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Melon-Collie. Depression & Diet

Melon-Collie. Depression & Diet

Study after study affirms–we are what we eat. Diet plays a big role in depression and other forms of mental illness. Sadly, people want the easy shortcut of supplements instead of a diet of real, whole foods, or they refuse to give up the foods […]

Tired of Being Told To Relax? Try This

Stressed out? Angry? In pain? Step away from that Xanax. Try this simple solution to calming your fight or flight instincts. Box Breathing: Put your hands on your belly and take a few deep breathes into your belly Focus on breathing down into the belly […]

Knowledge is Power

Phthalates are endocrine disrupters found in prepared and packaged foods and personal care products. that have been linked to asthma, attention-deficit hyperactivity disorder, breast cancer, obesity, type II diabetes, low IQ, neurodevelopmental issues, behavioral issues, autism spectrum disorders, altered reproductive development and male fertility issues. […]

Intermittent Fasting and Circadian Clocks

  We all have an internal clock, the circadian clock (actually many of them, your organs have them too). We are learning that ignoring that clock causes disease and obesity. In modern life, we have artificial light and stimulation (like eating) that throws off the […]

Does Nurse Advocacy Really Work for Patients?

Year after year, nurses are voted the most trusted professionals in America.  I think that is, in part, because people know the value of the emotional support, education, care and guidance they get from nurses–and the deep compassion and empathy behind it.  A good nurse […]