Your Dental Health Matters For Your Mental Health

Did you know that there is a strong connection between dental health and mental health?

According to recent studies, people with poor dental health are more likely to suffer from mental health issues such as anxiety and depression. Additionally, people that struggle with their mental health are nearly three times more likely to lose their teeth.

There are many reasons for this link. Poor dental health can lead to pain and infection, which can in turn cause stress and tension. In addition, people who are self-conscious about the appearance of their teeth may be less likely to smile or laugh, which can lead to feelings of isolation and sadness.

Finally, the connection between mental wellness and the food that you eat cannot be denied, as we have discussed many times on this blog. Research continues to show that mental health issues are strongly correlated with nutritional deficiencies.

5 Foods To Avoid To Maintain Healthy Teeth

Did you know that there are certain foods that you should avoid if you want to maintain healthy teeth? If you want to keep your teeth healthy and cavity-free, it is important to avoid these unhealthy foods when you can.



Let’s Discuss The Health Benefits of Random Acts of Kindness

Did you know that performing random acts of kindness can actually improve your mental and physical health?

It’s true!

Researchers have found that when people perform kind acts for others, it not only makes them feel good, but it also has a positive effect on their overall health.

But why is this the case?

What Performing Random Acts of Kindness Does For Your Health

According to experts, there are several reasons why being kind can be good for your overall health.



The Surprising Link Between Your Gut and Mental Health

When “Mental Health” is mentioned, it is common for many people to think solely of the brain as opposed to the body as a whole. Unfortunately, a huge misconception when mental health issues arise with someone is that it’s “all in their head.”

That’s simply not the case.

Our body is a magnificent machine, and while the brain is considered the powerhouse of the body, it takes everything inside us working together to keep us going. And that means that our mental health is determined by a lot more than just the brain.



Probiotics Are Good For Your Mental Health

Probiotics are something that most people are aware of, yet not many people take them on a regular basis. A recent study found that two in three people know what probiotics are, but only one in three actively try to consume them.

This is likely due to a variety of factors, with the most prominent reason being many people don’t really think they need probiotics unless they’re taking antibiotics, as the antibiotics kill not only the bad bacteria in the gut,



5 Ways to Help Yourself When You’re Feeling Lonely

Loneliness is on the rise, as a recent Cigna survey found that three in five adults report that they sometimes or always feel lonely. That number bumps up to nearly 75% among workers aged 18-22 as well, an age group that has seen rates rise steadily over the past few years.

With summer officially coming to an end this week as well, ushering in the fall season, it’s also that time of year when loneliness naturally increases.

It’s important to acknowledge these increased rates of loneliness,


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Give Your Gut What It Needs To Improve Your Mental Health

The connection between your brain and your gut is one of the most important in your entire body. Consider this: 95% of your serotonin is made in your gut, and your gut flora is connected to virtually every process that goes on within the body.

When imbalances occur within the gut flora, though, a plethora of health issues can arise, including compromised immune health, depression, other psychiatric disorders, as well as some of our deepest chronic health issues.

Yes, the gut is that important.



5 Habits To Start Right Now To Improve Your Mental Health

Mental health plays a pivotal role in our quality of life, yet many people tend to only focus on the aspects of it that make it worse, and then react accordingly. However, there are many action items that anyone can implement right now to help improve their mental wellbeing.

Habits That Will Improve Your Mental Health

Every person is different when it comes to their mental health, but here are some habits that you can add into your life right now that will help improve your mental wellbeing..



Taking A Break From Social Media For Your Mental Health

Social media has become so ingrained and commonplace in our everyday life that most of us can’t imagine a day without it. The amount of daily time spent on social media apps and websites over the years has steadily risen, from an average of 90 minutes per day by users in 2012 to an average of 147 minutes per day in 2022.

That is nearly two and a half hours each day, and that’s even on the low end for some,



Are The Medications For Mental Health Actually Working?

Drug use in relation to mental health is on the rise, and we’re not talking about the illegal kind of drugs. Over 65 million people in the United States are now taking at least one prescription medication to help with their mental health, equating out to one in five Americans.

COVID-19 is largely being blamed for this increase in mental health issues across the world, with an estimated 25% increase in anxiety and depression due to the pandemic.




What You Drink Affects Your Mental Health, Too

It’s no secret that what you eat can have a major effect on your mental health. We here at Truehope have been discussing this extensively recently, whether it be foods you can eat to help battle seasonal depression or the fact that the standard American diet of highly processed foods has significant links to memory loss.

There’s also the growing number of research studies that are specifically exploring the increased rate of depression and its link with a poor diet.