Social Media Risks for Children

Social Media Risks for Children

Vivek Murthy, the U.S. Surgeon General, issued a public health advisory, where he warned that social media poses a “profound risk of harm” for children’s mental health and development. He also said that there is not enough evidence to determine that social media is “sufficiently safe” for our children. This Advisory calls attention to the […]

 3 Ways to Shield Your Skin from Sugar Damage

Ready to learn 3 ways to shield your skin from sugar damage? Few people know how sugar can take its toll on your skin. Eating too much sugar can impact the collagen matrix of the skin which gives skin its structure, smooth and youthful appearance.  Sugar can make your skin sag lead to premature aging […]

 4 Ways Gut Health Affects Mental Health

Ready to learn 4 Surprising Ways Gut Health Affects Mental Health? The relationship between gut health and mental wellbeing is an area of ongoing research. I am excited that it could lead to new ways of diagnosing and treating mental health conditions. Although the progress that has been made so far is very promising, there […]

Ready to Move Your Mental Health?

ready to move your mental health

Ready to Move Your Mental Health? Ever wonder how exercise impacts mental health? Existing scientific research overwhelmingly indicates that exercise and physical activity benefit mental health. Three decades of science make it clear: exercise should be integrated into prevention and treatment of mental illness and promotion of mental wellness.  Routinely moving our bodies is a […]

Is Fun the Secret to a Healthier Life?

4 Surprising Ways Gut Health Affects Mental Health

When most of us think of stress management, things like meditation, yoga, and deep breathing may come to mind. These are fantastic options. But what about having fun? Pleasure and fun are powerful antidotes to stress.  Traditional definitions of fun are often about children. Playfulness, flow, and connection create a sense of “true fun.” Fun […]

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 […]