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Anxiety is a Physiological Problem and Not Just in Your Head

May 7th, 2018 (No Comments)

Anxiety disorders are the most common psychiatric disorders among adults and children. Each year roughly 18% of adults and 25% of children and teens are diagnosed with an anxiety disorder each year. Despite the shockingly high number of people affected by anxiety, only about 36% will seek treatment. Not only are anxiety disorders incredibly common, but…

Sleep Duration and Hunger Hormones

April 23rd, 2018 (No Comments)

  We all know what hunger feels like. Our stomachs start growling and rumbling, our brains can feel a little foggy and all we can focus on is getting something to eat. But what tells our brains we’re hungry or full? It turns out that the gut and the brain are connected, forming the gut-brain axis…

Eat Your Way to Better Sleep

April 13th, 2018 (No Comments)

Sleeping and eating, two of the best parts of the day! But what you eat and when you eat it plays a large role in how well you’re sleeping! Our food choices help to regulate our circadian rhythms. Eating the right food at the right time is important for keeping our bodies and brains on schedule.…

Stress, Cortisol, and Sleep

April 7th, 2018 (No Comments)

Sleep and stress often go hand in hand. A lack of sleep can cause stress, and stress can cause a lack of sleep. a Study done in 2007 found that 7 out of 10 adults in the U.S. experience stress every day and 70% of those adults have trouble sleeping. 75% of those not sleeping…

Are You Making Sleep a Priority? Here’s Why You Should Be

April 1st, 2018 (No Comments)

Most of us know that getting enough sleep is vital to our well-being. We’re happier when we feel rested, we have more energy to do the things we want to do. But, sleep does so much more than just replenish our energy. Getting enough sleep is essential to a healthy hormone cycle, cortisol cycle, and…

Brain Healthy Dinner

March 8th, 2018 (No Comments)

Hello, all! With cold New England weather still upon us, I thought this would be a great time to share two delicious recipes that will fill you up and boost your brain health. What we eat plays a huge role in how well our brain functions. So this first dinner is packed with protein, which…

Neurofeedback and Migraines

February 19th, 2018 (No Comments)

Before beginning neurofeedback I had been having migraines that regularly caused me to miss out on “life”. It was very discouraging to have to cancel events, be unable to perform my daily tasks, and hide out in a dark and quiet room. I had tried both traditional medicines and natural remedies with no success.On the…

AN EXAMPLE OF NFB TREATMENT FOR ATTENTION

June 16th, 2015 (No Comments)

  An eight year old boy was referred for ADHD symptoms and came to me with his mother. His parents were upset because 2nd grade had become a challenge for him. His parents had gotten him a diagnosis, with the help of Conners rating scales that a school psychologist had completed for them. This boys…