Genes, lithium, Kundalini yoga, coffee enemas, GABA, dairy: IMMH highlights part 1

December 12, 2016

Here are some highlights from the recent Integrative Medicine for Mental Health conference. We did it live on Facebook, holding my iphone, as the conference was ending. I’m with my colleague Dr. Josh Friedman and this is the video and transcript of our discussion – we cover the following: Methygenetic Testing to fine tune your […]


Mental Health Month: anxiety, nutrition, gluten, GABA, leptin and fluoroquinolones

May 13, 2016

Since 1949, Mental Health America and affiliates across the country have led the observance of May is Mental Health Month by reaching millions of people both online and locally. They share this: This year’s theme for Mental Health Month is – Life with a Mental Illness – and calls on individuals to share what life with […]


Western diet is associated with a smaller left hippocampus and anxiety

October 23, 2015

A new food and mental health study has been published in the international BMC Medicine journal: Western diet is associated with a smaller hippocampus: a longitudinal investigation. The lead author is Associate Professor Felice Jacka from Deacon University in Australia. Here is the conclusion of the study:  Lower intakes of nutrient-dense foods and higher intakes […]


Microbiome: A New Frontier in Mental Health with Dr. David Perlmutter

August 3, 2015

  Dr. David Perlmutter, MD, is author of the cutting-edge new book Brain Maker and one of the many excellent speakers on the upcoming Mental Wellness Summit Here are some snippets from Dr. John Dempster’s excellent interview with Dr. David Perlmutter, MD – Microbiome: A New Frontier in Mental Health with respect to brain health […]


Mindful Eating World Summit: Stop dieting and START LIVING

March 10, 2015

This is just a reminder that the Mindful Eating World Summit: Stop dieting and START LIVING! online event runs March 16th – 26th for 11 days. I’m very excited to be a part of Dr. Kellee Rutley’s virtual event. She’s brought together over 28 amazing POWERHOUSE experts to help you remove the guilt, shame and […]


The 5 Love Languages for fabulous mental and physical health

February 13, 2015

Without loving relationships, humans fail to flourish, even if all of their other basic needs are met. Love is deeply biological. It pervades every aspect of our lives and has inspired countless works of art. Love also has a profound effect on our mental and physical state The above are from The biochemistry of love: […]


Nutritional medicine as mainstream in psychiatry

January 30, 2015

Psychiatry is at an important juncture, with the current pharmacologically focused model having achieved modest benefits in addressing the burden of poor mental health worldwide. Although the determinants of mental health are complex, the emerging and compelling evidence for nutrition as a crucial factor in the high prevalence and incidence of mental disorders suggests that […]