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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 with its […]

By |April 6th, 2021|Eating, Health and Wellness|0 Comments

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

Working from home or Living at work?

Due to the COVID pandemic, A lot of us are still working from home. This has both positive and negative attributes. Current clients report that it’s nice to reduce the commute time and the stress of traffic while others report that they miss the down-regulation & alone time to separate work from home life.  Some […]

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 […]