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The Dangers of Fad Dieting

The Dangers of Fad Dieting

In popular culture, fad dieting refers to trendy, weight-loss methods that promise fast and easy results —at the risk of malnutrition or other mental and physical negative effects. These diets typically last a few weeks; not necessarily appealing to people’s desire to stay healthy, but a vain desire for a better physical image. So while…

Keep Your “Gut Feeling”: Tips to Preserve Your Gut Microbes

Keep Your “Gut Feeling”: Tips to Preserve Your Gut Microbes

The gut and brain are connected and in communication with each other; it’s called the gut-brain axis, and our microbiome may play an important role in this connection. A microbiome is a major ecological community of bacteria, viruses, yeast, and other microbes living in and on your body, sending signals to your brain that affect…

Daughter’s ASD Diagnosis Inspires Mom to Help Others Aim for College

Daughter’s ASD Diagnosis Inspires Mom to Help Others Aim for College

College is a hard-won dream for a majority of students, and for parents of children who are learning disabled or neurodiverse, the dream of a college education may appear almost unattainable. Trying to imagine it is challenging at best, when the present is full of appointments with disability specialists, parent/teacher meetings about academic/classroom accommodations in…