Brain and Mood

Healthy Mood: Depression, Anxiety and Psychiatric Issues

Our mood and the state of our nervous system are very much affected by our thoughts and experiences, but the health of the body also can affect our mental health.  Nutrient deficiencies, digestive problems, hormone imbalances, chronic pain, sleep deprivation, chemical / mold exposure and more all affect whether we are calm and happy or nervous and sad.  There are even autoimmune processes that can hijack the brain and influence depression, OCD and Tourettes.

Dr. Macdonald also has a degree in psychology and a particular interest in helping people with anxiety and Dr. Peters has an interest in the art of deep listening.

Brain Health: Memory and Neurodegenerative Disease

The brain is the organ that is most sensitive to lifestyle choices of any organ in the body.  There is so much we can do to keep our brains working well as we age.  Memory loss, dementia and neurodegenerative diseases like MS, ALS, Parkinson’s and more can all be prevented and even treated with naturopathic medicine.  In brain injury, we need to help the neurons recover by providing the optimal cellular environment for healing.

Our naturopathic physicians are keenly interested in keeping up on the science of brain healing.