The best part of my departure from conventional models of psychiatric care is that I no longer have to engage women in the Sophie’s Choice between treatments that may be good for mom and not for baby or vice versa. Healthy medicine relies on interventions that benefit both mom and baby at once. The […]
How hormonal imbalances, including estrogen dominance, can impact mood in women.
I felt this sensation in the pit of my stomach – it was a combination of sympathy and anger – listening to Annie tell me, through tears, about her postpartum journey into the world of psychiatry. Three separate psychiatrists dismissed me when I expressed concerns about taking an addictive medication like Klonopin. It’s been two […]
Those who know me would say I’ve always had “issues with authority.” Fiercely motivated by my insistence on being a know-it-all, I have an incredible hunger for information. This brought me to the most real-life application of information there is: health and medicine. I spent the better part of a decade working to master the […]
There are few things more demoralizing than failing to feed your newborn despite your best efforts to breastfeed. In my practice and among friends, I have found myself asking repeatedly, “What is going on here? What’s with the supply drama?” Statistically, a full 50% of women are not able to meet their breastfeeding goals. There […]
How eating the wrong fats can promote brain and body dysfunction and what fats are best for mental health.
When I was in medical school, I had my first abnormal Pap, and it was quite abnormal, a precancerous lesion described as CIN2 (now revealed to be one of the most inaccurately diagnosed pathologies). I had two very unpleasant “therapeutic biopsies” called colposcopies, and two years later, it was normal. That was that. But I remember hearing about the […]
How sugar imbalance can look like anxiety and what to do about it.
I came through integrative medicine as a stepping-stone to holistic care. As someone who has always had an intellectual rebellious streak, I like to question, push, and think outside of the box. Alternative medicine had always been a circus curiosity for me until I sat in a lecture by Dr. Richard Brown, and learned about […]
How inflammatory foods can affect your brain and lead to depression and anxiety.