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Mental Wellness

Weston Medical Health & Wellness

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Every aspect of your life, from your diet and weight to emotions and environment, influences your mental wellness. An imbalance in just one area impacts your overall health. To achieve optimal mental wellness, you need a compassionate specialist like Andrea Bretal, MD, at Weston Medical Health & Wellness. Dr. Bretal understands all the lifestyle connections and creates care plans that deal with biochemical imbalances and every area that needs support. To begin your journey toward exceptional mental wellness, call the office in Weston, Florida, or request an appointment online today.

Mental Wellness Q & A

What is mental wellness?

Mental wellness is a holistic concept that embraces your physical, mental, emotional, social, and spiritual health.

Achieving optimal mental wellness focuses on issues such as:

  • Maintaining a healthy lifestyle (diet, exercise, and weight)
  • Knowing and appreciating your abilities
  • Honoring your needs 
  • Identifying and working toward goals
  • Building and sustaining relationships
  • Seeking help when needed for your mental and physical health


Your mental wellness is reflected in whether you can cope with daily stress, work productively, and think, feel, and act in ways that benefit your overall well-being.

How is mental wellness related to biochemical individuality?

Mental wellness goes hand-in-hand with your individual biochemical health. Everything in your body runs on biochemicals. When they become imbalanced, your health suffers. Neurotransmitters, hormones, vitamins, minerals, proteins, and carbs are all biochemicals you need in the proper amounts to maintain your mental wellness.

What disorders affect my mental wellness?

Dr. Bretal has extensive experience treating all types of biochemical imbalances, whether they involve nutrients, hormones, or other substances. 

She performs comprehensive testing to identify and treat disorders such as:

Copper overload

Copper is an essential mineral, but having a copper overload leads to mood imbalances, depression, and anxiety. Copper overload often occurs when women undergo significant hormonal changes, especially during puberty, pregnancy, and menopause.

Pyrrole disorder

Pyrrole disorder (also called pyroluria) is a metabolic disorder that occurs during the production of red blood cells. As a result, you develop a deficiency in nutrients essential for your mental health. The biochemical imbalances caused by pyrrole disorder contribute to anxiety, depression, mood swings, and explosive anger.

Focus and attention syndromes

Attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) is the best-known condition in this group. However, focus and attention syndromes include many psychological conditions that affect your ability to concentrate on the task at hand.

Dr. Bretal treats focus and attention syndromes as epigenetic disorders. Epigenetics refers to the fact that aspects of your life — diet, exercise, toxin exposure, mental well-being, and physical health — directly affect your genes, ultimately contributing to the biochemical imbalances that cause attention problems.

Methylation disorders

Methylation refers to a biochemical reaction that regulates essential processes such as nerve function, cardiovascular health, energy production, and fat metabolism.

When methylation pathways don’t work correctly, it causes various physical problems. Methylation disorders also alter neurotransmitter activity, leading to mental and emotional issues.

If you need compassionate support for mental wellness, call Weston Medical Health & Wellness or request an appointment online today.