New York State Law Mandates Mental Health Education

New York State Law Mandates Mental Health Education I was running an errand yesterday and was listening to NPR while I was driving. The discussion was about a new law in New York State that requires mental health education in school curriculum.  They definitely had my attention. Did you know that among teens and young adults, suicide is second only to car accidents as the number one cause of death?  Stunning!  Also, they said that one in five teens will … Continue reading

What Does “Glyphosate” Mean to You?

What does “glyphosate” mean to you? Let me ask that another way…If you found out you were eating the key ingredient in the week killer Roundup (known as glyphosate), would you care? I hope the answer is yes.  If you are eating many common breakfast cereals and bars, then you are ingesting glyphosate with your morning meal. I want to share with you an article I read today.  In it the author, Arman Azad of CNN writes: “In August, a jury … Continue reading

Exercise- It’s More than Just Weight Loss

Exercise- It’s More than Just Weight Loss Weight loss is the main reason people decide to exercise, but those who exercise regularly realize the benefits are much more than that. When you exercise, you’re releasing endorphins needed to be energetic and alert, so it’s accurate when we say, exercise- it’s more than just weight loss! When you exercise, you’re also helping to strengthen your heart muscle and improve circulation – two improvements that will help beat fatigue and energize your … Continue reading

Guide for Depression – Free for You…I Have Been There…

Admitting Depression and a Free Focus Guide for Depression… When you’re dealing with depression, understanding what you’re dealing with and having a few things you can do to help yourself feel better are really important.  As a former sufferer of chronic depression, I put together a Free Focus Guide for Depression to help you do things today that will help you begin to feel better tomorrow. One of the things I’ve had to do in order to help others is to open … Continue reading

Depression and the placebo effect

Depression and the placebo effect If you’ve never heard of Kelly Brogan, MD, I have a great introduction for you!  Kelly Brogan is a holistic women’s health psychiatrist. She recently wrote a great post on depression and the placebo effect which I want to share with you. As someone who lived with depression for decades, in fact, for most of my adult life, I can tell you her work and her writing are though provoking and cutting edge.  She is … Continue reading

Diet and Depression – The Last 4 of 7 Foods/Nutrients that May Help Prevent Depression

Diet and Depression – The Last 4 of 7 Foods/Nutrients that May Help Prevent Depression I hope you began incorporating the first three of seven foods/nutrients that may help alleviate depression.  We now know diet and depression are often related, so here are 4 nutrients I want to share with you that may help ward off depression: #4: Tryptophan Tryptophan is an amino acid that plays a critical role in the production of serotonin, the neurotransmitter responsible for making us feel … Continue reading

Diet and Depression – 7 Foods/Nutrients that May Help, Part 1

Diet and Depression – The First 3 of 7 Foods/Nutrients that May Help Prevent Depression Having struggled with chronic depression for many years and having “disappeared” it from my life with food and supplements, I want to share with you some suggestions that may help your mood be brighter.  We truly are what we eat, and nutrition experts and researchers have found that diet and depression are often connected and what we eat can have either a positive or a … Continue reading

The Truth about Gluten Free – are all gluten free products good for you?

What is the Truth about Gluten Free? If you’re wondering what is the truth about gluten free, I want to introduce you to Dr. Mark Hyman, one of my favorite health gurus.  In fact, he is largely responsible for my freedom from the depression that haunted me for decades.  In addition, I lost 20 pounds without dieting.  A nice surprise! I received an article from Dr. Hyman that I absolutely have to share with you.  In it, he says: “Sugar … Continue reading

SAD or depression? Do you know what the difference is?

SAD or Depression? Many of us who struggle with depression wonder if we are truly dealing with SAD or depression. There is a difference.  With depression, many aspects of our lives can be affected.  They included sleep patterns, inability to sleep, changes in eating patterns and habits, disinterest in things that you used to enjoy and so on.  But, what is SAD? Sadness can be a normal part of life, and people who are not depressed are sad from time to time.  … Continue reading

Emotional Eating – Do you turn to it when you’re under stress?

Do You Turn to Emotional Eating? The holidays can be times for great fun and enjoyment with family and friends, but for many, they can be challenging.  If there is anything wrong in your life, the holidays seem to put it under a magnifying glass; it can really get you down and can make you turn to emotional eating to feel better. Also at holiday time, we have access to many foods that don’t serve our long term health but … Continue reading