Optimize Your Family’s Mental Health with Dr. Lesley Sanders (Ep 10)

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Key Information

Integrative psychology is holistic

Integrative psychology combines conventional and alternative approaches to mental health.

Dr. Lesley Sanders is an expert

Dr. Sanders is a licensed clinical psychologist with certification in integrative medicine

Environmental factors affect mental health

Environmental toxins, inflammation, and diet can contribute to mental health issues.

Integrative psychology offers personalized solutions

Integrative psychology uses testing, nutraceuticals, and mindfulness to address individual needs.

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This episode is all about integrative psychology with Dr. Lesley Sanders.

We discuss how her use of an integrative approach to psychotherapy greatly increases her success with patients.

Dr. Lesley K Sanders is a licensed clinical psychologist, providing clinical services with an integrative medicine approach in the Washington DC Metropolitan Area.

Dr. Sanders obtained her doctoral degree from The George Washington University, completed predoctoral training at Tulane University Department of Neurology and Psychiatry, and completed 2-year postdoctoral training at The University of Virginia, Department of Psychiatric Medicine.

In pursuit of connecting the bridge between psychology and medicine, Dr. Sanders became certified in Integrative Medicine for Mental Health.

As a part of the integrative medicine approach, mindfulness techniques are utilized in the treatment process, along with nutraceuticals and botanicals.

Dr. Sanders also using traditional talk-therapy, with a biopsychosocial model, educating her patients that the mind and body connection is bidirectional, in order to heal the brain, must heal the body and vice versa.

Dr. Sanders is passionate about helping her patients (children and adults) gain a sense of empowerment by understanding that they can take control of their overall health and wellness.

Contact Dr. Lesley Sanders at DrSanders@lifelongwellnessdc.com.

Learn more at https://lifelongwellnessdc.com/index.html

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Topics Discussed

  • Dr. Sanders’ experience working with families and children
  • How kids’ access to the internet is changing the family dynamic and leading to kids growing up faster than ever before.
  • The importance of parents communicating their true “intent” when dictating instructions to their children
  • How parents working at home during COVID affects the relationship with children
  • The importance of finding time for yourself and shutting your mind off
  • Why it’s not a good idea for parents to be their kids’ friend.
  • How the ubiquitousness of environmental toxins are creating childhood mental health issues
  • The connection between inflammation and mental health issues
  • The growing evidence of toxins involved in ADHD, Pans, and Pandas
  • Using micronutrient testing, Organic acid testing, gut testing to see physiological issues behind mental pathologies
  • Why integrative medicine helps address individual mental health issues
  • How to appropriately use pharmaceutical medication
  • The Importance of lowering inflammation with whole foods to get improved mental health results
  • The impact of processed food ingredients in mental health
  • The problem with long term pharmaceutical use in young children and how there are no longitudinal safety studies
  • Using detox to improve conditions of ADHD, Pans, Pandas
  • Using the IonCleanse to pull out toxins
  • The biology of biofilms and how they hide toxins.
  • Connection of antibiotics and mental health disorders
  • Importance of using probiotics when using antibiotics
  • Leaky gut and Leaky Brain
  • Leaky Gut Symptoms- Lack of concentration and focus, w. Irritability
  • Where Brain Fog comes from
  • Mindful eating’s impact on mental health and gut health
  • Opioid and stimulant medication’s tie to Alzheimer’s
  • Genetics are your liability but not your destiny – Epigenetics
  • CardioMetabolic panel w. C-reactive protein high sensitivity
  • Ozone Sauna.. its work on the lymphatic system.  Cleans out the liver and pulls toxins out of blood cells
  • Frankincense calms down the central nervous system
  • BioMat and its effects on the body to draw emotions from the mind
  • EFT Tapping
  • Drsaunders@lifelongwellness.com

Tests Mentioned

  • Genomind – Test that shows what medication works best for a person
  • Great Plains Organic Acid, GPL Tox

Therapies Mentioned

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Erik Abramowitz is a certified Nutritional Therapy Practitioner (NTP), Naturopathic Doctoral student, health coach, and father. He is the primary content creator for HolisticNootropics.com and the host of the Holistic Nootropics Podcast.

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