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Anxiety and Depression

Almost everyone has experienced depression at some point in their lives. It is an appropriate response when life has become too burdensome and those burdens feel overwhelming. Likewise most of us have been anxious. We’ve felt fear around a new situation or second-guessed our ability to meet a challenge.  It is normal to have transient […]

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Healthy Gut, Healthy Mind

Could the microbes in your gut be affecting more than your digestion? According to a recent study at UCLA the answer is yes. The researchers have shown that beneficial bacteria in food, also known as probiotics, can impact brain function. The study used functional MRI (fMRI) to show that women who regularly consumed probiotic-containing yogurt showed altered activity […]

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Treating depression: The Chinese Medicine alternative to SSRI’s

Depression and its counterpart anxiety are the most common mood disorders, affecting approximately one in five people at some point in their lives. Over the years, treatments for depression and anxiety have evolved into what we know today. SSRI’s (selective serotonin reuptake inhibitors) are a relatively new group of antidepressants that specifically inhibit the reuptake […]

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