The research is clear.
You won't hear this from any other psychotherapists or psychiatrists, but the scientific research is unequivocal:
Chronic anxiety and depression is caused by poor circadian health.
And poor circadian health compromises mitochondrial function.
Mitochondria are organelles that control the energy and communication systems in your body.
When the mitochondria are not working well, communication breaks down and chaos ensues. We call this chaos inflammation.
And inflammation can manifest as depression and anxiety.
Here are some research articles:
Circadian Rhythm Disruption and Mental Health
Protecting the Melatonin Rhythm through Circadian Healthy Light Exposure
Circadian insights into the biology of depression: Symptoms, treatments and animal models
How Might Circadian Rhythm Control Mood? Let Me Count the Ways…
Timing of Light Exposure Affects Mood and Brain Circuits
Disruption of Circadian Rhythms: A Crucial Factor in the Etiology of Depression
A broken circadian clock: The emerging neuro-immune link connecting depression to cancer
Sleep, Circadian Rhythms, and Anxious Traits
Mitochondria May Hold Keys to Anxiety and Mental Health
PLEASE READ ABOUT MY PRACTICE:
💠 I am only accepting new clients who want to resolve anxiety and/or depression (or other mental health challenges) using 100% natural interventions based on circadian biology/metabolic approaches (circadian rhythm/mitochondrial function/ketogenic diet).
💠 My metabolic skills are based on clinical circadian biology training through the Quantum Biology Collective, Ketogenic Diet for Mental Health training with Dr. Georgia Ede, MD, and Classical Homeopathy for mental health issues with Heathar Shepard, MS, as well as 35 years of nutrition and wellness self-study and 25 years as a professional in the mental health field.
💠 I am out-of-network with all insurance companies. I request payment at the time of service, but I am happy to supply you with a superbill that you can mail to your insurance for possible out-of-network reimbursement.
💠 An initial metabolic assessment session includes your health history, current metabolic symptoms and lifestyle practices, and a detailed, customized treatment plan based on the results of your assessment with a guide to recommended resources.
💠 The initial assessment is 90 minutes and the fee is $279. Email me at email@example.com to inquire about scheduling. Follow up sessions if needed are 30 minutes and are $100
💠 Feel free to contact me via email at firstname.lastname@example.org if you have additional questions!
I have been in private practice in the Monterey Bay area since 2008 where I live with my husband and two pups. I love swimming in the ocean, cooking, traveling, getting outside in the sunlight and studying quantum biology.
I look forward to hearing from you!
Heather Crimson, MS
Licensed Marriage & Family Therapist, CC, CH