Can you help with anxiety and depression even if I’m on medication?
Absolutely! Medication does help but it is far from being the whole solution to mental health issues. The approach we take helps people who either don’t want to take medication, or those who do use medication, but are looking to reduce how much they take slowly over time.
Does using this approach mean I don’t need therapy?
Not everyone who comes to us uses talk therapy. For some, working through this functional approach helps them feel better and get back into life to a point where they don’t feel the need to talk to anyone. For others they get better faster by combining our approach and talk therapy.
How does what I eat or the way my gut works affect my mental state?
Your brain and digestive system are connected by the longest nerve in your body - the vagus nerve. When something happens at one end of the nerve, a message travels to the other end creating a response. For example, if you feel nervous you might feel sick, or if you're excited, you might feel butterflies. Also, approximately 75% of the chemistry your brain needs is made in your gut, so if it's not working well, it can't produce the right neurotransmitters to keep you feeling happy and stable.