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Mental wellness doesn't require a crisis first. Get the support you need whenever you need it.
Mental Health

Why You Don’t Need a Crisis To See a Counselor

​​Counseling is an excellent resource when dealing with situations such as trauma, a death in the family, or a significant depressive period. But counseling can provide much more beyond acute support through a difficult life event. It can serve all of us in many ways, regardless of circumstances. It’s important to know that you don’t

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The connection between movement and mental health is incredibly important.
Mental Health

The Powerful Connection Between Movement and Mental Health

As spring is about to give way to summer, many people want to get outside and move a little more than they may have been. School is wrapping up, schedules are shifting, and vacation days are approaching. If you feel the urge to add more exercise into your days, there’s a reason for it. There

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Acupuncture offers a lot of mental health benefits.
Acupuncture

3 Long-Term Benefits of Acupuncture on Mental Health

Mental health treatment has changed drastically in recent generations, thankfully. We have moved past drastic and harmful forms of “care” and now enjoy many modalities that can support optimal mental health. From counseling to massage therapy, there are many choices available. One exciting development has been discovering the long-term benefits of acupuncture for mental well-being.

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Unless you feel unsafe, try to give a new counselor several appointments before deciding if they are a good fit for you.
Mental Health

5 Things To Look for in a Counselor

Finding the right counselor for you or a loved one is not always simple. It can feel very vulnerable to take this step, and you have the right to be cautious in who you choose. There are many things to look for in a counselor, and it’s okay to take your time making a decision.

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fresh vegetables
Nutritionist

Is Organic Produce Always Better?

By Niki Carr, Nutritionist Should I buy organic produce? Is organic always better?  A hotly debated topic of scientists, nutritionists, and dietitians. The research is still out on whether organic varieties of fruits and veggies have more nutrients than conventionally grown versions. You can find numerous studies that support either side of the argument. We

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person feeling anxiety, overwhelm
Medical

Causes of Anxiety that Aren’t in Your Head

Causes of Anxiety That Are in Your Head The mental health struggle is real and there are many causes of anxiety. Particularly when you live in the modern world when things can change drastically. If you’re attempting to navigate the world while lugging around a heavy weight of anxiety, you’re for sure not alone.  The

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Medical

How To Choose a Naturopathic Doctor

Choosing a medical professional for your health care can feel overwhelming as you navigate all the options to find the right fit. And if you’re looking to choose a naturopathic doctor (ND), you may have a lot of questions about this type of medical care. At Ancora Wellness, we believe that everyone deserves access to

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Measuring calories and restricting for weightloss
Nutritionist

The 1200 Calorie Diet for Weight Loss

A Nutritionists’ Thoughts Many folks who have ever counted calories for the purpose of dieting have a number in mind for when they want to lose weight –1200 calories. This is a mythical number that many humans consider to be the ideal number of calories to eat to lose weight. Diet culture, in its many

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