The true causes of depression, anxiety, insomnia, psychosis and other mental health symptoms: how physiological stress (infections, toxins, moulds, allergens) and psychological stress (trauma) can ruin your mental health, and what to do about it

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August 1st, 2020
Dr. Margaret Christensen

Show Description

Dr. Margaret Christensen, obgyn, leader of the “Toxic Mould Summit” and founder of Carpathia Collaborative, a pioneering integrative health centre in Dallas, Texas, shows us that mental health symptoms are caused by neuroinflammation brought on by physiological and psychological stressors such as toxins, infections, mould, allergens, and of course trauma and abuse. She gives us an in-depth understanding of the mechanisms behind the 5 key triggers of neuroinflammation, and the 4 key solutions to healing it.

  • Understand the effects of neuroinflammation on the brain, limbic and nervous systems and how they contribute to mental health symptoms such as anxiety, panic, depression, psychosis, insomnia and even migraines
  • Find out about the 5 key triggers of neuro-inflammation — poor diet, toxins, infections, allergens, and trauma
  • Learn about the interaction between the immune system and the nervous system 
  • Understand what damages the integrity of cell membranes in our blood-brain and gut barriers
  • Learn about the 4 key solutions to healing neuro-inflammation — clean air, clean water, clean food and clear mind

About Dr. Margaret Christensen

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An Institute for Functional Medicine faculty member for 12 years, Margaret Christensen, MD first became interested in functional medicine 15 years ago when trying to solve the riddle of her and her family’s complex health challenges– unbeknownst to her at the time were consequences of severe toxic mold exposure. She became intimately familiar with Chronic Fatigue, Fibromyalgia, Autoimmune, Hormonal, Neurological and Psychiatric consequences of unrecognized Biotoxin illness. A board-certified OB-GYN for 23 years, her initial boutique Functional Medicine practice has grown into The Carpathia Collaborative, a large multidisciplinary, FM Practice based in Dallas and covering the full spectrum of complex chronic disease. The practice provides 360 degree functional, , lifestyle and nutritional medicine and includes an onsite teaching kitchen, yoga studio and education library that also serves as the site for community-learning events. Dr. Christensen is passionate about educating her clients and colleagues about root cause, whole-systems medicine!

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Connect with Dr. Margaret Christensen:

Dr. Margaret Christensen

Carpathia Collaborative

10260 N. Central Expressway, Suite 210

Dallas, TX 75231

United States

+1 469-729-6460




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