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ND, Medical Director
Dr. Anne Procyk, ND is a naturopathic physician practicing nutritional and integrative medicine to treat mental health disorders at Third Stone Integrative Health Center. She is on the forefront in understanding the complex relationships between physical and mental health. Dr. Procyk's thorough understanding of the latest research combined with her daily clinical experience give her the ability to translate voluminous and sometimes contradictory information into clear and effective strategies for real world patients.
She has given numerous lectures, has been featured in a number of books and made several television appearances. Dr. Procyk is a sought after leading expert on integrative strategies for dealing with depression, bipolar, and ADHD. She is also the author of Nutritional Treatments to Improve Mental Health Disorders: Non-Pharmaceutical Interventions for Depression, Anxiety, Bipolar & ADHD (PESI, 2018). She is a dynamic speaker who will inspire you to apply your new tools and transform your practice.
Dr. Procyk founded and currently sees patients at Third Stone Integrative Health Center in Essex, CT. She earned her doctorate at National College of Naturopathic medicine and graduated cum laude from Carleton College with degrees in chemistry and medical ethics. She is a member of the American Association of Naturopathic Physicians, the Connecticut Naturopathic Physicians Association, and the Association for the Advancement of Restorative Medicine.
Financial: Dr. Anne Procyk is the Medical Director at Third Stone Integrative Health Center. She receives a speaking honorarium from PESI, Inc.
Non-financial: Dr. Anne Procyk is a member of the American Association of Naturopathic Physicians; and the Connecticut Naturopathic Physicians Association.
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- Evaluate the scientific research that links diet and nutrition to mental illness and its implications for treatment.
- Articulate how certain micronutrients and macro nutrients affect mood and behavior in clients.
- Evaluate the psychobiology and psychophysiology of mind and body interactions regarding six DSM® categories.
- Incorporate ethical and scope of practice considerations relative to integrated and nutritional medicine with respect to your own professional discipline.
- Communicate integrative and nutritional methods as they relate to client psycho-education.
- Discriminate between the clinical presentation of mental illness as compared to nutritional and/or hormonal imbalance.
- Recommend six nutritional methods for treating clients who present with mood lability.
- Correlate gluten and casein sensitivity with the presentation of depression, psychosis and ASD in clients.
- Demonstrate the use of a food mood assessment to evaluate client eating patterns and how those patterns may influence their mental health.
- Appraise the epidemiological research underlying the benefits of the Mediterranean diet and its specific application for client mental health.
- Interview clients using the DSM-5® Cultural Formulation tool to explore about health and healing in order to inform the treatment planning process.
- Evaluate drug-nutrient-herbal interactions for clients to prevent side effects of polymedicine use.
- Illustrate stage-specific anaerobic and aerobic exercise and self-care methods to decrease dissociative symptoms in clients.
- Integrate breathing techniques to reduce hyperventilation and improve focus among clients with anxiety disorders.
- Present adaptations of complementary and alternative methods for children and teens with behavioral and mental health disorders such as ADHD and ODD.
- Discuss contraindications of the use of psychotropic medications and herbal medicines and nutrients.
- Identify the evidence for the use of essential fatty acids for anxiety and depression.
- Evaluate the impact of blood sugar and genetic variations on mental health disorders and defective treatment.
