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Good Nutrition an Essential Part of Integrative Psychiatry

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Dr. Scott Shannon is an integrative child and adolescence psychiatrist who has a passion for healthy nutrition.

Dr. Shannon believes that most people are deficient in omega-3 essential fatty acids, Vitamin B6, and minerals like zinc and magnesium. He cautions against soda, energy drinks, power drinks and sugar, and advocates lots of whole, fresh foods. These nutritional changes can make a significant difference in how a child or teenager is feeling and thinking as well.

"Dr. Scott Shannon, M.D., graduated from the University of Arizona College of Medicine. Following a psychiatric internship he worked for four years in rural Arizona as a general practitioner. Dr. Shannon then completed a psychiatric residency at a Columbia program in New York. After his child psychiatry fellowship at the University of New Mexico he moved to Colorado. His practice includes a wide variety of approaches including herbs, supplements, medications, nutrition, and acupuncture. Dr. Shannon served as the Principle Investigator on a recent research grant exploring the value of acupuncture in the nausea of chemotherapy."


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