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Curing Depression Through Food?

Depression is a common but serious mood disorder that affects millions. Depression causes severe symptoms that affect how we feel and handle daily activities.  Fortunately, there are a variety of treatment options out there that help with symptoms of depression. With the right treatment, anyone can find a way to overcome their depression. No one . . . . Continue Reading


4 Myths About OCD

Obsessive-Compulsive Disorder (OCD) is a common, chronic, long-lasting disorder experienced by as many as 1 in 100 Americans each year. Roughly half of these cases are classified as severe. OCD is the uncontrollable, reoccurring thoughts and behaviors that a person feels to repeat certain routines over and over again. The truth is most people underestimate . . . . Continue Reading


Kristen Bell Opens Up About Her Anxiety and Depression

Actress Kristen Bell recently admitted to suffering from anxiety and depression. Personally, I love Kristen Bell and have way before the movie Frozen existed. Why? Two words: Veronica Mars and one more word: obsessed. Most people know Bell from her role as Princess Anna in Frozen and her part as Veronica in Veronica Mars. On set, . . . . Continue Reading


Tribute for Mothers Fighting Addiction

Author: Justin Mckibben Mothers are probably the greatest gift we have been given, because with a mother and a child there exists a love beyond what we can accurately describe in so many wonderful words. Mothers give life to the future through their children, and with them the very concept of connection and nurture is . . . . Continue Reading


Billion-Dollar Abstinence Program Failed To Stop Spread of HIV

Abstinence-only sex education continues to fail, yet the United States has funded billions of dollars to promote abstinence in Africa with the intention to stop the spread of HIV. Now, data is revealing that the efforts failed to prevent the spread fo HIV in Africa. In 2003, President George W. Bush passed the President’s Emergency . . . . Continue Reading


Eating Disorders Still A Major Issue For Instagram

The pro-eating disorder community continues to try to spread an unhealthy message to others and despite Instagram’s efforts to put a stop to this community, these groups continue to spread. These Instagrammers resort to misspellings of popular old tags to spread unhealthy images to each other. Back in 2012, Instagram tried to put a stop to . . . . Continue Reading


How Drugs Affect Women’s Fertility

By now, most know the health implications of abusing drugs. However, how do those drugs affect a women’s fertility?  Researchers have found that men’s fertility are affected by drug use through the sperm. The sperm can be regenerated through staying clean. Women, on the other hand, have a host of side effects. Unlike men, women . . . . Continue Reading


Painkiller Addiction Relapse Risk Linked to Age

Adults young and old are being affected by opioid addiction and unfortunately, those older may have a tougher time. According to a recent study, older populations who suffer from opioid addiction have a higher chance of relapsing on opioid medications. In fact, the study concluded that each year older you are when you first start . . . . Continue Reading


How Fat Affects Our Hormones

If you thought weight gain only affected your appearance, you were wrong. While gaining weight can cause feelings of insecurity about the way we look, over time the increase in fat results in psychological changes too. Excess fat stores hormones and affects our mood. For a long time, fat was considered extra storage or reserved . . . . Continue Reading


5 Common Misconceptions about Antidepressants

I’ll be honest, the first time I heard about someone close to me taking antidepressants, I responded with an uninformed misconception. While I was empathetic towards the situation, having dealt with depression and anxiety issues myself, I assumed taking the medication was a quick-fix solution. You had to be tough in this world, right? Taking . . . . Continue Reading