GABA, toxins, hormones, autoimmunity – encore of The Diabetes Summit

March 28, 2017

Brain Mowll is host of the 4th season of the Diabetes Summit and here are all the speakers and topics in the encore replay line-up (including yours truly). TRUDY SCOTT, CN: Understanding Anxiety: The Connection to Diabetes Learn about the link between diabetes, anxiety, and depression Understanding the root imbalances underlying anxiety Natural solutions and supplemental […]


SMILES diet depression trial: reduced depression and anxiety

March 24, 2017

The SMILES trial, A randomised controlled trial of dietary improvement for adults with major depression was recently published BMC Medicine. It is the first randomized controlled trial to test whether dietary improvement can actually treat depression. Yes, we’re using dietary improvement and treat in the same sentence! The objective was to determine if “structured dietary support, […]


The Evolution of Psychiatry: integrative psychiatry, anxiety and the thyroid

February 18, 2017

James Maskell is the founder of The Functional Forum and this month the theme was The Evolution of Psychiatry. It was such a great episode so I’m sharing it with you here today. The first presentation was by Janet Settle, MD and Will Van Derveer, MD. They took the stage and presented on the fundamentals […]


Share your diet-depression success story: SMILES study looking for your input

January 19, 2017

Professor Felice Jacka, nutritional psychiatry researcher and founder of ISNPR/International Society for Nutritional Psychiatry Research posted this exciting news and important request on the ISNPR facebook page: The SMILES RCT, which is the first randomised controlled trial to test whether dietary improvement can actually treat depression, has now been accepted for publication in BMC Medicine (publication […]


The pill and other hormonal contraception: depression, anxiety and FAM

October 21, 2016

Women taking the contraceptive pill and other hormonal contraception are more likely to be depressed. These are the findings from a Danish study published in JAMA Psychiatry and reported in an article on PubMed Health. This was a large prospective cohort study which aimed to investigate whether using hormonal contraception is associated with the future use […]


Erin Matlock: talk about suicide, don’t gloss over it and don’t flinch!

September 9, 2016

Earlier this week when Erin Matlock shared her “Changing Fate” video from the Superhero You live event she said this: This is hands down the most personal and most difficult talk I’ve ever given. In it I read from my own suicide note. Please help us send this video out into the world so that […]


Medication tapering and withdrawal: an interview with Dr. Kelly Brogan

April 8, 2016

I recently had the absolute pleasure of interviewing Dr. Kelly Brogan, holistic women’s health psychiatrist and author of the new bestseller, A Mind of Your Own. I’ve had the section on medication tapering and withdrawal effects transcribed because it’s so valuable. ================================================================= Kelly: Now much of my practice is devoted to psychiatric medications tapers. Guess […]


Depression is a message to stop and figure out our imbalance

March 20, 2016

Studies have shown that antidepressants are among the most difficult drugs to taper from, more so than alcohol and opiates. Women experience more than 2x’s the rate of depression as men, regardless of race or ethnic background. 1 in 4 women in 40s and 50s use psychiatric drugs. Depression is a message. It’s an opportunity […]