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Trauma and Memory Systems by Peter Levine, PhD

Dr. Peter Levine discusses how the memory system works and how this plays a part in facing and dealing with the traumatic past. Implicit memory is much less conscious than explicit memory. It forms into two sub-categories which are emotional memories (memories recalled when strong emotions are triggered or felt by a person in the… Read More

Gut-Brain and the Microbiome by Christopher A. Lowry, PhD

Microbial inputs in the early stages of life are very important. Certain types of bacteria and pathogens induce inflammation in the body which itself can have downstream effect later in life. Some bacteria have been seen to have evolved or co-evolved that they are able to induce anti-inflammatory or immuno-regulatory responses. Part of the hygiene… Read More

Functional Medicine Approaches to Sleep by Ashwin Mehta, MD

Sleep is a state of letting go or surrender. The harder we try or strive to sleep often times lends itself to diminishing sleep quality. The importance of sleep is the fact that it aids in reversing damage that we incur during wakeful hours, reversing oxidative stress, repleting energy stores and more importantly is the… Read More

Nutrition and Mental Health by Mary Rondeau, ND

Looking at a wide variety of population studies it has been seen that traditional diets which is mostly wholefoods based seem to reduce depression and anxiety. Dr. Mary Rondeau discusses how balanced and proper diet aids in bettering sleep and a person’s over all mental health. Looking at experimental sleep restrictions and physiological hormonal behavioral… Read More