I spend a lot of time talking to people about how their diets can affect their physical health but there is also growing evidence that nutrition has a dramatic effect on mental health as well. One thing a lot of people don’t know about me is I am actually dually trained in both internal medicine and psychiatry. I have done very little with my psychiatry training since completing my residency as I didn’t really agree with the psychopharmacology approach I was taught. However, now that I am immersing myself in the world of integrative and functional medicine I am learning all sorts of ways to improve mental health through lifestyle interventions. Below is a video by Dr Hyla Cass who is a pioneer in the field of Integrative Psychiatry. She does a great job talking about integrative approaches to mental health and I encourage you to check it out!