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Did you know diet and lifestyle plays an important role in mental health? Read these articles to learn how to boost your mood naturally.

ADAPTing: Creating Health and Joy in the Face of Uncertainty and Challenge
The ability to cultivate joy and be resilient are important life skills at any time, but they are vitally important during times of crisis. I held a live webinar on March 24, 2020, to focus...
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Health Coaching vs. Counseling: What’s the Difference?
Health coaching is not the same as counseling. Find out how these two disciplines are different in this article from health coach Kelli Saginak.
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How to Combat Seasonal Depression
If you find yourself feeling blue each winter, you could be experiencing seasonal affective disorder. Here’s how to combat seasonal depression with these natural treatment options.
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Functional Psychiatry: Treating Common Conditions with the Functional Approach
Functional psychiatry can successfully address the underlying causes of mental illness, improving long-term mental health outcomes for patients. Find out how, and get tips you can implement in your practice.
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Treating PTSD with MDMA, Dr. Michael Mithoefer
Conventional treatment for PTSD often means suppressing the symptoms associated with the disorder, rather than treating the underlying cause. In this episode of Revolution Health Radio, I talk with Dr. Michael Mithoefer about how MDMA,...
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Your Gut Microbiome and Anxiety: What’s the Connection?
Did you know that your gut bacteria can influence your mood? Find out how the gut and brain communicate with each other, what connects the gut microbiome and anxiety, and how to fix gut dysbiosis.
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A disrupted gut microbiome can cause anxiety, like this woman is experiencing.
Changing Habits? You Need to Shrink the Change
Are you changing your habits? Maybe your goal is to eat healthier and lose some pounds or get more sleep. Whatever your objective, you’re more likely to achieve your goal if it's small and attainable.
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If you’re changing habits, shrinking the change can help. Be sure to celebrate your successes, like these runners finishing a race.
How a Technology Addiction Can Hurt Your Health
Technology addiction is a very real problem. Innovations such as smartphones, social media, and the internet are addictive by their very nature. They’re specifically engineered to take advantage of human vulnerabilities and hardwired basic needs.
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People with a technology addiction may feel compelled to check their smartphone wherever they are, including while waiting for the subway, like this group of people.
How to Avoid Burnout at Work and Stay Motivated on the Job
Jobs are often difficult and stressful. If you’re exhausted and feeling detached at work, you’re likely experiencing professional burnout. Here's how to avoid burnout or how to correct it if you’re already experiencing it.
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This doctor is likely experiencing stress. Doctors—and other professionals—may need help learning how to avoid burnout at work.
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