Skin Care Products and Hormones: What you don’t know CAN hurt you

“If you’re putting it on your skin you should be willing to put it in your mouth…”.  Our patients hear this from us all the time and for good reason. The ingredients in our personal care products should be safe enough and recognizable to the point that we would be willing to ingest them if we had to!  No- we... Read More

The Science of Skin

We often get asked the question, “Why do you offer dermatology consults in a psychiatry practice?” Skin conditions are often overlooked as features of chronic illness, particularly in psychiatry. As the biggest organ of our bodies, our skin has the unique ability to communicate with us that something beneath the surface is out of balance. These may be subtle whispers... Read More

RIPNS Featured in Local Publications

Richmond Integrative Psychiatric and Nutrition Services is thrilled to be featured in two recent local publications. Highlighting the growing demand for functional medicine in the greater Richmond area, the January 2018 issue of Richmond Magazine interviewed owner Ashley Mannell at our newly expanded office. In the article entitled “All Together Now”, writer Elizabeth Ferris explores the benefits of functional and... Read More

Mend Your Gut, Mend Your Mind? Elimination Diets Offer Health Clues

We all know that what we eat impacts how we feel – that extra bowl of ice cream that leaves us feeling bloated and tired or the protein packed salad that pushes us through the afternoon slump are obvious examples. But there are plenty of other ways food may be impacting your body and your mood that are less self-evident.... Read More