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Month: November 2016

Nutritional Strategies to Ease Anxiety

Nutritional Strategies to Ease Anxiety

According the National Institute of Mental Health, anxiety disorders are the most common mental illness in the United States. That’s 40 million adults—18% of the population—who struggle with anxiety. Anxiety and depression often go hand in hand, with about half of those with depression also experiencing anxiety. Specific therapies and medications can help relieve the burden of anxiety, yet only about a third of people suffering from this condition seek treatment. In my practice, part of what I discuss when…

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How Probiotics Can Be Good for Your Brain

How Probiotics Can Be Good for Your Brain

Did you know that there are roughly 40 trillion bacteria living in and on you? Most of these bacteria reside in your gut and don’t cause any health problems. In fact, scientists have begun to realize that these bacteria are essential for your physical health. Now compelling new research has found these bacteria may also be beneficial for your brain and mental health. This article explains how your brain is affected by gut bacteria and the role probiotics may play….

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Fun Fact Friday

Fun Fact Friday

Hugging or holding hands with someone special can instantly reduce stress. Originally, carrots were purple. Research finds that kids who enjoy family meals have larger vocabularies, better manners, healthier diets, and higher self-esteem. Apples are more efficient at waking you up in the morning than caffeine. Chocolate milk was invented in Jamaica. Did you know your body is actually designed to get 4 hours of sleep twice per day instead of 8 hours once? Happy Friday  🙂 source:    …

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12 Foods You Can Eat a Lot of Without Getting Fat

12 Foods You Can Eat a Lot of Without Getting Fat

One piece of advice often given to dieters is to eat until you reach satiety — that is, until you feel full. The problem is that different foods can have vastly different effects on hunger and satiety. For example, 200 calories of chicken breast may make you feel full, but it could take 500 calories of cake to have the same effect. Thus, weight loss isn’t just about eating until you feel full. It’s about choosing the right foods that…

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Your World is Full of Placebo Buttons (and That’s a Good Thing)

Your World is Full of Placebo Buttons (and That’s a Good Thing)

All products and services, everything we buy and use, have but one job—to modulate our mood. The fundamental reason we use technology of all sorts, from stone tools to the latest iPhone, is to make us feel better. To prove the point, consider how perception of relief is tantamount to actual relief. Consider the so-called placebo button. Take, for example, the lowly crosswalk button. When we find ourselves at an intersection, waiting for a light to change, we tap the…

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8 Keys to Handling Adult Bullies

8 Keys to Handling Adult Bullies

How to handle adult bullies “Some people try to be tall by cutting off the heads of others.” – Paramahansa Yogananda Most of us encounter adult bullies at certain points in our lives. An adult bully can be an intimidating boss or colleague, a controlling romantic partner, an unruly neighbor, a high pressure sales/business representative, a condescending family member, a shaming social acquaintance, or other types of abusive relationships. There are five major types of bullying: Physical Bullying – The…

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How to Change Your Life at Any Age

How to Change Your Life at Any Age

At some point during your adult life, it’s normal to find yourself feeling like you’re in a bit of a rut. Big changes may need to happen at any age — whether you’re dealing with a quarterlife crisis, a midlife crisis or even a big adjustment to retired life. Life is a journey that’s constantly flowing, regardless of the number of candles that will be on your next birthday cake. For you to stay in the same place forever would…

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How to Change Your Life at Any Age

How to Change Your Life at Any Age

How to Change Your Life at Any Age At some point during your adult life, it’s normal to find yourself feeling like you’re in a bit of a rut. Big changes may need to happen at any age — whether you’re dealing with a quarterlife crisis, a midlife crisis or even a big adjustment to retired life. Life is a journey that’s constantly flowing, regardless of the number of candles that will be on your next birthday cake. For you…

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5 Healthier Ways to Deal with Stress and Anxiety

5 Healthier Ways to Deal with Stress and Anxiety

Everyone experiences stress from time to time and people who were shocked and disappointed by the recent U.S. election results may be feeling particularly uneasy lately. Stress and anxiety can feel like a heavy, suffocating weight, and many of us unfortunately don’t have sustainable methods of managing it. Instead of letting your mental anguish overtake you, here are some healthier suggestions to help you better manage those moments of crisis and turn that stress into productive energy. Instead of: dwelling…

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This Powerful Perspective Shift Can Inspire The Love You Want

This Powerful Perspective Shift Can Inspire The Love You Want

One of the biggest mistakes many of us make when we want more affection from someone is trying to negotiate that experience from him or her. What I mean is: We explain all the reasons we should be treated differently and then hope the person will follow through so we can feel better in the relationship This strategy for attracting more love never works. In fact, it usually backfires and pushes people away! While I’m a big fan of open…

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