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If my friend, Susan, ingests even a trace of gluten, she'll likely need to make a mad dash to the bathroom or she'll double over in pain for hours. Susan has celiac disease. But what about the rest of us? Those of us who don't have a celiac diagnosis? [...]
Over the long weekend, I hiked a trail I’d never hiked before. It was a perfect summer day, the kind of day that Mainers dream about in the dead of winter: when the wind howls through the windows, the snow swirls in frenzied circles, and [...]
Last night I had a gaggle of teenagers—my daughter’s friends—at my house for dinner. At times like these, I struggle with what food I should offer. The “health coach side” of me wants to serve up boatloads of hearty nutrition while the “practical side” of [...]
My daughter, Emma,* recently admitted to me that she's been experiencing a fair number of anxiety symptoms lately. Anxiety and depression plagued her a couple years ago during high school. (Anxiety kept her from doing things she wanted to do. Depression caused her to sob uncontrollably—curled [...]
Doctors and researchers have discovered that when our microbial gut flora is compromised or lacks diversity, we may experience a number of health issues, including anxiety. In my last post, I began to explore factors that may influence our gut flora. In this post, I explore even more. Inflammation Inflammation is sometimes obvious. [...]
Depending on which lens you use, the cause of anxiety and how to treat it will look different. How Conventional Medicine Looks at Anxiety According to the American Association of Anxiety, the exact cause of General Anxiety Disorder (GAD) is unknown. The symptoms tend to emerge gradually. Symptoms [...]