Regular exercise is a vital part of a healthy lifestyle and sound weight-loss program. In fact, most experts suggest that we get 60 minutes of exercise each day for optimal health. But while a little exercise is a good thing, taking exercise to the e... Read more
Antidepressants make you fat. Depression only happens to weak-minded people. If your parents were depressed, you will be, too. Depressed people are just sad all the time. Do any of these sound familiar? They're all part of the many myths surround... Read more
For many years, mental health professionals viewed depression as primarily a women’s disease. Of the 11 million Americans diagnosed with clinical depression every year, less than 1 in 10 were men; and an even larger percentage of people activel... Read more
The idea that regular exercise can improve symptoms of depression and anxiety is not new. Hippocrates was the first Western physician to prescribe this treatment 2,500 years ago, and doctors have been recommending it to their patients ever since. All... Read more
Imagine experiencing severe abdominal pain, along with alternating bouts of both constipation and diarrhea. Even worse, your doctor can find no physical explanation or effective treatment for you, despite these very real symptoms. Unfortunately, this... Read more
For anyone out there who follows a clean eating diet, or is familiar with what it entails, I'm trying this out for the first time and am not sure if some of the foods I have in my fridge and pantry are OK to eat. I am trying to eat lots of veggies, f... Read more
Hello everyone! Just thought maybe you all could give me some good ideas on how I can stop the nibbling I do when I make dinner for my husband and children. I have been meal prepping my meals to make sure things are weighed out and healthy but family... Read more
I am a married mom of 5 little ones and a full time nursing student in my Junior year of a BSN program. I have gained nearly 100 pounds since I met my husband in 1997. I can't even believe I just wrote that! I can't believe how heavy I ha... Read more
I had a day off and was exhausted and didn't want to move. I sat in front of the TV all day and ate and went well over my calorie range. I took a nap and that didn't help. Any suggestions what I should do when I'm this exhausted and don't want to g... Read more
I am an emotional eater. Specifically, I eat when I am anxious. I have stuck with my weight loss plan for over 2 weeks now, but today I am feeling overwhelmed. SO of course I really want to just start snacking on chips and cake and chocolate...How... Read more
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The American Psychiatric Association (APA) has just released a preliminary draft of the revisions planned for itís Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders (DSM). This is the manual that medical and mental health professionals use to det... Read more
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