How bacteria improve our mental health

Did you know that it’s been nearly 100 years since researchers first discovered a link between bacteria and neuroendocrine hormones? In the decades since the first discovery in 1929, researchers have found stronger links between the bacteria that live in our intestines and mental health.

In a study published in the journal BioEssays in 2011, researchers noted that some bacteria living in our digestive system actually produce neurochemicals that are found in our central nervous system.

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You’re ok. You’ve always been ok. You’ll always be ok.

This is a guest post by Dr. Rebecca Care, a board certified pediatric gastroenterologist with the Digestive Care Center in Evansville, Indiana.

For about the one hundredth time since this journey began, I say to my red headed freckled son, “You’re OK, you’ve always been OK, you’ll always be OK.” That has been my constant refrain to reassure and encourage him since I realized his psychiatric medications were making things worse for him, and more importantly that he can survive and even thrive in this thing called ‘life’ without medicine.

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Adults can have ADHD, too

Although we might consider ADHD to be a childhood disorder, it’s far from rare for an adult to have it. In fact, WebMD claims that “about 4% to 5% of U.S. adults have it“ and that “while many kids with ADHD outgrow it, about 60% still have it as adults.”

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Introducing EMPowerplus Methylated Advanced

You asked, and we listened.

We know that EMPowerplus Advanced has made a difference in hundreds of thousands of lives. But we also know that a small number of participants couldn’t fully process B vitamins as others can.

We are pleased to announce EMPowerplus Methylated Advanced.

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8 ways to become healthier this year

It’s that time of year again: goals, resolutions, a new you. The new year is everyone’s favourite time to set new goals. If you’re considering setting goals for 2017—especially health-related goals—here are 3 tips to help you get started.

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5 ways to get rid of work-related stress

For a lot of people, being at work can be the most stressful part of the day. Starting off the day in positive ways can set you in the right mood.

Here are 5 things you can do before work that can improve your mood before going to work, while at work, and after you get home.

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Discover how nutrition improves mental health

Physicians are always looking for new ways and treatments for mental and physical wellness. The conventional method of treating symptoms instead of underlying issues doesn’t seem to be working.

Truehope, of course, has been pioneering nutrition-based mental wellness solutions. Our products have been helping tens of thousands of people for over two decades, and they have spurned over 30 clinical studies by independent researchers in the field of nutrition and mental health.

And research studying the connection between mental health and nutrition just keeps expanding.

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10 natural ways to beat stress during the holidays

What is stress?

It’s perfectly natural to feel stressed now and then; it’s our body’s way of dealing with things it sees as threats. It’s how we prepare to run away from or confront danger.

Unfortunately, many things that trigger stress during the holidays aren’t things that we can fight or flee. Unwelcome guests appear, work parties demand attending, shopping overwhelms, and baking becomes insurmountable

Why is stress a problem?

Stress isn’t a problem, per se, but if stress continues,

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A positive life can lead to a longer life

In 2001, American researchers published an article in the Journal of Personality and Social Psychology showing their findings that describing our lives in positive ways can help us live longer.

The researchers analyzed the autobiographies of 180 Catholic nuns. These nuns wrote their biographies when they were between the ages of 18 and 32 (leaning to the younger end of the spectrum with a mean age of 22). The counted the positive sentences in the autobiographies, and organized them into 4 groups (quartiles),

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Are medications stored in fat?

Mary* was feeling great! She was no longer taking medications that made her feel emotionally numb and clouded. She felt clear-headed and stable, something she had not felt for a long time.

The Truehope program was really working!

She felt energized and motivated, so she began to jog. She wanted to improve her health and lose some of the weight she had gained over the last year. All at once, her symptoms began to return.

When Mary phoned Truehope,

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