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Do Vitamins = Vitality? 3 Key Vitamins for Health

Do Vitamins equal Vitality? Have you ever heard the saying “You are what you eat!”? Well, many people see this as just a saying or a funny little line to tell children — but what if it’s really true? Take a step back and think about how you’ve been feeling lately. If you have been […]

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 […]

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. When […]

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 […]

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 […]

Keeping New Year’s Resolutions

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.

When […]

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, […]

Mental Health and COVID-19: How to Talk to Teens About it

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. […]