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 [...]

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 [...]

Post-COVID-19 Syndrome Effects on Mental Health

Post-COVID-19 Syndrome Effects on Mental Health: It’s Not All in Your Head By Taylor Groff Functional Nutritionist COVID-19 has caused an upheaval of life as we know it, with lasting implications that extend far beyond unwavering case numbers and death tolls. The impact of COVID-19 on physical and psychological well-being has proven to be a [...]

Why your Olive Oil is doing more Harm than Good

Why your olive oil is doing more harm than good! Olive oil is a staple of the heart-healthy Mediterranean diet and for good reason! Enjoyed liberally in Mediterranean cuisine and around the world, olive oil is frequently used on cold salads, to cook with, and for dipping fresh bread. Not only does it satisfy the senses [...]

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 [...]

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 [...]

Dr. Caruso has advice for Pandemic induced stress

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. [...]

Wellness: What Does It Look Like?

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 [...]

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 [...]

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