Psychiatric medications, including antidepressants, antianxiety, stimulants, antipsychotics, and mood stabilizers, are just like medications for any other illness. They can be necessary and they can be life-saving. They can also come with some unpleasant side effects. If the side effects are mild and you feel the medication is otherwise benefiting you, let’s talk about how to limit the side effects while ensuring the medication is working optimally.
You’ve probably heard that improving the quality of your diet can help ease the symptoms of depression. Maybe you’ve tried improving your diet, or maybe that still feels too hard right now. If you’ve already tried medication, therapy, and social support groups for your depression, it may be time to also take a look at improving the quality of your diet to help manage the symptoms of depression, says a new randomized controlled trial from Australia.
We’ve all had challenging days. Either at work, at school, or caused by a fight with someone or too much stress at home. It’s easy to think of self-care and taking care of yourself as eating treats or buying items you feel you “deserve” because your day was so difficult. This can lead you to ignore all of those stressful moments because you automatically compensate with food or purchases and don’t give yourself time to process your feelings. So here’s 58 practical ways to treat yourself without food or spending money after a challenging day.
With so many health blogs and social media accounts, it can be challenging to determine which sites are providing legitimate health information, and which are stretching the truth or flat out making things up. First hint: anyone claiming to be able to provide instant results with an expensive supplement is probably not legit.
Are you at the point of not knowing what the heck is going on with your body and you’re ready to try an elimination diet? Or have you been on an elimination diet before that made you question your entire relationship with food? Unfortunately, elimination diets can often lead to a more damaging relationship with food if you’re not properly educated on the purpose, duration, and logistics of the diet, if you’re not following up with a healthcare professional, or if you experience weight changes while on the diet.
For anyone who has ever struggled with their relationship with food or their body, read this article before embarking on any kind of elimination diet.
This post is the first in a series titled: “What Can I Eat if Everything is Toxic?”. I’m going to very basically explore different claims about “toxic” foods and determine if you need to be worried about the health threats from these food items, if you should simply proceed with caution, or if there is no health threat determined. This week, I’m starting with arsenic.