MTHFR

MTHFR

Vitamin B-9, or folic acid, plays an important role in brain development and overall mental health, and folic acid deficiency can lead to birth defects and clinical depression. Folic acid contributes to the production of S-adenosylmethionine, or SAM, which is necessary for healthy neurological function. These B vitamins cannot work well in the body without(…)

Perception

Perception

“Perception is the process of attaining awareness or understanding of the environment by organizing and interpreting sensory information.  All perception involves signals in the nervous system, which in turn result from physical stimulation of the sense organs.  For example, vision involves light striking the retinas of the eyes, smell is mediated by odor molecules and hearing involves pressure waves. Perception is not the passive receipt of these signals, but can be(…)

Vicious Cycle

Vicious Cycle

It becomes a vicious cycle. Depression hits.  I feel weak and detached.  I don’t want to eat, walk, or talk. No appetite leads to poor nutrition hence fatigue, irritability, … Staying in bed leads to poor circulation, weakness, … Not socializing leads to anxiety, fear, … Now the focus isn’t where it began. Now it’s(…)

Fibromyalgia

Fibromyalgia

Fibromyalgia is diagnosed when a person has long-term, body-wide pain and tenderness in the joints, muscles, tendons, and other soft tissues. It has been linked to fatigue, sleep problems, headaches, depression, and anxiety. Painful areas are called tender points.  Tender points are found in the soft tissue on the back of the neck, shoulders, chest, lower(…)

B12

B12

B12 is an essential vitamin with roles throughout the body. It is needed for the development and maintenance of a healthy nervous system, the production of DNA and formation of red blood cells. A severe B12 deficiency results in pernicious anemia, which can be picked up by a blood test. But the less dramatic symptoms of a(…)

So Tired

So Tired

Depression and other forms of mental illness can be a symptom of Anemia.  Or it can co-occur creating a dangerous mindset. If your body is saying, ” I am so tired” all the time.  It is important to uncover why. A simple blood test can rule out Anemia. Anemia is a condition that develops when(…)

12 Steps

12 Steps

The Twelve Steps of Alcoholics Anonymous We admitted we were powerless over alcohol—that our lives had become unmanageable. Came to believe that a Power greater than ourselves could restore us to sanity. Made a decision to turn our will and our lives over to the care of Godas we understood Him. Made a searching and fearless moral inventory of ourselves.(…)

Serenity

Serenity

… Grant me the … Serenity to accept the things I cannot change Courage to change the things I can The Wisdom to know the difference Patience for the things that take time Appreciation for all that I have Tolerance for those with different struggles Freedom to live beyond the limitations of my past ways(…)

Coping

Coping

A flyer was given to us called, “Twelve Steps to Managing Depression” Be aware of the indicators that tell you that changes are needed. Know that anger can be uncovered and choices can be made regarding its purpose. Become committed to healthy boundaries and assertions. Believe in yourself. Know your worth and value as a(…)

Be Calm

Be Calm

Drinking tea is a great way to be calm and promote relaxation.  What’s even better is if the tea’s ingredients are carefully selected for just that purpose.  Here are some tea benefits: Sleepytime Extra® Wellness Tea has Valerian in it, a natural sleep aid because of its mild sedative properties. The result is a tea with(…)