additionally, […]