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Blogs and Articles

11 Honest Reactions to “13 Reasons Why”

bp Magazine
July 12, 2018

Netflix’s 13 Reasons Why has always been controversial; Season 2 is raising alarms, for its disturbing imagery, and inspiring even more public outcry than Season 1.   Netflix’s teen drama 13 Reasons Why is no stranger to controversy. Based on the eponymous novel by Jay Asher, Season 1 centers on the suicide of high schooler...

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3 Healthy Ways You Can Abolish Unhealthy Food Cravings

Julie Revelant
July 3, 2018

It’s time to take charge of unhealthy food cravings. Here’s how. By Julie Revelant   1) Make sleep a priority Studies show sleep deprivation can increase cortisol and alter two hormones that affect appetite: ghrelin and leptin. Without enough hours of shut-eye, your body makes more ghrelin, “the hunger hormone,” that tells your body to...

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7 Mood-Boosting ‘Superfoods’ to Ease Bipolar’s Mood Swings

Julie Revelant
July 3, 2018

Although there are no specific recommendations when it comes to the foods that will help symptoms, nixing the processed, packaged fare and focus on eating fresh, whole foods is a good idea. By Julie Revelant   Rather than focus on the foods you should eliminate from your diet, here are 7 healthy options to add...

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Demi Lovato’s Mental Health Crusade: 3 Things to Love

bp Magazine
February 28, 2018

Lovato is not only a platinum-selling recording artist—she’s undertaken a calling to take on the stigma of mental health conditions as someone living with bipolar disorder.   There is so much to love about Demi Lovato. She talked about her mental health journey, including being diagnosed with bipolar in 2010, in a Fall 2014 interview...

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Research Finds Key Qualities of Bipolar Disorder

bp Magazine
January 23, 2018

A new study has revealed key aspects of bipolar disorder, in addition to the development of a new framework to diagnose and track the condition A 12-year study from the University of Michigan has revealed defining aspects of bipolar disorder, in addition to the development of a new framework to diagnose and track the condition....

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Causes of Bipolar Disorder Discovered

bp Magazine
January 19, 2018

Past experiences and changes in cognition are among the factors a team from the University of Michigan have found play a role in causing the brain-based disorder   After a study that spanned more than a decade, a University of Michigan team has a better understanding of circumstances that can lead to a bipolar disorder...

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Bipolar & Seasons: Fall Brings More Than Just a Change in Colors

bp Magazine
September 26, 2017

For some, autumn can mean beautiful leaves and fresh, crisp air; for others it can spell the sad ending of the warm glow of summer Changes all around us Change is palpable as summer fades into fall—flowers and vegetables are dying, the days are getting shorter and the weather is turning cooler. Despite the beauty...

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Bipolar & Health: 3 Simple Ways to Add Physical Activity to Your Life

bp Magazine
September 23, 2017

Adding exercising to your daily routine doesn’t have to mean sweating for hours on end; here are 3 creative strategies to simply move more in your everyday life: #1 Every chore counts Change your thoughts on how you perceive exercise. Instead of thinking it as a grueling gym workout, realize that all movement is exercise...

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Bipolar & Habits: Secrets to Changing Your Behavior Without Willpower

bp Magazine
September 23, 2017

When you don’t have to rely on motivation or willpower to claw your way through changing an unwanted behavior, things open up; here’s how: The method BJ Fogg, PhD, director of the Persuasive Technology Lab at Stanford University, is the creator of the popular Tiny Habits Method. To form a lifelong habit, argues Fogg, the...

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Bipolar & Diet: 4 Tricks to Increase Your Healthy Foods

bp Magazine
September 23, 2017

It can be challenging to curb the cravings for the foods that cause inflammation and weight gain; here are a few secrets to help:   #1 Better choices Consider ways to replace and substitute some long-time unhealthy habits for better ones. If you’re use to having a doughnut or a bagel for breakfast, swap it...

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