Emotional Health


Emotional Health: How Would You Like to Wake up and Feel Good About the Day Ahead? Here’s How a Naturopath Can Help

Improve your emotional health and keep the blues away for good by working on the root causes of depression — naturally with a Naturopath!

Virtually all scientists and physicians agree that at least one of the major causes of depression is the imbalance of brain neurotransmitters. These are the chemical messengers that act as communication agents between different brain cells. If you want to beat depression, you need to restore and balance brain levels of these key neurotransmitters. This is the area most of the antidepressant drugs attempt to manipulate.

  • Serotonin, the “happy” brain chemical. With adequate serotonin levels in the brain and its proper functioning, you will be positive, happy, confident, flexible, and easygoing.
  • Dopamine, the “focus” and “motivation” brain chemical. This neurotransmitter is primarily involved in regulation of attention, motivation, pleasure, and reward.


Discover the Root Cause of Depression to Truly Address It

Neurotransmitter imbalances are just one of the many causes of depression. Other problems include hormones, excessive inflammation, poor gut bugs (aka a faulty microbiome), or more than a dozen other underlying health issues. In fact, these potential causes of depression are so diverse and difficult to identify that most conventional doctors don’t have time to dig deep and find the true root causes. As a result, the typical conventional physician will often go immediately to their easiest and quickest solution—pharmaceutical antidepressant drugs.

But if you want to truly overcome depression, you need to discover what’s causing it and provide your body with the raw material it needs to heal itself. If you are on medication, it is still important to treat the whole person and particularly address diet, gut, and adrenal health. As a board-certified and licensed Naturopathic physician, I have prescriptive privileges and am well positioned to discern how to manage medications with natural therapies.

I have been effectively treating emotional health concerns naturally for nearly 20 years utilizing evidence-based research. If you have low motivation and energy, depression or mood swings…consider seeing a Naturopathic doctor. The sooner you begin treating the root cause of your depression, the sooner you’ll begin to feel the fog lift.

Don’t be overwhelmed by the many different options available to you—I can be an invaluable resource and help you take the first step forward. Before you know it, you’ll be ready to tackle more. If you’re in Vancouver, take the first step and book an appointment to see me. If you reside outside of Vancouver, phone appointments are available.

Depression can feel like it will never end, but there is hope—and a lot of scientific evidence on your side. You’ll soon be on your way to feeling like your old self. Let’s get started!