40 Articles in Mental Health

Mental Health

GABA: Here's How It Works In Your Brain + Why It's So Importa

Have you heard about GABA (gamma-aminobutyric acid)? It's an important neurotransmitter in the central nervous system, which controls most of the functions of the body and mind. It's also the major inhibitory neurotransmitter and has been i...

Liz Moody
Jun-08

Is Caffeine Making You Tired ALL The Time? Here's Why You Mig

You feel a little low on energy, so you reach for a cup of coffee or tea to get you going. It seems like this is everyone’s routine—caffine is so integrated into our culture and daily schedule—so it must make sense, right? Well, as a...

Liz Moody
Jun-08

Of All The Organs, This One Suffers Most From A Poor Diet

I've invested many years in studying neuroscience and nuclear medicine and many more years in doing research in those fields. When I first started, most of my time was spent with medical journals, but 15 years into my research, much of my t...

Liz Moody
Jun-08

These Are The Tools That Helped Me Overcome My PTSD

Post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) is a mental illness that can develop after a person experiences or witnesses a terrifying or life-threatening event or series of events. We usually associate the disorder with war, or acts of terror and...

Liz Moody
Jun-08

6 Things You Need To Know Today (April 10, 2018)

1. Clearing your mind can change your genes. A new study by scientists at Harvard showed that people who meditated regularly for eight weeks displayed changes in the expression of 172 genes. These genes regulate critical functions of the bo...

Liz Moody
Jun-08

An Integrative Neurologist's Best Brain Fog Advice

This month we attended the Integrative Healthcare Symposium annual conference, an event where leaders in holistic health talk about the most interesting developments in health care, hundreds of brands promote their products and initiatives,...

Liz Moody
Jun-08

5 Things You Need To Know Today (March 13, 2018)

1. Stressed out? A puppy is always a good idea. New research from the University of British Columbia found that having a dog around can really boost overall wellness, especially for students. Researchers found that students experience a red...

Liz Moody
Jun-08

The Brain Has A Negativity Bias. Here's How To Be Happy Anywa

Let's conduct an experiment: Take a moment to think back over your day; which experiences stand out for you? For most of us, it’s the negative ones . Enjoyable, useful experiences—like smiling at a friend, finishing a task, or learning...

Liz Moody
Jun-08

6 Things You Need To Know Today (March 14, 2018)

1. Nutritional psychiatry is being used to treat mental illness. While mainstream medicine typically treats mental health ailments with a drug (or cocktail of other drugs), modern approaches are calling for a more integrative approach. Holi...

Liz Moody
Jun-08

Stuck In A Rut? This Integrative Psychiatrist Wants You To As

Stuck in a dead-end job? Find yourself dating the same type of person over and over again? Repeatedly gravitate toward social situations that don’t leave you feeling fulfilled? You might be in a rut. The good news is that once you really...

Liz Moody
Jun-08