The Connection Between Nutrition and Mental Health

A growing body of research shows that certain vitamins, minerals and foods may reduce the symptoms of depression and anxiety. Nutritional psychiatrists believe the connection between nutrition and mental health can be found in your gut, more specifically, to the bacteria that grow in the gut (stomach, intestines and colon). There are good and bad [...]

By |2018-09-06T09:23:17+00:00September 4th, 2018|

The Ketogenic Diet: Should You Follow It?

You’ve probably heard of the infamous Ketogenic (keto) diet, and if you haven’t, then the basic, low-carbohydrate diet may be more familiar. The keto diet is known for it’s low-carbohydrate, high-fat, and adequate protein nature and is adamant about restricting your sugar intake. It’s been followed and made famous by many celebrities including Halle Berry, [...]

By |2018-08-09T15:00:50+00:00March 8th, 2018|

Get SMART

Each year, we make our New Year’s resolutions and many of us feel motivated to eat better, exercise more and decrease stress levels.  This year, consider making your goals SMART.  Don't think of it as a resolution you try for a couple weeks, but more of a lifestyle adjustment so you're sure to stick with [...]

By |2018-08-09T15:01:00+00:00January 24th, 2018|

6 Flu-fighting Foods to Start Eating Now

Superheroes are super trendy right now, but even they aren’t tough enough to fight off cold and flu viruses that prey on people during the winter. Ancy Maruthanal, MD, an internal medicine physician with Meritas Health North Kansas City, recommends eating these six superfoods to wage an effective battle. Superhero Secret Brussels sprouts boost your [...]

By |2018-07-25T18:52:31+00:00January 2nd, 2018|

More Sweet, Less Sugar: 5 Tips for Grandparents

Grandparents find great joy in spoiling their grandkids, but when nearly 1-in-3 children are overweight or obese, it’s important to weigh the options when it comes to meals and snacks. Tina M. Khaleghi, MD, a pediatrician with Meritas Health Pediatrics, shares five tips to help grandparents spoil their grandkids using a little less sugar. Turn [...]

By |2018-08-09T15:01:21+00:00September 10th, 2017|
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