Dr. Caroline Smythe, MD works in partnership with those who are motivated to reach optimal health. She listens to each individual’s story in an attempt to decipher what are the core clinical imbalances that are responsible for the expression of that person’s symptoms.
One’s symptoms can include:
- Mood Swings
- Foggy Thinking
- Problems with Attention and Focus
- Memory Problems
Each treatment plan is individualized and may include nutritional recommendations, botanicals, microcurrent, detoxification programs, certain food elimination trials, therapeutic diets, counseling on exercise and lifestyle, stress-management and tools for how to shift one’s beliefs.
The patient is an active partner with Dr. Smythe. For those patients who are already taking psychotropic medications and wish to find an alternative solution to treating their symptoms, Dr. Smythe will first begin by correcting the underlying imbalances that resulted in mental health symptoms initially, and then safely taper the medication. Oftentimes, Dr. Smythe utilizes compounded formulas made by compounding pharmacies in order to allow for progressively smaller dosages and a far more comfortable withdrawal.
Other Symptoms may be those of chronic disease states that are inflammatory or autoimmune in nature.
Causes can include:
Digestive and absorptive imbalances
Problems with detoxification and inflammation (and toxic overload)
Copper excess with low zinc
Pyrroluria (spilling B6 and zinc)
Methylation disturbances, including MTHFR mutations
Immune system imbalances (autoimmune or poor immune function)
Hypothalamic-Pituitary-Adrenal axis dysfunction
Hormonal imbalances, including thyroid dysfunction
Limited cellular energy production
Holding on to old beliefs that do not serve you
LETTER FROM A PATIENT:
Dear Dr. Smythe, I just wanted to take a minute to thank you for all of your help over the past year and a half. It is such a blessing to feel good and to feel and appreciate the gifts of both my body and brain and their connections. I thank you for not just treating me, but teaching me. If I ever need to, I'll be back but please know that the work you do is important and empowering."