A word in season

https://youtu.be/Ml3H0Fr4mZQ "Dandelion" by Jean Tan A dear friend of ours, local singer-songwriter Jean Tan, writes songs that heals and nourishes the mind and heart. In a series of interesting conversations we had about the floaty dandelion, Jean discovered that the name "dandelion" means lion's tooth. How amazing it was that a seemingly fragile plant wore … Continue reading A word in season

Trauma and psychosis

Photo by Alex Smith on Pexels.com In our work with people who suffer from mental health conditions, we have experienced many who have undergone childhood trauma. Their stories have been supported by research, such as a meta-analysis of research showing that childhood adversities increase the risk of psychosis1. In the above-mentioned research, it was found … Continue reading Trauma and psychosis

Brain Food

Image by John Hain from Pixabay What you eat becomes what you think. There is increasing research that shows that supplementing with micronutrients can improve mental health conditions while patients are on psychiatric medication. One such research study1 involving children (7-18 years) with pediatric bipolar disorder (PBD), showed that they benefited from taking a micronutrient … Continue reading Brain Food

Gut-Brain Link

Image by www_slon_pics from Pixabay The expression "a hungry person is a angry person", implies that our gut affects our moods and behavior. However, not much is known about this phenomenon. In recent years, more evidence has surfaced to prove this to be so. Based on scientific research, "the gut microbiota is associated with metabolic … Continue reading Gut-Brain Link