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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
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, […]
The Coronavirus (COVID-19) has had an affect on the mental health of adults, children, and teenagers. Socialization with friends and peers has been limited because of the quarantine, causing many teenagers to feel isolated and withdrawn. Now that teenagers are returning to school, the affect of COVID-19 on their mental health is even more apparent. […]
The impact the COVID-19 pandemic is having on emotional and psychological well-being is staggering. This is certainly a stressful and uncertain time affecting our livelihood and well-being. According to Mental Health America, there has been a 12 percent increase in cases of anxiety alone. Additionally, American’s are experiencing greater rates of fear, depression, and isolation […]