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Since 1950, rates of anxiety and depression have rapidly increased in the U.S. and around the globe, to the point that we now have a mental health crisis on our hands. Improvement in testing and diagnosis does not explain this increase. Rather, changes in our diet, environment, and lifestyle are believed to explain this rapid increase.
Our brains are constantly changing (neuroplasticity) and growing (neurogenisis). Cutting-edge research shows us that the linkage between our brain and the “neurotoxic environment” we currently live in is leading to a weakened brain, causing us to experience heightened levels of anxiety, depression, and cognitive decline.
While there are many types of holistic medicine, when referring to mental health issues, the term addresses alternative therapies other than conventional medicine. The holistic approach often combines western medicine with alternative medicine complementary to form a mind/ body connection.
This week on the podcast, I’m speaking with Dr. Brant Cortright, clinical psychologist and professor emeritus at the California Institute of Integral Studies. In his recent book “Holistic Healing for Anxiety, Depression, and Cognitive Decline,” he discusses the link between our “neurotoxic environment” and our mental health.
Most importantly, we have a deep conversation about how we all can begin to reverse these effects. You won’t want to miss this episode. Your brain will thank you!
Learn more about Dr. Cortright at: https://www.brantcortright.com/