Understand And Manage Depression

Understand And Manage Depression

Depression is a real hard topic. You add the different faces of mental health problems, and it gets even more challenging.Perhaps it’s hard for me, because this is the part of me that most people don’t know of. There are over dozen different types of diagnosis within mental health disorders . Within these, the more common mood disorders are, depression and bipolar (also called manic depression). You may occasionally feel down and...

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7 Ways To Fight The Winter Blues

7 Ways To Fight The Winter Blues

I have a good friend who calls the month of January, “the armpit of the year”. If that’s not true, I’m not sure what is!  Depending on where you live, the experience might be a bit different for you. In general people who live in the northern countries, or the countries north of the equator, feel the impact of the darker and colder months. I have struggled with clinical depression and anxiety my whole life, so this time...

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How To Cope Emotionally With Diet Changes Due To Autoimmune Disease

How To Cope Emotionally With Diet Changes Due To Autoimmune Disease

I appreciate when I get feedback on my blog articles. That was the case recently when I visited with a lady over the phone regarding her health. After several years of living with an autoimmune disease, she decided to make changes in her lifestyle beyond medication. A year ago, her new doctor encouraged her to start living on a anti-inflammatory diet. She explained to me how amazing she felt when she ate according to the doctor’s...

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Living With Multiple Food Intolerances

Living With Multiple Food Intolerances

“Here, have the last of the chocolate milk!”  Me: “you know I can’t drink dairy” Her: “Seriously, if you’re not going to finish it then I will, I just don’t want to see it go wasted”. This conversation took place between me and a real close family member not too long ago at a family party. The last four years, I have lived with a strict diet of not eating over dozen of the most common foods,...

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Understanding Leaky Gut

Understanding Leaky Gut

Today I want to try to explain what it means to have a leaky gut or intestinal permeability. The great Greek physician Hippocrates that lived about  400 B.C, said “All disease begins in the gut”.  Many consider him as the Father of modern medicine. I find this very interesting, since over 2,000 years later, some in the modern medicine profession still question much about gut health.   Alternative vs Conventional It is really...

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5 Tips For Managing Your Food Restrictions During The Holidays

5 Tips For Managing Your Food Restrictions During The Holidays

  On my recent trip back to  Sweden, I had the opportunity to visit with family a lot. Every time we would get together, other than talking about childhood memories, food was the next important thing. Food can be a very important aspect of a person’s social life.  What we eat provides us with energy, nutrients and minerals, but it can also provide us with a sense of belonging. Our choice of food can also become a sensitive topic and at...

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