Category: Health Articles

Blog posts, news articles, and other resources from The Center • A Place of HOPE

Determinants of Health

By: Dr. Katie Ferree  •  September 3, 2021

Where do you begin to support your mental health when life feels chaotic and overwhelming? Notice I said when and not if, because who doesn’t feel like life is chaotic and overwhelming right now? The Depression and Anxiety World We Live In In our fast-paced, fad-driven, fact-confused world, we’re given...

Interventions for Depression: One Size Doesn’t Fit All

By: Karen Fallen-Rhodes, LMHCA  •  September 3, 2021

I remember my first group breathing exercise. “This will totally relax you,” our instructor promised. “Breathe in deeply….slowly….now hold it. Longer….longer….now breathe out as  S-l-o-o-o-w-l-y as you can….” In my chair, obediently following all the instructions, I was freaking out. Where was the relaxation? I was about to lose my...

Addiction Recovery: Coping Skills for Urgings and Cravings

By: Dr. Gregory Jantz  •  June 30, 2021

Multiple strategies for coping with urgings and cravings.

Food Quiz: Am I Obsessed With Food?

By: Dr. Gregory Jantz  •  March 11, 2021

Everything you have tried up to this point has not worked when it comes to losing weight permanently. Diets have not worked, powders have not worked, diet pills have not worked, and obsessively exercising has not worked. Every method of weight loss has been flawed. Each has promised you something...

Strengthen Your Willpower by Mindfulness

By: John Williams  •  October 25, 2020

Around New Years, we make a lot of promises to ourselves—less procrastination, more  exercise, less junk food, more study, and so on. Most of these resolutions involve greater will-power and self control, something we always seem to have in short supply. Guess what research shows is the number one most...

The Link Between Sleep Patterns and Depression

By: Dr. Gregory Jantz  •  September 15, 2020

Depressed people experience an altered sleep cycle, entering REM sleep more quickly and spending less time in sleep stages three and four.

How to look after your mental health during the Coronavirus outbreak

By: Dr. Gregory Jantz  •  April 20, 2020

When a pandemic like the Coronavirus happens in the world around you, it can be incredibly scary and overwhelming. Everything around you seems to have changed and be out of your control. You may be on lock down at home; or be on social distancing restrictions; or you may have...

Understanding Prebiotics and Probiotics

By: Dr. Gregory Jantz  •  August 9, 2019

Prebiotics are substances that support the growth of certain microbiota, while probiotics are made up of the microorganisms themselves. Just one probiotic supplement contains billions of good bacteria. Introducing probiotics to resolve issues means you’re attempting to restore proper levels of intestinal microflora for proper digestion and absorption of nutrients....

5 Areas You Can Work On Today To Put Your Life Back Together From Addiction

By: Dr. Gregory Jantz  •  May 25, 2019

How can you put your life back together after addiction? Healing happens when you reintegrate healthy connections with yourself and others. Once you admit you’re broken, you must agree to look at reconnecting the pieces of your life that addiction has torn apart. Your relationships may be strained, estranged, or...

Is Caffeine Addictive?

By: Dr. Gregory Jantz  •  June 12, 2018

Generally, when people talk about caffeine, they’re talking about caffeinated drinks, such as coffee, tea, and soda. But caffeine is also found in chocolate and foods that use chocolate or coffee as flavorings, including ice cream and yogurt. People aren’t always aware of the amount of caffeine in some of...

Answer These Questions to Determine Your Current Stress Level

By: Dr. Gregory Jantz  •  April 20, 2018

If you try to live without balance, you will invariably retreat to older patterns of thinking.  The tendency is always to default to previous, often unbalanced, behavior when the going gets rough, when feeling boxed in, or when the pressures of life become more than you feel you can bear. ...

Dr. Jantz and The Center Partner with Dr. Michael Gurian

By: Dr. Gregory Jantz  •  January 30, 2017

Over 30 years ago, mental health expert Dr. Gregory Jantz pioneered whole person care to treat those suffering from depression, anxiety, eating disorders and addictions. Today, his dually-licensed mental health and addiction treatment facility, The Center • A Place of HOPE, is recognized as a Top 10 Facility for the treatment of...

Get Moving: Physical Motion and Depression

By: Dr. Gregory Jantz  •  October 8, 2016

Physical motion or exercise is vital to a healthy life, and it is also effective in relieving depression. 

Dealing with Generalized Anxiety Disorder (GAD)

By: Dr. Gregory Jantz  •  August 31, 2016

There's a reason why this anxiety disorder is characterized by the word generalized.  In short, people with Generalized Anxiety Disorder (GAD) worry about everything in general.  With a start, Mike realized he'd almost missed getting off at his stop.  He'd been going over in his mind everything he'd done the...

Make Vibrant Health Your Goal

By: Dr. Gregory Jantz  •  July 28, 2016

In the past, you have spent a good deal of time focusing on how your body looks from the outside. Now it's time to look at your body from the inside. What is happening to you on the inside affects how you look on the outside.

How the Body's Stress Receptors React to Natural Herbal or Mineral Inputs

By: Dr. Gregory Jantz  •  July 21, 2016

Can supplements provide actual sustainable stress and mood support?Stress. The “silent killer” as it is sometimes described. We experience stress to trigger short-term reaction to recognize and fend off danger, kickstart our adrenaline and our fight-or-flight instincts. But consistent, long-term stress over time can be not just emotionally and physically...

Supplements For Depression: An Expert Tells Her Story

By: Dr. Gregory Jantz  •  July 14, 2016

Depression will be the #1 disease in the world by 2020 according to the World Health Organization. Anxiety rates continue to rise in our technology-laden, high-pressure society. Can nutrition and select supplements help temper depression and anxiety episodes? Today’s article was written by Therese Borchard and appeared on everydayhealth.com in...

Food For The Brain. How Eating Healthy Fats Can Make You Smarter

By: Dr. Gregory Jantz  •  June 1, 2016

Fat. Really? Isn't fat supposed to be bad for me? Well, fat – healthy, natural forms of fat – has made a comeback. Natural fats offer powerful benefits to your body — and your brain. Your brain is comprised of about 60 percent fat. Billions of cells rely of fat...

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