5 Mood Boosting Foods to Eat Every Day
We all feel blue from time to time, and food can play an important role in helping us lift our mood and improve our outlook on life. I support people every day in their health journey, part of which includes improving their moods. Here are a few of my favorite foods that give our brain […]
Is Fun the Secret to a Healthier Life?
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 […]
Is Depression A Chemical Imbalance?
Is Depression A Chemical Imbalance? After decades of study, there is now a big question about whether serotonin levels or serotonin activity are responsible for depression, according to a major review of prior research.A huge study just published in Molecular Psychiatry (1) suggests that depression is not likely caused by a chemical imbalance, and calls […]
Does Depression Affect Our Heart?
Does Depression Affect Our Heart? This is an important topic as we see the increase in mental health issues as a result of the pandemic. Depression has been proven to be a such a risk factor in cardiac disease that the American Heart Association (AHA) has recommended that all cardiac patients be screened for depression […]
Does Our Mental Health Affect Our Heart?
Does our mental health affects our heart? This is an important topic as we see the increase in mental health issues as a result of the pandemic. Most of us consider heart disease as a physical condition, but our thoughts, attitudes and emotions are just as important. A large and growing body of research shows […]
How to Stop Sugar Cravings
How to Stop Sugar Cravings is what people ask me the most about. So many of us have sugar cravings that can feel uncontrollable! In this podcast I share that it is not about willpower.. it’s about biochemistry. You can change your internal pharmacy with lifestyle shifts. This episode is about action and relief ! […]
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 […]
Ground Zero for Mental Health
Ground Zero for mental health is the gut. This year I am committed to shining a light on the science behind how best to support mental health. Most people (including health professionals), think depression is a chemical imbalance. That is incorrect. The Role of Inflammation in Mental Illness Two decades of scientific research highlight the […]