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Holistic Mental Wellness: Hope in genomic based care for anxiety, depression and more

Love and Peace

The moment you completely accept your non-peace, your non-peace becomes transmuted into peace. Anything you accept fully will get you there, will take you into peace. This is the miracle of surrender”

— Eckhart Tolle

Overwhelmed by life

Struggling with overwhelming emotions? Feel too small to look them in the eye and let it pass through? Feeling trapped by it?

So, are you heavily relying on your beautiful mind and brain to analyze it and maybe even escape it with distractions, aka endless scrolling on social media, overcaring, overdoing with tarot reading, emotional drama, emotional eating, keeping busy, netflix binging, negative self-talk, etc.?

It's not your fault.

This is a common experience, keeping one in a worsening cycle of anxiety and depression.

Not a healthy experience.

When it comes to holistic mental health, addressing the spirit is necessary for inner growth in emotional and mental resiliency.

It requires facing learned judgements about emotional expression.

It requires awareness of one's limiting belief system formed from childhood and adult traumas.

Furthermore, it requires tapping into the spirit self for spiritual growth and developing emotional and mental maturity.

No one is inherently born with mental and emotional maturity. We learn from our guardians/parents, close relationships, community and society at large. If mental and emotional growth is stunted from unsafe environments and relationships, then it keeps one from healthy maturity of the mind and emotions that typically comes with age.

Adult mental wellness requires taking full responsibility for one's thoughts, emotions, actions and personal growth. It can be challenging and not always easy at first.

Recognize that self responsibility is different from self-blame.

Holistic Support

Holistic support for mental wellness involves food, habits, reprogramming the mind, mind-body-emotional awareness, personal growth, asking for help and staying open to change, patience, nutrients, energy healing, biochemical support, trauma-sensitive care, safe space for compassionate listening, herbal medicine, and most importantly self-care.

In short, addressing the whole of you, and not only a piece of your biochemistry for indefinite suppression and emotional numbness.

With naturopathic medicine, your holistic support includes addressing your biochemistry and safely treating with food, herbs, nutrients and lifestyle to help you THRIVE. Live a rich life.

Addressing your biochemistry?

Functional or specialty lab tests look at your unique biochemistry to guide us in creating the most personalized treatment plan for building your mental wellness.

There are several functional lab tests that look at DNA, micronutrients, neurotrasmitters, hormones and neuroinflammation to decide the best choice of herbal and nutrient supplements for you.

There are limitations to functional lab tests.

  • You are not your biochemistry.

  • It's only looking at a small part of you.

  • The science of it is evolving and not always accurate or precise.

  • It can mean multiple nutrient pills on regular basis to support healthy biochemistry. Creating dependence on nutrient pills.

  • Does not address the mental and emotional maturity, personal growth and root cause healing at the spirit level.

  • Medical insurance often does not cover it.


  • It goes beyond basic, routine lab work for a deeper look into your biochemistry.

  • It may explain mystery symptoms.

  • It provides specificity in pinpointing exactly where your mental biochemical imbalance is off.

  • It recognizes that every person has their own unique biochemistry, genetics, and health condition.

  • Narrow down where therapy must be applied to bring back balance to your nervous system.

  • Provides motivation for adapting a healthier lifestyle.

  • Helps stabilize the nervous system for space to develop emotional and mental resiliency and maturity with your therapist.

  • Significant cost-saving in the long term.

  • Improve mental health and quality of life. 

  • May prevent increasing dependence on pharma meds with multiple side effects.

  • Allows you to be more proactive in your healthcare.

  • Empowers you to take your health in your own hands. Self-care.

Benefits outweigh limitations.


So, here are my top three favorite tests.

  1. LRA ELISA ACT Food Sensitivity Test: addresses inflammation in chronic illnesses especially auto-immunity and immune related illnesses.

  2. DUTCH Female Hormones and Circadian Rhythm Test: Provides valuable insights into hormonal balance, stress and sleep.

  3. IntellxxDNA Test: Looks at genes called SNPs related to mental health.

Here is what IntellxxDNA Mental Wellness panel includes:

  • Attention & Focus

  • Anxiety & Stress

  • Depression

  • Obsession & Compulsions

  • ADHD Med Response

  • Addiction & Substance Use Disorder

Inflammation & Gut:

  • Gluten/Celiac

  • Histamine & Food Intolerance Inflammation

Detox & Nutrigenomics:

  • Heavy Metals & Glutathione

  • Environmental Toxins

  • Homocysteine & Methylation

  • Choline

  • Copper

  • Magnesium

  • Vitamins B12, B6, D

  • Zinc

Supporting Panels:

  • ASD

  • BDNF

  • Endocannabinoid

Add on: ASD and PANDAS

  • Autism Spectrum contributing factors

  • Neurobehavioral Research PANDAS/PANS

Interested and want to see your results to improve your mental healthcare plan?

Here is how to order your test?

  1. Set up a new client session with me to discuss your interest. Returning clients - set up your session emailing me at, or request this testing in our upcoming session.

  2. Place an order.

  3. Collect a saliva or cheek swab sample.

  4. Mail the completed kit

  5. Schedule a follow-up appointment to review your results.

Take a proactive step toward a healthier you – Book your session NOW!

You are not alone.

Never give up hope.

Life is waiting for your trust in it.

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