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internal conflict

8 Types of Internal Conflict and How to Find Peace of Mind

By Mateo Sol Your mind and heart feel like they’re split in two. You want to do something, but another part of you is screaming “NO WAY!” You believe in something, but you just cannot condone an action that belief teaches. You feel like something is right, but then you also feel like it’s wrong. How […]

mental health brain

Two Foods That May Sabotage Your Brain

By Kelly Brogan, M.D. Could two of the most popular foods consumed in the West be a major cause of psychiatric disorders? Could there be a food-based cure for schizophrenia, bipolar, and depressive disorders? It is my firm conviction that diet – both what it may be deficient in as well as its potential toxicity – can cause […]

cancer mental health

Cancer, Depression, and Anxiety: Caring for Your Physical and Mental Health

Regardless of your age, stage of life, or circumstances, a cancer diagnosis often changes your outlook on life and your approach to health and wellness. Living with cancer can bring with it an overwhelming shift in physical, emotional, and mental well-being. A cancer diagnosis impacts the body in ways that are negative, difficult, and often […]

New Study Highlights Importance Of Air Quality To Mental Health

New Study Highlights Importance Of Air Quality To Mental Health

By Jason Erickson Naturally, when most people think about the negative effects of air pollution, we think of the physical impact. However, a new study shines light on the potential for pollution to also affect our cognitive state and general sense of well-being. China’s air quality has long been among the worst in the world, so its […]

chaotic mind

2 Remedies for a Chaotic Mind

We certainly live in unusual times, don’t we? When the news headlines are filled with fear and uncertainty, it’s easy to be thrown off keel and get stuck in our heads. But the elders have taught for thousands of years that personal evolution doesn’t occur without a little ruckus, just like new seeds won’t sprout […]

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Energy Vampires

By Aletheia Luna Have you ever felt completely drained, depleted and exhausted around a particular person, for no apparent reason? An energy vampire is a person who feeds off your emotional, or psychic, energy. People who display energy vampire traits generally lack empathy, sensitivity, and emotional maturity. As a result of the pain or insecurity they […]

processed foods

Processed foods making people MENTAL? Foods rich in nitrates, such as beef jerky, salami, and hot dogs, increase your risk of mania

By now, everyone is well aware of the way that the food we eat can affect our physical health, but one area that has been getting a lot of attention from researchers lately is the way in which food can affect mental health. The connection between the gut and the brain goes a lot deeper […]

6 Healthy Ways To Adjust To The Changing Season

6 Healthy Ways To Adjust To The Changing Season

Ready Nutrition Guys and Gals, this article presents some of the differences you need to be aware of that will directly affect you in your everyday life with the change of season. One of the problems with our modern society (definitely post-agrarian, and really post hunter-gatherer lifestyle!) is the inability to remember that natural laws […]

The mental health benefits of vitamin B12

The mental health benefits of vitamin B12

As it controls virtually all aspects of your life, the brain is one of the most vital organs of your body. It is also one of the most nutritionally demanding. Keeping the brain healthy requires a wide variety of minerals, antioxidants, and vitamins, one of the most notable of which is vitamin B12. Cobalamin, known more popularly […]

serotonin

Depression: It’s Not Your Serotonin

By Kelly Brogan, M.D. Millions believe depression is caused by ‘serotonin deficiency’, but where is the science in support of this theory? “Depression is a serious medical condition that may be due to a chemical imbalance, and Zoloft works to correct this imbalance.” Herein lies the serotonin myth. Americans, as consumers in one of only two countries […]