Research

In addition to clinical work, Dr. Aucoin is a Research Fellow working on increasing our understanding of how the foods we eat affect our mental health, a field called Nutritional Psychiatry. She has published numerous peer-reviewed research papers and lectured internationally to a range of audiences on the role of nutrition in the treatment and prevention of mental illness. 

Nutritional PSychiatry Publications:

Generalized Anxiety Disorder and Hypoglycemia Symptoms Improved with Diet Modification: A Case Report

Major Depressive Disorder and Food Hypersensitivity: A Case Report

Diet and Psychosis: A Scoping Review

Vitamin B12, Vitamin B6, Folic Acid and Psychosis: A Review

Clinical Roundup Selected Treatment Options for Mood Disorders: Addressing Food Sensitivities, Alternative and Complementary Therapies

Effectiveness of Vitamin D in the Treatment of Mood Disorders: A Literature Review, The Journal of Orthomolecular Medicine

Challenging Case in Clinical Practice: Multi-modal Non-Pharmacologic Approach to Mood and Anxiety Disorders

OTher Peer-reviewed Publications:

Mindfulness-Based Therapies in the Treatment of Functional Gastrointestinal Disorders: A Meta-Analysis, Evidence-Based Complementary and Alternative Medicine

Improved progesterone levels and pregnancy following Vitex agnus-castus (chaste tree) supplementation in a case of recurrent pregnancy loss: A case report.

Fish-Derived Omega-3 Fatty Acids and Prostate Cancer: A Systematic Review

Managing Essential Hypertension, NDNR

Dietary Management of Dyslipidemia: A Review of Evidence-Based Strategies, NDNR

Efficacy of Acupuncture Treatment of Sexual Dysfunction Secondary to Antidepressants, The Journal of Alternative and Complementary Medicine

Recent Presentations:

Canadian Psychiatry Association Conference - Integrative Appraoches to Psychiatry

International Society for Nutritional Psychiatry Research Conference - Dietary modification for the treatment of anxiety; Diet and Psychosis: A scoping review

North York General Hospital Mental Health Grand Rounds - Using Naturopathic Medicine in the Treatment of Mental Health Concerns

Orthomolecular Health - Taking Control of Mood Disorders Using Nutrition

Numerous research presentations at conferences hosted by the Canadian College of Naturopathic Medicine, the American Association of Naturopathic Physicians, The Canadian Interdisciplinary Network for CAM Research (IN-CAM) and the International Congress on Integrative Medicine and Health

Awards:

Cytomatrix Case Report Competition 2019 - 2nd Place

Abram Hoffer Lecture Series Award 2018 -winner

ND Notes Case Report Competition 2016 - 2nd Place

Research Gate Profile: Monique Aucoin