Integrative Health Psychology

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How a Genetic Mutation (MTHFR) Can Impact Mental & Physical Health

My most recent blog post explains how a not-so-uncommon genetic variant can increase your risk of several mental and physical health problems, including treatment-resistant depression, heart disease, ADHD, autism, certain … Continue reading

September 5, 2014 · Leave a comment

A Folate-Rich Breakfast – Delicious and Good for Mental Health

I’ve posted on the mental health benefits of folate previously. Here’s a quick and easy recipe for a folate rich, delicious breakfast. If you like it, please like and share! … Continue reading

August 24, 2014 · Leave a comment

Gratitude is a Powerful Tool for Healing

Don’t underestimate the value of noticing and being thankful for what’s good, and finding the good in the difficult. When we are grateful, we leave little room for resentment, anger, … Continue reading

August 6, 2014 · Leave a comment

Dietary Supplements Have a Role in Mental Health Care

Supplements are no panacea, but when judiciously used, the right ones can help alleviate mood symptoms and improve cognition. Click here to read more.

August 6, 2014 · Leave a comment

Weight Shaming is Harmful and Linked to Later Obesity and Other Problems

My most recent blog post discussed recent research confirming harmful, and long lasting effects of being labeled “fat.”

May 15, 2014 · Leave a comment

Changing Your Posture Could Change Your Body and Mind for the Better

There is very thought-provoking data about how changing our posture/stance changes both our body chemistry and our self-concept. In effect, changing your physical stance could change how you empowered you … Continue reading

April 2, 2014 · Leave a comment

How Exercise Builds a Better Brain

You already knew exercise was good for your body, but did you know it can actually change the structure and function of your brain? Click here to view my latest … Continue reading

February 26, 2014 · Leave a comment

8 Tips for Surviving the “Most Wonderful Time of the Year”

For many, the holidays bring as much agony as excitement. My most recent PsychologyToday.com post can help you retain your sense of humor – and sanity.    

December 11, 2013 · Leave a comment

Looking for a Tool to Quit Smoking? Mindfulness May Be the Answer

Giving up smoking may feel like losing an old friend, especially for those who’ve smoked for a long time. Mindfulness practices can help you to manage anxiety and cravings and … Continue reading

October 23, 2013 · Leave a comment

Can a Healthy Prenatal and Postnatal Diet Reduce Your Child’s Risk of Mental Illness?

It’s a provocative question, raised by a recently published Norwegian study. What do you think? Click here to read, and please share!

October 16, 2013 · Leave a comment

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