Sugar and The Body – The Harmful Effects of Using Sugar to Improve Mood
Most people can’t deny the amazing rush and instant mood improvement they get after eating a delicious treat full of sugar. A person is feeling that sudden burst of energy and happiness because of the abundant amount of serotonin “flying” through their synapses. Although this is a great feeling, people don’t usually prepare themselves for the crash that they will endure later. Furthermore, people don’t think of the effect that sugar has on their body in the long term. Over th
Attacking the Person NOT the Issue – How Controversial Topics Often Lead to CyberBullying
Have you ever read a FaceBook comment thread following a controversial issue? Such as that of the Dakota Access Pipe Line or who should be the next president? What you often see are several comments that are filled with emotion that attack a person's character and are non-specific to the issue. It is often said the topics of religion and politics should be avoided in many circumstances – why is that? It is because these topics tend to illicit strong emotions due to deeply imb
Misophonia - What is it and how is it treated?
I recently had a conversation regarding the very real and distressing symptoms of misophonia. Individuals with misophinia have a strong reaction to certain sounds – such as chewing (gum/food), or repetitive noises. It is believed to be caused by a dysfunction of the central auditory system of the brain. Currently misophonia is not a diagnosis that is formally recognized in either the DSM-V (the diagnostic manual for mental health disorders) or the ICD-10 (the diagnostic manua
3 Tips to Improve Your Mood Through Changing Your Diet
In our society, many providers treating mental health are quick to recommend or prescribe medications when patients express feelings of depression or anxiety. Because of this societal standard, people tend to think it is the only path to take. Yet – there are so many other paths to wellness that are often ignored despite the fact that they can make lasting change. A huge factor in your mood and emotions is what you eat. As a matter of fact, your human brain is run by nutrient