This show is about what causes the Addicted Brain — and how to treat it successfully and naturally. I interview Hyla Cass, MD, a board-certified physician, psychiatrist and frequently-quoted expert in the area of natural approaches to mental and physical health (with appearances on the Dr. Oz Show and The View). Dr. Cass helps individuals withdraw from psychiatric medications and substances of abuse, or avoid medication altogether, through the use of specific natural supplements.
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Dr. Cass combines the best of leading-edge natural medicine with the modern science in her clinical practice, writings, lectures, and nationwide media appearances—on radio, TV, and in various local and national publications, including the Huffington Post. She has created a unique, high-quality line of nutritional supplements, and is the author of several popular books including The Addicted Brain: How to Break Free, Supplement Your Prescription, Natural Highs, and 8 Weeks to Vibrant Health 2016.
In this interview Dr. Cass talks about:
- Why the increase in addiction? Is it diet, stress, genetics, meds?
- She’s a doctor who specializes in treating addictions holistically. What does she find to be the best approach?
- How do you balance brain chemistry?
- Neurotransmitters, and what each does.
- Amino acids and how are they used.
- How they are used to replenish neurotransmitters and restore balance.
- What role does gut health and inflammation play in depression and anxiety?
- What role does food play?
- Other nutrients like vitamins, minerals, omega 3 and omega 6?
- Role of blood sugar in this arena and to handle it?
- What causes people to relapse and start using again?
- What is missing in most addiction recovery programs?
- Advice for parents from the get-go…prenatal on.
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This episode of Kids in Crisis originally aired on BoldBraveMedia.