Category: Health Articles

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

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...

Finding Emotional Balance During Depression

By: Dr. Gregory Jantz  •  June 20, 2016

What's wrong with me?  When his coworkers found out about Mark's promotion -- something he hadn't even applied for -- they slapped his back, shook his hand, and gave him high fives.  Mark couldn't figure out why he didn't feel that happy.  When told about the new job, he'd agreed...

The Role of Magnesium in Optimum Brain Performance

By: Dr. Gregory Jantz  •  May 16, 2016

Let’s get a truth on the table at the outset. Your brain and your cognitive function are not optimized unless each cell has sufficient nutrition to function properly. Said another way, the average American diet is so deficient in many of the critical nutrients needed for the brain, it is...

The Surprising Role of Nutrition in Mental Health

By: Dr. Gregory Jantz  •  May 7, 2016

The Surprising Role of Nutrition in Mental HealthIs there a link between your diet and your mental health? The rate of mental health issues among our population is on the rise – the World Health Organization forecast depression to be the number one disease on earth by 2020. Historically, our...

Self-Mutilation Cutting | A Dangerous Catharsis

By: Dr. Gregory Jantz  •  September 22, 2014

Cutting and self-mutilation, most common in teenage women, affect an unexpectedly large number of both sexes from all walks of life every day. The shame and disgust associated with such self-destruction keeps many from seeking help. As painful as it may be, the release of endorphins that a self-injurer has...

Intensive Treatment at A Place for Hope

By: Dr. Gregory Jantz  •  September 22, 2014

Dr. Wayne Dyer states, "What we think determines what happens to us, so if we want to change out lives, we need to stretch our minds." The Center • A Place of HOPE, agrees with this contention, implementing it into their whole-person approach to eating disorder treatment and depression treatment....

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