Mental Health Awareness Week this year takes place October 4th through 10th. It’s important for all of us to get real and educated about stigma and how mental health impacts our friends, family and often ourselves. Depression, anxiety and other diagnoses impact all of us. This Mental Health Awareness Week is dedicated to helping the public understand what resources are available and to help spread stigma-free awareness. » Read more..
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Is your turkey toxic? The food you serve this holiday may do more than pack on a few pounds, they may actually do damage to your brain. Taking a little extra time to make your shopping list and add in a little more chopping time can help you prepare a healthy holiday meal. Chemicals found in some of our most basic turkey dinner treats contain Monosodium glutamate (MSG). MSG a flavor enhancer added to thousands of foods you and your family regularly eat. Its one of the worst food additives out there and hides in many Thanksgiving and holiday meals. » Read more..
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Come join Pam and Emily along with 27 experts and learn about research, parenting, health and wellness, as well as parenting your child and teen at The Children’s & Teen Health Summit. It’s online and free this week only. » Read more..
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Let’s face it there is a certain amount of dread parents have around the Halloween festivities. The cuteness of kids costumes wears off after they have ingested their weight in sugary sweets: tantrums, hording away snack-size candy bars, and sneaky behavior are bound to happen. Are you ready for the Halloween mania? Sugar rushes, hyperactive kids (maybe some adults too), not to mention exposure to dyes and allergens all impact your child’s brain chemistry. » Read more..
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Scientists say they have identified the underlying reason why some people are prone to depression in the winter months, or Seasonal Affective Disorder (SAD). Difficulty regulating a chemical in the brain, serotonin, may explain why some people suffer from SAD, according to new research. » Read more..
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Research shows that chronic neglect and abuse represent a profound threat to a child’s brain development. Their brains are smaller and their fuses are shorter, emotional wiring doesn’t connect properly. It is biologically necessary to turn to caregivers for food, comfort and other basic needs. When these needs aren’t met, the lack of care sets off a biological stress response. Even before birth a flood of hormones can damage key areas of the brain. The brain is wired to be in a stress response before they even take their first breath. » Read more..
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Do you ever feel exhausted or anxious after spending time with a stressed-out person? Maybe your friend is dealing with work-related worry or your child is struggling with school work. Whatever the case may be, those around you can cause secondhand stress. Research is proving it’s even more powerful than we once thought; resulting in chronic fatigue, anxiety, and depression. » Read more..
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Self-help, happiness, and fixing negative thinking patterns is a big business these days. Chances are you have spent time in the self-help aisle of your bookstore; researched a perfect pill for your symptoms; or a professional who will help you finally achieve that blissful life you’ve been seeking. The problem is that many of your thoughts and behaviors have been hardwired in your brain for years, so it takes both a biological and environmental change in order to get the happy results you desire. » Read more..
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Congratulations on surviving another academic year! As the school year comes to a close, children face many strong emotions. The transition into summer can be very difficult for them, and anxiety often manifests itself in their behaviors and in their brains. Testing your child’s neurotransmitter levels with our summer special will help them transition into the summer months with ease, and head back to class feeling confident! Focus issues, behavioral problems, and learning challenges can all be due to an imbalanced brain, don’t wait until next year, help them now. » Read more..
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Shocking new infograph from Best Nursing Masters on how the US is failing in Healthcare compared to other countries. Take a look and give us your thoughts.
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