Early puberty onset is associated with earlier initiation and increased frequency of nicotine and alcohol use in adolescent males and females (Harrell et al., 1998, Patton et al., 2004, Wilson et al., 1994). Today puberty occurs at increasingly earlier ages, up to 3 years earlier than 100 years ago (Gluckman and Hanson, 2006).
Leaky Gut = Leaky Brain. You must have healthy digestion. You must have 1-3 bowel movements a day. Your stool is not supposed to be super foul smelling. Cut out gluten: bread, pasta, crackers etc. Gut health = Immune Health
I run a very important lab for gut health called a GI Map. If possible I do nervous system testing for infection first, to confirm findings. Why do I do this? Because Imbalances in flora and bacteria (bad bugs) increase your cravings, make your gut leaky and create focus, impulse and emotional regulation issues.
I had an intake with an ADHD teen with mood and behavior challenges recently. This is my typical client now: head injuries/concussions (Cerebellum and PFC) processing issues, high IQ though, massive impulse and mood issues, low protein diet, no veggies in diet, sleep issues and often times never properly worked-up.
The research has shown that if you have experienced trauma, even perceived traumas, it impacts your ability to resist disease. Your immune system is more impaired. You are more like to develop illness, especially autoimmune diseases. This is a problem for a healer like myself, and talk therapy will only go so deep.
I love this image, it's one of the more accurate, albeit overwhelming explanations. We are missing EMF's and then this would illustrate the toxic soup that explains the Why. Why do I feel bad, and struggle, while everyone else seems to be fine? They aren't, you are just the canary in the mine, you are the sensitive one.
All melatonin is not created equal. Seriously consider liposomal melatonin to not only help with sleep but also detox the brain. I carry good brands at www.tiffanysfit4life.com in the store. If you have bloating, gut inflammation, the gut can't absorb a pill well.
Check out my recent interview with Spectrum News,the topic is the new Netflix series "Insatiable". The debate is whether this new show, debuting 08/10 is promoting "fat shaming" or "fat-phobia". I was happy to weigh in on this important topic.
Heavy metal burden and mineral imbalances impact health, psychological/emotional health and weight loss!I use hair mineral analysis, muscle testing and and tongue & nail analysis to assess for it. Then we address it!
I wrapped a 90 minute integrative session recently, with a young lady diagnosed previously with Aspergers and Binge Eating Disorder. After a mental health intake, plus a hair analysis, and food sensitivities assessment, I believe that the answer is different.
As an Integrative Therapist, the first thing that happens when I start to adjust the food part of my intervention, is fear! A typical client realizes that they have been using food to handle their feelings, when the terror sets in, because certain foods will be boxed out.
This F4L Integrative Clinic Minute by Tiffany Brown-Bush LPC, FDN is about Gratitude. Many clients are frustrated, angry, or disappointed about their weight loss, ability overcome an eating disorder, or their addiction. An important step within their treatment process is a gratitude practice. This video talks about treatment, goal setting, therapy expectations and why gratitude matters.
A common thinking trap is Black or White Thinking. This is also known as All or None Thinking. We unintentionally cheat our ability to experience a great deal of happiness, by engaging in this type of thinking. It's a type of viewing things, as either one way or the other. "A person is either ugly or beautiful!" "A person is either on program or not!"
I'm an Integrative Therapist which means that clients will not just discuss their rational and irrational thoughts, but also their lifestyle. Nutrition is a very important part of treatment, and requires accepting that changes are necessary. Client resistance to change must be overcome to reach goals...
I am a Rational Living Therapist, and we are very concerned with irrational labeling. This explains why I maywe disagree with the labeling that results from needing to use the Diagnostic and Statistical Manual (DSM) of Mental Disorders. Many of these "diagnoses" actually are only labels for a set of behaviors. However, these labels often create a perception that the client "has" or "suffers from" a "disorder."
Tiffany Brown-Bush MS, LPC provides confidential, solution-focused coaching, counseling and phone therapy for individuals, couples and teens specializing in areas that include, but are not limited to: Anxiety Symptoms, Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, ADD Symptoms, Dialectical Behavior Therapy, Anxiety Treatment, Anorexia Symptoms, Anxiety Help, Bulimia Symptoms, Eating Disorder Treatment, Anorexia Treatment, Eclectic Therapy and Weight Loss Help. Naturopathic help and Nutrition Coaching as well.
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