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April 26, 2019
by Tina Arnoldi

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Potential Mental Health Benefits of the Ketogenic Diet

April 26, 2019 08:15 by Tina Arnoldi  [About the Author]

Photo by Megan Hodges on Unsplash
Many people practice the ketogenic diet for the purpose of losing weight, but some report mental health benefits, such as an improvement in symptoms for anxiety, depression, and bipolar disorder. But clinical research is limited. There are no no listings for ‘mental health’ and ‘ketogenic diet’ on clinicaltrials.gov. However, if ketones impact brain function, why would they not impact mental health? [More]

December 31, 2014
by Marti Wormuth, MA

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Mental Health Goals for a New Year

December 31, 2014 04:55 by Marti Wormuth, MA  [About the Author]

mental health goalsfora new year
The New Year is just around the corner, which means that it is important for us to take a look at what is going on in our lives and see how we want to change it in the future. It can be really hard to determine exactly what you want to do, especially if you've failed at New Year's resolutions before, but I'm telling you, it's one of the best things that you can do for yourself. Even if you don't make these grandiose goals, you can make sure that you are able to move forward in your life. In today's article, we're going to explore some mental health goals you can make and see why they're important for you to make. [More]

October 15, 2014
by Marti Wormuth, MA

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How Can Diet Affect Mental Health?

October 15, 2014 04:55 by Marti Wormuth, MA  [About the Author]

how can diet affect mental health
Mental health is related to all areas of our health, and one of the things that frequently gets overlooked is how much your diet can affect your mental health. In this blog, I'm going to talk about how the things you eat can affect your mental health and how you can change your eating habits in order to make sure that you have optimum mental health when you're out accomplishing things and working hard. [More]

May 5, 2014
by Christie Hunter

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Retirees Live the Dream by Preventing Mental Illness

May 5, 2014 04:55 by Christie Hunter  [About the Author]

retirees livethe dreamby preventing mental illness
Everyone wants to live in a world with limitless vacation days. In reality, only one segment of the population achieves such a lifestyle: retirees. Once the threshold of retirement is crossed, 40 years of full-time employment seems worth the hard work. However, the romanticism that surrounds this milestone is tempered by physical aches, pains and other conditions that come with age. [More]

March 30, 2014
by Christie Hunter

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Defeating the Food Pushers

March 30, 2014 04:55 by Christie Hunter  [About the Author]

defeatingthe food pushers
For many people, social environment can make or break a diet. Food is a very social concept. The choices we make are often impacted by those around us: what they’re eating, how much they’re eating, and how they respond to our choices can positively or negatively impact our weight and health. Food-Pushers are people who, for whatever reason, offer or “force” foods or portions that are not aligned with your needs and preferences. [More]

March 23, 2014
by Christie Hunter

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Modeling Healthy Food Behavior

March 23, 2014 04:55 by Christie Hunter  [About the Author]

modeling healthy food behavior first picture
Despite the fact that children spend a large portion of their time at school and other activities, their foremost role models for food, health, and weight will always be their parents.Children mirror parental behaviors. The quality of those behaviors is more important than ever in light of the current Obesity crisis. Although many factors have contributed to the increase in American Obesity, the foremost important behaviors in the provision of a healthy food environment are to A) Eat at home, and B) Eat in Moderation. [More]

March 22, 2014
by LuAnn Pierce, LCSW

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Adult ADHD: Recommendations for Management and Treatment

March 22, 2014 04:55 by LuAnn Pierce, LCSW  [About the Author]

adult adhd recommendationsfor managementand treatment
When it comes to managing and treating Adult ADHD things get complicated. Most people would like to believe that taking a stimulant in the morning and at noon would remedy all their symptoms and related problems. That is definitely not the case, though the majority of people who use medication find it helps. Some find the side-effects are intolerable. Others are not willing to take stimulant medication. Regardless, medication is only part of the solution for those who can and will take it. [More]

February 8, 2014
by LuAnn Pierce, LCSW

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Food, Exercise and Mental Health

February 8, 2014 04:55 by LuAnn Pierce, LCSW  [About the Author]

food exerciseand mental health
In the past few years mental health practitioners have become more aware of the connection between food, exercise and mental health. Research in these areas supports what some have known for years – we can manage and eliminate some of the more common mental health symptoms by changing what we eat and moving our bodies more. [More]

July 17, 2013
by Ashley Marie

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Wednesday Wisdom: The Brain Diet

July 17, 2013 04:41 by Ashley Marie  [About the Author]

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Most of us try to incorporate healthy foods into our meals. Balanced diets help us maintain a healthy weight, fight disease, build muscle, and improve our general well being. But have you considered the relationship between your diet and your brain? As part of my series on brainpower, this week I will outline some foods that help enhance your mental capacity. Brilliant Breakfast According to Dean ... [More]