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Category Archives for Mental Health – Brain Health

Back to School or University? – Here’s 10 Healthy Snacks!

Depression: Superfoods Brain Health Study back to school

Tips For the Top 10 Healthy Snacks for Studying   Eat a Well-Balanced Snack For an energy enhancing snack, eat two slices of lean deli turkey and a dozen grapes. This well-balanced snack is high in protein and antioxidants and should tide you over until your next meal. Eat More Edamame Replace finger foods like […]


Fatigued: Is it Hypothyroidism?

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Is Your Thyroid to Blame for Your Fatigue? When you go to your doctor because of fatigue, you will often get some blood work, among others the TSH, the thyroid stimulating hormone. What is TSH? The TSH is released by your pituitary gland (on the underside of the brain) and is stimulating the thyroid gland […]


A Drug Free – without Antidepressants – Approach To Depression

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Depression – What to Do Except for Antidepressants? When it comes to depression and many other mental health issues, the first treatment recommended by conventional physicians is medication. In fact, antidepressants are among the most commonly prescribed drugs today. But there is increasing evidence that these medications are not as effective as we think. Additionally, […]


Sleep Deprivation – or Could You be Depressed?

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Am I Sleep-Deprived and Tired – or Depressed?     Anytime we can’t sleep or don’t sleep enough, no  matter what the cause, leaves us tired and often in a bad mood.   But what is the difference between being tired and fatigued because you are sleep-deprived – or depressed? Symptoms of BOTH sleep deprivation […]


Mental Health: 5 Key Actions to do Every Day

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5 Key Actions For Solid Mental Health   How much have you thought of your mental health today? Sure, you’ve thought about your physical health, because you are easily reminded of it by looking in the mirror, but chances are mental health doesn’t cross your mind very often. But it should be emphasized, at least […]


Social and Emotional Intelligence – What is it Good for?

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What is Social and Emotional Intelligence good for? by Charlene Pickrem, CYC-P, (MA)CYS, SEIC Being aware of one’s emotions, assessing your own self accurately and doing self-awareness exercises as well as being aware of other’s feelings, contributes to the feeling of personal power and are important factors for well-being and individual and corporate mental health. How […]


What is Bone Broth Good For?


Bone Broth – A  Medical Food for Leaky Gut The old is new again! And just as before it promises better quality of life and overall health for everyone. Bone broth has become popular (again) both for its health benefits and in fine dining too. It not only adds flavor and character to food, but also […]


Depression Symptoms: 7 Signs That You May Be Depressed!


7 Symptoms that you May Have Depression     Depression is more than just being sad. When you have it, everything seems too difficult to handle. While those close to you may not understand your situation completely, there are times that you also may feel lost. Here are 7 signs that you may have depression symptoms. If […]


Is it “All in Your Head” – or Something Else??

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Is it “All in Your Head” – or Something Else like Lyme Disease?? For more than five years doctors treated my client Hannah (name changed for privacy) for depression. They repeatedly dismissed the then 14-year-old’s concerns, believing she was just desperate for attention, depressed and anxious. Hannah was plagued by rashes, migraines, aching joints, fatigue […]


Your Future Body – If You Start Eating Healthy Now

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How Eating Healthy Now Affects your Body in the Future   Think of your health as the amount of money in your bank account. Just as you’d like to have more money and keep growing, it’s also wise to have more health in your body and keep that growing as well. And while maintaining a […]