Here you’ll find stories related to holistic mental health. As we’ve learned through our research and interviews, the importance of the mind-body connection cannot be overestimated. Our mental, psychological, spiritual, and emotional state of mind has a direct impact on the physical health of our body, and vice-versa. To this end, any holistic approach to healing must also address mental health, and do so in a holistic manner that prioritizes root cause healing over symptom masking (aka, the same way we advocate for healing physical issues).

Holistic mental health touches countless different topics, and experts from a number of different disciplines can share relevant insights. We’ve spoken to integrative psychiatrists, children’s psychologists, meditation gurus, energy healers, mindfulness advocates, and many more experts — not to mention the people who have healed mental health issues naturally, often through addressing physical root causes. 

Read these articles to learn more about holistic mental health and be inspired by those who have overcome mental health struggles naturally.

Ally Hilfiger on How the Long-Term Effects of Lyme Disease Landed Her in the Psych Ward

Ally Hilfiger on How the Long-Term Effects of Lyme Disease Landed Her in the Psych Ward

Imagine suffering from range of ailments that totally controlled your childhood and then having a psychotic breakdown at 18 that led to institutionalization. For Ally Hilfiger, now 32, that was the reality of the bulk of her childhood. When she was 7, Ally Hilfiger was bitten by a tick, but not diagnosed with chronic Lyme disease until 19. For all those years in between, she had to deal with severe fatigue, joint pain, difficulty retaining information, fainting spells, shooting pains, migraines, and serious anxiety attacks. No one could figure out what was causing her physical and neurological complications.
Choosing a Nutrition Expert: Should You See a Nutritionist, Nutrition Coach, Dietitian, or Health Coach?

Choosing a Nutrition Expert: Should You See a Nutritionist, Nutrition Coach, Dietitian, or Health Coach?

As many of us know, the buddy system shouldn’t be underestimated. It’s not that we don’t know what to do, it’s actually doing it that proves to be difficult. Food is so cultural and habitual. Undoing decades of habits (including eating dishes from places we’ve always loved) because of health concerns is a big task for someone to do alone. We looked into a few types of nutrition experts to help you find the person who will optimize your health. Is it a nutritionist? A registered dietitian? A health coach? Watch our guide video to learn more.