Ann Keating is a licensed dietetic nutritionist in Maryland, and is also a certified Health and Wellness Coach. Ann loves teaching, and she is a faculty member of the Maryland University of Integrative Health. Ann is passionate about helping people overcome depression, anxiety, and addictive behaviors and has advanced training in natural nutritional repair to improve mood, sleep, cravings, and to stay clean and feel good in addiction recovery.
Recent PostsFood, Mood and your Brain
Food and Your Brain
Ten years ago the idea that food could have a profound effect on the brain was totally foreign to me. The research has really exploded recently, and today there are tens of thousands of published research studies on the topic. It is now known that there is a connection between what you eat and anxiety and depression, your stress response, memory, learning, cognition and behavior.
Food affects your brain through multiple means. It not only supplies vitamins, minerals ...
Boost Your Metabolism with Rutin and lose Fat
Have you tried over and over to lose weight by cutting back on calories? Maybe you tried different diets as well, including low carbohydrate, but nothing is working. Your metabolism might be stuck in low gear. While this might be due to suboptimal thyroid function, (Click here to see my blog on the topic) you can still boost your metabolism with rutin supplements and lose those unwanted pounds – without dieting.
Rutin is a naturally occurring plant compound found in buckwheat, ...
How Acid Reflux Medications can affect your Mental and Physical Health – And What to do about it
If you want to have a happy healthy body and brain, you need a functioning digestive system. Period. Having enough stomach acid to do the job is essential to digestion and health. You may think you have too much stomach acid, and that is why you were prescribed medication for acid reflux.
Later in this post, I will give you some suggestions and resources for supporting your health while taking these medications, but first let’s see why we need stomach acid ...