Your Belly and Your Brain

Have you ever had a gut feeling or butterflies in your stomach? Has hunger ever changed your mood? Our guts and brains are physically and biochemically connected in multiple ways. The state of our digestive system can alter the way our brains work and behave. This gives new meaning to the phrase, "Food for thought".

True Truth

Photo by Matthew Brodeur True Truth - A Foundation By Dan Gabbert From unhealthy dietary to compromising lifestyle, we are being flooded with a mass of “information” (some of it quite contradictory and confusing) as to which practices are truly best for our physical, mental, and spiritual health.  In this type of social environment, it becomes

Mercury, Neurotoxins and Mental Illness

By Risë Rafferty, RDN A 24-year-old male teacher began to have deviant thoughts of doing harm to his students. He sought professional help and complained of depression, insomnia, obsessive-compulsive tendencies, and anxiety along with the thoughts of inflicting harm. The counselor referred him to a psychologist. Thinking that perhaps he was possessed, he also sought

Veggies and Happiness

By Ocean Robbins You already know that vegetables are good for your health. But did you know that they are also good for your mood? A study led by researchers in New Zealand and published in the British Journal of Healthy Psychology found that eating fruits and vegetables is associated with greater flourishing in daily life. The study tracked 405

ADHD: Disempowered By Diagnosis

By David Mielke, M.S. “Mr. Mielke, I won’t be able to complete the assignment. I have ADHD.” “I don’t have to copy those notes from the board; someone needs to copy them for me.” “You can’t say ‘No’ to me; I can take the final exam in the special ed classroom.” I’ve been a high

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