Depression

COVID-19: Managing the Stress Of Isolation

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We are living thru a new reality of life: social distancing. Isolation is slowing the spread of COVID-19, but it will undoubtedly have negative consequences on our mental health and well-being for both the short- and long-term. The COVID-19 pandemic has brought about substantial increases in anxiety and depression, substance use, loneliness, and domestic violence. …

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Are You Suffering From “Leaky Gut”?

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You’ve probably heard the term “Leaky Gut” mentioned online, in blogs and health-related discussions. You might wonder: What is a “Leaky Gut” and do I have it? The medical term for “Leaky Gut” is increased intestinal permeability. What are possible symptoms of this disease? Bloating, belching, excess gas, recurrent heartburn and acid reflux or irritable …

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Feeling Blue? Change Your Diet?

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You’ll be surprised to know that the most popular answer, at the latest American Psychiatric Association (APA) 2016 Annual Meeting, was not a new fancy overpriced drug, but improved nutrition. Scientists have developed a new evidence-based scale that rates animal- and plant-based foods that nourish the brain and improve depressive symptoms. They compiled a list …

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The Benefits Of Sauna

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The term “sauna” can refer to any type of small or large room or device designed to help the user experience dry heat. Now there are also infrared (far and near) saunas that emit infrared light and claim to heat the body more effectively. Saunas or “sweat lodges” have been used for centuries by different …

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Benefits Of High Intensity Exercise

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I’m sure you’ve heard multiple recommendations on what type of exercise provides more health benefits. Recently published data showed that moderate-to-vigorous physical activity resulted in: improved insulin resistance greater weight loss smaller waist circumference better fasting insulin lower 2-hour glucose decrease in triglycerides improvement in C-reactive protein (CRP), which serves as a cardiovascular risk factor …

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