Integrative Psychiatry

10- Integrative Psychiatry with McCall McPherson

By Bryan Carroll CFMP, NTP, FAFS

April 25, 2017

We have been on a role lately talking about neurological issues and how to go about correcting dysfunction. But not often do we have the opportunity to have a TEDx speaker come on to talk about their approach to integrative psychiatry!

McCall McPherson has a wealth of knowledge when it comes to mental health from a physiological and biochemical perspective. She takes the time to actually listen to what her patients need, and uses this type of practice to discover the root cause for the mental health.

Granted, she isn't just extremely knowledgeable in the mental health realm, she is also great at discovering thyroid issues, which is why she will be opening her thyroid clinic in the upcoming few weeks. You can listen in as we pick her brain in this episode of Integrative Psychiatry with McCall McPherson!


6:26 – How did an integrative psychiatry and functional medicine approach begin for McCall
9:18 – Integrative Medicine for Mental Health Conference
12:03 – Online practitioner locator for Integrative Medicine for Mental Health
12:40 – Presenting for TEDx
13:55 – Topic of helping out Humanity
14:20 – Working best with patients by treating them as friends and people
15:50 – Healing has an emotional component to it as well as physical
16:27 – Length of time with each patient
17:30 – Conventional approach to depression, and how to change that model
20:45 – Integrative approach utilizes natural remedies and supplements to heal the body, such as magnesium for anxiety or b12 for depression
21:35 – Common reasons leading to depression
22:00 – Hormones and Thyroid interaction with mental health

24:12 –,
24:20 – If you have a thyroid problem that is not treated, depression will not go away
25:10 – Many men in their 20s and 30s are showing very low testosterone, and high estrogen
25:40 – Plastics raise estrogen levels
27:10 – Does high estrogen in our environment contribute to premature puberty in women
28:10 – Tests to check for hypothyroid
30:00 – Inflammation and its role within the body to impact depression
31:45 – Inflammatory responses can have a half-life of 26 days, so you can be inflammed for months at a time
32:20 – Most common inflammatory foods (grains, dairy, and beans)
35:22 – Once inflammatory foods are removed and inflammation still occurs, look at the microbiome
36:50 – How to tell if you have inflammation issues at home
38:18 – Adrenal dysfunction and depression
41:55 – Lifestyle changes to lower stress responses
43:15 – Use meditation in your daily lives, Head Space app
44:45 – How micronutrient depletion and methylation impacts mental health
48:00 – Why do so many people show the mutation for methylation?
49:35 – How to stimulate stomach acid production
52:10 – Love is the Real Medicine Group

Learn More About McCall McPherson


Social Media: Facebook, Instagram

Thank you for listening to this episode of the Summit For Wellness Podcast. If you enjoyed Integrative Psychiatry with McCall McPherson, then subscribe to our channel so you can listen to all the latest episodes.

Learn about the ways McCall approaches Mental and Thyroid Health.

Please include attribution to Positive Health Wellness with this graphic.

9 Things You Need to Know About Your Thyroid

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.

You might also like

{"email":"Email address invalid","url":"Website address invalid","required":"Required field missing"}

Let's Improve Your Health Today

When you register for free, you get access to:

Fitness Tips and Workouts

Nutrition Info and Podcasts

Enjoy the Outdoors