Since starting my practice as a neurologist in 2007, I have learned much about the art of doctoring through personal experience and the guidance of my patients. The practice of medicine and the pursuit of wellness is rarely black and white, but I have found that no medical treatment is successful or sustained without treating the whole person.
We as humans are knit together in a wonderfully complex way (Psalm 139) in which our body, mind and spirit all function together and influence each other. This is why we will fail if our pursuit of health is limited only to the physical. Our mind and our spirit also need nourishment, training and growth in order for us to become all that we are designed to be.
Your physical health, diet, and exercise all have a significant impact on brain health and brain function. The best treatment plan that we can develop together is based on identifying all of the root problems in health that may be contributing to your neurological issue.
We live in a society today in which there is an epidemic of loneliness, depression and anxiety. I believe that this is often due to lack of deep relationships, lack of social support and lack of a firm spiritual foundation. Your mental and spiritual wellbeing inevitably impact your physical health.