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A blog to improve your mental well-being.
The end of mental illness begins with a revolution in brain health.
Though the incidence of conditions like anxiety, depression, bipolar disorders, addictions, PTSD, and ADHD is skyrocketing, standard treatment and success rates in treating these conditions have barely changed in the last seven decades. Meanwhile, the stigma of “mental illness” prevents many people from getting the help they need.
Although some temporary anxiousness is considered “normal,” you can not live optimally with it. Anxiety affects your psychology, biology, and your social world.
Depression (clinical depression or major depressive disorder) is the common mental disorder and one of the main causes of disability worldwide. Everybody gets the blues from time to time. For most of us, we bounce back from these low moods and get back to enjoying our lives
Concussion & TBI
A concussion is a type of traumatic brain injury (TBI), which is any disruption in healthy brain functioning due to a bump, blow, blast, or other injury to the head. You don’t need to black out or be diagnosed with a concussion to experience lasting cognitive, psychological, or behavioural issues.
ADD is a neurological disorder that causes a range of behaviour problems, such as having trouble focusing on school or work, following instructions, and completing tasks, as well as difficulties with impulse control and appropriate social interactions.
Nutrition plays a significant role in mental health, we know that almost 90% of serotonin is made in the gastrointestinal tract, which contains tens of trillions of microorganisms, including at least 1000 different species of bacteria. These bacteria help to make neurotransmitters and help protect us against toxins, harmful bacteria, limit inflammation and help us absorb nutrients from food.
There’s a bi-directional pathway from the gut to the brain, via the vagus nerve, that connects our first brain to our second brain.