The root cause of schizophrenia is thought to include a very complicated mix of genetics, environment, and brain chemistry, making it a complicated condition to treat. Read about how new research on the relationship between inflammation and schizophrenia is producing promising results and new avenues for integrative treatment.
Ever wonder how fat effects your mental and physical health? In this article, we break down the science and popular understanding surrounding fat: What kinds are good to eat and which should be avoided? How can we incorporate fat as part of a healthy diet?
Research shows that a deficiency in serum folate levels may put you at increased risk for depression. Low folate levels may also make certain anti-depressants less effective. Learn more about the importance of folate and how to maintain optimal levels for sound mental health.
Who is at risk for B12 deficiency, what are the symptoms, and why does it matter for mental health? Learn about the importance of maintaining healthy levels of B12 in the body and when to seek help if you suspect a deficiency.
Unsure about the health benefits of dairy? In this blog we tackle the pros and cons of incorporating dairy into your diet. Integrative Medicine considers the impact food choices have on your overall health- physical, emotional, and mental- and we hope that this article helps to break down current knowledge surrounding dairy.
There appears to be a link between depression and nutrition, and ensuring a healthy diet could help keep children as happy as possible. More research is necessary to determine exactly how effective nutrient treatment might be in treating depression in children.
The adage "you are what you eat" may be one of the most profound truths of our existence. So it should come as no small wonder that you experience a sense of euphoria when you devour a decadent dessert or sample a slice of authentic New York from your favorite Brooklyn pizza spot.
One of the most challenging aspects of mental health treatment is establishing causation. Taking an Advil for a headache may relieve symptoms, but if the underlying cause of the headache happens to be a brain tumor, the effect is likened to that of attempting to climb Mt. Everest blindfolded.
Studies suggest that mindfulness practices lead to an increase in gray matter concentration in parts of the brain that affect learning, memory, emotion regulation, self-referential processing and perspective taking.
There are countless types of diets trending today, such as: weight loss diets, crash diets, detox diets, low fat diets, high fat diets, low carb diets and many more! It seems like every time we turn on the TV or look at a magazine, there’s another fad diet that’s promising real results
If you have Irritable Bowel Syndrome (IBS) you may be struggling with gastrointestinal (GI) pain and discomfort that sometimes interrupts your daily life. You likely use medical and dietary interventions to manage and control your symptoms