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How Gratitude Can Rewire Your Brain For Happiness And Success

By Brittany Hunter Over 40 million Americans are struggling with mental health concerns, according to Mental Health America (MHA). Since MHA released its first State of Mental Health in America report in 2015, there have already been “alarming increases” in adult suicidal ideation and major depressive episodes in young people, demonstrating how serious this problem has become. As someone who suffers from depression, I […]

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Antidepressants linked to dementia: Mental meds may just trade one condition for another

Antidepressants and antihistamines are among the most common types of medications people take, and they belong to a class of drugs known as anticholinergics. These drugs can treat a variety of health problems, including COPD, asthma, depression, dizziness, gastrointestinal problems, overactive bladder, and the symptoms of Parkinson’s. Although they can be effective, a large new study has […]

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1.2 Million-Person Study Shows How Much Exercise You Need to Benefit Mental Health

By Dr. Joseph Mercola It’s no secret that exercise is beneficial for your physical and mental health. Less clear, however, is how much exercise it takes to achieve meaningful benefits. Increasingly, we’re seeing that less is more when it comes to exercise, provided it’s done correctly and at high enough intensity. The latest research, published in […]

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8 Types of Internal Conflict and How to Find Peace of Mind

By Mateo Sol Your mind and heart feel like they’re split in two. You want to do something, but another part of you is screaming “NO WAY!” You believe in something, but you just cannot condone an action that belief teaches. You feel like something is right, but then you also feel like it’s wrong. How […]

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Two Foods That May Sabotage Your Brain

By Kelly Brogan, M.D. Could two of the most popular foods consumed in the West be a major cause of psychiatric disorders? Could there be a food-based cure for schizophrenia, bipolar, and depressive disorders? It is my firm conviction that diet – both what it may be deficient in as well as its potential toxicity – can cause […]

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Cancer, Depression, and Anxiety: Caring for Your Physical and Mental Health

Regardless of your age, stage of life, or circumstances, a cancer diagnosis often changes your outlook on life and your approach to health and wellness. Living with cancer can bring with it an overwhelming shift in physical, emotional, and mental well-being. A cancer diagnosis impacts the body in ways that are negative, difficult, and often […]

New Study Highlights Importance Of Air Quality To Mental Health

New Study Highlights Importance Of Air Quality To Mental Health

By Jason Erickson Naturally, when most people think about the negative effects of air pollution, we think of the physical impact. However, a new study shines light on the potential for pollution to also affect our cognitive state and general sense of well-being. China’s air quality has long been among the worst in the world, so its […]

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2 Remedies for a Chaotic Mind

We certainly live in unusual times, don’t we? When the news headlines are filled with fear and uncertainty, it’s easy to be thrown off keel and get stuck in our heads. But the elders have taught for thousands of years that personal evolution doesn’t occur without a little ruckus, just like new seeds won’t sprout […]

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Energy Vampires

By Aletheia Luna Have you ever felt completely drained, depleted and exhausted around a particular person, for no apparent reason? An energy vampire is a person who feeds off your emotional, or psychic, energy. People who display energy vampire traits generally lack empathy, sensitivity, and emotional maturity. As a result of the pain or insecurity they […]

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Processed foods making people MENTAL? Foods rich in nitrates, such as beef jerky, salami, and hot dogs, increase your risk of mania

By now, everyone is well aware of the way that the food we eat can affect our physical health, but one area that has been getting a lot of attention from researchers lately is the way in which food can affect mental health. The connection between the gut and the brain goes a lot deeper […]