Don’t Let Stress Cause a Stroke

May is National Meditation Month—Make Time to Meditate, Not Medicate by BodyLogicMD If you want to lower your risk of heart attack and stroke—two leading causes of mortality in the US—there is research showing that you may have to look no further than your meditation mat. A study published in the American Heart Association journal Circulation … Continued

Could You be Suffering from Birth Control-Related Depression?

Depression Among Women on Oral Contraceptives by BodyLogicMD If you’ve been feeling blue lately, you may want to think twice before refilling your birth control prescription. New research published in the journal JAMA Psychiatry suggests that all types of hormonal contraception come with an increased risk of depression. A 14-year, nationwide study looked at one million … Continued

Don’t be SAD! Make this Winter the Best One Yet

Six Tips to Help with Seasonal Affective Disorder by BodyLogicMD Cold, gray days with fewer hours of sunlight are known to spark feelings of the ‘winter blues’ or seasonal affective disorder (SAD), especially among women. Along with sadness and depression, symptoms such as extreme fatigue, feelings of hopelessness, seeking isolation, irritability, and even sugar or … Continued

Could Sleep Apnea be to Blame for Memory Loss?

The Link Between Sleep Habits and Memory by BodyLogicMD It’s easy to write off symptoms like memory loss and difficulty focusing as side effects of stress or preoccupation rather than telltale signs of a medical problem. And in some cases, that impulse is totally fine. But when symptoms become consistent enough and severe enough, it … Continued

Overcoming Stress and Understanding Your Adrenals

by BodyLogicMD Exhaustion. Forgetfulness. Anxiety. Weight gain. Trouble sleeping. These are all-too common effects of a stress-filled life. Stress is a very real problem in today’s fast-paced society, one that can lead to very serious consequences. Stress itself is widely recognized as the number one proxy killer disease today—the American Medical Association has stated that … Continued

Why Can’t You Lose Weight?

The Truth Behind Weight That Won’t Budge You stand longingly in front of your pantry, swinging the door open and closed, open and closed. With each slam of the cabinet you are willing your mind to overcome the desire for its contents—sugary treats, comforting pasta and tasty breads—and instead turn to the fresh vegetables in … Continued

How the Holidays and Stress Could be Affecting Your Health

The holidays are notorious for bringing unwelcome guests: stress, fatigue and depression. But by setting realistic expectations and planning ahead, there’s a lot you can do to keep your holiday season merry and bright. Stress is a natural part of life, but chronic stress is not, and should not be simply endured as a regular … Continued

Holiday stress

During the holiday season , stress can be overwhelming. It is very important to try and maintain some sort of stability during this time of year. This will include trying to control sugar and alcohol intake, continuing to exercise , and trying to keep healthy hormone levels. We can certainly provide guidelines to help with … Continued