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Antidepressants #2: Norepinephrine-Dopamine Reuptake Inhibitors

Depression is, in a word, complicated––especially when considered medically. While you may already be familiar with clinical depression, the condition is far from singular and not so easily diagnosed. No one depressive disorder is the same as the next, and this is seen in the diagnostic models, with specifications in the medical community made for […]


Antidepressants #1: Selective Serotonin Re-uptake Inhibitors

When broaching the concept of mental health, one topic inevitably comes up: medication. It often comes up fearfully or, worse, disparagingly, with talk of happy pills, catatonic states, and other such psychiatriphobia. But despite this, medication proves time and again to be one of the most effective forms of emotional therapy. It is a phenomenon […]

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Ingredient Spotlight: Colostrum

Everyone wants to know more about what they’re putting on their skin and face. In this series, we will do a deep dive of trending skincare ingredients also found in your favorite ATEM products. Bovine colostrum has been touted for its anti-inflammatory and anti-aging properties. J. Lo used it to get her dewy and luminous skin during her recent Superbowl halftime show. Let’s take a look.

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Skincare Ingredients 101

Making Lotion: Like baking a cake!   Skincare ingredients can often feel overwhelming and confusion. It’s hard to know where to begin when comparing two different skincare products. It helps to use a kitchen analogy- think of making a skincare product as baking a cake. Skincare companies work with scientific laboratories to develop formulations, which are […]


Microbiome And Skincare: Why Prebiotics And Probiotics Are Important When Maintaining Skin Health

Your skin, the largest organ in your body, is also characterized by its own diverse microbiome community. It is an epidermal lawyer that primarily functions as barrier to protect your body against impacts and pressure, temperature variations, harmful microorganisms, and damaging radiation and chemicals. Researchers estimate that there for every one square centimeter of skin, there are multiple trillions of bacteria, viruses, parasites, fungi, and yeast present.


Part I. Microbiome and Nutrition: Prebiotics, Probiotics, and Plant-Based Food

Imagine a collection of 100 trillion bacteria, yeast, viruses, fungi, and parasites of different strains and varieties living in diverse, ever- changing environments around your skin, mouth, and gut (although the majority reside in the gut). This is your microbiome, a dynamic community of microorganisms that outnumbers nine times the number of human cells. Through new scientific advances, researchers are beginning to better understand the microbiome’s composition and implications on human health.


Amy Shapiro on Balancing Probiotics and Prebiotics Intake & Tips on Food That Increases Mental Health

1. In your words, who are you? I am a Mom, Sister, Friend, Wife and Registered Dietitian with a private practice called Real Nutrition based in NYC.  I am a NYC “lifer” raising 3 kids downtown and am all about health, wellness and active living.  I love cooking, walking, farmers markets, mom and pop health food stores […]


Alyssa Petersel on Startup Founder Mental Health, the Culture-Generational Move Towards Vulnerability, and Finding Good Therapists

Alyssa Petersel, LMSW is a therapist and the Founder + CEO of MyWellbeing, where she and her team connect people with the *right* therapist, while helping therapists build and manage their business. Alyssa graduated from Northwestern University in 2013, New York University in 2017 with her Master’s in Social Work, and The Writer’s Institute non-fiction program at CUNY Graduate Center in 2017.

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