Integrative Mental Health

06- Integrative Mental Health with Carol Lourie

By Bryan Carroll CFMP, NTP, FAFS

March 24, 2017

The state of mental health in our culture is becoming more and more questionable as suicide rates start to increase and more people suffer from depression. So what are some ways to help people to improve their mental health and to pull out of these depressive states? Join Carol Lourie and I as we discuss ways to improve mental health in this episode of Integrative Mental Health with Carol Lourie!


2:00 – Starting career in the health field
5:10 – How has Carol integrated different health fields into her practice
7:10 – Common issues found in mental health
9:55 – Gut can influence the state of mental health as well
12:45 – Start with small goals
13:38 – Does diet during childhood impact mental health later in life
15:43 – Ways to switch over the microbiome
17:15 – After the gut, then what?
20:10 – Fiber rich whole foods to help with elimination
20:55 – Cofactors to use with Vitamin D
22:18 – Where to get pharmaceutical grade supplements
23:18 – Helpful modalities to help people in their mental state
25:45 – Do not come off of psych meds without support
27:18 – Specific Acupuncture meridians that help with the integrative mental health approach

Pericardium 6
Pericardium 6

28:45 – Specific points for constipation and elimination

Stomach 36
Stomach 36
Large Intestine 4
Large Intestine 4

29:35 – Self Care modalities
33:35 – Techniques to lessen the “To Do” list
35:12 – When you suffer from mental health, if you don't get to the “To Do” list, you may feel bad
36:28 – Write down the lists
37:03 – How to find joy in your life

38:50 – Re-finding your passion
40:35 – Schedule a lazy day
42:00 – Her Health and Spirit Summit
44:20 – How many interviews are released each day

Learn More About Carol Lourie


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About the author

Bryan Carroll CFMP, NTP, FAFS

Bryan Carroll is a certified Functional Medicine Practitioner and Movement Therapist who helps the outdoors community to reduce injuries and improve their health so they can get back to exploring nature. His big health crisis from mold exposure taught him the importance of finding the root causes to illnesses so you can take back control of your life. He is also the host of the Summit For Wellness Podcast.

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