First things First…. Always Address the Underlying Cause This is going back to Naturopathic philosophy. It is important to get to the underlying cause of your depression/anxiety. Relying on a herb/supplement for life is not really getting to the roots of it all. They may be helpful for intermittent use to help you through the toughest moments, but diet/lifestyle/stress management/therapy should be the focus. There are some exceptions to this,[…]

Finally Part 3 of the ‘Holistic Mental Health’ blogs. Tomorrow I will post Part 4.  I have focused here diet, herbs and supplements, rather than the Psychological/other therapy aspects as this is beyond my scope of practice! However please do your own research into these areas. For now, back onto Nutrition… Nutrition and Mental Health When you understand that your cells, including your brain cells and neurotransmitters are made out[…]

Some Thoughts on Mental Health Management Now we are coming toward the end of ‘Mental Health Awareness Week’ and I’ve decided to focus on the big 2: Depression and Anxiety. For ease of reading I’ve broken it up into separate posts (it is a big topic so it doesn’t deserve less!) Today, lets start with the foundations. What Does mental ‘health’ mean? How do Naturopaths treat mental health issues? My[…]