The Entrepology Podcast
About This Show
As a Naturopathic Doctor and Entrepologist, Dr. Meghan Walker supports the health and optimization of entrepreneurs, innovators and go-getters. The demands of an entrepreneurial life can take a toll on one’s health. From relationships to neurotransmitters, Dr. Meghan goes deep with world renowned experts to help you optimize your brain, body and purpose. Your health is your unfair advantage. Have a question or topic you would like to see covered, go to www.entrepologypodcast.com.
Most Recent Episode
030: A Natural Road to Mental Health with
Dr. John Dempster
1 day ago
Today I sat down with a friend and colleague, Dr. John Dempster, ND. Over the last several years, Dr. Dempster has developed a real passion for addressing mental health, both within his patient population and in the broader entrepreneurial world through some of his online summits. We got into some of the things that we both feel are missing in the lives of our patients that set them up to be more at risk for inability to manage anxiety and depression on a daily basis. John goes on to talk more about how he evaluates new patients that come into his practice looking to find more stability in respect to their mental health. What we discovered as we delved deeper into our conversation is that there are significant and consistent tenets that actually set up for success when it comes to our mental health, and there are certain habits and social norms that tend to pull us down. This interview was insightful because it was personal. There’s not a single person listening who isn’t touched by mental health problems through their patients, clients, friends or family. This is something that we can all relate to and information that we can all use. Key Takeaways: [3:24] Dr. Dempster lost two of his uncles to chronic disease when he was very young and watching them go through conventional treatments that failed really affected him. [4:47] Dr. Dempster realized the importance of nutrition and root cause resolution. [6:36] What is functional medicine and how does it differ from naturopathic medicine? [7:55] How did Dr. Dempster become passionate about mental health? [11:42] Almost a quarter of Dr. Meghan’s patients are on antidepressants. [13:47] Mental health is related to gut health. [16:02] Healing doesn’t happen instantly. We need to reevaluate our environments and relationships. [17:46] Dr. Dempster’s priorities shifted when he became a parent. [21:02] How does Dr. Dempster manage anxiety? [24:40] How does busyness contribute to adrenal fatigue? [28:14] Naturopathic physicians have more tools at their disposal than MDs. [31:05] A sense of community is really important to health.