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What’s hiding in your food? The Dangers of Food additives

 

What’s hiding in your food? It is a question that has boggled the mind for generations. What was once simply a glance at an easy-to-read list of ingredients has become complex thanks to the addition of food additives. Food additives, despite their widespread use, are detrimental to the health of most people when consumed in […]

What to Do When Friends “Breakup”

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 – […]

By |July 16th, 2021|anger, anxiety, counseling, emotions, Friendships, grief|0 Comments

Making Meaning When Terrible Things Happen

In their book, Burnout: The Secret to Unlocking the Stress Cycle, Emily Nagoski, Ph.D. and Amelia Nagoski, DMA (2019) write about what they call the “Something Larger”, or the source of meaning in our lives. Sources of meaning can be the pursuit and achievement of certain goals, service to a spiritual calling, connection with others, […]

Nutritional Deficiency and The Cues from Your Body

Nutritional Deficiency is subtle and can appear in many forms. Have you ever noticed little nuances in your body? These might be things that have just popped up over time, such as little marks on your nails or some bumps on the back of your arms or legs. In most cases, people attribute these things […]

Domestic Violence and COVID 19: A Pandemic within a Pandemic

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 […]

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 […]

National Eating Disorder Awareness Week!

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 […]

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 […]

Nourish Your Heart this Valentine’s Day

Nourish Your Heart this Valentine’s Day with guidance from our team at Specialized Therapy Associates using our  Heart Healthy Eating Plan

With Valentine’s day right around the corner, it’s a perfect time to talk about nourishing your heart! What better way to nourish your heart than following a heart-healthy Mediterranean-style eating plan? Now, I know what […]

Eat your Broccoli ! : Why this Adage Holds True!

Eat your Broccoli!: Learn why this much-maligned food is more than it seems!

Do you remember being told to “eat your broccoli” as a child? It’s no secret that most children want to run in the opposite direction at the mere sight of broccoli because of its “stinky” smell, bright green appearance, and bitter taste. Broccoli […]