Hello world! Welcome to the first few weeks after America elected Donald J. Trump to be the 45th President of the United States. Are you still stressed/confused/planning to move/scheduling an appointment to get an IUD before it’s too late? Me too!
Trying to eat a well-balanced diet and exercising regularly are the two best ways to ensure that your body is functionally optimally, inside and out. Unfortunately, most Americans during some point in their life will find themselves deficient in certain nutrients, which their diet just doesn’t provide.
There’s no point in burying the lede. The United States has one of the worst (if not the worst) healthcare systems out there. We pay the most and get the least in our health outcomes. Study after study has confirmed that compared to health systems around the world, we come in last. There, I’ve said it.
The American Psychological Association estimates that 9-16 percent of new moms will experience postpartum depression (PPD). That makes it a fairly strong possibility that someone in your life is struggling or will struggle with the condition.
Nowadays, about half of Americans seek treatment from a therapist to help them with a variety of issues in their lives. Anyone who tells you that you don’t need a therapist, or that you should just work it out on your own, is wrong. Maybe you’ve had a traumatic break up, or are struggling with mental health issues — a therapist can help with both of those things.
Just hearing those two words is more than enough to get any man squirming in his seat. This squirming may not be related so much to the cancer itself, but rather the prostate exam associated. And while I’ll be the first to admit, a prostate exam is by no means the most comfortable experience you will have in your lifetime, it is unquestionably better than the alternative.
Postpartum depression can feel isolating and scary, and far too often it’s an experience that new moms are hesitant to discuss. Many women feel guilty or fear being judged, and others believe something must be wrong with them. In reality, that’s not the case, and you don’t have to feel alone. 1 in 7 women experience postpartum depression, making it surprisingly common.
As men, we don’t always have it easy. We are taught from a very young age that both our feelings and our problems (mental and physical) should be kept to ourselves. As a result, we rarely discuss our health-related problems, and subsequently, have very little awareness of what is a real health problem, and what isn’t.
I know, I know… all diets are “the worst,” if only because they prevent you from eating the things that you really, really love. Also, they usually don’t work. Whether they’re too limiting to realistically keep up, too much work to maintain or just too darn bland to enjoy, there’s a reason most nutritionists consider “diet” a dirty word.
Post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) is a psychiatric disorder, occurring as a by-product of witnessing or experiencing a traumatic event. The most common causes of PTSD are a natural disaster, vehicular accidents, an act of terrorism, wartime combat, sexual assault, or any other violent act. This isn’t even close to a full list.
Did the title of this article just give you the urge to stretch or massage your lower back? Maybe you’re shifting around in your chair, trying to make your position more comfortable. If you’re a yogi, you might currently be in child’s pose on the floor. (Once you’re done, please come back and continue reading!)
Seasonal Affective Disorder—or SAD—might be one of the most appropriate acronyms in medical history. It’s a depressive condition that reflects the ultimate battle between light and darkness—sunshine hidden by clouds, and sunsets happening quicker and sooner than ever. As a result, symptoms usually start in the fall, and subside in early spring or summer.