Recently, I explored how food can provide powerful nourishment to the brain. I discussed specific nutrients for cognitive support and how they can modulate neurotransmitters. I also highlighted two of my favorite natural supplements for balancing mental health, N-acetylcysteine and L-theanine.
In my naturopathic medicine practice, I often combine a personalized dietary approach with individualized supplement protocols for my clients to support psychiatric wellness, such as anxiety and depression. Beyond supplying the brain with what it needs physically to thrive, I also assess and address all the factors involved in brain health. As a naturopathic doctor, I do not believe you can separate the mind from the body. They are connected and must be integrated.
Unfortunately, there exists a schism in Western culture between the mind and body. Medicine tends to be siloed, with practitioners only focusing on their specific specialty and not considering the interaction between systems. This will not lead to true mental health balance.
In my latest blog, I explain why I use essential oils to compliment all my brain wellness protocols. Read it to learn:
- How the mind and body cannot be separated.
- How essential oils support the body during stress.
- How essential oils balance the emotions and modulate mental health physically, biochemically, and psychologically.
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This material is for information purposes only and is not intended to diagnose, treat, or prescribe for any illness. You should check with your doctor regarding implementing any new strategies into your wellness regime. These statements have not been evaluated by the FDA. (Affiliation link.)
Disclaimer: This information is applicable ONLY for therapeutic quality essential oils. This information DOES NOT apply to essential oils that have not been tested for purity and standardized constituents. There is no quality control in the United States, and oils labeled as “100% pure” need only to contain 5% of the actual oil. The rest of the bottle can be filled with fillers and sometimes toxic ingredients that can irritate the skin. The studies are not based solely on a specific brand of an essential oil, unless stated. Please read the full study for more information.