Hi, everyone! I know it’s been a while since I last posted a blog post, but I promise it has been for a good reason. I’ve been working diligently behind the scenes to put together a book that delineates my P7 Protocol™ for integrated mental wellness, which is the method I developed and use in my private practice to help people battling anxiety, depression, bipolar disorder, obsessive compulsive disorder, schizophrenia, and other mental and physical health concerns achieve optimal overall wellness. All of that hard work has paid off and my book, Optimize Your Body, Heal Your Mind, is finally here! I’m confident that this book will be indispensable in empowering many people to take control of their health and regain optimal wellness.
Optimize Your Body, Heal Your Mind by Dr. Janelle Louis ND: The Details
To give you an idea of what’s included in the book, first I share my personal experience with mental health concerns and then I briefly go into the history of mental health treatment in the United States. Next we delve into the details of the P7 Protocol™, which includes looking at a variety of different factors such as genetics; hormonal status, which includes reproductive, metabolic, thyroid, and adrenal hormones; gastrointestinal health and the state of the microbiome; and many additional factors that research has shown (time and time again, mind you) can cause, predispose individuals to, or worsen mental health conditions. In my experience, assessing for and appropriately addressing these concerns using my P7 Protocol™ for integrated mental wellness frequently results in a reduction in or complete resolution of symptoms. I explain the details of why I look at each of these areas in Optimize Your Body, Heal Your Mind.
Optimize Your Body, Heal Your Mind by Dr. Janelle Louis ND: Additional Details
Before I close, I’ll leave you with this. I’m doing this because I know, regardless of what I’ve shared so far about my professional experience using this approach, there’ll be some people who are still wondering if this book will actually be able to help them. You may have tried so many different approaches/therapies or you may have been battling this health concern for so long that you’ve begun to lose hope. For you, I want to provide this additional information. If you can relate to any of the scenarios I describe here, I believe this book will provide you with the tools you need in order to overcome your health concerns and get back to living. Each of the scenarios I describe is specifically connected to one or more aspects of the P7 Protocol™ and can be addressed using my protocol. Here it goes:
Does any of this sound familiar? You cancel plans with your love interests, friends, or coworkers, only to feel horrible about it the next day. You struggle with starting and maintaining relationships because you often forget important details. You feel that you are unable to connect with your spouse, friends, or coworkers emotionally. You often experience low libido, impotence, or other sexual dysfunction. Many times you are unable to gain refreshing sleep and you have missed so many days of school or work that you feel that your future is in jeopardy. You don’t even make plans anymore because you doubt your ability to accomplish any life goals you set. You don’t feel motivated to do much and you aren’t passionate about anything. You may even be experiencing some more serious symptoms. Perhaps others have noticed that your moods fluctuate wildly and you have intrusive thoughts that you are unable to escape or redirect. Sometimes you see or hear things that others cannot. You’re afraid to talk about these things because no one really understands, so you suffer in silence not getting the help that you know you need.
Perhaps you’ve considered trying medication to address your symptoms, but you’re concerned about the short- and long-term side effects. Or maybe your doctor actually did prescribe a new and improved medication that was supposed to have brought relief from your symptoms, but it simply didn’t work or didn’t work well enough. Your hopes and dreams seem so far from becoming a reality. Is there any hope?
The P7 Protocol™ for integrated mental wellness is a multi-faceted, integrative, innovative, and powerful new approach to addressing anxiety, depression, bipolar disorder, schizophrenia, PTSD, OCD, and other mental health concerns. Assessing and appropriately addressing the seven key dimensions of the P7 Protocol™ uncovers underlying physiological causes of your mental health concerns, lays the foundation for health, and provides the body with what it needs in order to return to a state of mental and overall wellbeing.
Find out how the P7 Protocol™ can help you achieve optimal mental wellness so that you can get back to living life on your terms. It’s time for you to get that degree, career, and/or relationship you’ve always wanted without fearing that you could lose it all at any moment. Give stability to your life so that you can be that productive, happy, and respected member of the community you’ve always wanted to be. Discover the joy of helping others along the way to achieving your own dreams by addressing your mental health concerns with a comprehensive, whole-person, and functional medicine approach for achieving optimal wellness.
Thanks for reading this post and for sharing my book with all of your family and friends who you know will benefit from it! And don’t forget to connect with me on Instagram @drjanellelouis and join my Facebook group, Holistic Mental Wellness. As always, I wish you nothing short of optimal wellness. – Dr. Janelle