Drug Free Approaches to Mood Challenges

Drug Free Approaches to Mood Challenges

Many people today suffer from mild to moderate depression and/or anxiety and are able to ease those symptoms minus the prescriptions. The following methods have all been scientifically proven to help ease the symptoms of depression. I have included those methods that...
Stress and its Effect on the Body

Stress and its Effect on the Body

This time of the year can be a time of joy accompanied by exhaustion if we let it. We want to make sure that we come out on the other side of these holidays happy and healthy. Two very important systems that can be affected by seasonal stresses are the heart and the...
Holiday Joy or Winter Dread?

Holiday Joy or Winter Dread?

Over the years I have found that I can see in my patients eyes whether or not they are the kind of person that looks forward to the holidays or dread them. It’s not that they don’t like the season, or that they don’t appreciate holiday music in...
Stress and its Impact on the Brain

Stress and its Impact on the Brain

When we think about stress, most of us think about the kids, the bills, the elderly parents, or the job. Although these can be considered stressors, the perception of that stressor is what creates the stress response in the body. There are three basic categories of...
Are We Victims of Fear Based Healthcare?

Are We Victims of Fear Based Healthcare?

How do we learn how to take care of ourselves? We learn from our parents when we are little, and then sometimes from friends, doctors, and the media when we are older. Many of the messages we learn are based on fear instead of education. It’s easier to tell a small...