Optimizing mood and lowering depression with Functional Medicine

Sep 28, 2021 | Uncategorized

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Today my guest is Dr. Seema Patel and we have a great conversation…our topic is mood, depression, stress and some lifestyle shifts we can easily make to address these things from a more natural perspective.

We get a little off topic too so you will find information about kids and allergies too but this podcast is chock full of handy tips and tools to use daily to optimize mood and reduce depression.

We talk about the hormonal component to depression, methylation of b vitamins, sleep and depression, the oral microbiome and the connection to overall health and so many interesting tools that you can use right now.

Seema M. Patel, MD, MPH is a board-certified Family Medicine physician and an Institute for Functional Medicine Certified Practitioner. She earned her medical degree at the Ohio State University College of Medicine and her Master’s in Public Health at the University of Michigan.  She practiced as a family medicine physician and the medical director in federally qualified community health centers devoted to underserved African American and Latinx populations before coming to Cleveland.  She then transitioned to integrative medicine, starting her own practice devoted to Optimal health.  She became certified in Functional Medicine and has been at the Cleveland Clinic Center for Functional Medicine for the past four years.

I hope you enjoy this conversation as much as I did…thanks for being here Seema…without further delay…here is Dr. Seema Patel.

Book reference “An Epidemic of Absence” re: allergies

https://www.amazon.com/Epidemic-Absence-Understanding-Allergies-Autoimmune-ebook/dp/B0061P2L5U

Article about Helminths (worms)

https://www.frontiersin.org/articles/10.3389/fimmu.2014.00061/full#:~:text=During%20some%20helminth%20infection%2C%20especially,as%20treatments%20for%20allergic%20conditions.

PHQ9 depression scale:

https://www.mdcalc.com/phq-9-patient-health-questionnaire-9

Books:

Molecules of Emotion – Dr. Candace Pert

https://www.amazon.com/Molecules-Emotion-Science-Mind-Body-Medicine-ebook/dp/B003L77V74/ref=sr_1_1?dchild=1&keywords=Molecules+of+Emotion&qid=1632789249&s=digital-text&sr=1-1

Dirty Genes – Dr. Ben Lynch

https://www.amazon.com/Dirty-Genes-Breakthrough-Program-Optimize-ebook/dp/B072L4DSDC/ref=sr_1_1?dchild=1&keywords=Dirty+Genes&qid=1632789284&s=digital-text&sr=1-1

Why We Sleep – Matthew Walker, PhD.

https://www.amazon.com/Why-We-Sleep-Matthew-Walker-audiobook/dp/B0752XRB5F/ref=sr_1_1?dchild=1&gclid=Cj0KCQjw18WKBhCUARIsAFiW7JwNAhvKYUu_Egct29WDXGMs5Rmo1Ls-DEX9BfHtgP7zyH3EKAsfG3QaAkyREALw_wcB&hvadid=226757474110&hvdev=c&hvlocphy=9015276&hvnetw=g&hvqmt=e&hvrand=14145153694286632727&hvtargid=kwd-365178184971&hydadcr=22538_9636740&keywords=walker+why+we+sleep&qid=1632789797&sr=8-1

The Body Keeps the Score – Bessel Van Der Kolk, MD

https://www.penguinrandomhouse.com/books/313183/the-body-keeps-the-score-by-bessel-van-der-kolk-md/

Breath – James Nestor

https://www.amazon.com/Breath-New-Science-Lost-Art/dp/0735213615

A Mind of Your Own – Kelly Brogan, MD

https://www.amazon.com/Mind-Your-Own-Depression-Reclaim/dp/0062405578

Holistic Psychotherapy:

https://my.clevelandclinic.org/departments/wellness/integrative/treatments-services/holistic-psychotherapy

Holy Basil tea:

https://www.arborteas.com/organic-holy-basil-tulsi.html?gclid=Cj0KCQjw18WKBhCUARIsAFiW7JzGir6nWUJ0-fBMSMRch8QahZ3i1ND4nsFr5dY3Qx0udVNSg_PhbAIaAivfEALw_wcB

5 minute gratitude journal:

https://www.amazon.com/5-Minute-Gratitude-Journal-Practice-Positivity/dp/1647397197

How to find a biologic dentist:

https://iabdm.org/location/

Oil pulling:

https://www.healthline.com/nutrition/6-benefits-of-oil-pulling

Neem toothpaste:

https://www.amazon.com/TheraNeem-Mint-Toothpaste-4-23-Paste/dp/B000YA7OUA

Hale – sleeping device for snoring:

https://halebreathing.com/?gclid=CjwKCAjw-sqKBhBjEiwAVaQ9azkhQut4f-s9w07lf2vGV3rWQnbGHCO2voLLAcQhyEFCzrfQeD8o2RoC92kQAvD_BwE

Tape for mouth taping during sleep:

https://www.amazon.com/Sleep-Strips-SomniFix-Breathing-Nighttime/dp/B076CQ1NR8/ref=sr_1_29?crid=29LGZ67CB6PZW&dchild=1&keywords=hale+breathing+aid&qid=1632823140&s=hpc&sprefix=Hale%2Chpc%2C156&sr=1-29

Research study… Saffron for depression:

https://pubmed.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/30036891/

Life Extension Saffron Capsules:

https://www.lifeextension.com/vitamins-supplements/item01432/optimized-saffron-with-satiereal

SAMe – S-Adenosylmethionine – supplement

https://www.pureformulas.com/same-s-adenosylmethionine-60-capsules-by-pure-encapsulations.html?accountid=53000524&CAWELAID=530005240000774194&CATARGETID=530005240008837952&CADevice=c&gclid=CjwKCAjw-sqKBhBjEiwAVaQ9a41ZPg6Z0TGIJjPiJG7N5kkhOsQ5TDqC3aGClyIn1McJWqMYRhfR6BoCqzIQAvD_BwE

Podcast on Depression with Dr. Jonathan Prousky

https://www.drkarafitzgerald.com/2021/04/01/depression-anxiety-suicide-addressing-mental-illness-with-dr-jonathan-prousky/