No one can escape mental health. It may be a normal part of life, but you don’t need to sweep it under the rug.

In today’s episode, I chat with Dr. Stephanie Bayless, an esteemed naturopathic doctor who is dedicated to taking a whole-body approach to mental health.

By the time you are done listening, you’ll know if you should be concerned about your moods and how to improve them. 

Diving deep into the root causes of mood issues, you’ll feel certain that you can address your mental health in healthy ways without any kind of numbing. 

If you want to up-level your mental health and lift your daily mood, this is the episode for you! 


Key Takeaways:

[0:56] About today’s episode.

[2:42] Welcoming Dr. Stephanie Bayliss to the podcast!

[3:35] Who Dr. Stephanie is and why she is qualified to talk about the intersection of mood and mental health.

[6:10] How to know if you should find professional help for your mood.

[7:40] What we can do to address our mood without numbing ourselves.

[10:38] The impact of birth control on mood.

[13:04] The relationship between hormones and mood.

[16:32] Does a vegetarian diet increase the risk of anxiety and depression?

[19:25] How Dr. Stephanie individualizes one’s treatment of mood and mental health.

[22:30] The biochemical difference between depression and anxiety + Dr. Stephanie’s clinical approach to them.

[25:17] Why you should reduce your alcohol consumption.

[26:45] What to do when exercising feels too hard.

[29:48] Dr. Stephanie’s biggest personal lesson coming out of the pandemic.

[30:20] How Dr. Stephanie would define her purpose.

[30:50] Are we born as entrepreneurs?

[31:07] Where you can find more of Dr. Stephanie’s important work.

[31:33] Reflections from today’s episode.


Connect with my Guest:


Social Media: Instagram @drstephaniebayliss

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The opportunity in this conversation is to know that you actually have more control over your mental health destiny than simply having a medication or being victim to genetics.

-Meghan Walker


Foundationally, women are at twice the risk, compared to men, for depression … These hormonal fluctuations that happen, naturally, across the course of a woman’s life are playing into that to some extent. 

-Dr. Stephanie Bayliss


There’s such a strong placebo effect in treating mental health. You just need to do something.

-Dr. Stephanie Bayliss


Supporting your own health, your own house, is more important now than ever.

-Dr. Stephanie Bayliss