Mental Health

Grainflamation, Food Toxicity, and Microbes

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What you eat has a direct impact on your health. You’ve probably heard this for most of your life, but what you might not have heard is how what you eat impacts the health of your mind, too. Just like eating the wrong foods can affect individual organs of your body, eating certain foods can have a tremendous detrimental effect on your mind. It’s vital to understand what foods have these effects and to eliminate or greatly curtail them in your life. Don’t underestimate the power of food when it comes to your mental health. Learn what you need to...

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Methylation, Genomics and Mood Disorders – Making Sense of it all

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A healthy mental state is important for every individual, no matter what age you might be. Issues that affect your mental health and overall mood pose real problems that can keep you from reaching your full potential and ultimately rob you of your joie de vivre and zest for life. There is no one-size-fits all diagnosis when it comes to mental disorders and there is no treatment method that works for everyone with equal results. Not only are there a wide array of types of mental health issues, but they also can fall along a wide spectrum. Did you know...

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Drug Interactions and Contradictions

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Taking medications of any kind can be challenging enough for the human body as it contends with toxicity and side effects. According to stats from the CDC, nearly 50% of people in the U.S. regularly take one prescription drug. About 20% of people regularly take three or more prescription drugs and more than 10% of individuals take five or more prescription drugs. Medications are the result of advancements in science and technology and they can be beneficial. However, when you find yourself taking a cocktail of pharmaceutical drugs, you may have to deal with multiple side effects that can put...

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Orthomolecular Medicine Approach to Mental Health Disorders

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Orthomolecular medicine is the idea that diseases and illnesses of the body are the result of the optimum nutritional environment of your body becoming out of balance. It posits that if you can manage to get your nutritional levels back in a healthy balance, there is potential to heal illness, including mental illness. How much time and attention do you devote to your self-care? Feeding your body nutritional, healthy foods is an important part of self-care that many people neglect. You’re on the go, rushing from one thing to the next in life. Sometimes finding time to eat right just...

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Anti-Inflammatory Diet for Reducing Depression and ADHD

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Did you know there are four major causes of inflammation in your body? Inflammation is an immune response to injury, toxins, allergy and infection, and is often an allergic reaction to the foods you’re eating. The problem with food allergies is that you might not be aware of the connection to problems you might expect to arise from eating certain foods. Inflammation can be caused by all kinds of foods and wreak havoc throughout the body, including your brain. Inflammation in your brain caused by eating certain foods can lead to depression and memory loss. Discover what foods cause inflammation...

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Digging Deeper into Mental Wellness Research

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Mental health disorders are determined by a variety of different tests and evaluations. In a thorough mental health screening, your doctor may first examine you physically to determine whether the problems you are facing are of a physical nature and whether they may be contributing to your symptoms. Next, there may be a series of laboratory tests which can check the function of your thyroid as well as hormones and other related issues. Finally, a complete psychological evaluation may be ordered where a physician speaks to you about your symptoms, feelings, behaviors and other issues. Often it can be tricky...

Post Traumatic Stress Disorder & Trauma – Is Healing Possible?

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Post-traumatic stress disorder is a mental health condition that develops after an individual experiences some type of extremely terrifying life event. It is not limited to just experiencing frightening events, but can actually result from simply witnessing events of this type. Signs and symptoms of PTSD might be things like immense anxiety, flashbacks and night terrors, in addition to an inability to control your thoughts about the traumatic event. There is data that shows more than 24 million Americans are living with PTSD at any given time. This is approximately 8% of the U.S. population. Everyone who experiences some type...

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A Toolkit for Healing Trauma

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  Did you know that you can experience different levels of trauma through your life? Each and every experience that you are faced with can have different lasting consequences. Some are positive and others are negative. When negative experiences linger and cause ripple effects that carry over into your future, this may be a sign that you have trauma you haven’t dealt with. But the good news is that there may be ways you can release these traumatic experiences to have better mental health and to overall improve your quality of life. It may be possible for you to learn...

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Using Neurosculpting and Re-Patterning for Healing Mental Health Issues

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Did you know that what you do and think about can actually alter the physical structure of your brain? This can be a very good or very bad thing. Well, if you form bad habits of dealing with life’s daily stresses in unhealthy ways, it can build a poor foundation for your overall outlook on life. That’s where NeurosculptingⓇ comes in. Defined as “a complete approach for consciously reshaping your brain for greater happiness, health, creativity and compassion” this method employs various things like meditation, mindfulness, diet and unique daily practices that seek to help you establish positive, long-term changes...

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Heavy Metal Detoxification and Functional Medicine

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  To really understand the best way to treat your illnesses, it’s vital for you to understand how exactly they developed. If you don’t know what the problem is, you can’t fix it. What if you had a roadmap to help you address your health issues? Root-cause resolutions depend on discovering the source of your problems. Help your doctor trace your problems back to their original source to eradicate them once and for all. Since the moment you were born, various factors have contributed to your good health or lack of it. Sometimes these things get forgotten or framed in...

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