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I am so honored and grateful to have the amazing Henry Emmons, MD on the show, sharing his insights on natural mental health. I wanted to bring Henry on the show because he is a leader when it comes to truly helping people with anxiety and depression. I get questions all the time around medication use for mental health and while it’s important that I not answer those kinds of questions because I’m not a mental health professional, I can bring on experts who have the knowledge to help and support you.

About Henry Emmons, MD:

Henry Emmons, MD is a psychiatrist who integrates mind‑body and natural therapies, mindfulness and neuroscience into his clinical work. He is a co‑founder of, offering trusted information and holistic products to help individuals of all ages build their resilience and rediscover joy. Henry is the author of The Chemistry of Joy, The Chemistry of Calm, and Staying Sharp, and is in demand as a workshop leader for both healthcare professionals and the general public.

Inside this episode, Henry Shares:

  • Why listening to his own voice makes him feel most alive
  • How his desire to see and honor the whole person brought him to this type of work
  • Thoughts on the spectrum of anxiety
  • His beliefs on medication for anxiety
  • The difference between stress and anxiety
  • The role of self-awareness in stress
  • The negativity bias
  • How genetics and early childhood experiences impact our response to stress
  • The signs of anxiety in children and why it may develop
  • Practices in overcoming anxious thoughts
  • The subtypes of anxiety
  • Remedies and coping techniques for the different subtypes
  • Thoughts on CBD for anxiety
  • The impacts of alcohol consumption on anxiety
  • How nutrition is tied to anxiety
  • Thoughts on intermittent fasting and its impact on anxiety
  • Simple daily actions that can help to control anxiety

You can find more about Henry Emmons at:

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Meet Samantha Skelly

Samantha Skelly is an entrepreneur, motivational speaker, best-selling author, and emotional eating expert who has revolutionized the weight loss industry by examining the individual and underlying causes of eating disorders. She has shared her mission on an international platform and continues to spread her message and transform the lives of thousands of people through the Phoenix Formula, motivational speaking engagements, the Hungry for Happiness podcast, worldwide international retreats, and her Amazon best-selling book, Hungry for Happiness: One Woman’s Guide From Fighting Food to Finding Freedom.