Today’s guest is Dr. Ellen Vora. She’s a board certified psychiatrist and acupuncturist and a yoga teacher. And she is the author of the book, The Anatomy of Anxiety. Ellen takes a functional medicine approach to mental health, considering the whole person, and addressing imbalance at the root. Dr. Vora received her bachelor’s of science from Yale University and her MD from Columbia University.  

We talk about the two main categories of anxiety and how to deal with it, the long-term effects of childhood trauma, how there is no single diet that will work for everyone, practicing a realistic approach to proper nourishment, and so much more!

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What to Listen For:

  • 00:00 Intro
  • 01:06 There are two main anxiety categories
  • 03:42 A lot of us are walking around with an unhealthy gut
  • 05:53 When you work with trauma
  • 11:01 What do we do to earn our own self respect?
  • 15:13 Anxiety in childhood
  • 24:15 Choosing how to nourish yourself
  • 29:12 How do we become okay with the uncertainty of our existence?
  • 34:15 Helping patients beyond medication
  • 38:46 How to realistically eat well
  • 42:43 We end up becoming our own source of illness by fear-mongering
  • 47:07 Tips to stop fearing food and eat healthy
  • 51:13 3 things to do to help you relax   

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