Teen Depression & Anxiety: Why Is the Teen Brain So Vulnerable? By Trevor McDonald


Whenever we hear of extreme bullying that involved children or teens, we are outraged and rightfully so. As teen suicide rates are reaching alarming highs, this sensitive issue hits a collective nerve. But does bullying actually cause depression? What Causes Teen Depression and Anxiety? In truth, there is still a lot we don’t know about […]

ZENBands Recommended as a Favorite Birth Product!


Another Positive Review for ZENBands, this time from Bailey Gaddis, author of Feng Shui Mommy: Creating Balance and Harmony for Blissful Pregnancy, Childbirth and Motherhood, childbirth preparation educator, birth doula, hypnotherapist and contributor to Working Mother, Pregnancy and Newborn, Disney, Babble, The Huffington Post, Cosmopolitan, Redbook, Expectful, Elephant Journal, Scary Mommy, and other publications. You […]

Apple Cider Vinegar Can?


My laundry room is like a hot dungeon with cockroaches. I write that assuming some dungeons don’t have cockroaches. The dismal atmosphere inspires me to sing…to my audience of roaches…about anything, and in this case, Apple Cider Vinegar: Just another laundry day, trying to pass time and thinking about that God-like miracle cure #applecidervinegar…. #healthyeating […]

Umbrella Reflections in NYC: Don’t Let the Rain Cloud Your Brain.


Bad weather makes for bad moods, just like good weather makes for good moods. It’s pretty simple, and I don’t think anyone would deny that relationship. If you are even slightly prone to depression, rainy, cloudy days can increase your emotional angst exponentially. A string of rainy days can send a depressed person spiraling downwards, […]

Anxiety? Eat Fermented Foods


  A recently published study in Psychiatric Research shows that individuals who eat more fermented foods have less anxiety, especially social anxiety, and significantly less neurosis.  This wasn’t a randomized controlled trial, however over 700 individuals were surveyed, so that’s a big sample size.  The correlation is most likely due to the probiotics, live bacteria, […]

Dear Mental Health “Professionals” Diagnosing Trump from A Distance:


Dear Mental Health “Professionals” diagnosing Trump from a distance, Thank you for providing supporting evidence that giving someone a mental diagnosis is a completely unscientific and subjective endeavor. You’ve done nothing but shovel dirt from the ground for your grave.  I sincerely hope psychiatric patients, their families, mental health advocates and anyone who has every […]

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