Does what we eat affect our mental health?

There is an old saying you are what you eat, and research shows that what we eat may be associated with wellbeing. A recent study according to the mental health foundation found that a Mediterranean diet high in vegetables, fruits, legumes, nuts, beans, cereals, grains, fish and unsaturated fat such as olive oil supplemented with … Continue reading Does what we eat affect our mental health?

Successfully Surviving the Winter Blues

The calendar says spring is fast approaching, but for many of us, winter rages on. We cling to the moments of sunshine while wading through many inches of snow, longing for warmer days, pretty flowers, and the sound of happy birds. The longer winter is, the harder it becomes to battle back against the winter … Continue reading Successfully Surviving the Winter Blues

What is Hypochondria?

Have you ever heard of Hypochondria? It can also be called health anxiety disorder. It's where someone becomes obsessed with the idea of having a serious medical issue that's been undiagnosed. There's more than 200,000 cases in the US. Symptoms Symptoms of illness anxiety disorder involve preoccupation with the idea that you're seriously ill, based … Continue reading What is Hypochondria?

How my mental health made me realize what career I wanted

The other day someone asked me what my ultimate goal is when I finish school. Without giving it a second thought, I responded with medical school. For seven years now I've said I wanted to go to medical school and become a doctor. I mean, all of the books I have my on "to read" … Continue reading How my mental health made me realize what career I wanted