The workplace is uniquely positioned to reduce risks and contributors to mental illness, educate on and reduce stigma of mental illness, improve access to mental health care, target people who are at-risk before they develop a more severe mental illness and promote mental health.Read More
Did you know that some of the first antidepressants were actually antibiotics?
Or that some of our current antidepressants actually have strong effects on your gut microbiota?
The link between your gut and your mind is not a new one, but new research is helping us to understand this link better every year.Read More
I can’t argue that you are made up of fish the same way I could argue that you are made up of bacteria. But fish does contain special fatty acids that your brain needs to function at its best and it contains them in a form that you can’t get from just any fish oil supplement. It’s time to get snobby about what you feed your brain…and this article will tell you why!Read More
Do probiotics improve your mental health?
The answer may surprise you.
It’s common knowledge that you should supplement with probiotics if taking an antibiotic, right? Probiotics are recommended to improve a number of symptoms, especially those surrounding gut dysbiosis (an imbalance of good and bad bacteria and other small creatures that live in your gut). You may feel like you are supposed to be on a probiotic for general health and I’ve seen others express guilt if forgetting to take it.
We often think of supplements as harmless at worst and beneficial at best. But is this really the case?
In looking at mental illness we have to remember to see the patient as a whole person. This is not just about the brain. This could be about inflammation, anemia, gut dysbiosis, thyroid dysfunction…and supplementing with vitamin D, while making lab values look better or possibly improving symptoms, may completely miss the root cause of the problem.Read More