The Gut-Brain Axis: The future of mental health treatment

The Gut-Brain Axis: The future of mental health treatment

If someone asked you to name the most significant development in mental health in the last decade what would you say? It would have to be big. It would have to have the potential to challenge much of what we understand about how mental health symptoms develop, and...
7 Key Nutrient Deficiencies Linked to Mental Health Issues

7 Key Nutrient Deficiencies Linked to Mental Health Issues

I’d been studying for a doctorate in psychology for four years before I had any idea that nutritional deficiencies could cause mental health symptoms. I wasn’t enlightened by a lecture or a clinical supervisor but from casually flipping through my cousin’s...
Can Diet Really CURE Depression?

Can Diet Really CURE Depression?

Every once in awhile, a research study comes along that boosts integrative medicine’s credibility as a real treatment modality for mental health. By real, I mean one that can’t be ignored by conventional medicine. The study I am talking about is the first to show that...
5 Steps to Heal Depression Caused by Adrenal Fatigue

5 Steps to Heal Depression Caused by Adrenal Fatigue

This is part II of a blog focused on the connection between depression and Adrenal Fatigue. I suggest starting with part I which describes the symptoms of Adrenal Fatigue and why it’s often missed as a contributing factor to depression. Part II will focus on what you...
Is it Depression or Adrenal Fatigue?

Is it Depression or Adrenal Fatigue?

At the end of 2006, I fell off a cliff. It wasn’t a real cliff, but it sure felt like one. After four years supporting my daughter through a medical crisis that ended up with her surviving a three-organ transplant while also struggling with my own pending divorce, I...