Heartburn and Your Mood

Heartburn and your mood is PART 2 of my PODCAST SERIES on Mental Health and Your Gut If you think Heartburn is a minor symptom- think again. Acid reflux and mood disorders share a very close link. Unlike what we were made to believe, reflux is actually caused by insufficient levels of stomach acid. Causes […]

Mental Health and Your Gut- Part 1 Got Constipation?

Mental Health and Your Gut is a series designed to show you how our gut is connected to anxiety and depression and provide solutions to improve your mental well-being by optimizing your capacity to digest food and absorb nutrients. Part 1 is about how constipation can lead to recirculation of toxins and imbalance of your […]

Your Brain on Food

Your Brain on food is a new paradigm in medicine (even though it is an ancient concept). There is an important movement in psychiatry called nutritional psychiatry. It seems common sense, but, few psychiatrists prescribe “food” as part of their treatment plan.  I hope this is changing! Your Brain on Food Did you know that […]

Depressed? Check Your Gut Bacteria

Depressed? Check Your Gut Bacteria The Wall Street Journal has an article on this on December 22, 2020. Yes! At last, the realization that depression is a condition of inflammation (not a chemical imbalance of the brain) is gaining widespread attention. “The field of psychiatry has known about the role of the immune system in […]

How to Create a Self-Care Checklist

How to create  a Self-Care Checklist might be the single most important thing you can do for yourself. There’s nothing selfish about escaping into a self-care checklist to seek your center. Caring for yourself is what it sounds like—committing the time and space to melt away your daily stresses and focus on you. Standing up […]

Wellness Tips While Working From Home

Wellness Tips While Working From Home is needed as the pandemic has thrust many of us into a new work-from-home environment for the first time. It has thrown our daily routines out of balance and especially our wellness routines! Here are my Top Ten Tips for how I stay healthy while working remotely. Over my […]

Where is Our Psychological First Aid?- PODCAST

Where Is Our Psychological First Aid? I first learned of this term at the National Wellness Conference. Tramaine EL-Amin was a keynote speaker. She is the Assistant Vice-President of Strategic Initiatives National Council for Behavioral Health. Her talk was titled ” Mental Wellbeing: Always Important, Now Essential”‘ I was really drawn to the term “Mental […]

Mental Well-Being, Health Anxiety and the Pandemic

Mental WellBeing, Health anxiety and the pandemic is a topic worth paying close attention to. Worries and anxiety about the virus and its impact can be overwhelming. The National Alliance on Mental Illness (NAMI) reports one in five U.S. adults experience mental illness, and at least 8.4 million Americans provide care to a person with […]

What Is Your Resilience Story? – The Secret Power of Stress PODCAST EPISODE 2

What is your  resilience story? We all have challenges that shape our character and help us grow. The past few months have tested our resilience. I believe we are hardwired to not only recover from adversity, but also grow and transform. In this Podcast I talk about sharing your Resilience Story. I have completed Joel […]