The Gut-Brain Connection

“I have a chemical imbalance and that’s why I am seeing you to find the right medication to get chemicals balanced in my brain.” I often hear the above statement from patients who seek consultation with me for their mental health. In 1960s, psychiatry researchers...

Using the Mind to Heal the Body

In guided imagery, you use your “mind’s eye” to picture the situation you are dealing with or the disease that is affecting you. Guided imagery connects the mind and the body by activating the parasympathetic response which results in relaxation. The body does not...

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:...

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