What is integrative medicine with Dr. Amy de la Garza



In this episode of the Psychedelic Therapy Frontiers podcast, Dr. Steve Thayer and Dr. Reid Robison are joined by Dr. Amy de la Garza. Amy is the Substance Use Disorder Program Director at Novamind and the Medical Director of the Salt Lake City clinic. Amy is a board-certified family practice physician who for the last 10 years has been providing specialized integrative healthcare for behavioral health, substance use, and a variety of other conditions. They discuss the following topics:

(2:11) The various terms used for integrative medicine
(3:00) What's the difference with integrative medicine?
(6:24) Integrative medicine vs system-specific specialization
(12:45) Human health from an evolutionary perspective
(15:10) Self-compassion in a society that makes it difficult to be healthy
(17:10) The need for education and support to help people make better health choices
(18:30) The Evolution of Medicine, by James Maskell
(18:55) Community medicine and group medical visits
(25:18) Integrative/Functional medicine approach to treating depression
(29:30) Meeting the client where they are and making small changes to start
(34:50) Culinary medicine
(37:48) In Defense of Food, by Michael Pollan
(38:08) Gut microbiome, fecal transplants, and mental health
(40:42) Health obsession, optimization, and orthorexia
(43:00) Flexibility approach to nutrition
(47:23) Lifestyle medicine
(49:18) Integrative medicine is evidence-based
(53:35) Acupuncture
(01:00:40) The possibilities with integrative plus psychedelic medicine
(01:04:57) Active vs passive healing

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