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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 […]

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 […]

Assessing ADHD in Diverse Cultures

Clinician Guidelines to Culturally Competent Care

Attention-Deficit/Hyperactivity Disorder is a highly prevalent and pervasive neurodevelopmental disorder. ADHD typically occurs in early development, prior to a child’s school enrollment and is characterized by persistent inattention and/or hyperactivity/impulsivity that affects an individual’s functioning and/or development. Individuals with ADHD can present with symptoms of inattention, hyperactivity/impulsivity, or a […]

Cycling Improving Mental and Physical Wellness One Ride at a Time

Cycling as a form of exercise has been well-documented as an effective way to improve your physical and emotional health. Exercise contributes to many health benefits including improvements in sleep, heightened libido, stress relief, increased energy, weight loss, reductions in fatigue, and improved cardiovascular fitness and cholesterol. Exercise also has been shown to improve anxiety, […]

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 […]

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 lasting one. […]

How You Can Support Your Socially Anxious Child

How You Can Support Your Socially Anxious Child: Adjusting to In-Person Interactions

For many children and adolescents who struggle with social anxiety, the thought of returning to school and other in-person interactions has triggered increased anxiety symptoms. Early on in the pandemic many children and adolescents who struggle with social anxiety may have experienced relief. They […]

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 […]

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