Mild levels of anxiety can increase our motivation to excel. With anxiety disorders, however, an intense level of anxiety prevents coping with problems.
In Alaska, we have a distinct predisposition for becoming Vitamin D deficient. Because vitamin D is best made in the skin through sun exposure, most Americans end up deficient at least seasonally, and many chronically due to indoor lifestyles. Even […]
Like so many other bodily functions, mental wellness begins with digestion. There are many micronutrients needed by the brain and body for good neurological function, and these “mental health tools” come from foods. Minerals, amino acids, and fatty acids are […]
You’ve probably heard about probiotics by now: little friendly bacteria that live in your digestive tract and somehow help you through your day. Really, “probiotics” are in reference to the bacterial, fungal, and yeast (microbe) communities that takes up residence […]
Osteoarthritis is a debilitating condition for millions of Americans. In a healthy joint, the site where two or more bones meet is protected by cartilage and lubricated by synovial fluid, allowing smooth and painless motion. In arthritis, however, there is […]