Depression and Anxiety Occurring Together

Feelings of depression and anxiety can be normal for a person to experience during difficult times in life such as during a divorce or after losing a loved one. However, if the feelings persist for extended periods of time, treatment may be necessary to regain normal day to day functioning. Symptoms of comorbid depression and […]

Sunlight and the Brain

Summer is finally here again, bringing great weather, perfect for outdoor activities! Did you know that sunlight also benefits the brain? Yes, indeed! Naturally, staring directly into the sun is not good for the brain (or eyes for that matter), however the brain actually functions better when a person’s eyes are exposed to sunlight. Additionally, […]

Are You Depressed? Five Signs of Depression

Depression affects an estimated 350 million people in the world today. Caused by chemical imbalances in the brain, depression can majorly affect someone’s day to day life. Identifying depression in one’s own life can be challenging. People who know the affected person may recognize symptoms first, noticing changes in a person’s mood, behavior, activities, and […]

10 Brain Engaging Summer Activities for Kids

As summer begins, a huge concern for parents is the learning loss that occurs across the board, affecting learning in all subjects. Students most often test poorly at the beginning of the school year by comparison to testing at the end of the school year. After several years of recurrent learning loss, by high school […]

Symptoms of Gluten Intolerance

For those who may not know, Celiac disease is a serious autoimmune disorder that virtually destroys the digestive tract and is only reversed by a gluten-free diet.  The main challenge with being diagnosed with Celiac is that it requires an intestinal biopsy.  Needless to say, this is an invasive and not appealing option for those […]