Nutrition & Holistic Health

According to a 2009 study published in the Archives of Internal Medicine, as many as three-quarters of U.S. teens and adults are Vitamin D deficient. Many studies have linked vitamin D deficiency with depression. In a cross-sectional study of 12,594 patients in a database at the Mayo Clinic, researchers found that low vitamin D levels were associated...
Someone in recovery circles once told me that if you have one foot in the past and another in the future, you are essentially peeing on the present. I try to remember that when I’m engulfed in regret—obsessing about all the things I did wrong in the past and wishing to God I had made...
Healing herbs have played a part in both traditional and non-traditional forms of medicine dating back at least 5000 years. They have been used by physicians and healers of various cultures and civilizations throughout time to soothe the nervous system and protect the body from stress and anxiety. Whether you have a full-blown anxiety disorder...
I call the two months between Halloween and New Years the “eating season.” No matter where you turn, there’s a bowl of your favorite candy on someone’s desk, decadent holiday treats at your doorstep, and invitations to parties. The holidays are packed with stress, and we all know the easiest, safest, most affordable place to...
I’ve always been a huge believer in exercise for treating depression. If I skip even two days of working out, my mood begins to dip and I feel much more fragile. Exercise is the one piece in my recovery from depression that has never failed me. Even on my sickest days, a hard workout will...
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