Mental health is impacted by a number of factors, including environmental influences, genetics, and diet. 1 Consuming foods rich in the following nutrients contributes to mental wellness and may help those experiencing mild depressive symptoms. If you are experiencing more severe symptoms such as thoughts of harming yourself or others, please seek medical attention immediately.
When you think of probiotics, the first thing you probably think of is gut health, but recent studies show that probiotics can also have a major positive impact on oral health. 1 It makes sense, since the oral cavity is part of the digestive system. Naturopathic doctors (NDs) will often suggest the consumption of probiotics and foods rich in other dental-friendly nutrients in order to treat and prevent oral diseases like gingivitis, tooth decay and periodontitis, as well as to improve overall oral health.
Most people are embarrassed to talk about problems they experience in the bathroom. With a worldwide prevalence of 10% to 20%, it's time to start talking about Irritable Bowel Syndrome (IBS). We hear from four NDs about why naturopathic medicine may hold the key to uncovering the root cause of IBS. See the difference naturopathic medicine can make!