What do YOU believe about mental health?

Here is some food for thought from Dr. Kelly Brogan that validates countless personal experiences and those of my clients:

“Mental health will always be grounded in whole body health.  When you discover the real imbalances underlying all your symptoms–physical and mental–and take steps to address them, you can restore your health without resorting to problematic drug treatments and endless psychotherapy.” (p 67)

“We must reject the serotonin meme and start looking at depression (and anxiety, and bipolar disorder, and schizophrenia, and OCD) for what they are: disparate expressions of a body struggling to adapt to a stressor.  There are times in our evolution as a cultural species that we need to unlearn what we know and change what we think is true.” (p 66)

Are you ready to change what you think is true regarding mental health?

It matters!

The Gut and Weight

Here is a great article on why a healthy gut matters.  My family all uses probiotics to build a healthy gut flora.  Unbalanced gut flora is linked to all sorts of health challenges…not the least of which is depression and anxiety  (seeBrain Maker and A Mind of Your Own)

A Healthy Gut is the Key to Weight Loss

Women’s Probiotic that I like  and another one

Men’s Probiotic that I like

Children’s Probiotic

There is a lot of information out there about the best probiotics, etc…  Here is what my doctor’s opinion is.  Do your own research and talk to your doctor or just start with this information!

“Probiotics do not need to be refrigerated.  They should stay stable in the mid 70 degree area.  They can be taken anytime in the day, with or without food.”