Disclaimer – this episode is for exploratory purposes only, and not medical advice. Please seek the advice of a licensed medical professional when considering any medical treatment.

In episode 17 of The OCD Stories podcast I interviewed Dr Courtney Paré. Courtney specialises in naturopathic medicine, and has had her own battles with OCD.

Dr. Courtney Paré

I had an enjoyable chat with Courtney about nutrition and homeopathic medicine. We discussed alternative methods and how they can work with traditional OCD therapies. We proved and/or debunked myths around various supplements for OCD such as 5-htp. Courtney shared her OCD story, and how she is overcoming the disorder. The thing that stuck out for me is how important a holistic, and natural approach can help OCD recovery. This talk offers a lot of insight into areas of OCD recovery that rarely gets talked about. Enjoy…

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Show notes:

Courtney’s OCD story (2:40)

Courtney’s treatment (Homeopathy, and ERP) (12:20)

Medication (15:30)

What is naturopathic and homeopathic medicine? (17:00)

Nutritional deficiency and OCD (20:30)

Does 5-htp work for OCD? (23:30)

Does Inositol and L-theanine work for OCD? (26:00)

Vitamin B6 and B12 for depression? (28:10)

Avoid caffeine and sugar for OCD (31:25)

The biggest mistake people make with nutrition (37:00)

When you doubt you ever had OCD (43:00)

The benefits of juicing for OCD? (47:00)

The importance for exercise in OCD recovery (54:00)

OCD and meditation/mindfulness (57:30)

Courtney’s one piece of advice (1:02:00)

Courtney’s advice to make your life amazing (1:03:10)

What Courtney would write on a billboard (1:06:00)

Find out more about Courtney:

Courtney’s website: NaturalHealthSolutionsRichmond.com

Courtney on Twitter: @naturaldoc_rva

Courtney’s OCD story

Resources mentioned:

The Ultramind Solution by Dr Mark Hyman (Amazon.co.uk/Amazon.com)

Exercise for mood and anxiety disorders by Michael Otto and Jasper Smits (Amazon.co.uk/Amazon.com)

To your success,

Stuart and The OCD Stories team

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Comments (3)
  1. Pingback: Eric Kupers on Meditation, ERP, EMDR & OCD | The OCD Stories

  2. I’m really disappointed she didn’t share what her specific homeopathic treatment was that helped her so much 🙁

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