According to the World Health Organization, mental health disorders primarily include depression and anxiety, bipolar affective disorder, schizophrenia and other psychoses, dementia, intellectual disabilities and developmental disorders including autism . Additionally, depression alone affects more than 300 million people of all ages globally, and is the leading cause of disability worldwide . Unfortunately, depression is predicted to be the leading cause of disease burden by 2030 . For many years, the treatment of mental illness has centered on trying to
What is PANS/PANDAS and is it treatable? The knowledge and awareness about Pediatric Autoimmune Neuropsychiatric Disorders Associated with Strep (PANDAS) is rapidly growing, but did you know that of the nearly 150 different strains of Group A streptococci (GAS) infections, only 10-12 are thought to account for symptoms of PANDAS? Researchers are continuing to learn more about the exposures to multiple infectious organisms and the relationship to innate immunobiological mechanisms and the potential for subsequent autoimmune and/or autoinflammatory processes. What
Back to School Lunch Ideas Back to school time is here! To help ease the frenzy of getting to the bus stop, packing backpacks, scheduling after-school activities, and still managing time at home with your family, we’ve compiled some tips and tricks to help make packing your child’s lunch easy and healthy! So where do you start? Include your kids in the packing process. Having kids involved in preparing their lunches not only increases the likelihood that they’ll enjoy what
The Difference Between Food Allergies and Sensitivities Current data suggests that nearly 10% of people experience food allergy symptoms, which has been trending upward in the last 2-3 decades. Like many chronic conditions, the expression of food allergies can be influenced by genetics, environment, and the genome-environment interactions, or epigenetic effects . Additionally, food-related symptoms may not be exclusively allergies, but they can also be defined by intolerances or sensitivities which typically elicit more mild symptoms and are non-immune reactions.
How to Eat Healthy When Traveling Traveling can be fun and exciting (as well as possibly stressful) or it may even a necessary part of your work routine. Regardless of your itinerary, there are several ways you can be sure to have healthy foods available to keep you and your family feeling well and thriving! Adapting different strategies that work for you can help take the guessing out of what to eat while away from home while continuing to support