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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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Innovative Psychiatry and the Amen Clinic Approach

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  Everything you do in life is impacted by how your brain functions and the processes that go on in its daily workings. So it makes sense to consider that you may be able to improve your life by improving how well your brain works. When you change your brain, you change your life. You might be thinking that you are stuck with the brain you were born with, but this is just not so. There are many different things you can do to make changes to your brain that may improve your anxiety, depression, anger, and feelings of obsessiveness...

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Nutrition and Detoxification for Everyday Wellness

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The Standard American diet, or SAD, is something that probably affects you whether you realize it or not. The problem is, it may be affecting you negatively. If you are eating the SAD regularly, you may be consuming unhealthy amounts of sugar, gluten and toxic chemicals that are often found in food preservatives. Eating this kind of unhealthy food can cause many health problems, not the least of which are diabetes, autoimmune diseases, allergic reactions and unhealthy weight gain. Eating a standard American diet can cause your inner beauty to suffer because it may cause an imbalance in your body....

The Brain-Gut Connection

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Did you know your gut and your brain have a very important relationship when it comes to your health? There’s a very real connection between your digestive health and cognitive, mental and behavioral conditions, like depression, memory loss and brain fog. If you are currently eating a healthy gut diet, like a paleo, primal or perfect health diet, but you are still experiencing gut symptoms, you could be suffering from a gut-brain axis issue. Your brain may not be working at full capacity, and that affects the gut. The reduced activity of the brain can lead to problems with digestion...

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Mental Health from Scratch: Redefining the Care Paradigm

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  When you hear the words “health care,” what comes to mind? Perhaps you think about a doctor or nurse you had an experience with during a time when you were ill. Maybe you think about the health care industry and all the folks who have jobs because of it. What if health care as you currently know was not sustainable? For many years here in the west, the paradigm has consisted of treating the symptoms and not necessarily the root causes of your health problems. For some time now, western medicine has been dominated by various pharmaceutical companies who...

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The Hormone Connection for Mental Health

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Whether you realize it or not, your body is constantly going through various processes. Your endocrine glands produce materials called hormones that greatly affect you in many different ways. These glands play a role in influencing the growth and development of your body, including reproduction, sexual functions and your metabolism. Hormones are not just important for your physical health, they can also play a role in your mental health. They can affect your mood and certain hormones are factors in depression. When did you first begin experiencing the effects of hormonal imbalances? How do these issues affect your overall health...

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