mood, mind & metabolism
4 Month Mental Health Reset
A unique, personalzied health program to help you radically improve your mental health condition from the comfort of your own home through simple dietary and lifestyle changes - whether you're medication dependent or medication naive. In patient & outpatient available.
I'm sure you've tried many things already if you suffer with mental illness. Let me tell you why this is different.
My introduction to Canada’s mental health system came over 20 years ago when my then 7 year old son was diagnosed mentally ill and mainstream psychiatry failed us. With their “treatment” - which included institutional care and interventions like secure isolation, indiscriminate drugging, and restraint beds - my son became increasingly violent, hostile, morbid, and uncontrollable. He developed the beginnings of psychosis and required 2:1 staff most waking hours for safety.
That’s when I found the late Abram Hoffer's orthomolecular psychiatry. I flew my son to see him and overnight it changed our lives. My son was able to sit still on the plane going home, playing contentedly with a small toy and responding to guidance and conversation in a way he never had before. The incessant violence, body rashes, cold sores, night terrors, morbid obsessions, his inability to sit or learn or take direction - improved such that within a month he was a different kid. He became happier, more balanced, and able to engage more in life. The improvements gained over years with intensive supports and continued dietary interventions. He went on to be an honour roll student by grade 9, where he was voted most friendly kid in the school.
This boy that used to go into such rages at school that other kids asked teachers if he "had rabies" was now a model student that teachers were delighted to teach! Even today, as long as he follows his diet and maintains his supplements the psychosis and mood swings stay at bay. But when he lets those slide, it's a different story. And I see this confirmed over and over in clients with mental illness. The link between nutrition and mental health is truly life-changing!
Dr. Hoffer has since passed. The therapy he used - orthomolecular psychiatry - was never adopted by the mainstream medical establishment - despite the highest standards in clinical and research data. Psychiatrists today are taught that pharmaceuticals and electro convulsive therapy are the gold standard in mental health. But I've observed incredible harm to clients from these "therapies." Clients are often unable to find relief from symptoms and continually fighting the side effects of medications with yet more medications. After some time it's difficult to know what's causing their suffering. Is it the drugs or the illness? And many of these drugs are very difficult to come off of.
But there is another way. It's called orthomolecular nutrition and it combines dietary interventions with Dr. Hoffer's approach - supplementing nutrients in therapeutic doses - according to each client's specific biochemical needs. It's safe, scientific, and can improve outcomes greatly.
I created this program to be the guide I wish had existed when I went looking for help for my son. I can confidently say there is nothing else like it online. It's the culmination of over 10 years of study in four disciplines (holistic nutrition, orthomolecular psychiatry, herbal medicine, and classical homeopathy) and incorporates the knowledge I've taken from all four.
HOW DOES IT WORK?
NOT ONE SIZE FITS ALL
It's hard to believe until you've experienced it, but the right foods can make a very fast, very profound impact on brain health. Food really is medicine! And there are specific foods that make better MOOD FOOD than others. You'll learn about this in the program. But that's only the starting point. Where other programs use a one size fits all approach, this program includes a comprehensive blood chemistry and hair analysis, which guides your PERSONALIZED supplement protocol, uniquely addressing your individual food intolerances, nutrient imbalances, gut biome needs, and body system needs. Then we explore herbal remedies and homeopathic drainage for improved detoxification and organ function.
5 Simple Steps
learn about MOOD FOOD and how to incorporate it into your life one meal at a time
test to determine your food intolerances and any areas of imbalance or burden in the body
order your supplements and follow the personalized protocol recommended for you
make small lifestyle changes one step at a time and learn how to use herbs to detox
group forum and online support to answer any questions that come up as you go
Is it for you?
The program has been designed to improve brain and gut health, mood swings, AD(H)D, depression, bipolar, schizophrenias, dementia/Alzheimer's, seizures, anxiety, PTSD, caregiver burnout, menopausal mental health issues, and children's behavioural health issues. In addition to these the program will help with appetite regulation, cravings, energy, sleep, digestion, blood sugar regulation, skin and hormonal health, and weight loss - if these are needed. However, the program is not suitable for those with addictions or eating disorders, or those with autoimmune disorders.
Is it safe if I'm using medications?
Yes, the program is safe because the foundation is proper nutrition for brain health. Nothing is safer than food as medicine! Where certain medications cause contraindications with foods they will be listed in the course. Part of your onboarding will be a list of current medications to ensure after testing that there are no contraindications with any of your supplement recommendations.
How do I access it? Do I need a to be tech savvy?
The program is delivered online in English, but doesn't require sophisticated computer skills to use. Prompts will come to your email with links to view your lessons, access your protocols, and join the meetings. Files can be downloaded if you prefer paper copies. Your specific professional grade supplements are placed in your cart for you to easily order and have drop shipped to your home.
What if I'm not clear on my diagnosis?
There may be reasons to have a diagnosis, but this is not one of them. The program works for mental health issues, regardless of diagnosis because the underlying health issues are the same.
Why is it a 6 month program?
It took time to get this ill and it will take time to rebuild your mental health. Mood, Mind, and Metabolism isn't a band aid fix. It helps mental health disorders by addressing the root imbalances that drive brain inflammation and nervous system dysregulation. Targeting root causes takes longer than suppressing symptoms. Although it takes time, every step of the program is broken down to be simple and easy to follow, with a clear blueprint from the start.
When does it start?
The course starts when you sign up. From that time you will have access to the online materials for 1 year. You can take as long as you need to finish it. If you need more time you only need to reach out to let me know.
How much does it cost?
The cost is C$4830 per month for 6 months, including your personal health report. Supplements are an extra expense to factor in.
You won't be doing this alone! Group forum and weekly virtual meetings help answer questions and provide support.
Sign up with a friend for added support and receive $100 off the cost of your program!
WHAT DO YOU GET?
Onboarding with goal setting and directions for testing
Access to an online portal where you can access all your materials, track your symptoms and metrics, and post any questions you have
6 Monthly roadmaps delivered with audio & video lessons
Dietary guidance, broken down step by step, meal by meal
Recipes and recommended recipe apps
Functional analysis of your test results with a comprehensive report
Personalized supplement recommendations from your report
Drop-ship supplement delivery
Weekly group check-ins (for 1 year from date of purchase) to answer questions and celebrate successes in a way that's anonymous and benefits everyone
**1:1 coaching sessions are available for an extra fee if you feel you need them
** in patient is a 4 week in home program plus 3 months out-patient by application only
Be honest with yourself and see if you're able to make the commitment and changes necessary to get the transformation you want from this program. If you're ready, you can find the enrolment link below.
6 mo Commitment
It takes years to develop mental illness. It takes time to turn it around.
Clients need to have a coachable attitude to allow me to guide them.
Wherever possible friend or family support = better outcomes for clients.
Clients need to purchase & take various supplements as directed.
Diet forms the foundation of health. Clients need to be ready for changes.
Group check-ins ensure continuous progress and support
Clients will be responsible for submitting samples for tests to guide treatment.
Clients with addictions require specialized services and should seek help first.