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.
Filmmaker Kelly Noonan Gores on Healing Illness with Your Mind
Kelly Noonan Gores, director of the eye-opening documentary "Heal," sat down with Adrienne to talk about her film, the natural power of the body and mind, and how it all fits into Western medicine.
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.
Jennifer Esposito on How 30 Years of Untreated Celiac Disease and the Effects of Gluten Wreaked Havoc on Her Body and Mind
For 30 years of her life, the actress, health advocate, and author struggled with a stream of physical ailments, searching in vain for a diagnosis and effective treatment. Finally, she found out she had celiac disease.
Health Research Wrap-Up: October to December 2020
Well, it’s finally happening: this seemingly endless year is coming to an end at long last. If you’d told us in January everything this year was going to bring, there’s no way we would have believed you! And yet, here we are. Obviously, wellness news (and all news) this year has been dominated by the coronavirus, and so throughout 2020 we’ve done our best to share the most significant developments in these health research wrap-ups. But, as we’ve said before, your best defense against COVID or any other disease is maintaining good overall health, and many WellBe readers are still struggling with other chronic symptoms and conditions (that might make it harder to fight COVID-19). That's why we think it’s as important as ever to highlight health news and research that’s not COVID-related.
Jessica Flanigan on Practicing Self-Love and the Limitations of the AIP Diet
Clinical nutritionist and author Jessica Flanigan shares the story of how she found a revolutionary path to healing when her life fell apart around her.
Extreme Side Effects of Synthroid: Gabriella Campagna’s Hashimoto’s Story
For a year, Gabriella Campagna, 32, struggled with fatigue, joint pain, hair loss, depression, and always feeling cold, but blamed the symptoms on the stress of post-college life and her dance career. When the New York City woman was diagnosed with Hashimoto’s thyroiditis in 2009, she was prescribed Synthroid and sent on her way.
Birthday Reflections: Finding Your Purpose in Life Helps You Live Longer
On Adrienne's birthday, she did a simple 3-question exercise to determine her life's purpose and how to measure her success. Learn the exercise, read her results, and share your own!
Webinar: Overcoming Shame and Negative Self-Talk
In this recorded version of our live webinar on overcoming shame and negative self-talk, Adrienne shares research and actionable tips to help you build healthy habits that last.
Natural Sleeping Remedies and the Side Effects of Sleep Aids
Not being able to sleep is awful, but OTC and prescription sleep aids can be dangerous to your health. WellBe's guide to natural sleep aids looks at how you can get some rest healthily.