A Functional, Integrative Approach to Mental Health Education
Our children and youth are struggling more than ever with depression, anxiety, autism, ADD, learning disabilities, and more. MindWhale is an informational website dedicated to helping practitioners reverse this trend. We do this through educating practitioners about a frequently-overlooked yet indispensable method: optimizing brain health and biochemistry through functional medicine.
Altered Brain Health is the Leading Cause of Depression, Anxiety, Learning Disabilities, ADHD, ADD, Autism, and Other Health Problems
Brain health and biochemistry are essential for proper brain development and functioning in the following areas:
- Attentional (ADD)
- Intellect (IQ)
- Fine and gross motor skills
- and more…
Unfortunately, the biochemistry of our children’s brains are being slowly yet profoundly degraded in several ways, leading to the problems we see with low self-esteem, anger, irritability, inattention, lack of focus, and larger difficulties such as ADHD, suicide, schizophrenia, autism, and more. It may seem strange to lump them all together, but medical science has shown the links we are organizing and teaching.
The fundamental causes of much of our children’s suffering come from the following five areas:
- Immunology, infections and microbial imbalance (dysbiosis)
- Nutrient status
- Pollution and toxins in the environment
- Emotional stress and trauma
- Genetic propensities (these can be addressed!)
In fact, many of the above causes can be reversed or ameliorated.