Rates of of depression, anxiety and suicide are at an all time high. While it might be easy to blame worldly events such as the pandemic and all its fall out, other causative theories are worth considering. Since naturopathic medicine aims to identify the cause of disease, taking a holistic approach to possible etiologies is important.
One theory, called the cytokine theory of depression, posits that depression may be linked to inflammation.
Medicine is in the midst of a sea change.
The Human Genome Project was completed in 2003.
When this project was complete, scientists had mapped our entire genetic code – the very blueprint of the human body.
Since then our understanding of genomics has exploded.
Genomics involves understanding our genes and the various ways they work together and are turned on and off and how that influences our development, functioning and health.
It’s complicated stuff but so fascinating.