Archive for Health & Nutrition

Mental Health Awareness Week: October 4th-10th

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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Tips to Help You Remember to Take Your Pills & Supplements

Did you remember to take your pills today? Whether its medications, vitamins or supplements, we all forget sometimes. Even though you may have the best intentions, when you forget to take your vitamins or supplements it can really hurt your physical and mental health. Your brain chemistry is imbalanced which impacts your entire well-being.

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Listen to the Children’s & Teen Health Summit Online Now

The Children’s & Teen Health Summit is for parents, caregivers and the children and teens they care for. This free, online conference will address a diverse buffet of topics during a week of interviews with leading experts in many health fields. Join our therapist Emily Roberts  MA, LPC and 25 experts in mental health, pediatrics and wellness to learn how to improve the health and well-being of our children at The Children’s & Teen Health Summit.  Come listen to The Children’s & Teen Health Summit for FREE and be inspired from September 14 – 20, 2015! Join the (R)evolution from the comfort of your home and learn invaluable information, as well as get some awesome free gifts from presenters.  » Read more..

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Going Back to School with Food Sensitivities: Is Your Child Prepared?

Food sensitives can make going back to school challenging for parents, teachers and kiddos. Many parents take precautions if their child has been told by a pediatrician or health practitioner to stay away from particular foods. However, if a child doesn’t have anaphylaxis or break out in hives, it can be hard for many parents and school administrators to consider food damaging to your child’s health. You  need precautions in place to make sure your child is safe and healthy during the school year.

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Vegetarian Protein Sources For a Powerful Brain

Vegan and vegetarian protein sources can sometimes be challenging to find and incorporate into a healthy diet. Protein is essential to your diet even if you are vegan or vegetarian. It can be hard for many vegan and vegetarian folks (even carnivores, at times) to get enough protein in their diet. Protein is essential, your brain needs the amino acids in order to function optimally. » Read more..

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7 Things You Need to Know About Probiotics

You may be taking a daily probiotic or have been interested in the idea of taking one for a while. But do you know why probiotics are so important to your body and brain chemistry? A healthy gut leads to a healthy brain, without the right bacteria your body can’t process the vital nutrients from food or supplements. Probiotics help us keep the good bacteria in our bodies and increase our health. In fact, research has shown that taking probiotics can help fight cancer, colds, constipation, and mental health issues. » Read more..

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Size Matters: Real Serving Sizes for Fruits and Vegetables

What are real serving sizes these days? That salad that looks like it has more spinach than Popeye could handle may not be cutting it when it comes to your daily intake of fruits and vegetables. Nutrients from fruits and vegetables are extremely important for overall health and size matters. The problem is many resources are unclear when it comes to what constitutes a real serving size. I recently began the quest to get more fruits and vegetables into my diet. But, even with a strong nutrition background, I found myself questioning if I was getting enough. I too was confused about what really counts as a serving size. » Read more..

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Why You Need More GABA and How to Get it

GABA, Gamma-Amino Butyric Acid, is an amino acid which acts as a neurotransmitter in the central nervous system. GABA allows us to feel calm, peaceful, relaxed throughout the day and sleepy at bedtime. It is also essential for handling stress and coping with life’s ups and downs. » Read more..

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Mindfulness Resources for You and Your Family

By Emily Roberts MA, LPC

There is a tremendous amount of research that shows how mindfulness is helpful for children and many adults. Mindfulness is paramount in helping children and adults relax get get in their bodies. It has been shown to reduce stress and anxiety as well as help support the Central Nervous System. It doesn’t have to be a daily mediation or yoga practice, but a few mindful minutes a day can help you and your child get calm and focused.  » Read more..

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Learn How to Embrace Stress and Improve Your Health

New research shows that when you embrace stress you may actually improve your health. Embracing stress means that you are more aware of how others and events impact your life, which ideally leads to change. Most people are so stuck in day-to-day patterns they don’t see the big picture: the people we spend time with can also be causing us major stress and hurting our health. » Read more..

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