An anti-inflammatory dietary pattern may help with depression and mental health. Why? Well, it may be related to the fact that emerging evidence suggests that inflammation of the brain cells (neuroinflammation) may indeed be a major driver of depression and other mental health concerns. Building on yesterday’s introductory post on

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Anxiety disorders are a family of conditions often referred to simply as “anxiety” which represent the most prevalent mental health condition globally. Anxiety impacts more people than depression does, and is more common in females than males with over 275 million total global cases. Various medications used to help treat

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The use of antidepressant medication in Canada has increased significantly since the 1990s, with usage rates of over 5% making them among the most frequently prescribed medications in our country. This speaks, in part, to the mental health challenges we all face. Challenges only worsened by the recent pandemic, which

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Migraine is a neurological condition that has been estimated to affect over a billion people globally. In today’s blog post, curated by my Kaleigraphy writing intern Kathryn Durston, we explore some of the dietary strategies that could help mitigate either the onset or symptoms of migraine. If you haven’t already,

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Ashwagandha, also referred to as Withania somnifera, is a plant species that is perhaps best known for its use as herbal remedy in Ayuverdic medicine. It’s something that has been on my radar for a while and certainly has come up in conversation over the years in various capacities. One

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Today represents the first in a multi-part exploration of the connection between diet, supplementation and migraine. Before we get to the good stuff I must note that today’s article is the direct result of the work of my research assistant Huda Fareed (research) and my Kaleigraphy writing intern Kat Durtson

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Today’s post is much more than just an acknowledgement of Mental Health Awareness Month, which in and of itself is massively important. It’s an acknowledgement of the massive spike in anxiety and depression in Canada during the COVID-19 pandemic. It’s an acknowledgement of some of my own personal and professional

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As Mental Health Awareness month nears its conclusion I could not help but notice that my content in this category is perhaps overly skewed towards the interaction between nutrients and mental health outcomes, and perhaps not sufficiently focused on some of the other more humane aspects of the interaction between

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