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Join Ashley Mannell, NP, RD, IFMCP to learn how Adverse Childhood Experiences (ACEs) can impact nutrition, digestion, and weight status as adults. Though ACEs can affect physical and mental health in many different ways, you may not realize that the digestive or weight issues you are struggling with now as an adult could be related to the toxic stress you were exposed to before the age of 18.
You will learn how stress negatively affects the gut and the brain, and specific strategies on how to optimize your digestive health, improve your nutrition, and reset your stress response using food, supplements, and mind-body techniques.
As the only dual-credentialed psychiatric nurse practitioner and registered dietitian in Virginia who is also a certified practitioner of Functional Medicine through the Institute of Functional Medicine, Ashley Manell of Richmond Integrative Psychiatric and Nutrition Services is uniquely qualified to provide a highly integrative and nutrition-centered treatment approach for people looking to achieve better mental health without relying solely on medications. She strongly believes that good physical, emotional, and mental health all starts with a healthy gut and that reducing inflammation in the body is key to improving physical and mental wellness.
Ashley’s goal with every patient is not just to treat their symptoms, but to work together with them to identify the underlying causes of the symptoms (which can vary from poor gut health, a taxed adrenal system, poor liver detoxification processes, low-level systemic inflammation, a history of trauma, etc). Treating only the symptoms of depression or other mood disorders is not a long-term solution and should no longer be the standard of care. A functional medicine approach to mental health and psychiatry is proactive, dynamic, collaborative, and integrative.
Learn more about Ashley and her practice at RichmondFoodandMood.com.