depression

Seasonal Affective Disorder: How Winter Could Be Affecting Your Mood

seasonal affective disorder

The summer brings the heat and lots of sunshine. When winter hits, it can be hard to keep our moods up when the days are shorter and the weather is colder. According to Mayo Clinic, seasonal affective disorder (SAD) is a depression that is related to the changing of seasons. Do you think the change… read more

Tips For Defeating Sugar Addiction

Sugar has been around for thousands of years, but sugar addiction is something relatively new to the 20th and 21st centuries. As fast food restaurants and even grocery stores are increasing the sugar content of their food, the American populace is increasingly experiencing addiction, diabetes and obesity. What makes it worse, sugar addiction still isn’t… read more

What’s The Difference Between Functional & Integrative Medicine?

Two of the most rapidly growing forms of medical attention include functional and integrative medicine, which aim to address your physical, emotional and mental needs. While functional medicine focuses on creating individualized therapies tailored to treat underlying causes of illness, integrative medicine seeks to understand the individual as a whole and applies many forms of… read more

Overcoming Insomnia and Finding Rest Again

One of the most common sleeping disorders is insomnia, which affects how well people fall and stay asleep. Insomnia affects more than 70 million people in the U.S. and is most often caused by psychological, physical and environmental factors. Unfortunately, many doctors provide patients with sleep medications that treat the symptoms of insomnia but not… read more

Combating Testosterone Deficiencies

  As men age, it’s common for testosterone deficiencies to appear that affect their mood, energy and performance. While it’s well known how testosterone functions in fertility, it also affects all the organ systems, such as the heart, brain, liver and kidneys. When left untreated, low testosterone levels can lead to erectile dysfunction, depression, obesity… read more

Recognizing The Signs of Depression

Most people will experience times in their lives where they feel deep sadness, loneliness or heartbreak, but not everyone will experience depression, which are long periods of these felt emotions that affect daily living. Depression has long been a taboo subject that hasn’t been widely discussed, but times are changing and so are the conversations… read more

Colorado’s Struggle with Mental Health and Substance Use

The physical and mental health connection is real which is why functional medicine is more needed now than ever.  One in eight Denver residents is clinically depressed and 70 percent aren’t getting treatment, a new study from Denver Public Health says.  Studies show that some of the biggest challenges to Colorado residents are mental health… read more

The Four Body-Manufactured Chemicals that Affect Happiness

About 4 to 6 percent of people may have winter depression. Another 10 to 20 percent may have mild Seasonal Affective Disorder, SAD, according to data reported by the American Association of Family Physicians.  But feeling happy may be more in your control than you realize. If you find yourself feeling inexplicably down, it may… read more