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On Anti-depressants? 5 Natural Things You can Do to Support Yourself

  [caption id="attachment_2673" align="aligncenter" width="300"] Credit to Olga Delawrence[/caption] Antidepressants are one of the top three most commonly prescribed drugs in the United States. They are prescribed for Depression, Anxiety, PTSD and a wide variety of other illnesses. A quarter of those who have been prescribed antidepressants have been on them for more than 10 years. Antidepressants can have side...[ read more ]

The Pros and Cons of Juicing

Health crazes come and go, and some are better than others. You’ve probably noticed over the last couple of years that people seem to really be touting the benefits of juicing. And according to a recent research report, the juicer market is expected to grow by $606.67 million dollars between the years 2019 and 2023.But what is the truth behind...[ read more ]

How One Doctor is helping Nurses with Their Mental Health

One of the biggest epidemics is nursing burnout, with a recent report that 15.6% of nurses report feeling "burnt out," with 41% feeling unengaged. The recent pandemic has only worsened these statistics. Some common signs of burnout are: Depression Overwhelm Compassion fatigue Feeling "dread" about going to work Isolation Left unchecked, nursing burnout not only affects the nurse, it adversely...[ read more ]

Lean on Me: Why People with a Mental Health Crisis Need a Support Network

Human beings have a need for social connection. It stems from our ancestors needing to stick together to stay alive. Back in the day, those individuals who strayed from the group had a harder time surviving the elements and not starving to death.While it is far safer to be an individual these days, that doesn’t mean it is healthy for...[ read more ]

3 Things That May be Keeping You from Losing Weight

If you’ve ever tried to lose weight you know it can be challenging! You think you’re doing everything right: You’re cutting calories, upping your water intake, and exercising, yet you’re still not getting any real kind of results.It’s very possible that, though your efforts are commendable, you’re following outdated or just simply wrong advice and it’s stopping you from finally...[ read more ]

5 Ways to Reduce Trigger Distress from Trauma

[caption id="attachment_2429" align="aligncenter" width="300"] Feeling Anxiety, PTSD or triggered? [/caption] When we are triggered, we can feel a lot of internal distress and overwhelm. It's often when others tell us to "relax," however, our bodies and brains can't calm down or de-escalate. Trauma triggers occur when there is a stimulus that reminds us of a previous trauma experience even though it...[ read more ]

Top 7 Foods for Brain Health to Put in Your Shopping Cart

Are you wondering what foods to eat to help boost your brain health? Grab our Brain Health grocery list today! These 7 Foods help by: protecting the brain from inflammation, with depression associated with inflammation reduce blood sugar imbalances, a major risk factor for dementia help to improve cognitive function super-foods that contain many nutrients to help your brain function optimally...[ read more ]

Ergonomic Tips for Continuing to Work from Home After Coronavirus

Many of us have found ourselves working from home because of the coronavirus. And while the country has slowly begun to open back up, threats of a “second wave” have emerged, which means a majority of us could be working from home for the foreseeable future.Working from home may be helping us all save on gas expenses, but it sure...[ read more ]

The Positive and Negative Effects of Caffeine on Your Body

According to Statista.com, coffee is still one of the most popular beverages among Americans of all ages. In fact, nearly half of young adults age 18-24 drink coffee. But by far, seniors are more likely to drink the delectable beverage and they tend to drink roughly three times as many cups as day as well!Not only is coffee one of...[ read more ]

Let’s Go for a Walk: How Regular Exercise Can Aid Mental Health

By now, most of us know that exercise offers numerous health benefits. From maintaining an ideal weight, to reducing the risk of diabetes, heart disease, and osteoporosis, moving our body every day improves the length and quality of our lives.But not all of us recognize just how important exercise is to our mental health.Beyond Hormone ReleaseMost of us have had that...[ read more ]

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