The Complex Relationship Between Mental and Physical Health
How Foods Affect Moods
Nutrition, Diet and Culinary Medicine
- Carbohydrates – A new way to think about cravings
- Effects protein may have on depression and anxiety
- Fats for mental health (depression, ADHD, bipolar)
- The connection between food, depression and anxiety
- Vitamins: B-Vitamins, 5-MTHF, Vitamin D
- Minerals: Magnesium, calcium
The Truth About Popular Supplements and Herbal Medicine
- Food as “brain-mind-medicine”
- Fats: Essential fatty acids, toxic fats, fish oil
- Protein: the building blocks of happiness
- Nutrients to improve mental health and cognitive function
- Vitamins, minerals, glandulars, and special nutrients for the non-nutritionist
- Regulate hormonal imbalance
- Balance blood sugar to balance mood
- Cultural and genetic variations
- Enhance digestion for mental health
- Thyroid function and mental health
Physiological Factors of Depression, Anxiety, Bipolar and ADHD
- Seven major herbs for PTSD, anxiety, depression, sleep, and cognitive health
- Endocannabinoid deficit theory
- Cannabis and psychedelic medicine
- THC versus CBD
- Evidence for medical cannabis for mental health PTSD and chronic pain
- Adaptogens: Ginseng, licorice, ashwaganda
- Smell, mood, and cognition
- Evidence for essential oils to alter mood and cognition
- Interactions with pharmaceuticals
- Transcending mind-body separation: Understanding the complex relationships
- The factors that cause “chemical imbalance”
- Beyond pharmaceutical management
- Balancing circadian rhythm
- Apply breathing exercises for mental health
- Enhance sleep and address insomnia
Assessments and Evidence-Based Research
Assessments Using Integrative Approaches
Simple Screening Tools to Identify Nutritional Deficiencies Contributing to:
- Conduct a basic nutritional food/mood assessment
- Conduct an adrenal stress and biological rhythm assessment
- Culture and ethnicity assessment and treatment
- The Cultural Formulation Interview and CAM methods
- Basic lab tests for optimal mental health
Recognizing When “Mental Illness” is Something Else
- Anxiety and PTSD
- Bipolar disorder
- Lack of mental clarity
- Other mental health concerns
Symptoms of Nutritional Deficiencies and Co-Morbid Conditions
- Hormonal imbalance
- Anxiety vs. hypoglycemia
- Depressed, fatigued or malnourished?
- Side effects of medications
- Strategies to reduce inflammation: The major factor in depression, anxiety, bipolar, and ADHD
- Chronic illness, fibromyalgia
- Anxiety and digestion
- The Second brain: Microbiome, probiotics and GABA, and anxiety
- Sleep, adrenal health, and rhythms
- Anger, alcohol abuse and liver health
- Genetics, depression and brain
- PTSD and auto immune, addictions and cognition
- ADHD, ASD, and food sensitivities
- Integrative approach recovery from addictions
Clinical Applications – Non-Pharmaceutical Treatment Strategies
Holistic Treatment Interventions
Comprehensive Non-Pharmaceutical Treatment Plans and Protocols for:
- Address clients concerns and provide alternatives to psychotropics
- Herbal medicine for mental health
- Strategies for clients who want to stop their medications
- Ayurvedic medicine and mental health
- Exercise: Elevate serotonin and regulate stress hormones
- Sound and music for insomnia, anxiety and anger
- Toning, binaural music
Practical Tools to Accelerate Treatment Results, Improve Energy, and Gain Mental Clarity
- Depression & Seasonal Affect Disorder
- Anxiety, PTSD, and complex trauma
- Body dysmorphia
- Psychosomatic symptoms
- Pre-menstrual syndrome and menopausal symptoms
What You Need to Know about Somatic Therapies
- Food: The Good, the Bad, and the Fake
- Sleep: The 4 habits critical to refreshing sleep
- Exercise: Elevate serotonin and regulate stress hormones
- Stress: A Holistic Approach
- Feed your brain
Unique Issues Across the Lifespan
- The spectrum of somatic and bodywork therapies
- The NADA protocol for addictions
- Cranial electrical stimulation for PTSD, insomnia, and optimal cognition
- When to refer
Apply Techniques Within Your Scope of Practice
- Children: Supporting sleep, focus, mood and attention
- Alternatives to psychotropics for ADHD
- Middle life: Peri-menopause, menopause, andropause
- Preventing cognitive decline
- Nutrition and integrative methods to support people with dementia and their caregivers
Build an Integrative Health Team
- Ethics, law and competency
- Nutritional therapies
- Culinary medicine
- Behavioral medicine
- Nutritional supplementation
- Herbal medicine
- Hydrotherapies for mood management
- Bodywork therapies
- Acupuncture and cranial electrical stimulation
- Sound and music for insomnia and mood
- Stage appropriate yoga for anxiety, pain and PTSD
- Integrative detoxification for addiction
- When and where to refer clients
- How to find the right provider
- Questions to ask before referring
- Develop a niche practice as a certified specialist
- Professional organizations and more training
- Controversies and hot topics
- Case Managers
- Social Workers
- Marriage & Family Therapists
- Addiction Counselors
- Other Mental Health Professionals
- Occupational Therapists
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