Ep 026 How Food Is Connected To Mental Illness With Dr. Tummala

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Meet Dr. Tummala


A Pioneer in the Field of Integrative Psychiatry

“We now know that mental illness can be a result of many different physiological imbalances, such as nutritional deficiency, hormonal imbalances and digestive system health. At Trinergy Health, we address these root causes to heal the body and help you achieve mental wellness and balance.”

Aruna Tummala, MD, is a board-certified adult and geriatric psychiatrist and founder of Trinergy Center for Integrative Psychiatry in New Berlin, WI. Dr. Tummala is also board certified in Integrative and Holistic Medicine (by Academy of Integrative Health & Medicine: AIHM.org) and is pursuing further education in both Functional Medicine and Ayurveda, the oldest medical system in the world.

Inspired by the realization that conventional psychiatry has become a linear, medication-dependent, symptoms-based model with little to offer the millions of people struggling with mental illness, Dr. Tummala turned to Integrative Psychiatry, fully embracing its patient-centered, collaborative care approach. Unlike conventional psychiatry, Integrative Psychiatry attempts to find the root cause of a person’s problems and work towards achieving overall mental health and balance.

My favorite takeaways from this week’s episode:

  • You are going to be your best advocate
  • Mental illness is no mystery
  • Simple solutions
  • Everything Dr. Tummala recommends she has tried and tested


Recommended Book

Parenting the Whole Child: A Holistic Child Psychiatrist Offers Practical Wisdom on Behavior, Brain Health, Nutrition, Exercise, Family Life, Peer … Life, Trauma, Medication, and More . . .



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