Whole-Body Psychiatry: Nutrition for Mental Health

 
Experience Life magazine interviews Dr. Hedaya on his approach to nutrition and mental health.
Whole-Body-Psychiatry-384x240“Mental health is not all in our heads. Nutrition is an oft-ignored — yet incredibly effective — way to manage mental illness, including schizophrenia.”
“Early in my training in psychiatry at Georgetown, I figured out that the way things look depends on the lens you use,” says Hedaya, MD, ABPN, DFAPA, founder of the National Center for The Center for Whole Psychiatry + Brain Recovery and clinical professor of psychiatry at Georgetown University School of Medicine. “If you use a low-powered lens to look at mental illness, you look at communities and culture. If you use a medium-powered lens, you look at family systems. If you use a high-powered lens, you look at molecules.”
 Topics include:

  • Treating the Whole Person
  • Nutrition for Schizophrenia
  • Niacin
  • N-acetyl cysteine
  • B6, B12, and folic acid
  • Zinc
  • Blood sugar
  • Food sensitivities
  • Mental Health for Everybody