Gut microbiome and Mental Health: How inflammation in the gut flora can affect your behavior

This article is a part of a series of four articles: “Gut Microbiome and Mental Health.” In this series, we will explore the scientific evidence that specifically points to the association of depression and mood disorders with gut microbiome dysbiosis. The gut microbiome is one of the most crucial components for healthy living and survival. [...]

Sleep deprivation and its association with amplified negative emotions

No matter where you are or what you do, escaping those one or two sleepless nights may seem inevitable! In fact, a latest study claims that 1 in 3 people in the United States does not get proper sleep. Although you may not find it concerning, an extended period of sleep deprivation can have severely [...]

Functional Medicine for treating Depression: Could Functional Medicine be the Ultimate Solution?

A report released by Mental Health America (MHA) in 2021 states that around 10 percent of the youth population in the United States suffer from severe major depression. Additionally, based on a 2016 study, the Anxiety and Depression Association of America reported that roughly 7 percent of adults in America suffer from a major depressive [...]

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with friends and peers has been limited because of the quarantine, causing many teenagers to feel isolated and withdrawn.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. [...]

Preventing Isolation in a time of Social Distancing

 Loneliness During a Pandemic Over the past few months, we've heard the term 'social distancing' and the importance of keeping a 6-foot distance from others, to reduce the risk of spreading the coronavirus. Many of us have practiced social distancing to keep ourselves, our families, and others safe. Some have had to adhere to social [...]

Taking Care of Ourselves

In today's society, people's identities are shaped by how many hours they work or how few days they take off. In this paradigm, we lose sight of what really matters... Taking care of ourselves. We live to work instead of work to live. Now.. take a moment & think to yourself, Why do I usually [...]

The Inflamed Mind

The book The Inflamed Mind, by Edward Bullmore, a London psychiatrist, published in 2018, explains how inflammation may be the cause of depression. He reminds us that research has never proven that a deficit of serotonin is the cause of depression. A biomarker is a measurement of a biological function or a biochemical in a [...]

Forgiveness: Should I Forgive or Not Forgive?

What is forgiveness? Forgiveness is a conscious decision to let go of feelings of anger or resentment harbored toward a person who has committed a wrong. •    When forgiving, it is not necessary that one also reconciles with the offender who caused hurt or harm.  It is possible to forgive someone without minimizing or denying the offense [...]

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