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10 Ways To Instantly Stimulate Your Vagus Nerve and Relieve Inflammation, Depression + More

In Health by Olivia Amitrano0 Comments

Did you know that your vagus nerve is the longest nerve in your body? It starts in the brain, circles your digestive system, and connects directly to every organ. Did you also know that hospitals are already tracking “vagal tone” – your vagus nerve’s ability to activate – in patients that have had a heart attack because it is a …

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Study Finds Turmeric Extract Superior to Prozac for Depression

In Alternative Medicine, Health by Olivia Amitrano0 Comments

A study published in the journal “Phytotherapy Research” has confirmed for the first time in a randomized, controlled clinical setting that curcumin (the primary polyphenol in turmeric) is both safe and effective in treating serious states of depression (Sanmukhani et al., 2013). The research was performed at the Department of Pharmacology within the Government Medical College in India and involved …

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What’s Missing from Conventional Mental Healthcare

In Health, Nutrition by Joey Doherty, MA, LPC, CWC0 Comments

If you’re following the much-needed trend toward holistic healthcare, you’re likely frustrated that western medical doctors aren’t taught nutrition in medical school. We certainly should be bothered by this, but we should be equally as upset that mental health therapists (counselors, social workers, psychologists, psychiatrists) aren’t taught nutrition, either. Since the mind and body are interconnected, any healthcare professional who …

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Nature Deficit Disorder

In Wellness by Joey Doherty, MA, LPC, CWC0 Comments

In 2005, Richard Louv coined the phrase “nature deficit disorder,” because he was worried about the direction our “civilized” species was headed. I’m worried, too. Nature deficit disorder is a condition that’s caused by spending little time outdoors, which has been linked to the rapid increase in health problems such as ADHD, anxiety, depression, and obesity. The sad fact is …

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Holistic Moms: Natural Remedies for Stress & Depression

In by Carlos Espinal, INHC0 Comments

If you are a mom (of any age) and want to have nutritional, emotional, spiritual support, suggestions, samples and a great group of caring and holistic moms, this is the meeting for you! This month will feature a talk and samples regarding natural remedies for stress and depression. Group will meet at 351 2nd St. (Modern Sage) every LAST Tuesday …

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12 Psychological Benefits of Houseplants

In Mindfulness, Wellness by Joey Doherty, MA, LPC, CWC2 Comments

For thousands of years, humans have been bringing plants indoors to benefit their lives. Numerous studies have shown that people who have houseplants are more satisfied with life than those without plants in their homes. But why is this? We intuitively know that houseplants are good for our mental wellness, but may not know why. The following are 12 reasons …