Does Your Diet Really Make A Difference?
Today’s topic is a broad one that I will pare down – diet. Changing one’s diet or eating in a certain way can affect your mood. One of my favorite studies is the SMILES trial done by Felice N. Jacka at the Institute for Nutrition and Psychiatry Research. What they did is show that over […]
The term “chemical imbalance” is thrown around a lot these days. It is generally regarded as a phrase that indicates that there is something occurring that needs to be corrected and once it’s corrected, you’ll feel better. This phrase was used to sell the use of many antidepressant medications. It’s an easy breakdown – a […]
Coffee: Friend or Foe?
Is coffee good for you? This is one of the most common questions I receive, and the answer can be a little complicated. The simple answer is, I’m not sure – let’s take a look. Like most other foods and supplements, its use is not one-size-fits-all. There are many factors that influence whether it’s safe […]
A Quick Way to Reduce Inflammation
Inflammation is one of those concepts that can be a little maddening. The immune system exists to protect us and make sure that our bodies are doing everything they can to keep us from getting sick. However, that balance can shift, and the immune system can become overactive. When this happens, it often leads to […]
The Benefits of Fasting
Some people use fasting to kickstart their health journeys. I know what you’re thinking – the last thing we want to hear is that we need to stop eating! However, studies have shown that there are types of fasting that provide incredible health benefits. A Different Type of Fast We have an idea of fasting […]
Root Cause Medicine
Root Cause vs. Conventional Medicine Why search for the root cause? Our current model of healthcare provides a lot of good but is lacking in a lot of areas as well. I am an integrative psychiatrist, but I began as a conventionally trained MD and finished a residency in psychiatry. I had a conventional practice […]