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Why Choose The Integrative Center for Wellness for Weight Loss and Lifestyle Management?

Successful weight loss involves diet, exercise, and behavioral intervention. Many people focus on just one—maybe even two—of these areas while on their weight loss journey. But the three combined best work in tandem as a comprehensive, holistic approach to weight management, and more importantly, improved health and energy.

Here, we take a look at how each of these factors interact […]

How to Achieve Effective Long-Term Weight Loss

Swimsuit season is nearly here, which means it’s time to try out that latest diet, right?

Not so fast.

There’s more to weight loss than simply picking an intense diet or exercise regimen. The allure of getting a “beach body” in time for summer is a short-minded goal that undermines the true benefits of healthy weight management. Opt for long-lasting healthy […]

What Happens To Your Brain When You Take Xanax

 

Dr. Samoon Ahmad, a practicing psychopharmacologist and psychiatrist at the Integrative Center for Wellness, discusses the short- & long-term effects of Xanax on the brain in a featured Business Insider video.

“I know plenty of people who say they have anxiety and take Xanax—look how calm it makes them. It’s so relaxing, it’s like getting a nice high!  I’m sure […]

How Adderall Affects Your Body

Dr. Samoon Ahmad of the Integrative Center for Wellness was recently featured in a Business Insider interview highlighting the effects of Adderall abuse on the brain and body.

Adderall, the drug commonly used to treat attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) and narcolepsy, has another less-than-ideal use — recreation. Adderall abuse is a growing problem, especially among young adults and college-age […]

Bipolar Disorder Advocates Are Role Models For a Full Life

By now, Carrie Fisher’s Prozac pill-shaped urn is an internet sensation. While many are chuckling at the seeming novelty of the situation, there’s a fitting reason for the pill-themed funeral. Not only did Fisher battle bipolar disorder, depression, and addiction in her lifetime, she was also an outspoken advocate for mental health.

Fisher was first diagnosed with bipolar disorder in […]

Seeking Help: Treatment Options For Bipolar Disorder

Understanding that you have bipolar disorder and seeking treatment for it are two different things entirely. Finding effective treatment for a mental health disorder takes time, patience and persistence. And, finding effective help for bipolar disorder is critical to successful treatment. Seeking help is the first step. For many, this takes courage and strength. It is an additional challenge […]

Bipolar Disorder And Your Body: A Surprising Connection

Addressing mental illness in a full, comprehensive manner is one of the keystones of our operations at the Integrative Center for Wellness. This approach to treatment helps our patients avoid serious pitfalls related to their conditions; and this is especially true when it comes to illnesses such as bipolar disorder.

 A complicated, misunderstood illness, bipolar disorder does not immediately bring […]

Fact Vs. Fiction: 4 Major Myths About Bipolar Disorder

At the Integrative Center for Wellness, we specialize in treating misunderstood mental illnesses such as bipolar disorder. And in our line of work, addressing the myths about the disease are often just as important as the treatments we prescribe.

While all mental health issues have some stigma attached to them, bipolar disorder in particular is wildly mischaracterized among the general […]

Influencing Wellness: What Impacts Your Goals And Determines Your Success

At the Integrative Center for Wellness, we offer holistic, tailored treatment plans that address multiple aspects of our patients’ health needs. Why? Because optimizing a plan of action requires more than a list of steps to reach that goal. It also requires careful analysis of the health factors likely to influence a patient’s ability to reach that goal along […]

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Healthy Mind, Healthy Body: Understanding The Key To Overall Wellness

 Imagine it: you’re ready to lose weight. You’re ready to find out exactly how many calories you need to eat (no more, no less) and what foods to never touch again. But then when you ask a professional to make your new dietary plan, the advice you receive is not about what you eat, but rather how you think […]