Presenter: Jonathan E. Prousky, ND, MSc

This presentation will focus on integrative treatments that can bring improved regulation to the stressed brain. Concepts from stress research, i.e., allostasis, allostatic load, and allostatic overload – will be defined and referred to so as to enumerate treatments that mobilize allostatic systems to improve brain and psychological health, as well as physical health. The treatments advocated include orthomolecular and natural health products that lower the intensity of emotional overwhelm, and reduce the pathophysiological harms to the brain and body. Other recommended treatments will be discussed and include diet, exercise, nature, meditation, sleep, the avoidance of substances, psychotherapy and/or social support, as well as an assortment of psychological and behavioral recommendations.