Can I Support My Mental and Hormonal Health as a Vegan?

"Dear Dr. Talia, I have been a vegan for 6 years. I also suffer from mental health conditions and possible hormonal imbalances. After doing some research on diets for anxiety and depression, I found that most of them include meat and animal products. I'm wondering:...

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Estrogen Balance and Mental Health: Depression, Anxiety and Stress

Estrogen levels in the brain and body affect our brain's levels of dopamine and norepinephrine, two neurotransmitters that are implicated in mood disorders like depression, psychosis and anxiety. Our brain has several built-in recycling processes to keep us...

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Eat Less, Live Longer: The Therapeutic Benefits of Fasting

In the past I used to suffer from "hanger", feeling hungry and irritable if going more than a few hours without food. Now my body is adapted to fasting, going prolonged periods without food—and I feel all-the better for it. When I was a kid, no one ever had to...

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So “What the Health” Do I Eat Now?

 A naturopathic doctor offers tips for navigating the often contradictory and confusing world of modern human nutrition. As soon as we start to feel comfortable with our grasp of human nutrition—which foods are healthy, which ones are unhealthy, and how to eat a...

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Contrast Showers for Immunity, Inflammation, Mood, Pain and Weight Loss

I talk about contrast showers for boosting immunity, lowering inflammation, mood, pain and weight loss. Hello everyone, my name is Dr. Talia Marcheggiani, I'm a naturopathic doctor and today I'm going to talk about hot...

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The Therapeutic Order of Naturopathic Medicine

The Therapeutic Order is a tool that helps guide naturopathic treatment approaches. I explain how naturopathic doctors' healing philosophy might differ from the conventional medical model. Hi, guys, I'm Dr. Talia...

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8 Foods for Mental Health

I talk about 8 functional foods that can help calm inflammation, boost neurotransmitter synthesis and restore common nutrient deficiencies that might contribute to low mood and mental health conditions. My name is Dr....

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5 Tools for Emotional Wellness and Mental Health

I talk about 5 essential tools for caring for your mental and emotional health. These are powerful self-care practices that can help balance your mind and emotions. Hello, everybody, my name is Dr. Talia Marcheggiani. I am a...

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