Integrative Medicine

A Traditional Chinese Medicine Approach to PMS

A Traditional Chinese Medicine Approach to PMS

If you are someone who suffers from PMS or PMDD, you likely already know how important it is to have effective treatment options that address often painful and disruptive symptoms. Read on to learn more about the causes PMS and PMDD and the ways that Chinese Medicine is providing relief for women through acupuncture.

Vitamin D for Depression

Vitamin D for Depression

At least 25% of Americans are deficient in Vitamin D. Find out why vitamin D is important for your mental health and how to meet the recommended daily dose. While sunlight provides the most vitamin D naturally, too much sun exposure provides its own risks and so many people turn to vitamin D supplements.

Marijuana and Risk of Psychosis in Adolescents

Marijuana and Risk of Psychosis in Adolescents

Medical marijuana is being used more and more for both physical and mental health concerns, and yet research on the topic still has much to teach us about the actual effect marijuana use has on different groups of people. Dr. Beata Lewis discusses new research on marijuana use and teen psychosis.

Voting, Volunteering and Community Involvement Good For Your Mental Health

Voting, Volunteering and Community Involvement Good For Your Mental Health

Dr. Beata Lewis discusses how community involvement can be as good for your own physical and mental health as it is for the health of the community. Voting, volunteering, and engaging with others in the community often lifts the spirit and new research uncovers that it is also associated with positive physical health benefits as well.

Probiotics for Depression

Probiotics for Depression

More and more research is proving that the gut plays an important role in emotional and mental wellbeing. The gut-brain axis is the pathway through which these two parts of the body communicate, and because of this open line of communication, it is essential that we pay attention to how what we eat effects how we feel. As a curious and motivated integrative psychiatrist, Dr. Beata Lewis has spent a lot of time studying the importance of gut health and can offer guidance for those wanting to learn more.

4 Ways That Probiotics Improve Mental Health

4 Ways That Probiotics Improve Mental Health

However, recent studies show that the benefits of probiotics extend well beyond digestion: probiotics can also have a positive impact on mental health and may be a valuable addition to the tool box of psychiatrists and psychotherapists who care about holistic care. 

4 Supplements That Make Antidepressants Work Better—And Some That Don’t

4 Supplements That Make Antidepressants Work Better—And Some That Don’t

 In recent years, researchers and integrative psychiatrists have been paying more attention to the potential for standardized pharmaceutical-grade nutrients or supplements, known as nutraceuticals, to improve the effectiveness of antidepressants.

Blue Light-Blocking Glasses: Simple Intervention for Bipolar Disorder

Blue Light-Blocking Glasses: Simple Intervention for Bipolar Disorder

Recent research shows that blue light-blocking (BB) glasses can be effective in relieving the symptoms of mania in patients with bipolar disorder. Here, Dr. Beata Lewis presents research supporting this integrative approach to treating this disorder and explains why, as an integrative psychiatrist, she appreciates these alternatives to traditional medications.

Baby Aspirin for Depression? Anti-inflammatory Insight

Baby Aspirin for Depression? Anti-inflammatory Insight

Inflammation seems to be common in individuals suffering from depression. In these patients, taking the time to treat both their heightened inflammation as well as their depression could lead to a faster recovery and better treatment results. Here, Dr. Beata Lewis offers analysis of current research that explores the role of inflammation in depression.

3 Steps to Address Binge Eating

3 Steps to Address Binge Eating

Eating a tub of ice cream after a breakup seems to be an accepted behavior in response to a stressful situation. However, it also reveals a relationship to food that, in excess, can be unhealthy. Here, Dr. Beata Lewis describes the signs of a binge eating disorder and offers tools for addressing it.