Mental Health: Are we looking at it all wrong?
I listen to many talks on mental health, some from the traditional western medicine community. Many of these people stress that mental health is an issue of the brain.
I have a hard time accepting this theory. In my opinion it is very narrow minded and not taking into account the individual person nor what is going on in the rest of the human body!
Even if you took only basic science courses in school, I’m sure you learned that everything in the body is connected. So why do we look at depression, ADHD and anxiety as issues only related to the brain? Shouldn’t we consider what is going on in the body as a whole?
When I look at these health issues here is how I address it
- What’s missing from the body?
- What’s entering the body that the body is reacting to?
- Look to the gut
- Look at systemic inflammation
- Address the whole body
- Address the individual person
This approach is not a quick fix but a life- long approach. And guess what? The approach for you is going to be very different from the approach for someone else with the same mental health issues!
If you suffer with a mental health issue and are not getting the results you have hoped for and are ready to commit to feeling better, then please invest in your health and work with a qualified professional. Interview the person to make sure this is the best choice for you!
I know from experience that there is so much information on the web and much of it wrong. You may read that a supplement worked great for a person’s depression but why does it do nothing for yours? Because we are all biochemically different and our root causes are different.
Stop guessing and start getting results.
What do you think? Do you agree that mental health is not just a brain issue? I would love to hear your thoughts.
Karen Brennan, MSW, CNC, Board Certified in Holistic Nutrition (candidate), author of the E book Tru Foods Depression Free Nutrition Guide; How Food Supplements and herbs can be used to lift your mood and owner of Tru Foods Nutrition Services, LLC believes in food first when addressing the root causes to your health conditions. For more information, visit her website at www.trufoodsnutrition.com
As a nutrition professional, Karen does not treat, cure nor diagnose. This information is for educational purposes only.