The Brain and Trauma

Our brain is shaped in three primary ways: temperament (inborn basic personality traits), genetics, and experience. Experiences of trauma, especially chronic childhood trauma, impacts how the brain develops and responds to threat in a number of ways. Our brain’s primary job is survival, and a brain that’s been through trauma is hypersensitive to threat. When... Continue Reading →

A Recipe For Your Mind and Body

Did you know that your mind and body work closely together? Taking care of your digestive health can play a valuable role in the management of anxiety symptoms. One way to take care is by eating foods with anti-inflammatory properties. Studies show there may be a link between gastrointestinal microbes and gene regulators in the... Continue Reading →

Vitamin C and Mental Health

April 4th is National Vitamin C Day! Most associate vitamin C as a way to fight off colds, but did you also know it has shown the ability to improve your mood? The brain actually holds more Vitamin C concentration than it does in the rest of the body! To get a little technical, Vitamin... Continue Reading →

Brains & Puzzles

You may wonder, what are some ways that you can challenge and one of the most important muscles in your body? Not your arms or your legs… I’m talking about your brain! Your brain and your brain’s health are important to take care of because of things like memory, retention, and problem-solving skills! Some argue... Continue Reading →

This Is Your Brain On…

Have you ever wondered why you feel warm and fuzzy while listening to your favorite music? Or why disrupted sleep or lack of food leads to moodiness and irritability? The answers to both of these questions (along with a million others) are located, quite literally, in our brains. Learning about the complexities of our brains... Continue Reading →

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