There are many natural substances that can help you in your wellness journey.
Most people get overwhelmed while endlessly searching the vitamin aisle, or trying to decide, whether to trust the “Nutrient of the Week” they find online or in TV ads.
To make it easier, we have partnered with some of the companies that produce high-quality products at discounts for our patients. If you would like, you can order through the links below. I have also listed some of the evidence-based supplements that you can learn about.
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Full Script is an online medicinal food and supplement dispensary that offers high-quality supplements at fair prices, backed by features that help you stay on track with your wellness goals.
If you are a patient, please ask us to send you an email invitation. You will receive an invitation to set up Full Script Patient Account and will be able to browse all products and disease/health condition-specific protocols and recommendations specifically for you.
Mind health is directly related to Gut health. Therefore, many times I recommend a Detox Cleanse to get rid of toxin build-up and get the gut health in better shape for the mind to function better.
Now you may be scared of the cleanse as many cleanses are actually starvation programs; not the best idea!
I like Orenda’s 10-day detox cleanse which combines the best science in a clean, vegan, nondairy program that includes lots of organic vegetables. The simple step-by-step guide with a shopping list and recipes makes this cleanse healthier option. (Inside fact: I try it myself few times a year for my own wellness!)
Orenda International is a company on the leading edge of natural health. Health Professionals across the United States and the United Kingdom are using the Orenda products in their practice and with their patients, and are experiencing exceptional results.
They produce a line of nutritional supplements that can help with deep sleep, balanced hormones, a healthy gut biome, a strong supported immune system, brain fuel, and reduced toxins. You can order Orenda products at https://buyorenda.com/
The pituitary gland plays a major role in brain functioning. This product helps improve pituitary functions.
Medical Foods For Inflammation
Inflammation is implicated as an underlying cause of many psychiatric symptoms This great article from Cleveland clinic lists some of the dietary changes you can make to decrease your body’s inflammation.
MEDICINAL FOODS FOR ANXIETY:
Natural Support for Sleep, Mood, and Weight: Suntheanine® contains pure L-Theanine, a unique amino acid found in green tea that is emerging as the premier natural product to support mental calmness and relaxation. To learn more about L-Theanine click here.
This is also a very helpful website: https://www.alzdiscovery.org/cognitive-vitality/ratings/l-theanine
Lavela WS 1265
Lavela WS 1265 is an exclusive lavender (Lavandula angustifolia) essential oil, known as Silexan™. Indicated for occasional anxiety, Lavela WS 1265 has been shown to promote relaxation and calm nervousness with safety and efficacy, as demonstrated in controlled trials published in peer-reviewed medical journals.*1,2Lavela WS 1265 is a powerful alternative to other available options. Lavela WS 1265 offers relief without the side effects commonly seen in other options. Taken just once a day, this gentle, yet powerful, the essential oil is non-habit-forming and well-tolerated. Clinical trials and a comparative analysis suggest that the effects of Lavela WS 1265 compare favorably to other options.*1,3
- Safe and effective option
- Non-habit forming, non-sedating relief of occasional anxiety*
- Convenient, once-daily dosing
- Kasper S, Gastpar M, Müller WE, et al. Silexan, an orally administered Lavandula oil preparation, is effective in the treatment of ‘subsyndromal’ anxiety disorder: a randomized, double-blind, placebo-controlled trial. Int Clin Psychopharmacol 2010 Sep;25(5):277-87.
- Woelk H, Schälfke S. A multi-center, double-blind, randomized study of the Lavender oil preparation Silexan in comparison to Lorazepam for generalized anxiety disorder. Phytomedicine 2010;17:94-99.
- Hidalgo RB, Tupler LA, Davidson JR. An effect-size analysis of pharmacologic treatments for generalized anxiety disorder. J Psychopharmacol 2007;21:864-72.
To learn more about Lavela, please click here
Natural Support of Sleep: About 1 in 5 adult Americans suffers from insomnia. Natural Factors Tranquil Sleep is a safe, fast-acting formula containing: the amino acid 5-HTP; the hormone melatonin; and green tea’s stress-reliever, L-Theanine. * Together these natural compounds exert a powerful synergistic effect to promote restful sleep.
- 5-HTP can help you get to sleep faster and reduce nighttime waking.
- Melatonin helps initiate sleep and is used for jet lag and insomnia.
- L-Theanine (patented Suntheanine®), from green tea, is a stress reducer that can enhance the tranquility of sleep.
NAC (N-Acetyl Cysteine)
Pharmacological treatment for trichotillomania, skin picking, and nail-biting. A powerful antioxidant. Click here to read an article about NAC
MEDICINAL FOODS FOR DEPRESSION
It is the active form of the vitamin, folate is the only folate that can be taken up by the brain where it helps balance the chemical messengers that affect mood (serotonin, norepinephrine, and dopamine). To learn more about depression and the role of Folate Click here.
Deplin® (prescription only, discuss with your clinician) and Optimized Folate (click here) to purchase over the counter – provide the body with the necessary nutritional support to make the brain a better “partner” to the antidepressant and support production of brain chemicals. Read more about Deplin
Supports emotional and mental well-being and moderates stress 5-hydroxytryptophan and l-tyrosine are key precursors for the synthesis of several neurotransmitters responsible for a healthy emotional outlook, including serotonin, dopamine, epinephrine, and norepinephrine. These neurotransmitters are involved in the regulation of endocrine and brain activity in addition to sleep/wake cycles. Research suggests that l-tyrosine may also promote cognitive function and memory under stressful conditions. A healthy level of the inhibitory neurotransmitter GABA is also associated with promoting a positive mood. Research suggests that both GABA and l-theanine enhance alpha wave production in the brain, promoting relaxation. Complementary support for relaxation is provided by passionflower, while Rhodiola Rosea supports cognitive and mental function under stressful conditions. Vitamin B 6 is a cofactor that plays an important role in supporting positive emotional health. Emotional Wellness combines amino acids, herbs, and vitamin cofactors to promote healthy emotional well-being and cognitive function while moderating stress.
Nutrients Depleted by Prescription Medications
You can enter your prescription medications into this calculator and learn what nutrients are depleted by your medications, what are the symptoms of this nutrient depletion, and what foods and supplements you may need to add to your diet.