Improve Your Mental Health with Advanced Nutrient Therapy
While eating a healthy diet can improve physical health, it may not be able to provide the brain with the adequate supply of nutrients it needs to function properly. Many mental health conditions such as depression, bipolar disorder, and attention deficit disorder (ADD) involve a chemical imbalance in the brain.
Every person has a unique biochemistry full of essential factors made up of nutrients, minerals, and vitamins needed for normal brain function. An imbalance of these “brain building blocks” can have negative effects on the body causing alterations of key neurotransmitters, epigenetic regulation disruption and reduced immunity to environmental toxins.
Integrative Psychiatry as an Alternative Approach
Doctors of the modern healthcare system typically will prescribe drugs to treat the mental illness. Antidepressants are a common prescription drug used to treat mental disorders. Unfortunately, it has negative side effects along with many other drugs that are prescribed. Patients who do not like the side effects usually become discouraged from taking the medicine and, as a result, are more prone to being institutionalized or committing suicide.
Mental disorders are the fourth leading causes of disability in the United States and other developed countries, as stated by the Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders (DSM). But, there may be an alternative approach that can prevent mental disorders from being a disability: Integrative Psychiatry.
Treating Mental Illness with Advanced Nutrient Therapy
The field of Integrative Psychiatry has various alternative approaches for treating mental illnesses, and one of them is Advanced Nutrient Therapy. In a short sum, the treatment is based on exactly what it is named for – providing the brain with advanced nutrients. After an extensive analysis and evaluation, the patient is treated with a high dosage of nutrients that are specifically tailored to their health needs.
The comprehensive analysis entails observation of behavior and mood, a physical and mental status examination, mental health screening tests, evaluation of interaction with current medications and/or supplements, and clinical laboratory tests for genetic predispositions and biochemical imbalances. The results of this extensive assessment determine which nutritional supplements will be needed to supply the brain with the essential nutrients it requires to balance the biochemistry.
Correcting the Chemical Imbalance
According to the article “Nutritional Therapies for Mental Disorders” by Shaheen E. Lakhan and Karen F. Vieira in Nutrition Journal, and the book Nutrient Power by Dr. William Walsh, research shows that a deficiency of certain dietary nutrients does contribute to the formation of mental disorders. Furthermore, studies have also presented that daily supplements of essential nutrients have reduced patients’ symptoms effectively. Advanced Nutrient Therapy may be appropriate for handling major mental disorders because it can generate neurotransmitters for alleviating biochemical imbalances.
Receive Treatment at Tao Integrative Psychiatry
At Tao Integrative Medicine, we offer the Advanced Nutrient Therapy Program throughout the Pennsylvania, New Jersey and New York area at our healthcare facilities. Our physicians can formulate a treatment strategy that will involve an accurate dosing of vital nutrients necessary to restore and repair brain health. Schedule an appointment at one of our locations to begin a new journey that focuses on the mind, body, and spirit as a whole.