On today’s podcast, we’re discussing what may seem likely an unlikely root cause of depression and anxiety: Lyme disease, mold toxicity and other triggers that lead to imbalances in the immune system. You’ll need to listen to the interview to hear how it all ties together. I’m excited about my guest today because she’s super sharp and currently leading the naturopathic profession as the President of the American Association of Naturopathic Physicians (AANP).
My guest is Jaquel Patterson, ND, MBA is a naturopathic physician with over 10 years of clinical experience. In her naturopathic medicine practice, she focuses on conditions such as Lyme disease, autoimmune conditions, asthma and allergies, PANS/PANDAS, chronic fatigue and anxiety/depression.
Dr. Patterson had a passion for alternative medicine at an early age. Coming from a mixed heritage exposed her to different healing practices that didn’t always reflect what she was being taught in the classroom and she wanted to learn more. As a child, Dr. Patterson saw her mother struggle with lupus and rheumatoid arthritis and noticed the many unmet needs in the conventional treatments. This instilled in her a desire and hope for a different more holistic way to provide care.
After completing her undergraduate degree at Cornell University, she later went on to earn her doctoral degree at the University of Bridgeport, College of Naturopathic Medicine. While there, she completed over 1,300 clinical hours and interned at Yale Griffin Prevention Research Center. Since then, she has pursued a path of medicine with the core naturopathic tenets “treat the whole person” and “find the underlying cause of disease.”
At the beginning of today’s interview, Dr. Jaquel shares what it’s like to be the president of the AANP and why it’s such an important time for access to safe and effective natural medicine. And then, we go on to discuss the main topic for today… Lyme, Mold and Depression. I think you’ll find it really interesting how this all ties together. Instead of looking at the body as isolated organs, it’s important to realize how they work together. We talk about all about this and how to address the root cause and restore balance for your physical, mental and emotional wellbeing.
So please enjoy this interview…
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