The future of psychiatry may be in your guts

Did you know that out of every 10 of the cells in your body, only ONE is human!? The rest are bacterial! Yep. That’s right. We’re not completely human. And thank goodness! We’ve delegated a lot of tasks to our microbe inhabitants: vitamin creation, food digestion, immune system regulation and, quite fascinatingly, mental health management.Continue reading “The future of psychiatry may be in your guts”

Cell phones are a detriment to sleep

Sleep is more important than good nutrition. That’s a weird thing for a dietitian to say, but it’s true. We detoxify & organize our memories during sleep. One poor night of sleep can make your body act pre-diabetic. Cutting-edge neurobiology teaches us that during sleep, cleansing spinal fluid is released from little compartments in theContinue reading “Cell phones are a detriment to sleep”

Do you pathologize yourself?

The label of a health-related diagnosis is like a tattoo on your subconscious mind. But it’s not who you are. If you’re dubbed a “Diabetic”, or “Heart Patient”, or “Obese”, or even “Schizophrenic”, is that different than being called a “person who has Diabetes“? You betcha. Just as you’re not “John’s wife”, “Patricia’s husband”, “Albert’s husband”Continue reading “Do you pathologize yourself?”