Shades of awakening interview: food sensitivities and the psyche

got this email this morning…so I’m sharing it with y’all. More healing with whole foods.

This week I’m sharing my latest interview with Monica Cassani, creator and blogger at Beyond Meds: Everything Matters.  I reached out to Monica last year sometime and we hit it off.  One of the topics we really connect around is the intersection between food and the psyche as your body integrates, upgrades and detoxes on the healing journey.

Monica has seen the mental health system from both sides – as a social worker and as a person whose life was severely ruptured by psychiatric drugs.  Beyond Meds documents and shares many natural methods of self-care for finding and sustaining health in body, mind and spirit.

In this interview, we talk about:

  • The relationship between food and the psyche
  • How healing and detoxing with whole foods can actually unearth past memories and emotions
  • Why informing yourself with science AND your own inner knowing is key to finding out what works for you
  • What your gut health has to do with your emotional and mental health

Listen to the Full Interview HERE

(Yes, the replay will continue to be available after the interview airs Wed. March 10th, 10:00AM Pacific)

Monica also shared with us a PDF that includes her story as well as a compilation of blogs from Beyond Meds that specifically address the topics of food, food sensitivities, gut health and healing from psych meds.

Download the PDF HERE

Obviously, this is a rich and broad topic that brings up a lot of room for discussion, learning and sharing around changing relationship to food, food sensitivities and how to support holistic healing as you ‘wake up.’ Hop onto the Shades of Awakening Facebook page to share your thoughts on this interview and join the discussion!



More on topic:

Featuring Paul Pitchford’s work that has most recently influenced me:

Healing with whole foods: transform body/mind/spirit. Heal drug damage too

Food and diet for profound healing

Healing isn’t a choice for me — it’s an imperative; my body is in charge

Eating wholesome whole real food is important for body/mind/spirit health and well-being. I’ve written a lot about my adventure with diet and healing here:  Nutrition and gut health, Mental health and diet

And you can find more Foodie posts and recipes here. 

More: Diet and nutrition here

For a multitude of ideas about how to create a life filled with safe alternatives to psychiatric drugs visit the drop-down menus at the top of this page. 

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