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 Whole Psychiatry 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