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The Gut-Brain Connection

A majority of the immune system is located in the gut. The immune system decides which bacteria and foods are “safe and good”, and which ones need to be defended against by producing certain chemicals that cause inflammatory signals.

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Using the Mind to Heal the Body

Anyone can benefit from guided imagery, including adults and children. It may be harder at the beginning for adults to listen to a guided imagery as they tend to analyze the script. However, with continued practice, the benefits of guided imagery increase.

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The Polyvagal Theory: what happens in Vagus stays in Vagus

Have you ever found yourself at a social event, and felt uncertain about being there or in danger, but not really know why? You may look around and nobody else seems to be bothered at the event.

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Holiday Recipe

This article was originally written for and posted on Siouxland Magazine, where Dr Abu Ata is a regular contributor. As you prepare your thanksgiving meal, consider adding the following ingredient, to enhance your mental health and help prevent mental illness, gratitude. Clinical trials show that gratitude can lower blood pressure, improve immune function, and promote […]