The Queer Spirit Podcast

Episode 4:
Nutrition & Mental Wellness
with Dr. Rehan Lakhani

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Dr. Rehan Lakhani is a naturopathic doctor in Ontario, Canada. He focuses on treating mental health conditions such as anxiety and depression by reducing systemic inflammation and optimizing the gut-brain axis. His treatments address the root cause of illness and include diet and lifestyle changes, orthomolecular medicine, botanical medicine, and more.

Episode Highlights

  • Dr. Rehan helps us understand the connection between our mental health, gut health, and nutrition.
  • We talk about the ways that modern diets and lifestyle are detrimental to our overhealth, and steps we can take to improve it and reduce anxiety.
  • Rehan shares about his own personal journey which led him to his own medicine practice.
  • We explore how chronic stress and anxiety is directly tied to physical health.
  • Rehan offers some simple steps to help increase awareness around what we eat and how we eat.
  • We discuss how our work lives and environmental surroundings can also contribute to a variety of different conditions in our physical and mental health.
  • He talks about the importance of spending time in nature and the connection with mental and physiological health.

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