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Stress Busting B Vitamins!

A deficiency in B vitamins can cause psychiatric disorders like dementia, psychosis, anxiety and depression. Some B vitamins can actually increase the effectiveness of traditional antidepressants.

Inflammation – The Link Between Depression a...

Depression and pain go hand in hand. Depression can cause pain and pain can cause depression. This can create a vicious cycle and frustration in knowing how to stop it. Pain and depression are exhausting.

Sometimes the cause of the depression and the cause of the pain are two separate things. In that case, they may need to be treated separately. But, sometimes depression and pain share a common cause and that is inflammation. Inflammation can cause both depression and pain.

Suicide Starts in the Brain

Suicide is a sensitive, difficult and important topic. It is a common misconception that most suicides occur in the wintertime, especially around the Christmas holidays. While the holidays can be a sad and lonely time for many people, according to The Center for Disease Control and Prevention and the National Center for Health Statistics, more suicides occur in the spring and summer. Late April and early May is when suicide rates are highest.

The Surprising Reasons We Choose the Foods We Do!

Our relationship with food is about so much more than the need to eat for survival. From our very first moments of life, we begin to associate food with intimacy and comfort.

It’s Pi Day!

This has to be the easiest pie in the world to make and is packed full of mental health nutrients like protein, vitamin D, and B vitamins.

Making Almond Milk

I finally made almond milk and now that I’ve done it, I can’t believe I waited so long! I put off trying it because I thought it would be a big hassle. What made me take the plunge was this video by Kris Carr, “How To Make a Classic Almond Milk”.

Top 10 Mental Health Foods

We know there is an important connection between nutrition and mental health. New and exciting research is surfacing almost every day. The relationship is clear; a deficiency in certain nutrients can cause mental disorders. This is especially apparent in regards to anxiety and depression. These nutrients include particular vitamins, minerals, amino acids, and omega 3 fatty acids.

7 Tips for Eating Healthy When You’re Away F...

Eating healthy is much easier when you are at home and can be sure to have healthy food on hand. But it’s not always easy to do when you’re out and about or pressed for time. There are plenty of situations that don’t always lend themselves well to clean eating. Eating out or at a friend’s house or when traveling can sometimes limit our options.

Here are a few simple guidelines for navigating those situations.