Integrative Center for Wellness • Dr. Samoon Ahmad

Exercise and COVID-19: How antioxidants released during exercise may reduce symptom severity

by Samoon Ahmad • May 6, 2020

As seen in Psychology Today. The benefits of regular exercise are extremely well documented. Without pause, stories have been published for years about how exercise pays physical and psychological dividends with few, if any, drawbacks. Meanwhile, evidence continues to mount that a multitude of chronic illnesses are associated with a sedentary lifestyle, especially if it […]

Diabetes, Depression, and Diet: How our food choices can impact body and mind

by Samoon Ahmad • April 27, 2020

As seen in Psychology Today. Three of the most burdensome and unfortunately commons conditions affecting people in the United States are obesity, diabetes, and depression. The Centers for Disease Control & Prevention found that the prevalence of obesity in 2017-18 in the United States was 42.4% (around 138 million people). Meanwhile, the CDC estimates that […]

Understanding the Buzz About Magic Mushrooms: A look at how psilocybin affects the brain

by Samoon Ahmad • March 30, 2020

As seen in Psychology Today. Cultures throughout the world have used plants and fungi with psychedelic properties for millennia to produce altered states of mind. More than just temporarily transforming the lens through which one sees the world, these drugs were considered sacred because those who took them frequently had mystical or religious experiences. To […]