Dr. Ian Gillespie is a consultant psychiatrist, with a practice in his hometown of Victoria since completing specialty training at UBC and Mayo Clinic.
His role at Aroga Lifestyle Medicine is to provide consultation services to the team and assessments focusing on the role of how Adverse Childhood Experience (ACE), ADHD, and PTSD may contribute to the chronic illnesses people may have experienced. He also provides compassionate Motivational Interviewing concepts, CHIP training principles, and current information about the evolving field of Lifestyle Psychiatry treatment.
He’s also passionate about the role diet plays in mental health and mood, and is a proponent of a whole foods plant-based eating pattern. With continuing education in Lifestyle Medicine since 2013, he was among the first 7 physicians in Canada to earn the American Board of Lifestyle Medicine diplomate certification in the 2017 inaugural examination. Dr. Gillespie is also a founding member and current Secretary of the Canadian Lifestyle Medicine Advocacy Group.
In this episode we discuss:
Dr. Gillespie's path to psychiatry and role at Aroga Lifestyle Medicine
His experience in Lifestyle Psychiatry
How he incorporates Lifestyle Medicine and Plant-based eating into his practice
What kind of evidence we have when it comes to dietary patterns and depression
How certain foods can impact mood
The six pillars of lifestyle medicine
Food insecurity and other socio-economic obstacles to eating better
Dr. Dean Ornish’s Program for Reversing Heart Disease
Lifestyle Medicine: Tools for Promoting Healthy Change (Harvard Program)
Lifestyle Psychiatry (Noordsy, 2019)
The Six Pillars of Lifestyle Medicine
A meta-review of "lifestyle psychiatry"
Diet and depression: exploring the biological mechanisms of action
Dr. Michael Greger's Daily Dozen Challenge
Fiber Fueled: The Plant-Based Gut Health Program for Losing Weight, Restoring Your Health, and Optimizing Your Microbiome (Dr. Will Bulsiewicz, 2020)
Prevent And Reverse Heart Disease: The Revolutionary, Scientifically Proven, Nutrition-Based Cure (Dr. Caldwell Esselstyn, 2008)
The role of inflammation and the gut microbiome in depression and anxiety
The Gut Microbiome and Mental Health: Implications for Anxiety- and Trauma-Related Disorders comment
This Podcast was hosted and edited by Clinton Stamatovich